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Hazelhurst graduates from Police Training Academy

Clinton Police Officer Weston Hazlehurst  recently completed a 10 week Basic Police School at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) in Donelson (Nashville), Tn. Several officers and city officials attended his graduation ceremony last week. Weston, who lives in Clinton with his wife Kassie, and their son River, started …

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CHS excels in academic progress

For a second consecutive year, Clinton High School excelled on the state’s Tennessee Value Added Assessment System—or TVAAS—results. The TVAAS measures student academic progress by looking at academic growth from year to year based upon student performance on tests throughout the school year. The State Department of Education says that …

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CPD, FBI host bank safety seminar

Thursday, the Clinton Police Department hosted employees from Clinton-area banks for an FBI-led seminar on how to deal with bank extortion attempts. Twice so far this year, someone has kidnapped bank employees and/or their families in East Tennessee in an attempt to force the bank executives to rob their institutions. …

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OR committee recommends changes to Secret City Festival

The Oak Ridge Special Events Task Force is recommending moving the popular and award-winning Secret City Festival from June to October and extending it from a weekend celebration of the Atomic City’s history to a weeklong celebration of American military veterans. The committee has also recommended that a non-profit organization …

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OR Planners OK site plan for mall makeover

Thursday, the 10 member Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the site plan for Main Street Oak Ridge, the ambitious project to turn the former Oak Ridge Mall property into a mixed-use facility incorporating retail space, restaurants, residential units and a hotel. Planners also learned last night …

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GSMNP recruiting volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to help staff the visitor contact station at Clingmans Dome on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from August 28 through December 1, 2015. Volunteers will work at the seasonal information center that includes a bookstore/sales area managed by Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA). …

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OREPA observes 70th anniversary of Hiroshima

Earlier today, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance marked the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima, Japan by the first-ever atomic bomb at the main gate at Y-12 in Oak Ridge. The Y-12 plant enriched the uranium used in the “Little Boy” dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. …

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Plea entered in June robbery

A 19-year-old Oak Ridge man pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges in connection to an armed robbery that occurred earlier this summer. Jhavon Parker was accused of three counts of aggravated robbery after he held up three people in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express in Oak Ridge …

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Husband, wife plead guilty in 2012 shooting

A husband and wife from Clinton pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges in connection to an incident that occurred in the spring of 2012 that left a man with a gunshot wound in his stomach. 34-year-old James Boyd and 31-year-old Renee Boyd had each been charged with attempted second-degree murder …

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Man shot by Campbell deputies indicted

A 41-year-old Lafollette man was indicted last week on several charges in connection to a pair of armed confrontations with Campbell County sheriff’s deputies late last month. Donnie Ledford was indicted on three counts each of aggravated assault and one count each of attempted second-degree murder, employing a firearm in …

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