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Unemployment rate steady from August to September

(TDLWD press release) Unemployment in Tennessee remained unchanged between August and September, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September came in at 3.4% and is just 0.2 of a percentage point away from Tennessee’s all-time …

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Reminder: Coal Creek Miners Museum offering spooky experience

The staff at the Coal Creek Miners Museum in Rocky Top invite everyone to “A Night at the Museum: When the Normal becomes Paranormal,” on Saturday, October 29th. Join Joe Paris, paranormal expert and ghost hunter, and Museum Curator Lisa Pebley for a night of “sheer fright and terror of …

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And away we go! Early voting underway in TN

916 people headed to the polls in Anderson County on Wednesday, the first day of the early voting period for the November 8th state and federal general elections. That number included 337 people who voted in Oak Ridge, another 265 in Clinton and 147 in Andersonville. In Anderson County, there …

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State tourism officials unveil marker honoring ‘Louie Bluie’

On Tuesday, officials gathered at Freeman Park in LaFollette to unveil a Tennessee Music Pathways Historical Marker honoring Campbell County native Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong. More songs are written, recorded, and played live here than anywhere else in the world. Tennessee Music Pathways connect [visitors] to the people, places, and …

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Oak Ridge breaks ground for new, modern water treatment plant

On Wednesday, officials with the city of Oak Ridge broke ground on a new water treatment plant, which will replace the existing 1943 plant, which is currently at capacity and beyond its useful life. The total cost for the new ultrafiltration membrane drink water treatment plant is estimated at $78.3 …

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CNS Community Investment Fund surpasses $1 million in giving

(CNS press release) 22 East Tennessee nonprofits received a total of $121,600 from the Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) Community Investment Fund at a ceremony October 17. Since 2015, the fund has awarded 180 grants to more than 120 non-profit organizations and educational institutions in 20 East Tennessee counties, totaling a …

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Here is a look at the election as early voting begins

Starting today, Tennessee voters can cast their ballot early for the Nov. 8 State and Federal General Election. Early voting runs Monday to Saturday until Thursday, Nov. 3. and offers the convenience and flexibility of evening hours and multiple polling locations in some counties. Tennessee voters can find their polling …

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FAFSA Challenge aims to boost college enrollment

The 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) officially opened on Friday, October 1, 2022, for students who plan to attend college. Students who complete the FAFSA are more likely to enroll in higher education, persist in their college coursework and obtain a degree. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission …

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Saturday is the FINAL day to sign up for Holiday Bureau assistance for 2022

Our friends at the Holiday Bureau in Oak Ridge want to remind everyone that the final day to sign up for holiday assistance this year is this Saturday, October 22nd. Assistance is available to residents of Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs, and Rocky Top as well as all residents of Anderson …

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