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One lane of slide-damaged Highway 116 back open

One lane of Highway 116 in Briceville is back open today, just a day after a landslide closed the roadway between Indian Fork Lane and Bunch Cemetery. Parts of the area received as much as four inches of rain on Wednesday night, causing widespread flooding and other issues across Anderson …

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Union man pleads guilty in 2017 shooting

Earlier this week, a Luttrell man pleaded guilty to murder charges in a 2017 shooting and was sentenced to 25 years in state prison. 59-year-old Martin Gammon pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the October 2017 shooting that left his neighbor, 26-year-old Adam Paulette, dead. The shooting reportedly occurred …

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Controlled burns at DOE sites

The Department of Energy says it will be performing a series of controlled burns at the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation starting this week. Starting this week and continuing through mid-April, the burns will take place at: · Freels Bend fields – up to approximately 284 acres of grassland and scrub, …

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THP: Man jailed after two-county chase

A LaFollette man is facing several charges after he led police officers on a 20-mile long chase down I-75 that reached speeds near 95 miles an hour on Thursday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that its troopers were asked to assist LaFollette police after they tried to stop a …

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Roane Commission to vote on consolidation plan

The Roane County Commission is expected to vote Monday on the county system’s proposal to consolidate three of its high schools into one, centralized facility that would be constructed across from Roane County Park on Highway 70. The proposed consolidation would see Harriman, Rockwood and Kingston High Schools folded into …

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ASAP goes to Washington

(ASAP press release) Coalition members and staff from ASAP of Anderson traveled to Washington D.C. this week to join over 2,800 substance misuse prevention specialists and advocates from across the country for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s) 29th Annual National Leadership Forum. On Tuesday, February 5th, the ASAP group …

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No charges in Andersonville dog death

No charges were filed in the case of a dog found dead at an Andersonville home over the weekend. In an incident that gained some attention on social media, a dog was found hanged to death by a chain and two other dogs and a cat were also found on …

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Flooding among concerns after massive rainfall

Schools in both Anderson and Knox counties closed today due to widespread illness, but in Anderson County, one reason for the closure was concern over the effect that last night’s torrential rainfall might have on area roadways. Flooding and high water across roads was reported in numerous locations in Anderson …

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Oak Ridge school news

The Oak Ridge School Board recently extended the contract of School Superintendent Bruce Borchers by an additional year. Borchers’ contract extension will keep him in Oak Ridge through June 17th, 2023. The Oak Ridge school system has named its teachers of the year at its nine schools. The teachers of …

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Radio silence: ORPD switches to encrypted communications

All Oak Ridge emergency communications are now carried out over an encrypted radio system, meaning that people who used to listen to police and fire communications on scanners are no longer able to do so. In announcement last week, officials said that the decision to encrypt communications was made out …

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