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OR Council OKs budget on first reading

Monday night, the Oak Ridge City Council passed the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st on first reading. The budget keeps property tax rates at their current levels, but does include increases in trash fees and for water and sewer rates. If adopted on second and final …

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Cases against attorneys delayed

Monday in Campbell County, cases against two attorneys accused of stealing money from their clients were postponed. The delay was made necessary after Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton recused himself from hearing the cases against Wes Hatmaker and Mark Troutman. The state Supreme Court will appoint a new judge to …

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Kurt Busch takes rain-delayed Pocono race

(MRN)  Kurt Busch kept one eye on his fuel gauge and the other on a fast-closing Dale Earnhardt Junior down the stretch Monday afternoon, winning the rain-delayed event at Pocono Raceway. Busch got the jump on “Junior” on the day’s final restart and kept the Number-41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in …

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Woman at center of judicial probe fined $30

Friday, the Lafollette woman whose case led to a criminal investigation of a Campbell County judge’s handling of charges against her pleaded guilty to three charges of violating the state’s child restraint laws and one count of driving on a suspended license. In exchange for her plea, Krista Smith was …

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KNS: Suspect files lien against judge

Friday’s arraignment for the Oak Ridge man accused of killing one person and injuring 11 others while backing up his pickup through a crowded parking lot following the July 4th fireworks show in Oak Ridge last year, ended almost as soon as it began after the accused filed an $8 …

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ACSD mourns loss of one of their own

Deputy John McCulley with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department passed away Friday after a short but very brave battle with lymphoma. He has left behind a son, daughter-in-law, and 3 year-old granddaughter along with his mother, sister, girlfriend, niece, nephew, and so many friends.  John’s family will receive his friends …

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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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