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Peters grabs first CWTS win of season

Timothy Peters out dueled Brandon Jones on an overtime green-white-checkered restart and was out front when the caution was thrown to score his first victory of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. With the victory, Peters added his name to the Talladega Superspeedway record books by becoming the …

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SCS: Logano sweeps Contender Round

(MRN) Joey Logano made it a Contender Round sweep with his victory Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Logano was declared the winner over Dale Earnhardt Jr. when a multi-car accident occurred behind the leaders during the Green-White-Checkered finish attempt, bringing out the caution and freezing the field. Despite the second place …

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Coal still primary energy source planetwide

(ORNL) Award-winning author Richard Rhodes, who wrote the book “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” told an Oak Ridge audience that despite new forms of clean energy being developed, coal is still the world’s primary producer of energy, listing several reasons. “In a world of cheap energy sources, coal is …

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GSMNP urges safe bear viewing

Great Smoky Mountains National Park wildlife biologists remind the public to allow bears to forage undisturbed on natural foods during this critical feeding period before winter hibernation. Bears depend on fall foods such as acorns and grapes to store fat reserves that enable them to survive winter. This year, these …

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GSMNP celebrates Bat Week

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host several events for Bat Week, October 25 through October 31, to highlight the important role bats play in our ecosystem. Park rangers invite the public to visit bat information stations at Oconaluftee Visitor Center in North Carolina and Sugarlands Visitor Center in Tennessee …

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Longmire Apple Athlete of the Week

The Apple Drugs Athlete of the Week for this week is Mary Kate Longmire, a senior at Anderson County High School who runs cross country and plays soccer. Stop by Apple Discount Drugs in South Clinton to cast a vote for your favorite Clinton or Anderson County High School athlete.

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Football Friday

The Clinton Dragons football team returns to action after bye week tonight with a road trip to Blount County and a date with the Heritage Mountaineers. The 3-5 Dragons have secured the 4th seed out Region 3-5A for the playoffs, their second straight year to make the postseason, and will …

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ORHS briefly evacuated Thursday

Oak Ridge High School was briefly evacuated Thursday afternoon when a short in a fire alarm set off alarms throughout the building. Students and staff spent about 15 minutes outside after the alarms went off at around 2 pm. They were allowed back into school after Oak Ridge firefighters traced …

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