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ORT: Roane man charged in Anderson

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, a Roane County man is facing charges of theft of more than $250,000 and knowing abuse, neglect, or exploitation in Anderson County. 37-year-old Malbern Robert Edington was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury in August. He was scheduled to be arraigned …

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Dr. Drew Robert Perkerson, age 37

Dr. Drew Robert Perkerson, age 37, left this world on Tuesday, September 11th; he died of a sudden medical illness but fought tenaciously for the past several months before succumbing. His absence leaves family, friends, co-workers, and fellow crossfitters with a tremendous emptiness. Drew (Drewsyfus, Drewby, Drewford) had a tremendous …

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Grant Houston Williams, age 67

Grant Houston Williams, age 67, died peacefully at home on September 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Clifford and Mary Sue May Williams, and his beloved Savannah. He is survived by brother, Doug Williams; sister, Sharon Williams & husband JC McGhee; nephews, Clifford and Matthew; …

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Holiday Bureau sign-ups begin in October

It is almost time for the annual sign-ups for assistance from the Holiday Bureau in Oak Ridge. The program is open to all residents of Anderson County only, including those in Rocky Top, Clinton, Oliver Springs and Oak Ridge. Sign-ups will be held at the Holiday Bureau itself on Saturdays …

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Suicide prevention event includes film

On Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30 p.m, the Anderson County Schools’ AWARE Initiative and Second Baptist Church (SBC) in Clinton are hosting a community event to discuss suicide prevention and a call for action.  They will be featuring Kevin Hine’s Suicide – The Ripple Effect film. A question-and-answer session will follow the film. Admission …

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GSMNP preparing for effects of Florence

(GSMNP)  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are closely monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Florence.  The National Weather Service preliminary estimations suggest Hurricane Florence will make landfall as a major hurricane, Category 3 or higher, late Friday night into early Saturday morning near the North Carolina/South Carolina border. Great Smoky Mountains National Park …

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