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TVA votes to close Bull Run by end of 2023

The TVA Board of Directors Thursday morning voted unanimously to close the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton by the end of 2023. Opened in 1967, Bull Run employs approximately 130 people, some of whom may be able to retire, while others, according to the utility, will be given assistance …

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ACSD identifies fire victims

Thursday, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department identified the two people who died in a Wednesday afternoon fire on Scott Brogan Lane outside Rocky Top and the woman who was injured. The Sheriff’s Office says that the two people killed were 64-year-old Gregory Paul Gremillion and his sister-in-law, 54-year-old Sharon Dee …

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TDOT: Timeframe extended on Highway 116 repairs

(TDOT press release) Motorists traveling in Anderson County should be aware of upcoming roadway repairs that will affect traffic on State Route 116 (New River Highway) near the Briceville Community.  On Thursday, February 7, a slide occurred on State Route 116 near mile marker 9.4, which closed the roadway for …

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Stormwater sewer monitoring in Oak Ridge

(Oak Ridge press release) Stormwater sewer monitoring will take place within the City of Oak Ridge from February through June 2019. The Stormwater Management Team is currently working to identify and eliminate any potential illicit connections into the stormwater sewer system in East Fork Poplar Creek.  The City is mandated by …

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Fire kills two, injures one; investigation ongoing

A house fire outside Rocky Top killed two people and injured one other person late Wednesday afternoon. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department says that deputies and fire crews from the Medford, Briceville and Andersonville Volunteer Fire departments responded to a call of a fire on Scott Brogan Lane near Rocky …

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DOE: Demolition of K-1037 underway

(DOE News Release) Demolition of the largest facility still standing at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) is underway. Workers began tearing down Building K-1037 at the former uranium enrichment complex earlier this week. “Removing the largest remaining building at ETTP radically changes the skyline, and it moves us forward …

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Roane woman indicted over false assault claims

An investigation by the TBI has resulted in the indictment of a Rockwood woman on charges of filing a false report and retaliation for past action. On January 6th, at the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, the TBI began investigating a report filed on the same day by …

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Wandell weighs in on Bull Run future

This morning, Anderson County Commission Chairman Tracy Wandell, in a lengthy post on his Facebook page, responded to TVA’s announcement Monday that it is recommending that the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton be shut down by 2023. The full post is reprinted below. (Anderson County Commission Chairman Tracy Wandell …

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