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OS accepting applications for mayor

The Oliver Springs Board of Aldermen—the Town Council—met Thursday night for the first time since Mayor Jerry Vann surprised everyone by announcing his retirement. Vice Mayor Omer Cox is serving as mayor on an interim basis and it is not clear yet if he wants to have the “interim” tag …

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GSMNP: Prescribed burns in Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Piedmont Zone fire staff plan to conduct a series of controlled burns in Cades Cove on Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11. Weather depending, these prescribed fire treatments will take place in four field units totaling 502 acres between Sparks Lane …

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ORFD accepting applications

The City of Oak Ridge is currently accepting applications for Firefighter Trainees and Firefighters. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have completed high school or possess their GED certification. Orientation sessions will be held at Pollard Auditorium, 210 Badger Ave. Oak Ridge, TN 37830 on April 1 …

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OR girls win 1st Region crown since 2010

Wednesday, the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats—with a roster dominated by freshmen and sophomores—upset Bearden at Bearden to claim their first Region 2AAA championship since 2010. Paced by freshman Jada Guinn’s 17 points and seven rebounds, the now 27-4 Lady ‘Cats beat Bearden—which had spent much of the regular season ranked …

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Harriman residents to weigh in on sales tax hike

Tuesday night, the Harriman City Council voted on second and final reading to place a question on the August ballot in Roane County asking Harriman residents if they would favor an increase in the Local Option Sales Tax. The proposed increase would be by one-quarter of a cent and revenue …

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TDOT opens part of I-75N to local traffic

Several Tennessee lawmakers and state transportation officials were scheduled to visit the Interstate 75 rock slide site in Campbell County to get a closer look at the impact of the slope failure that began on Friday (February 26th) and resulted in the closure of the interstate in both directions. Northbound …

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Lunch & Learn focuses on streamlining unemployment process in TN

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Employment Security Administrator Linda Davis is hosting a lunch and learn to inform employers of a new system initiative – streamlining the unemployment processes. The luncheon will be held at The Hollingsworth Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership/Junior Achievement BizTown located at 2135 North …

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