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Harbour Drive in Clinton has been reopened

The city of Clinton says that Harbour Drive between Melton Hill Drive and Melton Hill Circle, which has been closed for several months due to construction is back open to traffic. The road reopened Tuesday at around 5 pm.The city says that there may be temporary road closures with detours …

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ACSO: Man arrested after armed robbery

An Oak Ridge man was arrested Tuesday in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station on Lake City Highway. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery at the Rocky Top 76 gas station and, when they arrived, were told …

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Maverick QB Martinez named a Finalist for 4A Mr. Football

Anderson County High School quarterback Walker Martinez is one of three finalists for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award in the TSSAA’s Division 1, Class 4A. Martinez has led his Mavericks to a 13-0 record and the school’s first trip to the state semifinals since 1996. To advance to Friday’s …

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TBI releases studies on campus crime, domestic violence

(TBI press release) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two new studies today, detailing the volume and nature of crime on school campuses and crime identified as having a domestic violence nexus. Both studies utilize data from the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).Among the findings of ‘School Crime 2021’: …

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RAM Clinic in Coalfield on Dec. 3

(RAM press release) Remote Area Medical – or RAM® – a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need – will hold a free, one-day clinic on Dec. 3. RAM will be set up at the Coalfield High School, located …

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THSO: Seat belt usage up in Tennessee over 2021

On Monday, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced results from its annual roadside observational survey to determine the state’s average seat belt usage rate. This survey returned a statewide usage rate of 90.49 percent. The 2022 survey result is Tennessee’s third-highest annual seat belt usage rate, and represents an …

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THEC: Record # of students apply for Tennessee Promise

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) recently launched a state-level vision and initiative to create a momentum-building year with key goals to increase the college-going rate and better align education to meet the state’s growing workforce needs.  As an early indicator for the momentum year, a record-breaking number of students applied for Tennessee …

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Local Sports Update: Mavs boatrace Green Devils; Dragon hoops sweeps Powell

LOCAL SPORTS SCOREBOARD HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, QUARTERFINALS, 11/18/22 4A: Anderson County 38 Greeneville 7…The Anderson County Mavericks left no doubt on Friday night, advancing to their first state semifinal since 1996 with a dominant performance against previously undefeated and top-ranked Greeneville at Maverick Stadium. Mr. Football Finalist Walker Martinez threw …

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ORT: Man sentenced after plea in fatal O.R. hit-and-run

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, a 31-year-old man received a two-year sentence and was placed on supervised probation after pleading guilty Friday to charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian on the Oak Ridge Turnpike in 2020. Christian Ariel Ordonez-Alvarenga, entered his plea in …

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TDLWD: Unemployment ticks up slightly in October

(TDLWD) Tennessee continues to experience low unemployment, despite a slight uptick in October’s monthly rate, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The seasonally adjusted number for the month increased by just 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5%. The state has had unemployment rates at or below …

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