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Lt. Gov. McNally offers Thanksgiving thoughts

Thankful for Tennessee By Randy McNally While Christmas reigns supreme as a holiday marking the birth of our Lord, I have always felt a special connection with Thanksgiving. These days Christmas unfortunately includes ubiquitous commercialism which can distract us from the true meaning of the day. Thanksgiving stands apart from …

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Thanksgiving travel primer

Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will suspend all construction-related lane closures over the holiday weekend, beginning at noon today (Wednesday, November 22) through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27th. While all lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be …

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KPD: LaFollette man killed in Monday shooting

A man who was killed in a shooting in South Knoxville Monday night has been identified as 36-year-old James Kevin Bell of LaFollette, Tennessee. Knoxville Police said Bell had been living for several weeks with a relative at the Fisher Place home where the shooting took place. The KPD reports …

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Smith honored with DOE Gold Medal Award

(NNSA release) On Monday, Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz (Ret.), Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, presented a U.S. Department of Energy Gold Medal Award to Y-12 Historian D. Ray Smith today. Smith, who is retiring later this month, was honored for his role …

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Ground broken on Y-12 mercury treatment facility

A new mercury treatment facility will be constructed at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. The new facility, in the wroks for several years, will help reduce the amount of mercury that gets into East Fork Poplar Creek and allow the demolition of four large buildings where mercury was …

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