Home / Local News (page 323)

Local News

TDOT continuing to work at slide site

TDOT contractors continued to work to reopen Interstate 75 North in Campbell County on Monday at the scene of the massive rock slide on February 26th that closed the interstate in both directions. Paving operations are underway in anticipation of the reopening of one lane for northbound traffic on or …

Read More »

McNally being considered as Lieutenant Governor

Senate Republican leaders in Nashville are discussing a plan that would make Oak Ridge Republican State Senator and Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Randy McNally the next lieutenant governor of Tennessee. If appointed, McNally would likely serve as lieutenant governor and speaker of the Senate for two to …

Read More »

State employers in need of applicants

Tennessee’s February unemployment rate was half a percentage point lower than the previous month. Fewer people out of work, coupled with continued job growth in the state, have created a problem for many Tennessee employers. “As the state’s unemployment rate continues to decline, employers are telling us they’re having a …

Read More »

Ballot deadlines approaching in Anderson, Campbell

With the March Presidential primary now behind us, the focus of election officials turns to August, when several local offices will be contested and state primaries are held. In Anderson, incumbent Republican State Representative John Ragan is thus far unopposed in the GOP primary as he seeks another term representing …

Read More »

ORT: More on Thursday brush fires

Following up on a story we brought you Friday, our partners at Oak Ridge Today have more information on Thursday’s brush fires in Anderson County and a couple more that happened Friday. No one was injured and no homes were damaged during a brush fire on Foley Hill north of …

Read More »

OR standoff ends peacefully

A 30-year-old Oak Ridge woman was taken into custody and to a hospital after barricading herself in a bedroom and mentioning suicide before throwing a pistol out a window while negotiating with police officers on Saturday morning. Oak Ridge Police were on the scene for hours before the situation at …

Read More »

Knox man killed in Claxton crash

A Knoxville man died in a single vehicle accident on Old Emory Road in Claxton on Saturday afternoon. The crash was reported shortly before 2:30 pm Saturday at the intersection with Walnut Valley Road, just north of Bull Run Fossil Plant. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 52-year-old Peter Bolen had …

Read More »