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Lowell Edward (Jack) Carnes, age 84

Lowell Edward (Jack) Carnes, age 84 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 19.  A retired aircraft mechanic, he spent his time on his houseboat on Norris Lake.  Born in Harlan, Kentucky at a coal camp, he moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee as a young boy and played basketball for Oak Ridge High …

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Slight uptick in area unemployment rates, but overall, solid

(TDLWD release) Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday that unemployment rates in nearly every Tennessee county remained under 5 percent during May 2018. Ninety-three of Tennessee’s 95 counties recorded a rate in May that was less than 5 percent.  Unemployment in two counties was 5 …

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Smokies open second half with 4-2 road victory

(Tennessee Smokies) The Tennessee Smokies earned a 4-2 victory over the Mobile BayBears in the first game of the series in Mobile on Thursday night. A three-run seventh inning and solid pitching throughout the game gave the Smokies a win in the first game after the All-Star break. Tennessee jumped …

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All Union County schools to be patrolled by SROs

The Union County Sheriff’s Office has announced plans to hire four new school resource officers, making it possible to have an officer at every school. In addition to the new officers, the sheriff’s office said there is already live-streaming video feed from every school directed to the E-911 center, as …

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ORT: OR Council OKs synthetic turf for Blankenship

(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge City Council on Tuesday approved a $800,000 contract to buy and install synthetic turf at Blankenship Field. Council approved the contract in 5-0 vote during a special meeting Tuesday evening in the Multipurpose Room in the Central Services Complex in central Oak Ridge. The …

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