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GSMNP enjoys busy October

Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed 1,370,640 visitors in October 2015, exceeding 2014’s mark of 1,303,640.  This year’s visitation makes 2015 the second highest October visitation in the park’s history.  Only October 1987 saw more visitors.  October is traditionally the second busiest month of the year for the national park, …

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ORPD says 2 injured in Friday shooting

Two people were injured by gunfire on Friday in a shooting in Oak Ridge’s Scarboro community. The incident occurred shortly before noon Friday near the intersection of South Dillard and South Fisk Avenues, according to the Oak Ridge Police Department. The victims left the scene in a vehicle and traveled …

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ORNL celebrates park opening

(ORNL) Oak Ridge dedicated the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park with Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch proclaiming a new era of telling future generations the story of the city’s contributions to ending World War II. “The Manhattan Project National Park has been a work in progress for the last …

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ACSD probes robbery

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report of an armed robbery Wednesday night in Rocky Top. Deputies were called to a mobile home on Bryant Circle shortly after 9 pm on a report of an armed robbery, and after conducting a search of the immediate area, Corporal Bradley …

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MPNHP celebrated Thursday in Oak Ridge

(Oak Ridge Today) Federal officials established the new national park that includes Oak Ridge on Tuesday. Oak Ridge residents celebrated on Thursday. The new park, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, commemorates the Manhattan Project. That was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World …

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THP warns of deer-related crashes

(THP) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year.  Autumn means, football, fall foliage, pumpkin pies, and the start of deer mating and hunting season.  Last year in Tennessee, one person was killed in a traffic crash involving deer.  “The fall …

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ORPD: No charges in dog smothering case

The Oak Ridge Police Department says it has investigated a report of animal cruelty after a social media post said a dog had allegedly been smothered by its owner, but there is no evidence that allows charges to be filed. The ORPD received the complaint of possible animal cruelty on …

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