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OR man convicted of shooting into bar

An Oak Ridge man was convicted of shooting into the former Throttle Down Tavern while the business was occupied in July 2015 after a jury trial in Anderson County Criminal Court in Clinton on Thursday. A jury of 12 Anderson County residents found 45-year-old Gordon Scott Katz guilty of reckless …

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Park offers eclipse tips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are urging visitors to review the Frequently Asked Questions information posted on the park’s 2017 Solar Eclipse website at https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/2017-solar-eclipse.htm to assist in planning a safe solar eclipse experience. Everyone is reminded to use only approved solar eclipse glasses when directly viewing the eclipse.  Glasses can …

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State: Tennessee economy ‘healthy’ and growing

(Tennessee Secretary of State press release)  The number of new entity filings coupled with a historically low unemployment rate indicates Tennessee has a healthy economy, according to a report released by the Secretary of State’s office. There were 9,524 new entity filings in the second quarter of 2017, representing a …

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Barker to hold meet-the-candidate event

(Submitted) The McCarty Family, Colon, Joe, Marvin “Doc” and Ann McCarty-Derryberry will be hosting a “Meet the Candidate” event for Russell Barker, Republican Candidate for Anderson County Sheriff. The event will be held in Oak Ridge on Thursday August 31, 2017 at the Wildcat Den located at 102 Robertsville Road …

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Tree removal in GSMNP will cause temporary, single-lane closures on Spur

Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced temporary, single-lane closures along the Gatlinburg Spur (US 441), Gatlinburg Bypass, and Cherokee Orchard Road beginning Wednesday, August 16 through Friday, September 29 for the removal of trees along the roadways. The roads will remain open, but motorists should expect single-lane closures during daylight hours. No …

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