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ORT: ORPD negotiators talk man out of suicide (Oak Ridge Today) A man who had threatened to commit suicide with a gun at a home on Robertsville Road gave up his gun after several hours of negotiations on Thursday night. The Oak Ridge Police Department received the call at about …

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News Archive – Before 8/2/15

Website up and running for CHS donations The Anderson County School Board has given officials at Clinton High School the go-ahead to start exploring the possibility of constructing a new multi-sport facility at no cost to taxpayers. As we have previously reported, the complex would measure some 12,000 square feet …

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OR woman charged with running over grandmother

An Oak Ridge woman was arrested last week after allegedly running over her grandmother’s leg with a car following an argument about her car keys. Oak Ridge Police say that Mattie Kelly had hidden her granddaughter’s keys on Thursday because she was concerned that the younger woman was under the …

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ORNL kicks off United Way campaign

(ORNL) The Department of Energy�s Oak Ridge National Laboratory kicked off its 2015 United Way campaign with an agency fair displaying services United Way organizations provide to East Tennesseans. Jeff Smith, ORNL�s deputy director for operations, said ORNL is one of the largest contributors to United Way in the area. …

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NPS, DOE seeking public comment on Historical Park

(NPS/DOE) The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Energy are inviting the public to review and comment on the Draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the National Park Service and the Department of Energy (DOE) that will guide the operation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.  The …

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Missing person found dead in MMC parking lot

A person who had been reported missing over the weekend in Anderson County was found dead inside a car in the parking lot of Methodist Medical Center on Sunday afternoon. The person, whose identity has not been made public, was reported missing to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators with …

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TBI, CCSO ID man shot by deputy

The TBI and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office have identified the man who was shot by a deputy late Sunday afternoon as 41-year-old Donnie Ledford. Deputies had responded to a disturbance call at Ledford’s parents’ house in the White Oak community late Saturday night and when they arrived, Ledford allegedly …

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Website up and running for CHS donations

The Anderson County School Board has given officials at Clinton High School the go-ahead to start exploring the possibility of constructing a new multi-sport facility at no cost to taxpayers. As we have previously reported, the complex would measure some 12,000 square feet and be used as a practice facility …

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OR Council O.K.s tax rate, increases trash fee

The Oak Ridge City Council on Monday approved the budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1st on first reading. The new state-certified (or tax-neutral) property tax rate in Oak Ridge is $2.52 per $100 of assessed value, up from the current rate of $2.39. Council members voted not …

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