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OR Council OKs mall changes

In a special called meeting Tuesday, the Oak Ridge City Council voted to approve changes to the plans to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mall property. The changes were necessary after RealtyLink from South Carolina replaced Crosland Southeast of North Carolina as the master developer of the 60-acre project aimed …

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OR tax bills delivered, deadline October 30th

The City of Oak Ridge wishes to remind its citizens that the due date for paying real property taxes without penalty is fast approaching. All property tax bills have been mailed and should have been delivered to property owners for this year. Taxes go to support the operation of many …

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Borchers speaks to national STEM group

(Submitted) On October 13, Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Dr. Bruce Borchers served as a distinguished guest speaker at the second annual Discovery Education STEM Leadership Symposium, which focused on advancing student achievement in STEM. Held at 3M’s World Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota during the finals of the Discovery Education 3M …

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Fire damages house being remodeled

No one was injured but a house being remodeled in Briceville suffered heavy damage when it caught fire Sunday night. Six members of the same family all made it out of the home on Briceville Highway safely after the fire broke out shortly after 10 pm Sunday. James Clayton said …

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Ouster lawsuit against Law Director over

The Tennessee Supreme Court said last week that it will not hear an appeal of an appellate court decision that upheld a lower court ruling in the ouster lawsuit filed against Anderson County Law Director Jay Yeager. A special judge in Chancery Court ruled that Yeager cannot be removed from …

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Man injured, cited after Friday crash

An Oak Ridge man was injured Friday morning when police say he ran a red light and t-boned an Oak Ridge city truck. 22-year-old Nathan Benvenuto was taken by ambulance to UT Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred shortly before 11:30 am Friday. Police …

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ORFD, AC EMS crews help with baby arrival

Oak Ridge firefighters and an Anderson County ambulance crew were dispatched to a report of baby delivery at Enterprise Rent-A-Car on the Turnpike Sunday night. The call came in shortly before 8 pm and in the very few minutes it took emergency responders to arrive on the scene, the baby …

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GSMNP announces cades Cove prescribed burns

Great Smoky Mountains National Park fire management officials are planning a series of controlled burns within the Cades Cove area of the park.  Weather permitting, burn operations could begin as early as Monday, October 26, and may continue intermittently through mid-November.  Fire managers have identified multiple fields totaling approximately 300 …

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Demolition work at Main Street OR looms

(Oak Ridge Today) Demolition work at the former Oak Ridge Mall could start at the end of November at the former Sears store, and eight new stores could open at the redeveloped 60-acre site by Christmas 2016, officials said Monday. RealtyLink, which is based in Greenville, South Carolina, hopes to …

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AC receives CDBG

Anderson County has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant for water line extensions in the Rocky Top and Briceville areas as well as the Brushy Valley area in the northern end of the county. The $525,000 grant requires a local match but the county’s rate for that match as …

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