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ORT: 33 indicted in two cocaine conspiracies

(Oak Ridge Today) At least 33 people have been indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury in two alleged  conspiracies to distribute 300 grams or more of cocaine. The indictments allege that the two conspiracies, one involving 11 people and the other involving 24, both occurred between May 14 and …

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Ex-ORPD officer indicted on statutory rape charge

A former Oak Ridge Police officer was indicted last week by the Anderson County grand jury on charges that he had sex with a 16-year-old girl while on duty last year. The indictment returned May 3rd charges 31-year-old Cassen Jackson-Garrison with one count each of aggravated statutory rape and official …

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TVA to get rid of floating homes in 30 years

Meeting in West Tennessee on Thursday, the TVA board of directors voted 7-2 to phase out floating homes on lakes within the next 30 years. Earlier this year, TVA had proposed phasing the homes out after 20 years but that proposal was met with opposition from homeowners, marina owners and …

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Beer permit issued in Lafollette

Meeting in a special called session Thursday, the Lafollette Beer Board voted 2-1 with one abstention to approve what has turned out to be a controversial beer permit for a new business downtown. Several owners of nearby businesses opposed the permit being issued to Adnan Dhanani for the Lafollette Tobacco …

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Campbell crash kills one, injures two

A head-on collision in Campbell County killed one man and injured two others on Thursday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the crash happened at around 8:15 am just outside Lafollette. 28-year-old Eric Campbell of Briceville had been headed east in a Ford F150 pickup truck when he crossed the …

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ORHS senior wins national competition

(Oak Ridge Schools) Oak Ridge High School senior Thomas Colburn was a divisional first-place winner in a national science and humanities competition in April. Colburn received a $12,000 academic scholarship. He was announced as the first place winner of the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in the Chemistry Division …

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CNS awards grants to 30 area organizations

(CNS) Expanding the availability of school supplies for children in distressed areas. Providing door-to-door transportation to senior citizens who can’t get to medical providers. Pairing at-risk children with horses rescued from abuse. These are just a few examples of the outstanding work going on in East Tennessee and supported by …

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