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New faces in new places in Anderson schools

New Director of Anderson County Schools Dr. Tim Parrott will not be the only new face in a new place this year. Earlier this month, Parrott, who is taking over as Director of Schools from the retiring Larry Foster, announced several educators will be moving in to new positions this …

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2 fires destroy homes in Roane

Roane County firefighters were busy this weekend. Early Friday morning, crews were called to a home on New Hope Road in Rockwood on a report of a fire. When crews from the West Roane County and Midtown fire departments arrived on the scene shortly after 5:30 am, they reported finding …

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Finance Committee hears from Foreman

Thursday the Anderson County Finance Committee held a special called meeting to hear from newly-hired Purchasing Director Tony Foreman. The meeting was called after a routine background check of Foreman turned up a criminal battery charge from Florida in January. After rumors began to circulate about the incident and the …

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Widow of crash victim sues driver

A Knoxville woman has filed a $7 million wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of a pickup truck that sped backwards through a crowded parking lot after last year’s Independence day fireworks show in Oak Ridge and killed her husband, who died pushing one of his daughters out of the …

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Conspiracy suspects appear in court

Friday, most of the defendants indicted as suspects in two cocaine distribution conspiracies announced earlier this month pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. District Attorney General Dave Clark says that trial dates have already been set for the alleged participants in both drug trafficking rings, with suspects in …

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Ex-ORPD officers pleads not guilty

A former Oak Ridge police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of aggravated statutory rape and official misconduct Friday in an Anderson County courtroom. 31-year-old Cassen Jackson-Garrison was indicted by the Anderson County grand jury on May 3rd on the charges following an investigation by the TBI. As we …

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UCOR announces education mini-grants

(UCOR) UCOR has announced 20 winners in its Education Mini-Grant Program. The Mini-Grant Program was designed to recognize and support excellence in teaching by providing funds to assist classroom teachers for specific projects or curricula, focusing primarily on science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, a press release said. Schools …

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KCSO: Coffey had drugs on him at time of fatal crash

The Oak Ridge man whose flight from law enforcement officers Wednesday afternoon ended with a crash that killed a 27-year-old Knoxville man was carrying drugs at the time of the horrific crash. 26-year-old Ralphael Coffey had eluded Sheriff’s deputies in Anderson County by fleeing down Heiskell Road but nearly collided …

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GSMNP seeks feedback on camping fee increase

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to comment through June 27 on a proposal to increase fees at frontcountry campgrounds and picnic pavilions along with proposed changes to the management of three campgrounds by adding them to the national reservation system through Recreation.gov. The park is also hosting …

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Chase begins in Anderson, ends with fatal crash in Knox

A police chase that began in Anderson County Wednesday afternoon ended with a horrific two-car crash in North Knox County that left one man dead and three others injured. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department says that deputies had been looking for 26-year-old Ralpheal Cameron Coffey on several outstanding warrants when …

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