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OR girls win 1st Region crown since 2010

Wednesday, the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats—with a roster dominated by freshmen and sophomores—upset Bearden at Bearden to claim their first Region 2AAA championship since 2010. Paced by freshman Jada Guinn’s 17 points and seven rebounds, the now 27-4 Lady ‘Cats beat Bearden—which had spent much of the regular season ranked …

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TDOT opens part of I-75N to local traffic

Several Tennessee lawmakers and state transportation officials were scheduled to visit the Interstate 75 rock slide site in Campbell County to get a closer look at the impact of the slope failure that began on Friday (February 26th) and resulted in the closure of the interstate in both directions. Northbound …

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Lunch & Learn focuses on streamlining unemployment process in TN

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Employment Security Administrator Linda Davis is hosting a lunch and learn to inform employers of a new system initiative – streamlining the unemployment processes. The luncheon will be held at The Hollingsworth Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership/Junior Achievement BizTown located at 2135 North …

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Boys’ Region semis wrap-up

The boys’ high school basketball postseason entered the region semifinal round on Tuesday. In Region 2AAA at Oak Ridge on Tuesday, the homestanding Wildcats got 18 points from Tee Higgins as they held off an upset bid from Powell, 53-48. The win earned the Wildcats not only a spot in …

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Trump, Clinton win Tennessee; local breakdowns

Tuesday was Tennessee’s Presidential primary Election Day. Statewide, 1,225,482 Tennesseeans hit the polls either during early voting or on election day itself, with 854,400 people voting in the Republican primary and 371,082 in the Democratic primary. In the state GOP primary, Donald Trump collected 38.9% of the vote, to Ted …

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Changes at MMC, Covenant

Mike Belbeck, the current president of Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, will become the executive vice president of operations for Covenant Health, and a new president and chief administrative officer will succeed Belbeck at MMC on April 1. The leadership changes were announced by Covenant Health on Tuesday. Covenant …

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Truck overturns on I-75 in AC

All lanes of I-75 in Anderson County were reopened at around 11 am, about six hours after a tanker truck crashed Wednesday morning. The crash happened shortly after 5:00am on I-75 at the 120 mile marker.  The truck went into the median and was leaking fuel from the tanker.  The …

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OR girls win, advance to Region final

High school basketball region tournaments began semifinal play Monday night with ladies’ teams in action. In Region 2AAA at Bearden, Oak Ridge’s Lady Wildcats overcame an eight-point second-quarter deficit and beat William Blount 64-53 as Courtney Ellison scored 21 points. Next up for Oak Ridge will be a date with …

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