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RSCC offers Wilderness First responder course

Roane State Community College’s Continuing Healthcare and Safety Education Department is accepting sign-ups for its Wilderness First Responder course, which will be in January. Held at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, the class is designed for those who operate extensively in the outdoors, such as outdoors enthusiasts, wilderness …

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CPD Chief lends expertise to federal panel

(CPD Release) Clinton Police Chief Rick Scarbrough recently completed an appointment to an expert panel to establish policy on the acquisition and use of controlled equipment by law enforcement obtained with federal resources (i.e. former military equipment). The panel is made up of 15 members from across the country, 10 …

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ORT: AC mulls OR court options

(ORT) Several alternative locations have been proposed but it appears for now that the Anderson County General Sessions Court Division II in Oak Ridge will likely remain at a privately owned building on Bus Terminal Road. General Sessions, Division II has been in a privately-owned building on Bus Terminal Road …

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Roane escapee arrested

A trusty at the Roane County Jail who walked away from a work detail at the Roane County Courthouse on Nov. 12 was located and taken into custody Friday morning at his aunt’s house in the Grande Vista Bay area on New Hope Road. Adam Phillips is serving a 13-year …

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Busch caps comeback with SCS title

The 2015 Sprint Cup season began with Kyle Busch in a Florida hospital and it ends with the Joe Gibbs Racing driver being crowned NASCAR’s sixty-seventh champion Sunday night after he drove to victory in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch mastered the final restart and then …

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OR woman pleads in TennCare fraud case

A woman charged earlier this year with eight counts of TennCare fraud and eight counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud pleaded guilty to nine of those charges Wednesday in an Anderson County courtroom and received a two-year, suspended sentence. 47-year-old Cathy E. Moore of Oak Ridge had been …

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AP: OR-bound truck overturns in Maryland

According to the Associated Press, a truck that overturned and temporarily shut down a section of Interstate 81 in Maryland was hauling “radioactive cleaning suits” from the Three Mile Island power plant in Pennsylvania and was bound for EnergySolutions’ waste-processing facility in Oak Ridge. Maryland State Police say that I-81 …

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State: Unemployment rate dropped in TN in October

(TDLWD)Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for October was 5.6 percent, one-tenth of one percentage point lower than the September revised rate of 5.7 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for October was 5.0 percent, one-tenth of one percentage point lower than …

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State excited about MPNHP

(ORNL) The historical tour venues available in Tennessee are receiving a boost with the recent creation of the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, according to Kevin Triplett, Tennessee’s commissioner of tourism development. “This is another opportunity to tell the story of something really remarkable that occurred …

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OS woman pleads to beating sister-in-law

An Oliver Springs woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Anderson County Criminal Court to charges that she had pistol-whipped a relative so severely in July that the victim began to have seizures. 45-year-old Barbara Ann Seiber pleaded guilty to reckless aggravated assault in connection to the July 4th incident and was …

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