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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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CPD nabs 3 on drug, weapons charges

Clinton Police arrested three people earlier this month on drug and weapons charges following a routine traffic stop for a busted headlight. The incident occurred January 14th when Officer Adam Warren spotted a vehicle on Seivers Boulevard traveling with only one working headlight and pulled the car over in the …

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CVMR introduces scaled-back project plan

Officials with CVMR, the Canadian metals company that last year announced a major investment in Oak Ridge, announced Thursday that a large part of that previously announced project will move forward. CVMR and Central America Nickel, Inc.–or CAN—have closed on a deal that calls for about 3 million tons of …

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State releases unemployment numbers for December 2015

County unemployment rates for December 2015, released Thursday, show the rates decreased in 43 counties, increased in 35, and remained the same in 17 counties. Specific county information for December is available on the Internet: http://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/labor/attachments/Labor_Force_Estimates_Dec15.pdf. For the month of December, Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate …

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Well, that was unexpected…

At around 8:15 this morning, what was described as “mini-blizzard” by some hit the South Clinton area, affecting only about a two-mile stretch of roadway. The squall left a little less than an inch of snow on the ground but ended as quickly as it began.

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OR hires new Public Works Director

Shira McWaters, a civil engineer who is now an associate at a company in Arizona, has been hired as Public Works director in Oak Ridge. McWaters will replace former Public Works Director Gary Cinder, who retired in September 2015. The appointment was announced by Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson. …

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Rockwood woman killed in Friday fire

A Rockwood woman died in a Friday apartment fire in Jacksboro. 63-year-old Mary Louise Moore was pronounced dead at the Lafollette Medical Center after she was found unresponsive inside one of the apartments on Cherokee Trail near the Indian River Marina. The fire was reported shortly after 8:15 am and …

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Wet roads blamed for wreck that kills 1, injures 2

Investigators believe wet road conditions caused a fatal crash Tuesday morning on Norris Freeway in North Knox County.  The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says that 70-year-old Nellie Gunter of Knoxville was headed north when she lost control of her car on the wet roadway and collided with car headed south …

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