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Commission recognizes Jailer of the Year Johnson

(ACSD press release)  The Anderson County Board of Commissioners recognized Chief Jailer Avery Johnson at the commission meeting on Monday evening, May 15th, with a resolution honoring him for his recent award from the Tennessee Corrections Institute.  Chief Johnson received the Jail Administrator of the Year award from TCI for demonstrating a …

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Roane wreck kills Harriman woman

A Roane County accident claimed the life of a 62-year-old woman on Tuesday afternoon. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that 62-year-old Debra Alexander of Harriman had been driving west on Sugar Grove Valley Road at around 4:30 pm when she lost control of her car on the slick road and …

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Man flees, faces charges

A man was arrested last Friday May 19th after he fled from an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy, who crashed while pursuing him. Deputy James Presson reported he had been on routine patrol on Friday morning on Dutch Valley Road when he saw the driver of a Cadillac not wearing his …

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Techmer fire causes $50K in damages

Following up on Tuesday morning’s fire at Techmer PM in Clinton, officials now estimate the total amount of damage at around $50,000. The fire was reported shortly after 4:30 am at the plant and when firefighters arrived, discovered flames coming from the duct system. The fire was extinguished and crews …

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Man arrested after incident in school zone

A Jacksboro man was arrested Monday morning after nearly hitting a Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy with his car in a school zone. Deputy Raymond Surber was working traffic control in the school zone in front of Campbell County High School at around 7:45 am when he spotted a car driving …

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OR BOE to seek additional funding from city

The Oak Ridge School Board on Monday adopted a budget that will ask the City Council for more money for a 2.5 percent salary increase for teachers and staff members. The total amount needed to fund the 2.5 percent salary increase is $855,810, after about $98,000 worth of budget adjustments. Most …

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ORT: Trump budget proposal’s possible OR effects

(Oak Ridge Today) Funding for Oak Ridge National Laboratory could be cut by $185 million under the budget request released by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. If Trump’s budget request is enacted, the lab’s funding would drop from about $1.247 billion in Fiscal Year 2017, which ends September 30, to …

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