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ORPD investigating fatal hit-and-run

Officers from the Oak Ridge Police Department are investigating a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on the 300-block of Oak Ridge Turnpike between Brussels Road and Bogola Road. The call came in around 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to authorities, who warned motorists of lane closures while the investigation continues. In …

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Governor unveils “Tennessee Pledge” guidelines for reopening state economy safely

On Friday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued the first steps from the “Tennessee Pledge,” the state’s rollout of guidance and best practices for Tennessee businesses in 89 of the state’s 95 counties to keep employees and customers safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first industries to receive guidance through …

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TDEC to close all 56 State Parks, effective April 4, to comply with Stay at Home order

NASHVILLE –The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced it will close all 56 Tennessee state parks and state-owned state natural areas to the public effective April 4 through April 14, in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order 23. This is a complete closure of facilities and access to …

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City of Oak Ridge adopts Gov. Bill Lee’s latest Executive Order requiring Tennesseans to stay home unless carrying out essential activities

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (April 2, 2020) – The City of Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch issued an executive order at 5 p.m. Thursday to adopt the revised Executive Order 23 issued by Governor Bill Lee that requires Tennesseans to stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities. Mayor Gooch urged Oak Ridgers to …

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Governor orders Tennesseeans to stay home unless performing “essential” activities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will sign Executive Order 23 requiring that Tennesseans stay home unless they are carrying out essential activities as data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state. “Over the last few weeks, we have seen decreases in movement around the state as Tennesseans …

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