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ACSD deputy goes out of way to help child

Anderson County Deputy Shawn Bannach went above and beyond for a Norwood Elementary School student on Sunday, replacing her lost gift bag items during a AAA Safety Patrol Trip in Washington, D.C., school officials said. “We had a student very upset because she waited in line for over an hour …

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1 killed in OR accident

(Oak Ridge Today) An Oak Ridge man died after a two-vehicle crash on Oak Ridge Turnpike on Thursday, authorities said. The crash was reported at about 6:30 pm Thursday in front of Weigel’s at 2385 Oak Ridge Turnpike, on the west end of town. A 2015 Toyota Prius was turning …

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Road work to close part of Manhattan Avenue

(Oak Ridge Today/City of Oak Ridge)  A short section of Manhattan Avenue in Oak Ridge will be rebuilt, and that section of the street could be closed for about three weeks. The work is scheduled to start Monday, June 6, on Manhattan Avenue between South Purdue and Northwestern avenues. Manhattan …

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2 arrested after poor timing

Two burglars were caught inside the former Butcher Mansion when the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team arrived for monthly training last week. according to Chief Deputy Mark Lucas. The owner of the property allows deputies to conduct training exercises at the home, which is under renovation. The Butcher Mansion …

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CFD wins state award

(Submitted)  Adding new fire stations, increasing staff and creating department policies to improve emergency responses are just some of the things the Clinton Fire Department has done recently to ensure it is providing the best services possible to the city of Clinton.  Working with officials with the Municipal Technical Advisory …

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Morgan man faces animal cruelty charges

A Morgan County man faces animal cruelty charges after 18 dogs were found in what authorities described as horrible conditions. 73-year-old Jesse Gilbert, who is also listed as Jesse Norris, faces 18 counts of cruelty to animals. Officers were called to a home on Flat Rock Road in the Chestnut …

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2 arrested after robbery

An Oak Ridge man and a Knoxville woman remain in custody at the Anderson County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery after a handgun and box cutter were allegedly used to rob an Oak Ridge man of $400 on Wade Lane on May 23. The two suspects in custody are …

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AAA: 100 Deadliest Days for teen drivers

(AAA) Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period starting at Memorial Day when teen crash deaths historically climb. As the summer driving season begins, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is releasing a …

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