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Mower operator struck, killed in OR accident

The operator of a commercial lawn mower died after being hit by a vehicle South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at about 2 p.m. Thursday. The crash occurred near Summit Lane, just south of Lafayette Drive/Scarboro Road. The name of the mower operator has not been released, pending notification of family members according …

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ORT: Roane man charged in Anderson

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, a Roane County man is facing charges of theft of more than $250,000 and knowing abuse, neglect, or exploitation in Anderson County. 37-year-old Malbern Robert Edington was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury in August. He was scheduled to be arraigned …

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Suicide prevention event includes film

On Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30 p.m, the Anderson County Schools’ AWARE Initiative and Second Baptist Church (SBC) in Clinton are hosting a community event to discuss suicide prevention and a call for action.  They will be featuring Kevin Hine’s Suicide – The Ripple Effect film. A question-and-answer session will follow the film. Admission …

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GSMNP preparing for effects of Florence

(GSMNP)  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are closely monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Florence.  The National Weather Service preliminary estimations suggest Hurricane Florence will make landfall as a major hurricane, Category 3 or higher, late Friday night into early Saturday morning near the North Carolina/South Carolina border. Great Smoky Mountains National Park …

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Follow-Up: Body in Roane river identified

Authorities in Roane County have identified the man whose body was found in the Emory River on Monday night as 32-year-old Alex Ruppe of Oakdale in Morgan County. The body was found floating in the river Monday night in Harriman. The autopsy report is still pending, so it is unclear …

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