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Street Painting Festival in Oak Ridge raises $20K for scholarships

(RSCC release) The 2022 Street Painting Festival, hosted by the Noon Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, is officially in the books having raised more than $20,000 to help fund scholarships for Roane State students in Anderson County. Held in Oak Ridge’s Historic Jackson Square each October, the festival blends art, …

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Anderson voters set to shape the future of local government

When Anderson County voters hit the polls for the November 8th election, they will have a large say in how the county government will operate in the future. The question on the ballot is simple: do you want to adopt a charter form of government or not? A ‘yes’ vote …

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NASCAR: Logano, Berry punch tickets to Championship 4s in NCS, XFS

(Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service/MRN.com) Team Penske’s Joey Logano became the first driver to secure a position in the Championship 4 with a shot at the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series championship thanks to a valiant surge to victory in the final laps of Sunday‘s South Point 400 at Las Vegas …

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Candidates for seats in DC, Nashville invited to forum Tuesday

There will be a forum in Oak Ridge on Tuesday for candidates running for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the General Assembly in Nashville. The candidate forum is being sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, and it is scheduled to start at …

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New nuclear fuel facility expected to bring 400+ jobs to Oak Ridge

Officials from federal, state and local governments were in Oak Ridge on Thursday for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of what they call a “major advancement” in nuclear fuel technology. TRISO-X, a subsidiary of X-energy, will soon begin construction on what will be North America’s first commercial-scale advanced nuclear …

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Almost 4800 pounds of household hazardous waste collected at Anderson event

(AC Government press release) Anderson County Solid Waste Management Department and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation collected 4,798 pounds of household hazardous waste at its collection event on October 1st, according to the County Mayor’s office. The TDEC collection report indicates 1,874 pounds of poisonous material (e.g., pesticides) …

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ORICL, Oak Ridge team up for course on municipal government

The Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning (ORICL) and City of Oak Ridge are teaming up to offer a course on municipal government. The four-session course titled “Municipal Government 101: Fundamentals of Oak Ridge City Government” will be taught by City Clerk Beth Hickman. The course is on Thursdays (October …

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Spend a scary night ghost hunting at the Coal Creek Miners Museum

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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Lawsuit filed in connection to electrocution death at Bull Run

The family of a man who was electrocuted after falling onto a piece of equipment at the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Claxton last year is suing TVA and one of its contractors over his death, alleging negligence. 29-year-old Seth Black was employed by Williams Specialty Services when he was …

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