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ACSD warns of scam

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department has once again received reports of someone calling residents in Anderson County threatening arrest for failing to appear in court. These scam artists are identifying themselves as a member of the Sheriff’s Department and telling the persons called to obtain a prepaid debit card and …

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LWVOR hosts Breakfast with Legislators

The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge will host Breakfast with the Legislators on Monday morning, April 25. The breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Social Room of the Oak Ridge Civic Center, which is at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Senators Ken Yager and Randy …

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Crash claims life of Clinton man

A head-on crash on Dutch Valley Road Thursday afternoon killed a Clinton man and left another injured. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 70-year-old George Ross of Clinton had been driving north on Dutch Valley Road in a Ford Escape at 3:46 pm when he crossed over the center line …

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Authorities confirm Morgan murder; information sought

Authorities have confirmed that a Morgan County man found dead outside a business early Monday morning was murdered and say they suspect the motive was robbery. District Attorney General Russell Johnson’s office says that 71-year-old James Pete McCarroll was badly beaten and shot sometime between 5:30 and 6:30 am Monday …

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Campbell man sentenced to 42 years

A Campbell County man was sentenced Wednesday to 42 years in prison following his conviction earlier this year on three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and his fourth offense DUI. Kevin Fleming was the driver of a car that crashed on July 21st, 2014. The wreck claimed the lives of …

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Roane BOE chooses Watkins as next Director

Meeting in a special session Wednesday the Roane County School Board voted 7-3 to offer the director of schools’ job to Leah Rice Watkins, who currently serves as the instructional supervisor in the Paris Special School District in west Tennessee. She was chosen over the current supervisor of Roane County …

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Calhoun’s likely to open in Oak Ridge by mid-June

Calhoun’s will likely open its new restaurant on the Oak Ridge waterfront by mid-June.  The Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, which operates 17 restaurants under four brand names in East Tennessee, purchased the former Riverside Grille restaurant from R&R Properties of Oak Ridge earlier this year for $1,065,000 and the company …

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