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McNally being considered as Lieutenant Governor

Senate Republican leaders in Nashville are discussing a plan that would make Oak Ridge Republican State Senator and Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Randy McNally the next lieutenant governor of Tennessee. If appointed, McNally would likely serve as lieutenant governor and speaker of the Senate for two to …

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State employers in need of applicants

Tennessee’s February unemployment rate was half a percentage point lower than the previous month. Fewer people out of work, coupled with continued job growth in the state, have created a problem for many Tennessee employers. “As the state’s unemployment rate continues to decline, employers are telling us they’re having a …

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Ballot deadlines approaching in Anderson, Campbell

With the March Presidential primary now behind us, the focus of election officials turns to August, when several local offices will be contested and state primaries are held. In Anderson, incumbent Republican State Representative John Ragan is thus far unopposed in the GOP primary as he seeks another term representing …

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ORT: More on Thursday brush fires

Following up on a story we brought you Friday, our partners at Oak Ridge Today have more information on Thursday’s brush fires in Anderson County and a couple more that happened Friday. No one was injured and no homes were damaged during a brush fire on Foley Hill north of …

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OR standoff ends peacefully

A 30-year-old Oak Ridge woman was taken into custody and to a hospital after barricading herself in a bedroom and mentioning suicide before throwing a pistol out a window while negotiating with police officers on Saturday morning. Oak Ridge Police were on the scene for hours before the situation at …

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Knox man killed in Claxton crash

A Knoxville man died in a single vehicle accident on Old Emory Road in Claxton on Saturday afternoon. The crash was reported shortly before 2:30 pm Saturday at the intersection with Walnut Valley Road, just north of Bull Run Fossil Plant. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 52-year-old Peter Bolen had …

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Brush fires in Anderson, Campbell

Brush fires were reported in Anderson and Campbell counties on Thursday. The Medford Volunteer Fire Department responded to a brush fire on Foley Hill Road at around 4:30 pm Thursday afternoon and, with assistance from the Clinton Fire Department, were able to extinguish it in about three hours. No structures …

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Morgan wreck injures man, dog

One person was flown by Lifestar to UT Medical center following a Thursday morning traffic accident on Highway 27 in Morgan County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 8 am Thursday on a stretch of road between Rockwood and Wartburg when a tractor trailer left the …

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Crowe appointed Mayor of Oliver Springs

Meeting in their regular session on Thursday, the Oliver Springs Board of mayor and Aldermen voted 4-2 to appoint Cecil Crowe as the interim mayor, succeeding Jerry Vann, who abruptly resigned the post last month due to health issues. Crowe will serve as Oliver Springs mayor until the next municipal …

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