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ORAU awarded $1.4B ORISE contract

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science has awarded a $1.4 billion contract to Oak Ridge Associated Universities to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The initial contract term will be through September 30, 2020 with extensions up to an additional five years possible based upon …

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County unemployment rates released for January

County unemployment rates for January 2016, released Thursday, show the rates decreased in 82 counties, increased in 12, and remained the same in one county. Specific county information for January is available on the Internet: www.tn.gov/assets/entities/labor/attachments/Labor_Force_Estimates_Jan16.pdf For the month of January, Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate …

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ATVs OK on Main Street in Rocky Top July 1st

(Submitted) The Tennessee General Assembly has passed legislation amending current law to allow for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to ride on Highway 25W in Rocky Top from the intersection of Colonial Lane to the intersection at Jacksboro Avenue beginning July 1st.. “Current legislation allows for ATVs to be operated on State …

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Clingmans Dome volunteers sought by GSMNP

(Submitted) Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to help provide visitor information at Clingmans Dome. The information center sits at 6,300 feet in elevation providing a unique opportunity for park volunteers to assist in educating visitors about high-elevation spruce-fir forests, while also providing recreational, trip planning, and directional …

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I-75 South in Campbell re-opened

Both lanes of southbound Interstate 75 reopened Wednesday at the rock slide site in Campbell County, a state official said. The southbound lanes reopened at about 9 pm. I-75 North remains closed. One lane in that direction will open on or before March 24. A rock slide closed the northbound …

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