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ASAP announces results of Drug Take Back Day

(ASAP)  On Saturday, September 26, 2015, ASAP of Anderson County partnered with Clinton Police Department, Oak Ridge Police Department, Anderson County Sherriff’s Department, and the DEA to hold Operation Rx in Anderson County as part of the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. ASAP coalition volunteers, South College School of …

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ASAP receives TDOT/GHSO grant

(ASAP) The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) have announced $17.8 million in grant awards to support highway traffic safety efforts. ASAP of Anderson County is pleased to be the recipient of a $23,338.17 grant for FY 2016. This will be the second time …

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Manhattan Project National Park to be “born” Nov. 10th

(Atomic Heritage Foundation/Oak Ridge Today) The birthday of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which includes Oak Ridge, is now set for November 10, 2015. While the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act became law on December 19, 2014, the Act requires that the Departments of Energy and Interior reach …

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OR schools laptop rollout in October

Students in sixth grade at Jefferson Middle School and seventh grade at Robertsville Middle School will receive Lenovo laptops in October. It’s the first phase of the Oak Ridge Schools’ AccessOR digital technology initiative and the initial student device rollout. Students will receive Lenovo Yoga 11e laptops as well as a …

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Apple Athlete of the Week announced

This week’s winner of the Apple Discount Drugs Student-Athlete of the Week Award is Mollie Longmire, a member of the Anderson County High School cross country team. Mollie now becomes eligible for the $1000 scholarship that will be awarded by Apple in the spring. Head down to Apple Discount Drugs …

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ACSD searching for man who fled chase, crash

Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man on a host of charges stemming from a pursuit on Sunday morning. A deputy spotted a man driving a gold Chevy Malibu without a seat belt near the intersection of New Clear Branch Road and Lake City Highway just after 8:45 …

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ACSD probing suspicious fire

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a suspicious fire at a vacant home on Country Lane. The fire was reported at around 1:30 pm Sunday at 145 Country Lane and destroyed the structure despite the efforts of the Marlow Volunteer Fire Department. Brenda Arms told deputies that the house …

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Mr. K’s to close

Mr. K’s Used Books, Music and More in Oak Ridge will be closing within the next few weeks after 20 years in business. The store is located at 374 South Illinois Avenue and its owners say that the move by Kroger to the new shopping center at the corner of …

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Report: ATLC, ORNL reach tentative labor agreement

According to the News-Sentinel, negotiators for ORNL managing contractor UT-Battelle, and the Atomic Trades Labor Council, representing 13 unions and about 700 hourly workers at the lab, reached a tentative agreement Tuesday on a new five-year contract. Union leaders say they will recommend that the rank-and-file at ORNL ratify the …

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Woman escapes injury when car goes into river

There were no reports of injuries, and the driver was able to escape when her small car went off Melton Lake Drive in Oak Ridge and down an embankment into the Clinch River on Monday night. The single-vehicle crash was reported shortly after 10;45 pm Monday. The driver, who was …

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