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Oak Ridge cleanup continues

The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and its cleanup contractor UCOR say they are poised to significantly alter the landscape at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the coming months. Crews are nearing the final stages of deactivation inside two former research reactor facilities, namely the Bulk Shielding Reactor, …

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GSMNP: Multiple closures in Greenbrier area of park

(GSMNP press release) Great Smoky Mountains National Park temporarily closed roads, trails, and facilities in the Greenbrier area of the park to all motorists and pedestrians due to flood damage. On Tuesday, July 12, the Porters Gap area received an estimated 8.72 inches of rain within several hours around 9:00 …

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Education Foundation invites community to help “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies

The local Teacher Supply Depot, which supports teachers and educators in the Clinton city and Anderson County school systems, invites you to help them “Stuff the Bus” with donated school supplies over the tax-free weekend at the end of this month. During the tax-free weekend July 29th through the 31st, …

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Zacharia to retire at end of the year after leading ORNL since 2017

(ORNL announcement) Dr. Thomas Zacharia announced his intent to retire as director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the end of 2022, the culmination of a 35-year career at the nation’s largest science and energy laboratory.Zacharia has served as laboratory director since July 2017, overseeing the lab’s extensive $2.5 billion …

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With early voting looming, here is a ballot refresher for Anderson County

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been edited to show that early voting in Clinton will be held at the Community Center and not at the Fair Association Building. We apologize for any confusion. As we have been reminding you, early voting for the August 4th State and Federal Primary & …

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‘Operation Southern Slow Down’ coming July 18-24

(Press release) Drivers who feel the need for speed better hit the brakes or be ready to see blue lights in their rear-view mirror during Operation Southern Slow Down. From July 18 – 24, this speed enforcement and education campaign, formerly called Operation Southern Shield, returns in five southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, …

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OR tax bills in the mail

City of Oak Ridge residents can expect their property tax statements to arrive in their mailboxes this month. In accordance with State Law, property tax notices are mailed to the property owner at the address on file with the State of Tennessee as of Jan. 1, 2022. Because of this, …

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Reminder: Early voting begins July 15th (Friday)

Tennessee’s early voting period for the Aug. 4 State and Federal Primary & State and County General Election begins this Friday, July 15, and runs Monday to Saturday until Saturday, July 30.  “More Tennessee voters take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of our state’s generous early voting period every …

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MCSO, TBI investigating after woman’s body found

Ninth District Attorney General Russell Johnson says that a female body was discovered Thursday at a residence on Shady Grove Road in the Lancing community of Morgan County. Johnson said the manner of death is not known, but that the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the TBI are investigating. The …

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