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TBI: Jellico man charged after officer-involved shooting

An investigation by Special Agents with the TBI has resulted in the indictment of a Jellico man on several charges, including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. On August 24th, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents began investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting …

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Roane man sentenced to 10 years in federal meth conspiracy

On September 21, 2017, Justin Redmon, 33, of Harriman, Tennessee, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison by the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, U.S. District Court Judge, for his role in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy.  Upon his release from prison, he will be supervised by the U.S. Probation …

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Local, state officials to tour New River Highway

Anderson County Commissioners Tim Isbel and Shain Vowell have announced that they have set up a meeting with a TDOT representative for Tuesday September 26th at approximately 8:15 am at the Anderson County Career and Technical Center, located next to Anderson County High School in Clinton. The meeting is being …

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ORNL exec nominated for TVA Board

(Oak Ridge Today) Jeff Smith, deputy director for operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been nominated to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors, officials said Thursday. The nomination by President Donald Trump was announced by the White House. U.S. senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, both Tennessee Republicans, …

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Tai Chi class demonstration Sept. 27

Ahead of United Nations International Day of Older Persons on October 1, the Taoist Tai Chi Society is hosting a special demonstration at the Oak Ridge Senior Center. On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 11 a.m., a Taoist Tai Chi instructor will show how practicing tai chi contributes to healthy aging. Program organizers …

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Haslam proclaims Oct. 8-14 Earth Science Week

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 8-14 Earth Science Week in Tennessee, which will help promote awareness of the importance of geoscience. As part of Earth Science Week, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Tennessee Geological Survey, in partnership with the American Geosciences Institute, has a limited number of Earth …

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Roane County, Harriman receive CDBGs

State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Kent Calfee (R-Kingston) announced today that the City of Harriman and Roane County will receive Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) for a combined total of $837,910. Harriman will receive $525,000 that will be …

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