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ORPD seeks info on newborn death, unveils memorial

Oak Ridge Police are continuing to investigate the discovery of a newborn baby whose body was found by the side of the Melton Lake Greenway on March 26th. According to a press release issued Friday, investigators have named the baby boy “Wyatt,” which means “warrior.” Thursday afternoon, Oak Ridge police …

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Crews fight fire on Rockwood Mountain

Several agencies responded Sunday night to a brush fire on Rockwood Mountain. Crews from the West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department, as well as from VFDs in Cumberland and Rhea counties, responded to the scene, as did crews from the State Division of Forestry. The call came in to emergency …

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Small businesses in Tennessee can now apply for SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply for loan assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Businesses can begin applying for these loans with eligible financial institutions beginning Friday, April 3, 2020.  The new $349 billion loan program – a major piece of the …

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