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KNS: More rancor, discord in Courthouse

According to the News-Sentinel, all is not peaceful in the Anderson County Courthouse during this Christmas season. During Thursday’s meeting of the County Commission, Commissioner Steve Mead of Oak Ridge presented County Mayor Terry Frank with a list of questions he wants answered, and the mayor rejected that request. This …

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State, national unemployment rates unchanged in Nov.

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for November was 5.6 percent, unchanged from the October revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for November was 5.0 percent, also unchanged from the prior month. Economic Summary · Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment …

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Follow-Up: Clinton connection to Vann/Daugherty case

Following up on a story we first brought you Wednesday, we now have more information on 45-year-old Lonnie Vann’s guilty pleas to kidnapping and murder in the death of Rhonda Daugherty, who was last seen December 2nd, 2014. Vann pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Campbell County courtroom to second-degree murder, …

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ACSD seeks help in ID-ing burglary suspect

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in this photo who was involved in a residential burglary on Tuesday, December 15, on Old Tacora Hills Road near Clinton. Anyone having information on this person is asked to contact Investigator Jeff Gilliam at 865-457-6255, …

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No audit findings in county budget office

The Anderson County Budget Office has announced that the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 has been finalized and released by the State of Tennessee’s Division of Local Government Audit, Comptroller of the Treasury. This year’s audit resulted in zero audit findings under the Office …

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Manhunt leads to arrest

A 19-year-old man who was being questioned by Oak Ridge Police Tuesday morning about a car reported stolen in Nashville fled from officers and was captured after an exhaustive manhunt that involved over 20 Oak Ridge police officers and almost a dozen Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies—including K9s—and a Knox County …

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CNS receives poor grades, hefty fee

Consolidated Nuclear Security—or CNS—the managing contractor at Y-12 in Oak Ridge, has received its first report card from the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the company has work to do in order to improve future evaluations. CNS received a performance score of 57 out of a possible 100 in the …

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FBI: 2 charged in OR, Knox kidnapping/extortion/robberies

The FBI announced Wednesday morning the arrests of two men in connection to three East Tennessee bank robberies that started with families taken hostage. 43-year-old Brian Witham of Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania and 45-year-old Michael Benanti of Waterville, Maine,  were arrested in North Carolina after a vehicle pursuit in November. The …

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