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Man shot by Campbell deputies indicted

A 41-year-old Lafollette man was indicted last week on several charges in connection to a pair of armed confrontations with Campbell County sheriff’s deputies late last month. Donnie Ledford was indicted on three counts each of aggravated assault and one count each of attempted second-degree murder, employing a firearm in …

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Plea entered in 2011 shooting death

The gunman in a marijuana robbery gone wrong in 2011 pleaded guilty this week to reduced charges of second-degree murder and facilitating an especially aggravated robbery. 25-year-old Brandon Brooms had been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 22-year-old Tony Phillips. In exchange for his plea, Brooms was …

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ORT: Community input sought on new home for Friendship Bell

(Oak Ridge Today)  The community is invited to participate in planning for a new Peace Pavilion to house the International Friendship Bell from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, August 13, at the Oak Ridge High School Amphitheater. The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Advisory Board and the Youth Advisory Board are hosting …

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Clinton storage unit burgled

Clinton Police are investigating the theft of around $10,000 worth of items from a storage facility on North Seivers Boulevard. Donnie Hamby told police that he had stopped by the storage facility last Thursday (July 30th) and everything was still in his unit, which he locked upon his departure. Hamby …

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Clinton woman arrested early Tuesday

Clinton Police arrested a woman on several charges early Tuesday morning. Police received a call shortly after 2 am Tuesday about a possibly intoxicated driver on South Seivers Boulevard. The car had pulled into the parking lot of the Git N Go, where Officer John Gallups made contact with 39-year-old …

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Someone tried, failed to steal a truck this weekend

Someone tried, but failed, to steal a 2003 Ford F250 pickup truck from a dealership on South Seivers Boulevard over the weekend. Clinton Police were called to S&J Auto on Tuesday morning and told by an employee that the lot had been secured when he had left on Saturday afternoon. …

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Days after theft, window shot out at Sunny Marine

It has been a bad week for Sunny Marine in South Clinton. As we reported Tuesday, someone stole a boat, trailer and motor valued altogether at just under $126,000 over the weekend, and Monday night, someone shot a hole in a glass front window at the business on Clinch Avenue. …

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Chancellor rules against Yeager over emails

Monday, a Knox County Chancellor rejected Anderson County Law Director Jay Yeager’s contention that he should have the ultimate authority over an email account he set up on a private server to conduct county business. Chancellor Mike Moyers, who was appointed to hear the case after all of Anderson County’s …

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OR Council passes budget

Monday, the Oak Ridge City Council voted not to increase the city’s property tax rate above the so-called tax-neutral rate set by the state following this year’s reappraisals. That means that the tax rate in Oak Ridge will go from $2.39 per $100 of assessed value to $2.52. The tax-neutral …

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CPD: Thieves steal truck, use it to steal boat & trailer

The Clinton Police Department says that someone stole a pickup truck from one South Clinton business late Saturday night and then used it to steal a boat and a trailer from another South Clinton business. Sunday morning, police were called to Lowe’s Tows on Clinch Avenue by business owner Billy …

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