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TDOT announces Thanksgiving lane closures

(TDOT)  Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 22, …

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US Chamber awards OR Chamber 4-Star accreditation

(Submitted)  The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce with four-star accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community, a press release said. “Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively …

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THP: Cyclist killed in Friday accident

A Friday evening accident in Oliver Springs killed a bicyclist from Harriman, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Trooper Matthew Armes reported that the accident occurred shortly after 6:45 pm Friday on Highway 61 near Highway 327 in Roane County. 37-year-old Brent Carroll of Harriman was riding his bicycle east …

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LaFollette elementary school teacher arrested

A first grade teacher at LaFollette Elementary School was placed on leave last week after she was arrested at school for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol. The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office was called after an assistant principal went to the classroom of 49-year-old Stephanie Goins of LaFollette on …

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OS OKs additional court cost to support anti-drug efforts

Thursday night, the Oliver Springs Town Council voted to add a $5 fee to all court costs through the city court atfer hearing a presentation from Stephanie Strutner, the executive director of Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention–or ASAP–of Anderson County. The additional money added by the $5 fee will go …

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MMC, SEIU back at table, contract extended through Nov. 28

Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and the union representing over 800 hospital workers are headed back to the negotiating table after agreeing last week to an additional day of negotiations today (Monday November 20th). The existing contract between the hospital and Service Employees International Union, Local 205, was originally …

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Bonnie Jean Braden Long, age 86, of Briceville

Bonnie Jean Braden Long, age 86, of Briceville, Tennessee passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at her residence. Bonnie was born in Anderson County, Tennessee on October 2, 1931 to the late William H. and Sally H. Braden. Bonnie was a member of Indian Bluff Church for 65 plus …

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