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Roane Commission passes no-tax-increase budget

The Roane County Commission voted unanimously Monday night to keep the county’s property tax rates level in the fiscal year that began July 1st. Speculation had been rampant in the days leading up to the meeting that supporters of the proposed $67 million school consolidation plan might ask commissioners to …

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ASAP announces two grant awards

(ASAP release) ASAP of Anderson is pleased to announce that it has received $82,318 from two Cardinal Health Foundation’s Generation Rx grants. One grant is for Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Education for Youth, and the other is for Best Practices in Pain Medication Use. ASAP of Anderson plans are two-fold, …

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7 apply for Oak Ridge Council vacancy

Seven people have applied for the vacant Oak Ridge City Council seat. Council is expected to fill the seat on Monday, July 9. The seven who applied by the Thursday deadline are Susan Frederick, Derrick Hammond, Lynda Marcoux, Delores Moyer, Zach Panter, Timothy Stallings, and Darris Upton. The vacancy was created when …

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Bussinger new director of AMSE

(Oak Ridge Today) Julia Bussinger has been named director of the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, effective July 16. As director, Bussinger will be responsible for supervising staff and managing the daily operations of AMSE. The museum is moving soon from its current location on South Tulane Avenue …

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I-75 wreck kills three, injures one

Three members of a Georgia family died and a fourth was injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on I-75 South in Campbell County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that the crash happened shortly before 5:45 pm near mile marker 141 when a tractor trailer driven by 47-year-old Crystal Nagel …

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Ex-RC BOE member killed by lightning

The Roane County Sheriff’s Office says former county school board member Everett Massengill was killed Friday after being struck by lightning. He had reportedly just finished mowing his lawn on Walnut Grove Road in Kingston and was walking back toward his house when he was hit by lightning, which killed …

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Roane Commission facing big decisions

The Roane County Commission meets Monday night in Kingston to consider the county budget and tax rate for the new fiscal year that began July 1st. As presented, the budget would currently not include a property tax increase, however some commissioners have advocated for a tax increase of some sort …

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