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TVA halts over-the-top spilling at Norris Dam

TVA has stopped spilling water over the top of Norris Dam. The utility will continue to spill water at a slower rate through sluice gates to keep lake levels down after several weeks of rainfall that have inundated parts of East Tennessee, closing roads and damaging homes and businesses. Many …

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Man jailed in alleged backhoe attack

A Heiskell man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly tried to run over a man with a backhoe. Deputy Sergeant Charles Braden reports that he responded to a home on Norris Freeway shortly before 3 pm on a report that someone had almost been run over by a backhoe. Braden …

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McNally appoints ex-Clinton city manager to state board

Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) today announced the appointment of James S. “Steve” Jones to the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.  “Steve Jones is an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. An accomplished businessman and military veteran, I know he will make positive contributions to the commission. I am pleased …

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Norris Bulletin: Hackler takes over April 1st

According to the Norris Bulletin, newly-hired City Manager Scott Hackler will start his new job on April 1st. Hackler was unaimously selected last week by the Norris City Council to be the next City Manager following a search that took about two months to complete. This week, Hackler told the …

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Campbell deputies nab wet, cold felon

Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a known felon overnight. At around 11 pm Tuesday night, deputies reported spotting a suspicious van parked at the end of Lake Road. When deputies approached the vehicle, one of the occupants, 47-year-old Charles Bondy, Jr., fled on foot into the nearby woods. Deputy Courtney …

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OR VITA site open

A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center is open in Oak Ridge.  The VITA program is an Internal Revenue Service initiative to help taxpayers by providing trained volunteers to prepare and electronically file individual tax returns at no cost to the taxpayers. During the 2018 tax season, almost 2,000 returns …

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