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RSCC offering new high-tech program

Roane State Community College has launched a new program that includes extensive instruction in computer programming and prepares students for valuable tech industry certifications. Classes for the new Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology begin this fall. Nearly all of the program’s courses can be taken online. “We …

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RSCC in Campbell to expand

State officials voted this year to expand facilities at the LaFollette Roane State campus. Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) announced the approval of a new laboratory expansion project at Roane State Community College’s Campbell County campus. This is a project both legislators have worked for the …

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ORT: SUV rolls in Thursday wreck

(Oak Ridge Today)  A driver was taken to the hospital after his SUV overturned after colliding with another SUV on Oak Ridge Turnpike on Thursday afternoon. The crash was reported in the westbound lanes of Oak Ridge Turnpike just east of Illinois Avenue shortly after 1:30 pm Thursday. Authorities said …

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Navarro purchases Tech 2020 building

Navarro Research and Engineering Inc. acquired the Tech 2020 building in Oak Ridge late last week. The purchase of the building will allow the company’s corporate headquarters to remain in Oak Ridge, retaining more than 100 jobs in the community, a press release said. The Tech 2020 building was placed …

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Legal complaint amended to include Crowley

After the Anderson County Commission either rejected or took no action on several requests from Public Works Director David Crowley for the county to pick up the tab for his legal bills his case has now been added to a pending legal action asking the courts to decide issues of …

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Oily rags suspected in OR fire

Spontaneous combustion from oily rags discarded in a waste container appear to have started a Thursday morning fire at an Oak Ridge warehouse, according to the Oak Ridge Fire Department. Oak Ridge firefighters responded to the fire after a sprinkler system activated inside a warehouse at 342 Warehouse Road at …

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