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Crowe appointed Mayor of Oliver Springs

Meeting in their regular session on Thursday, the Oliver Springs Board of mayor and Aldermen voted 4-2 to appoint Cecil Crowe as the interim mayor, succeeding Jerry Vann, who abruptly resigned the post last month due to health issues. Crowe will serve as Oliver Springs mayor until the next municipal …

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ORT: 3 hurt in 2 separate OS Highway crashes

(Oak Ridge Today) Three people were injured in two unrelated crashes on Oliver Springs Highway in Marlow on Thursday. One vehicle overturned in the first crash, which occurred overnight, and two vehicles came close to going into a pond into the second, which happened Thursday afternoon. The first crash was …

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Park, GSMA share award

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA) were jointly awarded a prestigious national award during the recent Public Lands Alliance annual convention and trade show in Spokane, WA. Park Superintendent Cassius Cash and GSMA Executive Director Laurel Rematore were awarded the Public Lands Partner Award which …

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State unemployment rate 4.9% in February

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for February was 4.9 percent, five-tenths of a percentage point decrease from the January revised rate of 5.4 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for February was 4.9 percent, unchanged from the previous month.

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Local Sports Update March 17th

The boys’ high school basketball state tournament began Wednesday at MTSU with quarterfinal action. In Class AAA, Cordova knocked out Walker Valley 79-58; Station Camp eliminated David Crockett 78-68; Blackman blew out Science Hill 57-34; and Memphis east advanced by beating Hillsboro 70-61. In Class A action, Booker T. Washington …

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TN Sports HoF to honor Berry, Gasol

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame announced today two individuals to be honored as the Male Professional Athletes of the Year. The awards will be presented at our 50th Anniversary Induction Banquet on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Omni Nashville. Announced honorees are NFL Comeback Player of the Year, …

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Controlled burns on OR reservation

Controlled burns of grassland areas are scheduled starting this week and continuing through April at East Tennessee Technology Park and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The controlled burns were announced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office. Beginning this week and continuing through April, the controlled burns will take …

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