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Traffic fatalities in 2015 3rd-lowest since 1963

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the number of traffic fatalities in 2015 is the third lowest annual figure in Tennessee since 1963.  The 2015 traffic fatality numbers are reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). Preliminary figures indicate there were …

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TTE expanding OR facility

An Oak Ridge company has started work on an expansion of its facility that could create up to 20 new jobs over the next three years. Tennessee Tool & Engineering is expanding its facility in the Bethel Valley Industrial Park by some 10,000 square feet in order to meet a …

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OR Council OKs Watson extension, raise

Monday night the Oak Ridge City Council voted 6-1 to extend City Manager Mark Watson’s contract by one year to August of 2018 and to give him a 2% pay raise. Recent evaluations of Watson’s job performance showed that the majority of the Council said that he was either meeting …

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Campbell woman charged in grandmother’s death

A Campbell County woman is facing a charge of criminal homicide in connection to the death of her 84-year-old grandmother. Campbell County deputies found the body of Mona Marcum inside her Lafollette home just after 9 am Tuesday after responding to a 911 call reportedly made by the woman now …

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1 arrested in Saturday home invasion

The Anderson County Sheriff’s department says one person is in custody and more charges could be filed in a home invasion robbery reported to them on Saturday morning. The incident happened Saturday morning at a mobile home in Ben’s Mobile Home Park off of Edgemoor Road in Claxton and the …

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High School Hoops Round-Up January 8th & 9th

It was another busy weekend of local high school basketball. Friday at Clinton, the Anderson County Lady Mavs pulled away from Clinton to win 45-29 in round one of the girls’ edition of the Crosstown Showdown. AC (5-12, 4-3 D3AAA) was led by Klarissa Roberts, who scored 11 points, and …

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