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TBI releases crime stats

(TBI press release) Monday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2018 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report, which details the volume and nature of criminal across the state.  The report utilizes data submitted to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the findings in this year’s report: ·         Overall, the number …

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Conservation Awards announced by Tennessee Wildlife Federation

(TWF press release) Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, recently hosted its 54th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards. A business with Anderson County ties was recognized during the awards ceremony held recently in Nashville. In all, 17 …

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BBB: Former Rockwood police officer killed in Sunday crash

A former Rockwood police officer and longtime Rockwood resident Donald  (Don) Gullett was killed in a two-car accident Sunday afternoon in Rockwood. Our partners at BBB-TV report that the 81-year-old Gullett had been driving a pickup truck when his vehicle and one driven by 27-year-old Christy Wright of Kingston collided …

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Norwood MS wins ‘Dream It. Do It.’ competition

(CNS press release) A video using a time-traveling theme to describe SL Tennessee, LLC took home top honors in the fourth annual Dream it. Do it. Norwood Middle School received $1,000 in science, technology, engineering and math education funds for the students’ efforts. The competition is sponsored by Consolidated Nuclear …

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ORPD IDs fatal car crash victim

Friday afternoon, Oak Ridge Police identified the woman who was killed in a two-car, head-on collision on Edgemoor Road last Monday, May 6th as 61-year-old Michelle Garcia of Clinton. The cause of last week’s accident remains under investigation by Oak Ridge Police. The crash occurred at around 6:30 am last …

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Early-morning fire destroys Claxton house

A fire early Monday morning destroyed a home in Claxton, according to a report from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department. The fire was reported at around 4:45 am at 178 Blacksferry Road and when Deputy Matthew Landis arrived, he noted in his report that the entire structure was engulfed by …

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ACSD investigates Briceville business break-in

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in that occurred early Sunday morning at a store in Briceville. Ginger King, the owner of Ginger’s Deli on Briceville Highway, called deputies to the business at around 1 pm Sunday after she had arrived and found the drive-thru window had been …

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THP: Man charged after Thursday pursuit

A 19-year-old Oliver Springs man is facing a host of charges after a vehicle pursuit on and around Seivers Boulevard in Clinton on Thursday evening. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that Trooper Conner Bell was traveling on Seivers when he spotted a white Volkswagen car with a partially-obscured license plate. …

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