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Rocky Top woman accused of sex with minor

A 23-year-old Rocky Top woman will be arraigned in Anderson County Criminal Court on August 31st after she was indicted August 4th on a charge of statutory rape. Shelby Carolann Flores was indicted last week and arrested and released Friday after posting a $10,000 bond. Flores is accused of having …

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McKamey seeks second run as Chairman

Longtime Anderson County Commissioner and current Commission Chairman Robert McKamey has formally notified his colleagues of his desire to serve a second term as Chairman. In a letter sent to fellow commissioners and the media, McKamey writes that “I understand the complexity of the County Commission’s relationship as it relates …

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RSCC offers extended office hours before school starts

Roane State Community College will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the start of fall classes. Extended hours for the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses are: Monday, August 17-Thursday, August 20, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Monday, August …

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ORT: OR Council meets Monday

(Oak Ridge Today) In addition to considering possible changes to the popular Secret City Festival, the Oak Ridge City Council on Monday will consider a $50,000 contract for design and survey work, among other tasks, for an eighth rowing lane at the city’s rowing course. Officials announced a $250,000 state …

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Hazelhurst graduates from Police Training Academy

Clinton Police Officer Weston Hazlehurst  recently completed a 10 week Basic Police School at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) in Donelson (Nashville), Tn. Several officers and city officials attended his graduation ceremony last week. Weston, who lives in Clinton with his wife Kassie, and their son River, started …

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CHS excels in academic progress

For a second consecutive year, Clinton High School excelled on the state’s Tennessee Value Added Assessment System—or TVAAS—results. The TVAAS measures student academic progress by looking at academic growth from year to year based upon student performance on tests throughout the school year. The State Department of Education says that …

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CPD, FBI host bank safety seminar

Thursday, the Clinton Police Department hosted employees from Clinton-area banks for an FBI-led seminar on how to deal with bank extortion attempts. Twice so far this year, someone has kidnapped bank employees and/or their families in East Tennessee in an attempt to force the bank executives to rob their institutions. …

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OR committee recommends changes to Secret City Festival

The Oak Ridge Special Events Task Force is recommending moving the popular and award-winning Secret City Festival from June to October and extending it from a weekend celebration of the Atomic City’s history to a weeklong celebration of American military veterans. The committee has also recommended that a non-profit organization …

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OR Planners OK site plan for mall makeover

Thursday, the 10 member Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the site plan for Main Street Oak Ridge, the ambitious project to turn the former Oak Ridge Mall property into a mixed-use facility incorporating retail space, restaurants, residential units and a hotel. Planners also learned last night …

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