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THP: Oliver Springs woman killed in crash

An Oliver Springs woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday morning on Laurel Road in Clinton. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that 61-year-old Betty J. Webster of Oliver Springs had been driving east on Laurel shortly after 10 am Thursday in a 2004 Ford Taurus when her vehicle drifted …

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Fire destroys home, all residents safe

An early-morning fire on Thursday destroyed a home on Fletchers Lane in Anderson County’s Medford community. Shortly after 1:30 am Thursday, Medford Volunteer firefighters and Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home at 115 Fletchers Lane after someone called 911 to report the fire. When deputies arrived, they reported …

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Oak Ridge Arbor Day event March 1st

(City of Oak Ridge press release) Oak Ridge officials will join the Oak Ridge Environmental Quality Advisory Board (EQAB) for the 34th Annual Arbor Day Observance on Friday, March 1, 2019. The event is set to begin at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Elementary School, located at 125 Audubon Road.  The …

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Illness, flooding concerns to keep AC schools closed; NWS reminds drivers of dangers of high water

Due to lingering illness among students and staff, along with concerns over flooding conditions brought about by this week’s heavy, persistent rainfall, Anderson County schools were closed on Thursday and will remain closed through Friday. High water has impacted many roads in the county, making some impassable. Earlier today, officials …

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District tourneys done; Dragons take 3rd

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUND-UP D3AAA Boys Championship at Karns: Oak Ridge 75 Karns 65…Oak Ridge erased a nine-point deficit early in the fourth quarter and pulled away from the Beavers to claim the District championship. Consolation at Karns: Clinton 67 Central 59…The shots that did not fall for Clinton in …

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THSO launches seatbelt campaign

(ORPD) The Oak Ridge Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign.  This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events, and checkpoints throughout …

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Drugs seized in Briceville raid

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, on February 13th, agents with the 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force executed a series of search warrants at a residence in Briceville that led to a large seizure of narcotics. The search warrants led to the discovery of 1 pound and 2 …

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