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EVC breaks ground on new facility

(Submitted)  Emory Valley Center held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new building on Friday, April 15. The ceremony included people that Emory Valley Center supports, EVC staff and board members, Capital Campaign co-chairs Dottie Thompson and Gene Caldwell, Tennessee Senator Randy McNally, Representative John Ragan, Senator Ken Yager, and representatives …

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Campbell Scouts honoring Malicote

Dixie Roofing founder Mike Malicote will be recognized this evening during the 2016 Boy Scouts of America’s Campbell County Good Scout Award Dinner. The annual event begins at 6 pm at the Ball Farm Event Center on General Carl W. Stiner Highway in Lafollette. Money raised during the dinner will …

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WBIR: ORFD aims to use drones in emergencies

According to our partners at WBIR-TV, the Oak Ridge Fire Department has been working on getting certified to use drones as part of its firefighting duties. Proponents of using drones in the ORFD say that using drones can save money, cut down on response times and, most importantly, keep its …

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Oak Ridge woman charged with donation jar theft

An Oak Ridge woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of an American Cancer Society Relay for Life donation jar from the counter of a convenience store in Oliver Springs. Earlier this week, the Oliver Springs Police Department posted still photos and video from security cameras at the …

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AC Budget Committee meeting postponed

The Anderson County Budget Committee meeting that had been scheduled for this afternoon (Thursday May 5th) has been canceled due to computer problems at he Courthouse that are preventing committee members from receiving their agenda packets and other materials they need to conduct their business. The Budget Committee will make …

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Lafollette Council meets

The Lafollette City Council met on Tuesday night. The Council took no action on a proposal to strip Mayor Mike Stanfield of his city-owned vehicle and gas card. Some members of the Council had questioned the mayor’s use of the vehicle but he said that he uses the car primarily …

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OR school preliminary budget proposal balanced

The preliminary budget proposal from the Oak Ridge school system does not ask for any additional city funding in the fiscal year that begins July 1st. Officials are projecting small growth in local property and sales tax revenues as they prepare their budget for consideration by the School Board and …

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