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THSO offers chance to vote for Best Looking police vehicle

As part of the 19th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office will offer “Tennessee’s Best-Looking Cruiser Award” to recognize the law enforcement agency with the “coolest” cruiser photo. All law enforcement agencies in Tennessee are eligible to participate.  Anderson County Sheriff’s Office entry The deadline to vote is …

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Reminder: ORPL hosting grand re-opening of East Wing

The Oak Ridge Public Library (ORPL) is inviting the community to this afternoon’s grand reopening of it’s East Wing, which includes the brand-new Children’s Room and ADA bathrooms. These projects were made possible through a combination of funding from the City of Oak Ridge, a Support Grant to Local Governments, …

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Registration open for inaugural 3-on-3 OR basketball league

Team registration for the Oak Ridge Recreation & Parks Department’s 2023 Summer 3-on-3 outdoor basketball season is now open. An 18+ Men’s League will be offered on Thursday evenings with a possibility of Wednesday make up games. The season will consist of eighteen, 20-minute contests and a tournament at the …

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Do Not Text Registry now open, available

A new law to protect Tennessee residential consumers from unwanted text messages will go into effect on July 1 of this year. Consumers who have registered their phone number on the Tennessee Do Not Call list will automatically be covered under the Do Not Text program. No additional action is …

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Oak Ridge seeks Board members

(Submitted) Individuals interested in serving on a City of Oak Ridge Board are encouraged to apply before the end of June. Youth in the City are encouraged to apply to serve on the Youth Advisory Board. There are also opportunities for students to apply to be the high school representative …

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Almost $300 million in ARP funds allocated for water projects in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced 131 grants totaling $299,228,167 from the state’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) fund, part of which TDEC is administering in the form of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure grants. Since August, TDEC has awarded and announced $933,632,711 in grant funds through …

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Unemployment rate steady at 3.3% in May

(TDLWD) Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate held steady at 3.3% in May, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). That number is unchanged from the state’s unemployment rate in April.While the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate did not change in the month-to-month comparison, it was …

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RR Xing on Sulphur Springs to be closed Monday, Tuesday

Anderson County Road Superintendent Gary Long wants residents to be aware of some upcoming work on a railroad crossing that may have some searching for an alternate route. Long says that Norfolk Southern Railroad will be closing the rail crossing on Sulphur Springs Road on Monday and Tuesday, June 19th …

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State’s K-12 education portal updated with new information

(Comptroller’s Office) The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released updated interactive online maps and dashboards for K-12 education. The dashboards and maps display data on public schools, public school districts, private schools, church-related schools, and home schools for the 2021-2022 school year. The data for public and non-public schools can be …

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Oak Ridge Schools announce panel discussion, documentary screening leading up to “Oppenheimer” movie premiere

(Oak Ridge Schools, submitted) Oak Ridge Schools will host a free, community-centered red-carpet event featuring a 90-minute panel discussion and a screening of the documentary film, Oppenheimer After Trinity. The panel—made up of local scientists, historians, filmmakers and Oak Ridge students—will re-examine the conversations held over 80 years ago surrounding the …

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