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Ground broken on South Clinton Inclusive Playground

Ground was broken Wednesday on a new inclusive playground for children of all abilities at South Clinton Park. The Clinton City Parks & Recreation Department, in conjunction with the non-profit organization Milly’s Wings, are building the new playground at South Clinton Park and, on Wednesday, city leaders were joined by …

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Murdis Daniel Phillips of Rocky Top

Murdis Daniel Phillips of Rocky Top, TN passed away suddenly on July 24, 2018 at Tennova LaFollette Medical Center in LaFollette, TN.  Murdis enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids. His grandbabies were his life. Murdis was always willing to help people and really enjoyed working on cars. He …

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Gloria Pearce York, age 91 of Oak Ridge

Gloria Pearce York, age 91 of Oak Ridge, TN was welcomed by her husband and family in heaven Sunday morning.  Daughter of Hannah Simmons Pearce and Frederick Pearce of Exeter, PA; wife of Kenneth York.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; siblings, Ralph, Edwin and Alice.  She is survived …

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Clinton bridge replacement contract awarded

As we first told you on “Ask Your Neighbor” earlier this week, the contract to replace the Lewallen Bridge on Highway 25W/State Route 9 (Clinton Highway/Clinch Avenue) over the Clinch River was awarded on August 17th to Charles Blalock & Sons Incorporated out of Sevierville. Their bid for the replacement …

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Non-profit donates body armor to LPD K-9s

A non-profit organization recently donated potentially life-saving equipment for the LaFollette Police Department’s two K-9 officers. The group “Vested Interest” donated two pieces of canine body armor that will be used by the department’s two K-9s, Diesel and Morris. The non-profit solicits donations, which it then turns into specially designed …

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Car, ambulance collide in OR

A crash involving a car and an ambulance last week in Oak Ridge damaged both vehicles, but did not injure anyone. The crash occurred shortly before 9:45 Thursday morning on Oak Ridge Turnpike, near California Avenue. Oak Ridge Police say that both vehicles had been traveling east on the Turnpike …

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ORFD: Sprinklers extinguish fire at NHC

According to the Oak Ridge Fire Department, crews responded to a fire alarm caused by water flowing from sprinklers at NHC Healthcare on Laboratory Road early Friday morning. The first unit on scene reported that an employee had seen fire coming from a clothes dryer and then water flowing in …

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