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Speaker warns students of dangers of drinking, driving

(ASAP of Anderson County) When Blake McMeans speaks, his message is clear, “Don’t drink and drive or ride with those who do.” Blake has now added to his speech “don’t text and drive”. But his message has a far greater impact when the 40-year-old walks to the podium. McMeans tells …

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Five Tennessee DAs sue big pharma

The district attorneys general of Tennessee’s Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts have jointly filed a lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma L.P. and its related companies, along with Mallinckrodt LLC, Endo Health Solutions Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, …

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Electronic Express to hold grand “opening” celebration

According to the most recent Oak Ridge city newsletter, progress on Main Street Oak Ridge continues every day. Eight stores opened over the summer: Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J.Maxx, Maurices, Rue 21, Rack Room Shoes, Ulta, PetSmart, and Electronic Express. While their doors have been open for shoppers, Electronic Express will have …

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Campbell tax bills in mail

We told you last week that Anderson County property tax bills were mailed to residents and that you are now able to pay them at the Trustee’s Office, either in person at the Courthouse, by mail or online. Campbell County property owners are also receiving their tax notices this week …

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Man runs from deputies, apprehended

A Clinton man being sought by authorities on five outstanding warrants picked up an additional charge Friday afternoon. Anderson County deputies were searching for 39-year-old Erman Leroy Harness Jr. at a home on Buchanon Lane in Clinton at around 1 pm Friday when a car pulled into the driveway in …

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ORPD issues scam warning

The Oak Ridge Police Department has issued a warning to citizens across the area to be on the lookout for “spoofed” phone calls that appear to be coming from the police department, but are actually from scam artists. Similar to a scam the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department issued an advisory …

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