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AC BOE OKs director search committee

Anderson County School Board Chairman Dr. John Burrell announced at last week’s School Board meeting that he has appointed a search committee to find the next Director of Schools. The board voted unanimously to approve the makeup of the committee, which will be chaired by Gail Martin, who is also …

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Violette to retire in June

Last Wednesday, Dr. Vicki Violette informed the Clinton Board of Education, Clinton Mayor Scott Burton, City Manager Roger Houck, and members of Clinton City Council, that she will retire in June. Violette’s educational career has spanned 36 years, the last 10 of which she has spent at the helm of …

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Beer Board fines four

Last week the Anderson County Beer Board handed down fines to businesses cited in a recent beer sting for selling beer to an underaged individual. The Marathon Food Mart on Lake City Highway in Rocky Top was fined $1000 for its first offense. Smokes and Things on Clinton Highway was …

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Charges in July 4th wreck sent to grand jury

Charges against the Oak Ridge man accused of killing one person and injuring 11 others in a post-July 4th-fireworks crash in Oak Ridge have been sent to the grand jury for consideration. The charges against Lee Cromwell of Oak Ridge include homicide and aggravated assault. Cromwell had a five-hour preliminary …

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Man shot after alleged break-in attempt

A Harriman man was shot in the ear by a resident with a handgun during a burglary on Jefferson Avenue in Oak Ridge early Friday morning. Police responded to the home at shortly before 12:30 am Friday after receiving a report of shots fired. They were told that a man …

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ORT: Crash-filled weekend in OR

(Oak Ridge Today) No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash that caused one vehicle to roll onto its top at the intersection of Athens and Atlanta roads on Friday evening. The two vehicles, a white Kia Sportage and a white Chevrolet Equinox, were reportedly traveling in opposite directions on …

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Crash leads to injuries, charges

An Oliver Springs man is facing several charges, including driving under the influence, after a head-on collision injured three people in two vehicles on Highway 61 west of Oliver Springs late Friday afternoon. 33-year-old Ryan Price of Oliver Springs, has been charged with DUI, vehicular assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession …

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Update: GSMNP postpones temporary road closure

The planned work has been postponed due to the forecast of inclement weather. The work is tentatively planned for Monday, January 25 following the same closure plan as outlined below: Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the temporary, daytime closure of the Legion Field Bridge near the Gatlinburg Welcome …

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Bill calling for online voter registration introduced

(Submitted) Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) have filed legislation providing for the establishment of an online voter registration system for Tennesseans.  Voters with an unexpired driver’s license or personal identification card issued by the Department of Safety will …

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