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ACSD, others out in force this 4th of July

Every year Americans head out on our nation’s highways to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, parties, parades, and more. Regrettably, for many, the celebrating includes drinking alcohol, which often leads to drunk driving on one of the most heavily traveled holidays of the year. To crack down on …

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CORED recognized as Green Power leader

The Oak Ridge Electric Department was recently honored as a leader in the Top 10 utility green power programs in the nation. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) granted the award to the City of Oak Ridge Electric Department (CORED) in recognition of their leadership in voluntary renewable energy programs. Oak Ridge …

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Kentucky man charged in Campbell arson

(TBI)  A joint investigation has led to the indictment of a Kentucky man in connection to a fire that occurred in Campbell County earlier this year. On April 3rd, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents joined Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Campbell County …

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TDOT: Construction not slowing drivers this holiday

(TDOT) Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29th through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers. “Over 831,000 motorists are expected …

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Slight uptick in area unemployment rates, but overall, solid

(TDLWD release) Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday that unemployment rates in nearly every Tennessee county remained under 5 percent during May 2018. Ninety-three of Tennessee’s 95 counties recorded a rate in May that was less than 5 percent.  Unemployment in two counties was 5 …

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ORT: OR Council OKs synthetic turf for Blankenship

(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge City Council on Tuesday approved a $800,000 contract to buy and install synthetic turf at Blankenship Field. Council approved the contract in 5-0 vote during a special meeting Tuesday evening in the Multipurpose Room in the Central Services Complex in central Oak Ridge. The …

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