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Thackerson, 2 OR players named All-State

More high school football players were named all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Thursday, including two from Oak Ridge and one form Clinton in Class 5A. Mr. Football winner and Tennessee wide receiver commitment Tee Higgins joined punter Brandon Nickle as 5A All-State selections for Oak Ridge. Clinton …

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Fire Marshal offers safety tips

The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with decorating are all too common and can put a damper on holiday celebrations.  “December is the peak month for home candle fires,” Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and …

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UT-Battelle receives good grades from DOE

UT-Battelle, the managing contractor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, received high grades on its latest report card from the Department of Energy. Scoring 94 out of a possible 100 for overall performance. The department rated eight different areas and all received As except for one B+. Officials cite a …

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions Feb. 2nd

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a free workshop series designed to help community members manage their long-term health issues effectively.  Chronic conditions include asthma, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, sleep apnea, or fibromyalgia among others.  If you or anyone you care for has a chronic disease, we welcome …

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Morgan authorities investigating death

Authorities in Morgan County are investigating the shooting death of an Oakdale woman as a homicide and have a person of interest in custody. Late Sunday, deputies responded to a home on Airport Road in Oakdale and found a woman dead from an apparent gunshot wound and 35-year-old Erskine Andy …

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OR man accused of assaulting, robbing grandfather

An Oak Ridge man was arrested Sunday after allegedly attacking and robbing his grandfather. 27-year-old Trenton Andrew Johnson is facing robbery, domestic assault and drug charges following his arrest by oak Ridge Police. Late Saturday, Johnson had to be taken to Methodist Medical Center after he was found passed out …

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Stokes earns Officer of the Year honors

Clinton Police Sergeant Jason Stokes has been named the 2015 Officer of the Year. Stokes has been with the CPD for several years now, once serving as a School Resource Officer at Clinton High School ,where students knew him affectionately as “Shrek.” Stokes is always quick with a joke and …

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As the Courthouse Turns…

Monday, we reported on the latest kerfuffle in the Anderson County Courthouse, this one involving Mayor Terry Frank and County Commissioner Steve Mead. During last week’s Commission meeting, Mead tried to present Frank with a list of six questions he says need to be answered on the record and publicly …

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Leon Houston freed from prison

Leon Houston has been freed from prison after a federal judge sentenced him to time served on his conviction earlier this year on charges he had threatened his former attorney’s life during a recorded jailhouse phone call. Houston had been in prison for the past 35 months before US District …

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