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Maurice’s ribbon-cutting scheduled

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Maurice’s women’s clothing store at Main Street Oak Ridge on Friday, June 23. It’s one of eight new stores expected to open soon at Main Street Oak Ridge, the 58-acre project to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mall. The other seven stores are …

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Harold Nevard Brendle, age 90

Harold Nevard Brendle, age 90, passed away Wednesday morning at home after battling a long term illness.  He was born in Granite Falls, NC August 27, 1926.  He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater.  Harold belonged to First Baptist Church in Clinton …

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AC Commission approves budget, EMS rate increase

The Anderson County Commission approved the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st on Tuesday night. The budget leaves the county’s property tax rates at their current levels and provides no salary increases for county general fund employees. School employees will receive 2% pay raises. The meeting began …

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Fleischmann uninjured in Virginia shooting

U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann, a Republican whose district includes Oak Ridge, is okay after a shooting that injured five people during a Wednesday morning practice for an annual charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol police officers were among those hit, according to media …

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AC baseball coach Downs resigns

Anderson County High School baseball coach and assistant principal Ben Downs has announced his resignation. Downs, who has spent the last 10 years guiding the Mavericks’ baseball team has accepted an administrative role in the Alcoa city school system. We wish Ben nothing but the best of luck and good …

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More on KIDS COUNT Report

As we reported to you on Tuesday, the latest edition of a national report that measures the well-being of children across the country, was released Tuesday morning. Tennessee ranks 35th in child well-being in the KIDS COUNT data book, the state’s highest-ever ranking, and three spots higher than last year’s …

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