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Clinton budget passes on first reading

Monday, the Clinton City Council approved its budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st on first reading. The budget leaves property tax rates at their current level of 94 cents per $100 of assessed value while providing two percent pay raises for city workers. The second and final …

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AC schools saving more than expected on energy

Anderson County school and government officials are celebrating greater-than-expected energy savings thanks to a system-wide energy conservation project. In 2014, the Anderson County school system entered into a 15-year-contract with Energy Systems Group—or ESG—to make $9.6 million worth of energy improvements aimed at reducing the amount of electricity used in school …

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ORPD investigating home invasion robbery

Oak Ridge Police are investigating an armed home invasion robbery that occurred Saturday afternoon. Officers were called to a home on Jonathan Lane at around 3:15 pm Saturday and when they arrived, found the two occupants of the home injured. The victims told investigators that three suspects had entered the …

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Crowley’s legal bill to be considered

The Anderson County Commission’s Operations Committee will consider Public Works Director David Crowley’s request that his legal bill be paid after he was acquitted of criminal charges last month. Crowley had been charged with illegally inspecting five buildings without the proper certification but was acquitted on those charges in April …

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Logano wins Sprint All-Star Race

(MRN)  Joey Logano chased race leader Kyle Larson down in the late stages of the final segment Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, grabbing his final lead of the night just two laps from the finish and keeping the Number-22 Ford in front the rest of the way to notch his …

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AAA gas price update

(AAA) Gas prices rose throughout the week, but stabilized during the weekend as 33.9 million Americans plan a road trip for Memorial Day – the second-most auto travelers for the holiday on record. “Gas prices rose an average of 6 cents last week, but Memorial Day travelers should still enjoy …

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