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Fire kills one, displaces 11

A woman died and 11 families were displaced in a fire over the weekend in Harriman. The blaze at the Oasis business complex was reported just before 2:30 am Sunday and crews from the Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood Fire Departments responded, as did crews from the Roane County Rescue Squad. …

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AC’s top 10 taxpayers revealed

In reviewing a list of Anderson County’s largest taxpayers, one fact is apparent – The Department of Energy and a privately-owned, DOE-related facility are the county’s largest source of county property taxes.  “DOE annually pays approximately $630,000 of in-lieu taxes for the property it owns in the county.  When you …

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Endangered 8 includes 3 from area

A list of eight endangered historic properties that was announced on Friday includes the Oliver Springs Southern Railroad Depot, the Stonecipher-Kelly House in Morgan County and Magnet Mills, a former hosiery mill in Clinton. The East Tennessee Endangered 8 is announced each year by the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance. Endangered …

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Hobby Lobby coming to Oak Ridge

Hobby Lobby announced Thursday that it has signed a lease to open a store in the former Kroger site in Oak Ridge The company plans to start renovating the property around the beginning of June. The store is projected to open in September. Hobby Lobby expects to hire 35 to …

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Isbel out of State Rep race

Anderson County Commissioner Tim Isbel, who announced last week his intention to run against incumbent 33rd District State representative John Ragan in the Republican primary in August, has withdrawn his name from the ballot. The deadline to do so was noon today (Thursday April 14th). Isbel says that after speaking …

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Local Sports Update April 14th

Checking out the Local Sports Update, Wednesday (April 13th) was a busy day across the sports landscape, locally and nationally. Locally on the high school baseball diamond, Webb defeated Anderson County 11-2; Powell toppled Oak Ridge 4-2; Cumberland Gap edged Campbell County 6-5; Karns nipped Gibbs 2-1 and central outscored …

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All lanes of I-75 back open ahead of schedule

Both northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Campbell County were reopened Wednesday after having been closed since a rockslide near mile marker 142 on February 26th sent huge boulders across all four lanes of travel. TDOT let a nearly-$3 million emergency contract to remove debris, stabilize the slope and repair …

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