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Oak Ridge’s Watson receives Lifetime Achievement Award

(City of Oak Ridge press release)  Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas University City Managers and Trainees Alumni Organization (KUCIMAT) on Sunday, October 22, 2017, during a banquet at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Annual Conference in San Antonio, …

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THP: Campbell man killed in Scott County crash

A two-vehicle accident in Scott County claimed the life of a LaFollette man Monday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that at around 12:30 pm on Monday, a Ford F150 pickup was being driven east by 41-year-old David Tackett of LaFollette on Highway 63 in Scott County when the vehicle crossed …

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Acting job fools no one, man jailed

An Anderson County man was jailed Thursday afternoon despite his best efforts at acting. Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy, Corporal Denver Waddell reported that he was on routine patrol at around 1:45 pm Thursday on Batley Road when he spotted the driver of a Nissan pickup truck not wearing his seat …

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Business burgled, detectives investigate

Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary to a business that occurred late last week. Friday morning, employees of Habanero’s Mexican Restaurant on Joe Owen Road called 911 after reporting to work and noticing that several items being used in a remodel of the business were missing. Deputies arrived …

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ACSD investigates shooting incident

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating to dtermine how a man ended up with a serious gunshot wound to his leg. Early Tuesday morning, at around 1:30 am, deputies were called to a home on Leinart Lane. When they arrived, they saw two men standing over an unconscious man …

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Union rejects MMC’s proposal for new deal

Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205 voted Monday to reject Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge’s contract proposal that would cover 800 employees. The union said the hospital’s proposal would cut wages for new workers, in turn risking staffing levels and quality of care. The current …

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ORT: OR Council OKs rezoning for land near AMSE

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, on Monday, the Oak Ridge City Council unanimously approved a rezoning for property that could be developed with a grocery store, retail shops, and restaurants on vacant land south of the American Museum of Science and Energy. The rezoning of the 7.4 …

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