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ACSD receives traffic safety grant

(Submitted)  Sheriff Paul White announced today that the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a traffic safety grant for the seventh year. The grant award of $21,999.54 from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office will support our traffic safety program “Reducing Fatalities In Anderson County”. This grant will increase efforts …

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More fires reported, arson suspected

Arson is suspected in a forest fire that has burned 100 acres along Highway 62 south of Petros, authorities said Thursday. The Little Brushy fire is in mountains above Petros-Joyner School near the intersection of Highway 62 and Highway 116 in Morgan County. It was 10 percent contained early Thursday …

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High School Basketball Scores for Tuesday 11/22

High School Basketball Scores for Tuesday 11/22 Heritage girls 66 Clinton 15…Heritage boys 71 Clinton 58 (WYSH coverage of CHS basketball premieres for the 2016-17 season Tuesday November 29th when Oak Ridge visits the Dragon Den) Alcoa girls 50 Anderson County 37…Alcoa boys 84 Anderson County 69 Campbell County girls …

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Arsonists still active in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry says that there are currently 62 active wildfires in the state affecting almost 18,000 acres. So far in 2016, a total of 1323 fires have been reported in the state and of those, 48% are believed to be the work of arsonists. …

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Thanksgiving fire safety tips

(ORT/ORFD)  Many families will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week, a holiday that tops the list when it comes to how many kitchen fires are called in to emergency dispatchers. The Oak Ridge Fire Department has some important reminders about fire prevention: Always stay in the kitchen when you’re cooking. Keep …

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CPD’s Barker receives leadership innovation award

(CPD release) The Clinton Police Department’s Detective Sergeant Russell Barker, currently serving as Director of the 7th Judicial Crime Task Force, has graduated from the second session of the Southeastern Leadership Academy (SELA). SELA is a command school sponsored by the University of Tennessee’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center. At the …

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ORUD warns of scam calls

The City of Oak Ridge is once again receiving calls from customers who have been targeted by scammers posing as city employees. The scams are currently being directed at commercial customers, but have been aimed at residential customers in the past, a press release said. The scam begins when a …

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