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Legal Aid receives sizable grant

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, which is Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm and has an office in Oak Ridge, has received a two-year grant from the Tennessee Bar Foundation to increase foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment legal assistance. The Tennessee Bar Foundation, the administrator of funds …

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Governor’s Rural Task Force launches website, resource database

(Submitted)  The Governor’s Rural Task Force has launched a new website and resource database for Tennessee’s rural communities, featuring comprehensive information about the task force and a searchable database that catalogs available programs and resources. The website, a recommendation made by the task force in its October 2016 strategic plan, includes information from …

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Byrams Fork Road open again

UPDATE:  Byrams Fork Road has been reopened following the completion of repairs.   Byrams Fork Road about 3/4 mile from Hickory Valley Road is closed due to a washout. The road has collapsed at a culvert. The Anderson County Highway Department is currently making repairs.  We are asking everyone to …

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Report: Ex-educator charged

According to the Roane County News, a former student teacher at Oliver Springs High School has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship online with a student. 32-year-old Travis Tucker of Crossville was indicted last month on two charges of solicitation of a minor. The paper reports that the investigation …

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Knox man arrested after Campbell chase

A Knoxville man was arrested following a police chase that involved officers from two Campbell County agencies Sunday night. A Jacksboro police officer reported seeing a car run the stop sign at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 25W on Sunday evening. When the officer ran the plates through …

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Ex-Cumberland EMS Chief indicted

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside authorities from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, have obtained indictments for a now former EMS supervisor accused of misusing his position to steal narcotics. On August 17, 2016, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Agents …

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