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Yager announces 5th annual Grant Conference

(Submitted, Sen. Yager’s office) State Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has announced his fifth annual Grant Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Roane State Community College. The conference will focus on providing local governments, community groups and nonprofits pertinent information on available grants and the …

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Lafollette PD arrests 12 in three raids

Three separate drug raids in Lafollette last week resulted in the arrests of 12 people in all on various charges. Thursday, LaFollette officers raided an alleged meth-making operation inside a home on West Avenue and took three people, identified as 44-year old Melinda Bunch, 42-year old Kerry Edward Carson, and …

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Man dies in OR fire

A 61-year-old man died after a fire at the Manhattan Apartments in Oak Ridge on Saturday morning. An alarm sounded in one of the apartments at about 7:50 a.m. Saturday. Oak Ridge Police Department officers were first on the scene and reported heavy smoke inside the apartment upon their arrival, …

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OR City Blueprint meeting August 24th

(Submitted, City of Oak Ridge)  The City of Oak Ridge’s Community Development Department is continuing the Oak Ridge City Blueprint effort with a discussion focused on the Emory Valley, Briarcliff and Lakeview residential neighborhoods. An open house will be held between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Jefferson …

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