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ORT: Remotec robot used in Dallas standoff

(Oak Ridge Today) A robot produced by Clinton-based Remotec was used to deliver the explosive device that killed the Dallas police shooting suspect last week.. Remotec was founded in Oak Ridge in 1980 to consult with the nuclear industry on remote handling. It’s now part of Northrop Grumman, and the …

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Charter Commission seats to appear on November ballot

On Monday, the Anderson County Election Commission announced that 1,908 signatures had been accepted to place eight Charter Commission positions, one position for each of the eight County Commission districts on the November 8, 2016 ballot. Organizers of the effort to place the measure on the ballot had needed 1,776 …

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Sentences meted out in Campbell cases

Sentences were handed down last week in a couple of high-profile criminal cases in Campbell County. Eric Morton was formally sentenced to 15 years in prison following his conviction on charges of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect in connection to an incident in September 2014 that left his …

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Roane budget passes with no tax increase

The Roane County commission passed its 2016/17 budget Monday night with no increase in the property tax rate. The budget was passed unanimously by the 15 members present. There were no raises for county employees in this year’s budget, but a committee looking into benefits and insurance could possibly bring …

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ORT: Main Street OR groundbreaking July 20th

The groundbreaking for Main Street Oak Ridge has been scheduled for 2 p.m. July 20, City Manager Mark Watson said Monday. Main Street Oak Ridge is the 58-acre project to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mall. Executives from RealtyLink, the South Carolina-based company in charge of redeveloping the mall, have …

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Clinton FFA Chapter of AC wins award

The Clinton Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter of Anderson County was named Outstanding Chapter at Camp Clements Leadership Training Camp on July 1, 2016. More than 200 students, advisors and guests attended what was the fifth of seven weeks of Leadership Training Camp offered to the Tennessee FFA Association. …

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