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OR woman arrested for murder in Knox

Knox County authorities have arrested an Oak Ridge woman and charged her with felony murder in the April 2015 death of her infant daughter. 31-year-old Heather Renee Keylon was booked into the Knox County jail on Saturday and is being held on a $1 million bond. According to a Knox …

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Man injured, facing charges after OS crash

A 32-year-old man was injured and is facing numerous charges after he wrecked on State Highway 62 in a pickup truck while fleeing from Morgan County deputies early Sunday., 32-year-old Travis Lyles of Oliver Springs was headed east on 62 in a Ford F-250 when the pickup truck went off …

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State tournament wrap-up, day 2

The girls’ high school basketball state tournaments continue through Saturday in Murfreesboro. On Thursday, day two of the event, quarterfinal play wrapped up in Class A and Class AA. In the first game of the day, Harriman’s first trip to state since their only other appearance in 2003, ended when …

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ORAU awarded $1.4B ORISE contract

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science has awarded a $1.4 billion contract to Oak Ridge Associated Universities to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The initial contract term will be through September 30, 2020 with extensions up to an additional five years possible based upon …

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County unemployment rates released for January

County unemployment rates for January 2016, released Thursday, show the rates decreased in 82 counties, increased in 12, and remained the same in one county. Specific county information for January is available on the Internet: www.tn.gov/assets/entities/labor/attachments/Labor_Force_Estimates_Jan16.pdf For the month of January, Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate …

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ATVs OK on Main Street in Rocky Top July 1st

(Submitted) The Tennessee General Assembly has passed legislation amending current law to allow for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to ride on Highway 25W in Rocky Top from the intersection of Colonial Lane to the intersection at Jacksboro Avenue beginning July 1st.. “Current legislation allows for ATVs to be operated on State …

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Clingmans Dome volunteers sought by GSMNP

(Submitted) Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to help provide visitor information at Clingmans Dome. The information center sits at 6,300 feet in elevation providing a unique opportunity for park volunteers to assist in educating visitors about high-elevation spruce-fir forests, while also providing recreational, trip planning, and directional …

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