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GSMNP announces cades Cove prescribed burns

Great Smoky Mountains National Park fire management officials are planning a series of controlled burns within the Cades Cove area of the park.  Weather permitting, burn operations could begin as early as Monday, October 26, and may continue intermittently through mid-November.  Fire managers have identified multiple fields totaling approximately 300 …

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Demolition work at Main Street OR looms

(Oak Ridge Today) Demolition work at the former Oak Ridge Mall could start at the end of November at the former Sears store, and eight new stores could open at the redeveloped 60-acre site by Christmas 2016, officials said Monday. RealtyLink, which is based in Greenville, South Carolina, hopes to …

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AC receives CDBG

Anderson County has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant for water line extensions in the Rocky Top and Briceville areas as well as the Brushy Valley area in the northern end of the county. The $525,000 grant requires a local match but the county’s rate for that match as …

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OR man pleads to child sex crimes

A 77-year-old Oak Ridge man pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge of attempted aggravated sexual battery of a child. George Moore was already on a 20-year probation after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of attempted child rape in a separate case involving two girls ages 7 …

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TML Pool funds distributed

The Tennessee Municipal League Risk Management Pool recently announced its Fiscal year 2015-16 dividends distribution of some $2.5 million to its members, including $33,615 to its Clinton/Oak Ridge area members. Those members who will see money from the TML include Anderson County Community Action, the city of Clinton, the Clinton …

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Grants announced for Kingston, Rockwood

(Tennessee Senate) State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today announced that the cities of Rockwood and Kingston are set to receive major Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).  Yager made the announcement after receiving the information from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD).       Rockwood will receive $381,450 for housing …

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Ex-nurse pleads in inmate death

A former nurse with the Anderson County Jail’s health care provider pleaded guilty this week to filing a false report in connection with the death of an inmate at the jail last year. 50-year-old Billy Joe Brockman of Clinton admitted that he had lied to investigators when he told them …

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