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Probiotics topic at CPTC

Probiotics is the latest in a long string of nutritional buzz-words.  Should you be worried?  They sound like a newly invented supplement, but they have been a part of our food supply for eons.  The friendly bacteria that live in your gut help to keep pathogenic bacteria at bay, help …

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Hickman announced as OR Clerk

Beth Hickman, a former field representative for Congressman Lincoln Davis, has been appointed Oak Ridge city clerk. Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson announced the appointment on Monday. Hickman will replace Diana Stanley, who resigned in November 2015. Hickman will administer the activities of the City Clerk’s Office, which includes …

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Campbell man indicted for false bear report

A Campbell County man has been indicted after reporting in September that he had been attacked by a bear. 27-year-old Michael Savage of LaFollette was indicted by a Campbell County grand jury last week on a charge of filing a false report for the Sept. 4 incident. Savage told police …

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Motorcyclist dies in crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle accident Sunday evening in Oak Ridge. Our partners at Oak Ridge Today report that the accident involving a Kawasaki motorcycle and a Cadillac sedan occurred at around 6 pm Sunday on North Illinois Avenue at the west entrance to the Kroger shopping center. …

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ORT: Ribbon cutting at AC Animal Holding Facility draws crowd

(Oak Ridge Today)  Anderson County gives the county a place to hold stray dogs and dogs held for other reasons, such as animals rescued or taken away from crashes, drug busts, and drunken driving arrests, officials said Friday. The new 12-kennel Anderson County Animal Holding Facility is on Blockhouse Valley …

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Drivers’ license reinstatement services on Saturday

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is pleased to announce that Driver Services will be offering select Saturday’s to citizens of Tennessee to reinstate their license in addition to their normal opportunities Monday-Friday.  The select dates being offered on Saturday’s are:  February 6 & 20, March 5 & …

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TDSHS restructuring complete

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is reorganizing its Homeland Security office to better deal with the evolving threat, particularly that of homegrown violent extremists.  Restructuring began on November 1, 2015, and will be complete on February 1, 2016. The office of Homeland Security will now be comprised …

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THP seizes drugs, cash in I-75 stop

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that a traffic stop ended with the seizure of drugs and cash on I-75 in Anderson County on Monday January 25th. According to a THP release, Trooper Isaiah Lloyd made traffic stop on a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup on I-75 South in Anderson County, at …

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