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Campbell Commission OKs capital projects

The Campbell County Commission Monday voted to allow the school system spend $1 million from its undesignated fund balance to pay for badly needed capital projects. The funding will pay for a new track and new stadium lighting at Campbell County High School, new tennis courts at Jellico High School …

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Groundbreaking for new Bell Pavilion set

(Submitted)  Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Oak Ridge International Friendship Bell Peace Pavilion will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Bell’s new location in A.K. Bissell Park just west of the Oak Ridge Civic Center. Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch will be master of ceremonies for the groundbreaking. …

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State announces traffic safety grant recipients

Monday, officials with the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security (TDOSHS) and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced the individual law enforcement agencies and partners across Tennessee who will be awarded federal grant funds to support local highway safety initiatives. A couple of weeks ago, officials announced that …

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Emergency exercise planned in, around Y-12

Emergency response personnel from the National Nuclear Security Administration and Consolidated Nuclear Security, along with federal, state and local emergency management personnel, will conduct an emergency management exercise September 20 in and around the Y 12 National Security Complex. During this exercise, people in the vicinity of Y-12 may observe police and other …

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Gasoline + vacant barn = explosion

An explosion was reported Sunday evening in Oliver Springs, but no injuries or damage were reported. The explosion happened at around 7:00 pm Sunday and 911 callers reported the blast shaking their homes, some as far away as Oak Ridge. Investigators say that a man was attempting to burn an …

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Two motorcycle wrecks in Park, 1 fatal

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers temporarily closed park roads for two serious motorcycle accidents on Sunday evening, September 17. At approximately 6:20 p.m., a single motorcycle accident was reported along the Foothills Parkway West between mile marker 7 and 8. An adult male rider was transported by Lifestar to the …

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