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Rocky Top PD, TBI investigating death

The Rocky Top Police Department and the TBI are investigating a death that occurred Friday morning. Details are sketchy but, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a man who has been identified as JC Copeland, 83, was found dead outside a home on Jacksboro Avenue in Rocky Top. The case …

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Blue Wahoos take series opener, 5-1

(Tennessee Smokies) The Tennessee Smokies fell to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5-1 on Thursday night at Smokies Stadium. The game was shortened to 8.1 innings as rain hit with one out in the ninth inning, ending the game. Matt Swarmer was the starter for the Smokies on Thursday night and …

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High school football polls full of area squads

Here is how area high school football teams fared in this week’s AP polls. In Class 6A, last week’s #2 team, Maryville, is now #1 after knocking off previously-top-ranked Oakland, which fell to #2. Farragut clocked in at #7. In Class 5A, no change in the top three spots, where …

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TDOT halts lane closures over Labor Day weekend

(TDOT)  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 31 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the …

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Roane Alliance President, CEO stepping down

(Statement from Roane Alliance) It is with sadness that I accepted Wade Creswell’s letter of resignation today as President & CEO of the Roane Alliance.  Wade has accepted a position with a local company and his last day will be Friday, September 21st.  I would like to take this opportunity to …

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DeRose leaving top OR tourism position

(Explore Oak Ridge press release) Explore Oak Ridge President, Marc DeRose, announced today that he plans to resign from the position next month to pursue other career goals. DeRose served as president of Explore Oak Ridge, the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, for four years. He plans to remain in …

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RAM founder, president Stan Brock dies at 82

East Tennessee is mourning the loss Remote Area Medical founder and president Stan Brock, who passed away Wednesday at theage of 82 following complications from a stroke. Brock, a former TV and movie star, founded RAM in 1985 to serve as a safety net provider of free medical care in …

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