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ORT: ORHPA to celebrate 70th anniversary of end of WWII

(Oak Ridge Today) A 70th anniversary celebration of the end of World War II will feature a special showing of the historic movie “‘The Beginning or the End,’ The Story of the Atomic Bomb and Oak Ridge.” The celebration has been organized by the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association. …

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United Way of Anderson County sets 2015 campaign goal

(UWAC) Under new leadership and with renewed focus, United Way of Anderson County announces a goal of $1.2 million for the 2015 fall campaign. The announcement comes as UWAC is ramping up for the campaign kickoff later in August with a full roster of community and fundraising events. As with …

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AC Commission backs off pay raise tax increase

The fate of long-awaited pay raises for county employees and educators as well as new revenue for all three of the school systems operating within Anderson County is up in the air after the County Commission rejected a property tax increase during a special called meeting on Thursday night. A …

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Roane Commission votes to go back to old assessment system

(Information from BBB-TV) The controversy over the Roane County property Assessor’s office took another turn Monday as the Roane County Commission unanimously voted to return to the the state computer system known as Impact, saying that the state system allows taxpayers more access to information about their properties. The move …

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Tires illegally dumped at business

Someone illegally dropped off about one hundred used auto tires outside a Clinton business over the weekend and now the business owner is left to clean up the mess. James Comer called police to J&R Tires on Clinch Avenue shortly after 7:15 am Monday and showed officers where the tires …

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Man drowns in Roane

A 20-year-old Harriman man drowned Saturday night while fishing with his father and his girlfriend on Watts Bar Lake. Authorities identify the victim as Dustin Branson and say that he had been fishing at the Caney Creek boat ramp and dock across from Roane County Park when he jumped into …

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Rocky Top woman accused of sex with minor

A 23-year-old Rocky Top woman will be arraigned in Anderson County Criminal Court on August 31st after she was indicted August 4th on a charge of statutory rape. Shelby Carolann Flores was indicted last week and arrested and released Friday after posting a $10,000 bond. Flores is accused of having …

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McKamey seeks second run as Chairman

Longtime Anderson County Commissioner and current Commission Chairman Robert McKamey has formally notified his colleagues of his desire to serve a second term as Chairman. In a letter sent to fellow commissioners and the media, McKamey writes that “I understand the complexity of the County Commission’s relationship as it relates …

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RSCC offers extended office hours before school starts

Roane State Community College will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the start of fall classes. Extended hours for the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses are: Monday, August 17-Thursday, August 20, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Monday, August …

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