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AC Commission meets Tuesday February 21st

The Anderson County Commission will meet this evening (Tuesday February 21st) at 6:30 pm in room 312 of the Courthouse in Clinton, one day later than normal due to the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday. Among the items on the agenda for commissioners will be Trustee Rodney Archer’s appointment, for …

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Briceville fire suspicious

A fire at a vacant home in Briceville is being investigated as a possible arson. Anderson County deputies responded to the fire at 213 Duncan Road shortly after 5 am Sunday and reported that the Briceville Volunteer Fire Department was already there battling the blaze. Despite their efforts, the house …

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TDOT sign message contest voting underway

(TDOT)  Voting starts today to select winners from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Dynamic Message Sign Contest. TDOT received over 2000 entries for possible safety messages for the overhead signs located across Tennessee. The entries were narrowed down to the top 15 messages that cover safety issues such as distracted …

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Changes coming to Homecoming

The Museum of Appalachia has announced that this year’s 38th annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming will for the first time include a pair of evening concerts and a Family Day. The 38th Homecoming is set for October 6th through the 8th and the annual event draws tens of thousands of visitors …

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ORPD IDs cyclist killed in wreck

Oak Ridge Police have identified the cyclist killed when his bicycle and an SUV were involved in a crash Sunday afternoon as 85-year-old Verne Gilbert of Oak Ridge. The crash occurred shortly before 2 pm Sunday at the intersection of the Oak Ridge Turnpike and Blair Road just east of …

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Dykes arrested

Over the weekend, the younger half of a father-son duo that had been wanted by Campbell County authorities, was arrested and taken into custody. Officers had been searching for 28-year-old Brian Dykes since February 1st in connection with a home burglary and captured him Saturday night at a market and …

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ORFD: Smoke detector saves family

An Oak Ridge family of three was able to get to safety overnight thanks to a smoke alarm that was installed in their home by the Oak Ridge Fire Department. The structure fire at 128 Newberry Circle was reported to 911 at 1:10 am on Friday. When they arrived, firefighters …

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Kinder-McMillan, Robertsville Middle, OR Teacher of the Year

(Oak Ridge Schools) Julie Kinder-McMillan of Robertsville Middle School has been named Teacher of the Year for Oak Ridge Schools. Kinder-McMillan is the schools district’s nominee for state-level awards that the Tennessee Department of Education gives each year to outstanding educators to recognize their meritorious service and devotion to students. “The …

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ORHS team takes State Science Bowl

60 high school teams from across the state of Tennessee gathered this past weekend in Blount County to challenge their knowledge in broad science disciplines including chemistry, biology, physics, and energy to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy annual Tennessee Science Bowl. Oak Ridge High School placed first and …

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