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State unemployment down in September

(TDLWD press release) Newly released information from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows lower unemployment across the state in September.  The seasonally adjusted rate of 3.4 percent is 0.1 of a percentage point lower than the revised August rate of 3.5 percent. In a year-to-year comparison, Tennessee’s statewide …

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OR Library celebrates Tech Grant

(ORPL press release) The Oak Ridge Public Library has been awarded a 2020 Technology Grant from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  The $5,022 grant will be matched with funds from the library and used to create a laptop lab. Library staff plan to purchase approximately eight laptops with software, …

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Reminder: ORPD, ORFD, Neighborhood Watch hosting Fire & Crime Prevention Celebration next weekend

(ORFD press release) The Oak Ridge Fire and Police Departments, in partnership with the Oak Ridge Neighborhood Watch Program, will hold this year’s Fire & Crime Prevention Celebration on Saturday, October 26.  Everyone is invited to participate and support this free event, which combines the police department’s annual National Night Out …

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ACSD arrests two after traffic stop

Two Morgan County men were arrested following a routine traffic stop in Oak Ridge on Wednesday night. Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Warren reported that he had been on patrol and was traveling along the Turnpike in Oak Ridge when he was passed by a vehicle that had failed to …

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