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Campbell man indicted for false bear report

A Campbell County man has been indicted after reporting in September that he had been attacked by a bear. 27-year-old Michael Savage of LaFollette was indicted by a Campbell County grand jury last week on a charge of filing a false report for the Sept. 4 incident. Savage told police …

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Motorcyclist dies in crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle accident Sunday evening in Oak Ridge. Our partners at Oak Ridge Today report that the accident involving a Kawasaki motorcycle and a Cadillac sedan occurred at around 6 pm Sunday on North Illinois Avenue at the west entrance to the Kroger shopping center. …

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THP seizes drugs, cash in I-75 stop

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that a traffic stop ended with the seizure of drugs and cash on I-75 in Anderson County on Monday January 25th. According to a THP release, Trooper Isaiah Lloyd made traffic stop on a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup on I-75 South in Anderson County, at …

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CPD nabs 3 on drug, weapons charges

Clinton Police arrested three people earlier this month on drug and weapons charges following a routine traffic stop for a busted headlight. The incident occurred January 14th when Officer Adam Warren spotted a vehicle on Seivers Boulevard traveling with only one working headlight and pulled the car over in the …

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CVMR introduces scaled-back project plan

Officials with CVMR, the Canadian metals company that last year announced a major investment in Oak Ridge, announced Thursday that a large part of that previously announced project will move forward. CVMR and Central America Nickel, Inc.–or CAN—have closed on a deal that calls for about 3 million tons of …

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Well, that was unexpected…

At around 8:15 this morning, what was described as “mini-blizzard” by some hit the South Clinton area, affecting only about a two-mile stretch of roadway. The squall left a little less than an inch of snow on the ground but ended as quickly as it began.

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OR hires new Public Works Director

Shira McWaters, a civil engineer who is now an associate at a company in Arizona, has been hired as Public Works director in Oak Ridge. McWaters will replace former Public Works Director Gary Cinder, who retired in September 2015. The appointment was announced by Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson. …

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