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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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Crash kills 2 from South Carolina

A single-vehicle crash Sunday night killed two people from South Carolina. The crash occurred at around 7 pm Sunday when a Nissan Versa driven by 24-year-old Brandon Michael Flores of Conway, South Carolina was headed north on Pellissippi Parkway and went off the left side of the road. The car …

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Campbell round-up nets dispatcher, fireman

Authorities in Campbell County spent much of Monday rounding up approximately 40 people indicted last week on drug and other charges following the conclusion of a year-long undercover operation. Among those indicted last week is a man who had been working as a Jellico Police dispatcher and fireman. Robert Rookard …

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