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THP announces weekend-long enforcement effort

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will be out in force conducting what they term “an aggressive traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2017 New Year’s Eve Holiday period beginning Friday, December 29, at 6:00 p.m. and concluding Monday, January 1, at 11:59 p.m.”  State troopers will perform saturation patrols, bar/tavern checks as …

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Holiday hoops round-up, part 2

High School basketball scores Thursday 12/28 (Girls at Harriman): Clinton girls 55 Oakdale 48: 3rd win of season over Oakdale for CHS (8-4). Cumberland Gap girls 51 Coalfield 36…Dresden girls 58 Harriman 26…Clarkrange girls 69 Midway 38…Farragut girls 59 Wartburg 41…Lenoir City girls 53 Kingston 44 (Boys at Harriman): Oakdale …

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Margaret Ann Jones, age 76, of Caryville

Margaret Ann Jones, age 76, of Caryville, passed away on December 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family, after a 5 year battle with cancer. She was born December 12, 1941 in Anderson County, Tennessee. Margaret was a member of Long field Baptist Church in Rocky Top, …

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Frances Mae Mitchell, age 76 of Clinton

Frances Mae Mitchell, age 76 of Clinton went home to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.  Frances was a member of Community Baptist Church.  For many years Frances was a cook with the Oak Ridge City Schools and later the cook at Linden Elementary.  Frances was born September 17, …

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Holiday hoops round-up

High school basketball teams across the state are involved in holiday tournaments this week. On the girls’ side of the ledger, on Wednesday, the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats opened play at the Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies’ Classic in Greeneville with a 54-31 win over North Greene. Play continues there through …

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Driver eludes deputies, defies identification

A few days before Christmas, an as-of-yet-unidentified individual led an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy on brief pursuit on East Wolf Valley Road. On Friday December 22nd, shortly before 3:30 pm, Deputy Adam Warren reported that he had been driving on Yarnell Road and observed a yellow Ford Ranger that sped …

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Fire destroys outbuilding

A fire on Christmas night destroyed an outbuilding on Savage Garden Road in Rocky Top, but no injuries were reported. Property owner Samuel Foust told Sheriff’s deputies that he was not sure exactly what was in the shed at the time of the fire, adding that he did not have …

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2017 All-PrepXtra Football Team announced

The News-Sentinel has released its All-PrepXtra Football team for 2017. Locally, Campbell County wide receiver Shawn Marcum was named First Team All-PrepXtra as was Greeneville quarterback Cade Ballard, who was selected as an Athlete. On the defensive side of the ball, Oak Ridge teammates defensive lineman A’Darius Cox and linebacker …

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