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Cromwell trial begins Monday

(Oak Ridge Today) The homicide trial for Lee Harold Cromwell, the defendant in a fatal parking lot crash after fireworks in Oak Ridge on July 4, 2015, started Monday in Anderson County Criminal Court in Clinton. The trial started with jury selection. About 115 potential jurors received instructions from Senior Judge Paul …

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ORT: OR schools name 8 Teachers of the Year

(Oak Ridge Today) Eight Teachers of the Year were announced Friday by Oak Ridge Schools. Here is the Teacher of the Year at each Oak Ridge school: Glenwood Elementary School—Kristi Boruff Linden Elementary School—Glenda Bergener Willow Brook Elementary School—Ashley Branson Woodland Elementary School—Amy Brewer Jefferson Middle School—Emily Haverkamp Robertsville Middle …

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Jefferson MS team wins state LEGO title

The Master Builders of Oak Ridge’s Jefferson Middle School are the Tennessee FIRST LEGO League champions for the second straight year after winning the state tournament Feb. 11 in Cookeville. Jefferson teacher and Master Builders Coach Lexi Scott said her team has worked since August in preparing for the state …

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Rockwood HS principal arrested, suspended

Rockwood High School Principal Christopher Cawood was arrested over the weekend and charged with domestic assault following an incident early Saturday morning. The alleged victim is Cawood’s wife, Midway Middle School Principal Amy Cawood. Roane County deputies were called to a home on River Road shortly after 1 am on …

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ORHS senior wins Youth of the Year award

Oak Ridge High School senior Jordan Hannah has been named the Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley. Hannah was selected from among a group of four outstanding youth, according to a press release. He will now compete for the Tennessee Youth of the Year title …

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Counterfeit bills making rounds in Rocky Top

Police in Rocky Top are investigating several reports of counterfeit $20 bills. So far, four businesses in the city have received the fake $20s, which authorities say are easily distinguishable from the real things by the way they feel. The fake bills currently making the rounds have a wax-like substance …

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Y-12 wins 3 state awards

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently recognized the Y-12 National Security Complex with one of its Environment and Energy Awards. The site won the Comprehensive Energy Excellence Award for taking advantage of the opportunities provided by Energy Savings Performance Contracts and implementing diverse energy improvement projects. Y-12 has …

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CNS: Y-12, Pantex employees contribute $1.2M to United Way

United Way contributions at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge and Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, totaled roughly $1.2 million, Consolidated Nuclear Security, the managing and operating contractor, announced Thursday. Contributions from employees, retirees, and the corporation were gathered during the sites’ recent campaigns. The campaigns also added …

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