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OR wins turnover battle, game 44-34

Thursday night the 7th-ranked Oak Ridge Wildcats converted four Sevier County turnovers into 24 points on their way to an impressive 44-34 win at the 3rd-ranked Smoky Bears. UT signee Tee Higgins returned an interception on the Bears’ opening possession for a touchdown after the ball was batted by a …

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Industry Day highlighted by auto, home power-sharing

Industry Day participants at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory had the opportunity to tour the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy Demonstration Project (AMIE), which enables a specially built house and vehicle to be jointly powered by the same energy source. “AIMIE ushers in a whole new way that …

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EVC nearing fund-raising goal

Organizers of the massive fund-raising campaign for a new building for the Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge say their goal is in sight. Begun in 2008, the non-profit group has raised around $2.8 million toward their $3.3 million goal. The Emory Valley Center helps disabled children and adults throughout …

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Person of interest sought in OR shooting, crash

Oak Ridge Police are searching for a “person of interest” in two incidents that occurred on Monday night. 28-year-old Larry Dewayne Williams is being sought for questioning in a drive-by shooting Monday evening on Wakefield Road and a three-car accident that occurred later Monday night. Williams is described as a …

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ORPD busy with shootings over the weekend, Monday

Oak Ridge police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday night on Wakefield Road, the third such incident since Saturday night. In Monday’s incident, no one was injured, but two bullets entered a vacant bedroom of a home on Wakefield. The shooting occurred shortly before 8:30 pm and our …

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Emert elected AC Commission Chair

Monday night the Anderson County Commission voted 10-3 to elect Steve Emert as the next chairman of the Commission. Emert was elected in one round of voting over incumbent Chairman Robert McKamey after serving the last year as the Commission’s Vice Chairman. Emert was replaced in that role by Tim …

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ACSD receives cards from students at two schools

Students at two schools in Oak Ridge sent cards of appreciation to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department for September 11, 2015, the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, in New York City, Washington, D.C., and an airplane that crashed in Pennsylvania. “Our thanks to the students …

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