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ORNL to lay off 100+ following voluntary separations

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced Tuesday that it will begin involuntary separations of over 100 employees. Last year, ORNL began implementing a workforce restructuring plan that included the elimination of 350 positions by the end of the calendar year, a reduction of 7%. Lab Director Thomas Zacharia said at the time …

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Broken water lines keep Oak Ridge crews busy

Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson told City Council members on Monday that since January 1st, city crews have responded to 35 water line breaks brought on by the cold weather. Watson warned Council members that as the weather warms, more breaks are possible. The cast-iron pipes used by the …

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Woman assaulted, carjacked on Saturday night

A Clinton woman reported that she was beaten and carjacked Saturday night. Audrey Phillips called deputies to her home in Clinton on Saturday night and reported that her car had been forced off the side of Oliver Springs Highway earlier in the evening and that she had been beaten by …

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State: 4th flu-related death claims pregnant woman

A pregnant woman in Middle Tennessee has died from complications with the flu, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. This is the fourth flu-related death reported in the state during the 2017-2018 flu season. The health department confirmed last week that two children in East Tennessee and one child in …

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Demolition work underway at future home of AMSE

Construction work is underway at the future home of the American Museum of Science and Energy at Main Street Oak Ridge. Interior demolition work has begun and exterior demolition could start as soon as this week. The $1.5 million project will renovate the former Sears store at what was once …

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Icy, slick roads lead to closings, delays, postponements

With freezing rain and slick road conditions this morning, several area school systems closed their doors today. Schools were closed in Clinton, Oak Ridge, Campbell, Morgan, Roane, Union and Anderson counties, and the Anderson County Schools also closed the Central Office. The Board of Education’s budget committee meeting is still …

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