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State announces broadband assessment survey

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today the launch of a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage in Tennessee. The survey of businesses and households begins today and continues through March 15. Businesses and residents may take the online assessment at www.tn.gov/broadband. Boyd said …

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ORT: Protomet seeks land

An Oak Ridge company considered a success story that has already expanded once in the past few years is considering expanding again, possibly investing $15-$20 million and adding 100 jobs, according to our partners at Oak Ridge Today. But Protomet, the company, is landlocked at its eight-acre site at Bethel …

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OR BOE extends Superintendent’s contract

Monday, the Oak Ridge School Board voted unanimously to extend the contract of Superintendent Bruce Borchers by one year to 2020. The extended contract will take effect June 18, 2016, and continue through June 17, 2020. The board can have a maximum of a four-year contract with Borchers. Borchers was hired in …

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Update: AC adopts new pain clinic regs

Anderson County has officially adopted new local zoning regulations for pain clinics in the county as part of the overall effort to prevent or reduce prescription drug abuse. In 2011, the state enacted measures to establish regulations dealing with how pain management clinics prescribe medication, governed by the state Department …

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AC Purchasing Agent elected VP of ETPA

Anderson County Purchasing Agent Pamela Cotham recently was elected vice president of the East Tennessee Purchasing Association for 2016. Cotham has served as Anderson County’s purchasing agent since January 2002. Her office, among other duties, is responsible for creating and issuing purchase orders for county government departments to purchase supplies …

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Shea takes reins at Children’s Museum

Beth Shea, who has worked with the Illinois State Museum for almost 21 years, will become the new director of the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge on Monday, January 4. She was formerly the education director with the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, supervising the museum’s educational programs, visitor services, …

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Fire destroys home, injures none

Two people escaped without injuries after a fire broke out in their mobile home in Marlow Saturday morning. Two people were in the home when the fire was reported shortly before 9:45 am Saturday at 238 Farmers Hollow Road, but they managed to get out before firefighters arrived. The male resident …

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High school basketball scores Dec. 30th

Here is how area high school basketball teams fared on Wednesday. The Clinton Lady Dragons lost to Sweetwater 41-30 Wednesday at the Midway Christmas Classic. The Oak Ridge Wildcat boys bounced back from their first loss of the season by edging North Mecklenburg (NC) 56-54 in the consolation bracket at …

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More e-mails fueling year-end AC donnybrook

More e-mails have been obtained by WYSH detailing the ongoing and escalating feud between Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and Commissioner Steve Mead. This latest dust-up began during the December 17th meeting of the County Commission when Mead presented the Mayor with a list of six questions (detailed in our …

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K-25 Virtual Museum up and running

A new virtual museum is helping to preserve the history of the former K-25 site, which was built in west Oak Ridge to enrich uranium for atomic bombs during World War II and once boasted the world’s largest building under one roof. The debut of the online museum coincided with …

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