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Smoot to remain jailed, trial slated for March

A Knoxville man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his former employee and girlfriend will remain behind bars. Shawn Smoot is accused of killing Brook Morris, whose body was found along a rural Roane County roadway in 2011. She’d been shot to death. On Tuesday, a Roane County …

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THP: Kingston woman hit by van, killed on I-40

A 20-year-old Kingston woman survived a violent one-car accident on Interstate 40 in Roane County late Saturday night but was killed when she ran into the eastbound lanes of traffic and was struck by a vehicle. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that 20-year-old Lindsay Gouge had wrecked her 2009 Ford …

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CPD Officer recognized as ET DUI Officer of the Year

Clinton Police Officer Adam Warren was recognized Monday by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office for what the office calls his “persistence in performance while serving and protecting the citizens of Clinton.” Patrolman Warren was named “East Tennessee DUI Officer of the Year for 2015 during the Regional Traffic Safety meeting …

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CVMR plans evolving

After a week of news reports that indicated that the project was dead in its entirety, on Friday, CVMR, seeking to clarify its plans, said Fridayit still hopes to build a metal refining facility in Oak Ridge to produce metal powders and “nano materials.” That investment, which would be completed …

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Asphalt truck overturns in Dutch Valley

The Tennessee Highway Patrol spent much of this morning investigating the wreck of an asphalt truck that overturned in the 2800 block of Dutch Valley Road near Walden Ridge Road. One person was injured in the crash, which sent the truck’s load of asphalt across the roadway, but the nature …

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CC Jail now certified

The Campbell County Jail is now certified by the state for the first time in 30 years, according to Sheriff Robbie Goins. On Thursday, Goins said the jail had passed inspection, which included meeting more than 200 standards and benchmarks set by the Tennessee Corrections Institute. Officials have been working …

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Update: CVMR-to-OR not totally off the table

The reports of CVMR completely abandoning any and all plans to locate some sort of operation in Oak Ridge may have been premature, according to some local officials, but state economic development officials say that the centerpiece of the $313 million project announced earlier this year by the Canadian company …

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ATLC workers ratify new Y-12 labor deal

Union workers at Y-12 ratified a new five year-contract on Thursday that includes 3 percent annual wage increases—the first of which goes in to effect on Monday December7th–and a $2,500 signing bonus. The new contract expires on June 22, 2020. Negotiation teams from the Atomic Trades and Labor Council and …

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Kingston eatery robbed, suspect nabbed

Authorities in Roane County arrested a 20-year-old Harriman man Wednesday morning on charges that he robbed the Buddy’s Bar-B-Q in Kingston. Kingston Police and Roane County deputies arrested Andy Stockton within minutes of the robbery, which occurred at around 8 am at the restaurant on North Kentucky Street. Stockton is …

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