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ORHS team takes top honors at Science Bowl

55 high school teams from across the state of Tennessee gathered recently to test their knowledge in broad science disciplines including chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and energy. Oak Ridge High School placed first in the annual competition and received an all-expenses-paid trip to the U.S. Department of Energy National Science …

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Meredith wins ‘Ally of the Year’

(ASAP press release) People in Anderson County continue to show their commitment to preventing misuse of drugs and alcohol among our youth and across our community. Last Friday, March 1st, ASAP of Anderson held their yearly banquet to thank community partners and volunteers across the county for their dedication to …

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Norris Bulletin: Hackler named next City Manager

In a special called meeting Thursday, the Norris City Council voted unanimously, 5-0, to offer the position of City Manager to Norris resident and current Fire Chief Scott Hackler. The Norris Bulletin reports that the vote followed remarks by Hackler after questions had been raised as to whether or not …

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Lady Wildcats, Lady Wave advance to state semis

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GIRLS’ STATE TOURNAMENT at MTSU Thursday, AAA quarterfinals: Oak Ridge 65 Science Hill 49…Jada Guinn scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Lady Wildcats into a Friday semifinal against Bradley Central, who beat Lebanon 34-26. The other AAA semifinal matches up three-time defending champ …

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TN unemployment 3.3% in January

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Jeff McCord announced Thursday a preliminary statewide unemployment rate of 3.3 percent for January 2019. The seasonally adjusted rate for January mirrors the December 2018 unemployment rate of 3.3 percent, which was revised down 0.3 of a percentage …

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Lee signs executive order paving way for flood relief

Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order Thursday to begin the process for declaring a federal disaster due to the recent and widespread flooding. The declaration also serves to trigger Federal Highway Emergency Relief, which will help facilitate and repair more than 232 locations on Tennessee state and federal highway …

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Braden sentenced to 35 years in assaults

A Clinton man pleaded guilty earlier this week in an Anderson County courtroom to charges in three separate assault cases involving a total of four women, and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. 30-year-old Jason Bradley Braden pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of attempted second-degree murder and other …

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