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Manhunt leads to arrest

A 19-year-old man who was being questioned by Oak Ridge Police Tuesday morning about a car reported stolen in Nashville fled from officers and was captured after an exhaustive manhunt that involved over 20 Oak Ridge police officers and almost a dozen Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies—including K9s—and a Knox County …

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CNS receives poor grades, hefty fee

Consolidated Nuclear Security—or CNS—the managing contractor at Y-12 in Oak Ridge, has received its first report card from the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the company has work to do in order to improve future evaluations. CNS received a performance score of 57 out of a possible 100 in the …

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FBI: 2 charged in OR, Knox kidnapping/extortion/robberies

The FBI announced Wednesday morning the arrests of two men in connection to three East Tennessee bank robberies that started with families taken hostage. 43-year-old Brian Witham of Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania and 45-year-old Michael Benanti of Waterville, Maine,  were arrested in North Carolina after a vehicle pursuit in November. The …

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Vann pleads guilty to Daugherty’s murder

A former Campbell County middle school teacher charged in the death of a LaFollette mother pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and other charges. 45-year-old Lonnie Lee Vann pleaded guilty in a Campbell County courtroom to second-degree murder, kidnapping and tampering with evidence. Vann was charged earlier this year with the murder …

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ORT: Apartment evacuated after carbon monoxide leak

(Oak Ridge Today) A three-story apartment building was evacuated and a 56-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after firefighters found a carbon monoxide leak in a boiler in the basement of the building on Tuesday night. The cause of the leak in the boiler on Vanderbilt Drive wasn’t immediately …

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Thackerson commits to C-N

Clinton High School quarterback Tyler Thackerson has announced that he has committed to play college football at Carson-Newman. Thackerson made the decision last week, but made it public on Tuesday. A three-year starter at Clinton, Thackerson holds virtually every Dragon passing record and in his career threw for over 9500 …

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Roane man sentenced on meth conviction

35-year-old Timothy Chesser of Harriman was sentenced to 20 years in prison this week after his plea earlier this year to charges of conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of precursors used to make methamphetamine. After he gets out of prison, he will spend 10 …

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AC Animal Welfare task Force to meet Jan. 11

The Anderson County Animal Welfare Task Force will meet at 3 pm Monday, January 11, in Room 312 at the Courthouse in Clinton.  The meeting will consist – among other agenda items – of finalizing plans for the ribbon-cutting event that’s planned for January 29 at the temporary animal holding …

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Foster calling it a career after 43 years

After 43 years with the Anderson County school system, Schools Director Larry Foster says he will call it a career on June 30th, 2016. Foster announced his retirement near the end of Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County School Board, and told board members he was making the announcement now …

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Lynch hired as bailiff

Former Anderson County Mayor Rex Lynch has been hired as a bailiff in Judge Don Layton’s General Sessions Division I courtroom. Lynch served three terms as Anderson County Mayor but resigned shortly after his fourth term began in 2010 after he was indicted on charges of sales tax fraud for …

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