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OR holds off Soddy-Daisy 45-33

Oak Ridge beat Soddy Daisy 45-33 on big plays and turnovers in the first round of the 2015 Class 5A football playoffs on Blankenship Field on Thursday. The Wildcats (10-1) will travel to Ooltewah (9-2) on Friday, November 13, for a second round game. The Owls, who are ranked eighth, …

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ORPD IDs roadside shooting victim

Oak Ridge Police have identified the man who shot himself in the face with shotgun during a standoff along the side of the Oak Ridge Turnpike late Tuesday night as 45-year-old Mark Tinker of Oliver Springs. At last check, authorities say Tinker was listed in serious condition in the neuro-critical …

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TDOC operation nets 6 arrests, 45+ citations

Earlier this week, the Tennessee Department of Correction conducted an intensive vehicle search in the parking lot of two of its East Tennessee Community Supervision offices in Clinton and Knoxville. This state-wide operation is named “Operation: Clean Up” and resulted in the search of more than 600 vehicles with 239 …

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Ribbon cutting at former Inn held Thursday

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the former Alexander Inn was held Thursday night. The two-story hotel has been converted into an assisted living center by Dover Development. The hotel—now called the Alexander Guest House–was originally built for the Manhattan Project during World War II when the world’s first atomic weapon …

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Area players named Mr. Football semifinalists

Mr. Football Semifinalists from East Tennessee (specifically the WYSH listening area). CLASS 1A LINEMAN Trey Peters, Harriman Josh Silvey, Greenback  CLASS 3A LINEMAN Jonathan Decker, Alcoa Matthew McClurg, Alcoa CLASS 4A LINEMAN Cade Mays, Knoxville Catholic CLASS 5A LINEMAN Jeremiah Jackson, Ooltewah CLASS 6A LINEMAN T.D. Blackmon, Maryville CLASS 2A …

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CMA Awards presented Wednesday

Here are the winners for the 49th Annual CMA Awards, held Wednesday night in Nashville: Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan Female Vocalist Miranda Lambert Male Vocalist Chris Stapleton Album of the Year Chris Stapleton, Traveller New Artist of the Year Chris Stapleton Song of the Year (Award to Songwriter) …

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Man shoots himself by side of OR Turnpike

A man shot himself during a standoff by the side of the Oak Ridge Turnpike Tuesday night and, according to the Oak Ridge Police Department, was listed in critical condition at UT Medical Center as of early this morning. According to a city press release, Tuesday night shortly before 10:30, …

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Y-12 gate crasher’s hearing rescheduled

The first scheduled court appearance for a 34-year-old Clinton man accused of violating security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant was rescheduled on Tuesday for November 10 in Anderson County General Sessions Court. Timothy Preston was to appear Tuesday before a judge, but that hearing was reset because some of …

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