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Port-a-potty set on fire at Claxton park

A port-a-potty was set on fire at Bull Run Park in Claxton over the weekend and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is searching for the culprit or culprits. Deputies were called to the park on New Henderson Road early Monday after firefighters from the Claxton Volunteer Fire Department had extinguished …

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McNally warns of email scam

(Submitted) State Senator Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) is warning area residents to be on the lookout for email phishing scams that have already plagued Tennesseans.  The scam begins with an email which notifies the addressee that they have a “long existing” FedEx package with a check in it from the …

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Morgan fire kills one

The cause of an apartment fire in Wartburg that killed a woman Monday morning is under investigation. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says that 65-year-old Ida Aytes had likely been trying to use her fire extinguisher to put of a fire that broke out in her bedroom when she succumbed …

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4 pursuits, 2 agencies, 1 arrest

After four pursuits involving two law enforcement agencies in different counties over the past 10 days, a 25-year-old Rocky Top man was arrested Monday in Campbell County. Joshua Lee Styles was wanted in Anderson County on a pair of probation violations but also in connection to a pair of pursuits …

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Clinton beats Lenoir City 49-14, earns playoff spot

The Clinton Dragons snapped their three-game losing streak Friday at Lenoir City 49-14, led by Tyler Thackerson’s 391 passing yards and six touchdowns. The Dragons defense was stout as well, forcing five Panther turnovers, all of which were turned into touchdowns for Clinton (3-3, 2-2). DeMarea Whitt caught seven passes …

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OR receives TVA grant

The City of Oak Ridge has been selected for a $2.9 million grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority that will “undoubtedly change the lives of people living in legacy Oak Ridge homes by helping them save money on their utility bills,” officials said Friday. This grant is part of TVA’s …

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Convenience stores literally hit over the weekend

Three convenience stores were hit by a vehicle this weekend, two in Oak Ridge, and one in Oliver Springs, and police suspect it was intentional. The Oliver Springs crash was reported at about 2:08 a.m. Sunday, smashed a door at Lee’s Food Mart on East Tri County Boulevard in Oliver …

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ORT: Fire destroys house in Marlow

A fire destroyed an unoccupied home on Marlow Circle on Friday night. The fire was reported at 516 Marlow Circle at about 10 p.m. Friday. The house was engulfed in flames when the first Marlow Fire Department units arrived. Two Marlow Volunteer Fire Department engines and a tanker responded and …

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Roane commissioner passes

Roane County is mourning the loss of County Commissioner, Bobby Collier. According to the Roane County News, Collier passed away Wednesday night at UT Medical Center at the age of 72. Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston will be handling funeral arrangements.

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