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Rocky Top man arrested in connection to several fires

A 28-year-old man was arrested early Friday on charges stemming from a series of fires in Rocky Top. Rocky Top Police say that 28-year-old Nathaniel A. Seiber was arrested on a total of 16 counts of setting fire to personal property, as well as four counts of theft under $1000 …

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Jobs4TN website back up and running

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has completed the testing phase of Jobs4TN.gov and determined the system is operational and ready to resume service.The state’s vendor, Geographic Solutions, Inc. (GSI), completed the restoration of the state’s unemployment and workforce development computer system on Sunday, July 3rd. GSI …

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Drayton Hawkins tapped to take over Oak Ridge High School

The Oak Ridge School system announced Wednesday that Drayton Hawkins has been hired as the next principal at Oak Ridge High School. Hawkins was selected by a committee made up of teachers and administrators to be the new principal at the high school. Hawkins is a 24-year veteran of education, …

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Norwood Middle School wins ‘Dream It. Do It.’ competition

(CNS press release) With a nod to Willy Wonka, Norwood Middle School’s video featuring a golden piston earned first place in the annual Dream it. Do it. competition sponsored by the Anderson County Chamber and Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS). The competition pairs students from Anderson County middle schools with local …

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Experience the Park through Smokies Service Days

(GSMNP press release) Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting park-led ‘work-togethers’ on weekends throughout the year as part of Smokies Service Days. Individuals and groups are invited to sign up for these volunteer opportunities to help care for park resources, trails, and facilities. Service activities include invasive plant removal, …

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Tyminski to headline Saturday in Kingston as part of ORNL FCU’s free Summer Concert Series

(Submitted) ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) is bringing its Summer Sessions concert series to The Amphitheater at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston on Saturday, July 2. Headlining the special concert event will be the Dan Tyminski Band and the opening band will be Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters. Throughout his …

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New laws on the books beginning July 1st in TN

July 1st means that a host of new laws will take effect in Tennessee. Here is a look at some of them. Local school systems now have to post curriculum and curriculum changes at the beginning of each semester. School districts will have to practice for remote learning situations, and …

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Honor Vote Program back for August elections in TN

The Honor Vote Program from the Secretary of State’s office allows Tennesseans to dedicate their vote in an upcoming election to a veteran or active-duty member of the U.S. military. Secretary of State Tre Hargett says, “the Honor Vote program is a small way that we can recognize and thank …

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Anderson County to celebrate Independence Day all weekend long

All week, we have been telling you about the various local celebrations taking place over the Independence Day holiday weekend, and today, the Anderson County government provided its own list of 4th of July events, many of which we have told you about, but some we have not. Falling into …

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Veterans Appreciation Breakfast set for July 9

(Submitted) Military veterans from Anderson County are once again invited to come together for a community Veterans Breakfast to honor veterans. The breakfast, hosted by Anderson County citizens, is locally sponsored this month by JD’s Realty and Auction.  Owners Jason and Natalie Deel are both veterans of the U.S. Army.  Jason served …

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