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Techmer fire causes $50K in damages

Following up on Tuesday morning’s fire at Techmer PM in Clinton, officials now estimate the total amount of damage at around $50,000. The fire was reported shortly after 4:30 am at the plant and when firefighters arrived, discovered flames coming from the duct system. The fire was extinguished and crews …

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Outdoor Movie Night in Norris

Everyone is invited to Outdoor Movie Night at the Norris Fellowship, beginning on Saturday, May 27th. The fun begins at 8 pm behind the Fellowship for an open-air viewing of a fun, family-friendly movie. All movies are free and will be rated either G or PG. Additional concessions will be …

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Man arrested after incident in school zone

A Jacksboro man was arrested Monday morning after nearly hitting a Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy with his car in a school zone. Deputy Raymond Surber was working traffic control in the school zone in front of Campbell County High School at around 7:45 am when he spotted a car driving …

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OR BOE to seek additional funding from city

The Oak Ridge School Board on Monday adopted a budget that will ask the City Council for more money for a 2.5 percent salary increase for teachers and staff members. The total amount needed to fund the 2.5 percent salary increase is $855,810, after about $98,000 worth of budget adjustments. Most …

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ORT: Trump budget proposal’s possible OR effects

(Oak Ridge Today) Funding for Oak Ridge National Laboratory could be cut by $185 million under the budget request released by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. If Trump’s budget request is enacted, the lab’s funding would drop from about $1.247 billion in Fiscal Year 2017, which ends September 30, to …

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Oak Ridge named “Playful City” for 6th time

(Oak Ridge press release) National non-profit KaBOOM! is honoring Oak Ridge with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the 6th time. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These …

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