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TDOT awards I-75 cleanup contract

Monday, the Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded an emergency contract to repair a rockslide on Interstate 75 in Campbell County. The slide, which occurred Friday at mile marker 142, sent vehicle sized rocks falling onto both the north and southbound lanes of I-75. The $2.9 million contract was awarded to …

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Rockslide closes all lanes of I-75 in Campbell

What TDOT has called a “significant rockslide” has all lanes of I-75 in Campbell County shut down, likely for a few weeks. Rocks began sliding into the northbound lanes of I-75 near mile marker 142 Friday afternoon around 3 pm and continued sliding, with some rocks reaching the southbound lanes, …

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SL donates to city for FD

Before last week’s meeting of the Clinton City Council, executives at SL Tennessee presented the city with a check for $100,000 as its contribution to help fund an emergency services and fire station at the I-75 Industrial Park in Clinton. The donation was part of the package that allowed the …

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Campbell judge under scrutiny

A Campbell County judge could be the subject of a criminal investigation after she was accused of upgrading the charges against a woman in excess of her powers as a judge. Judge Amanda Sammons has served as Campbell County General Sessions Court Judge since September of 2014. The case that …

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ORT: OR man dropped off at hospital with GSW

(Oak Ridge Today) A 19-year-old Oak Ridge man was dropped off at Methodist Medical Center with a gunshot wound Friday night and later flown to UT Medical Center with injuries to his thigh, groin, and abdomen. Elijah Malik McDowell was driven to MMC around 8:20 p.m. Friday because of his …

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Campbell couple’s split heats up

An acrimonious break-up got a little more heated last weekend when a woman was accused of trying to set her estranged husband’s house in fire in Lafollette. Early last Saturday, first responders answered a call of a fire at a home on Camp Galilee Road just after 5:30 am. When …

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