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Ex-SRO indicted on solicitation charges

A former Anderson County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officer was indicted last week on charges related to allegations of “inappropriate conduct” with two of the students he was sworn to protect. 36-year-old James Lawson was indicted on one count of solicitation of a minor and two counts of solicitation of …

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UCOR donates $50,000 in support of two Roane State programs

(By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer-submitted) UCOR has boosted its partnership with Roane State with a record $50,000 donation evenly divided between two of the community college’s programs – Environmental Health Technology and the Chemical Engineering Technology Apprenticeship. UCOR, an Amentum-led partnership with Jacobs, is a U.S. Department of …

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TWRA: Man seriously injured in Campbell ATV crash

A Knoxville man was seriously injured in an early-morning ATV accident on Thursday, according to TWRA. The agency says that 31-year-old Cameron Hickey of Knoxville was driving a Yamaha Kodiak 4-wheeler on Flatwoods Road, entering the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. Investigators say that his ATV struck a rock and …

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TBI: 28 law enforcement-related deaths in 2020

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released a comprehensive study detailing law enforcement-related deaths that occurred in the state in calendar year 2020. The report, released in accordance to the requirements in Tennessee Code Annotated §38-10-102, uses established definitions and methodology and provides information qualifying incidents submitted by the state’s law …

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Girl struck by vehicle in Claxton

A seven-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle on Edgemoor Road in front of the Breadbox gas station and convenience store in Anderson County’s Claxton community on Wednesday evening and the Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating. According to the THP, the girl and two other pedestrians were standing in the …

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