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ORPD, TBI investigating man’s death

Oak Ridge Police and the TBI are investigating a man’s death as a possible homicide. Oak Ridge Police responding to a call at a home in the 300 block of Benedict Avenue on Thursday night discovered the victim’s body inside the residence. Over the weekend, the man was identified as …

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Hargett announces theme for 2022 Civics Essay Contest

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has announced the theme for this year’s Civics Essay Contest for Tennessee students from PreK to 12th grade is “Why Your Vote Matters.” “We are working to help Tennessee students become more civically educated so that as adults they are prepared to successfully participate …

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Unemployment stays at 3.3%

(TDLWD) Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate remained unchanged for July 2022, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). For the third consecutive month, the rate has held steady at 3.3%. The state’s July rate is just 0.1 of a percentage point higher …

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Harriman fugitive apprehended in Illinois

A Harriman man who was convicted of felony murder in July along with his wife in the death of her elderly aunt was apprehended by federal marshals on Wednesday, according to authorities in Roane County. Christopher Kennedy was captured in Illinois, according to District Attorney Russell Johnson. Authorities had been …

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Rocky Top Public Library debuts all-new website

The Rocky Top Public Library’s brand-new website is live. You can log on to the website 24 hours a day and find out about upcoming programs and activities at the library, browse the catalog, and even check your account. The Rocky Top Public Library is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and …

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Launch of Frontier supercomputer celebrated at ORNL

(Submitted, US DOE) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory celebrated the debut of Frontier, the world’s fastest supercomputer and the dawn of the exascale computing era. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk, DOE Office of Science Director Asmeret Asefaw Berhe and U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann joined ORNL Director …

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AC GOP meeting moved to Courthouse

The Anderson County Republican Party meeting set for this evening (Thursday, August 18th) at 7 pm will be held in the General Sessions Courtroom on the third floor of the Anderson County Courthouse in Clinton. Earlier this week, local Republican leaders said that for this month only, the meeting would …

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National Senior Citizens Day is August 21st

National Senior Citizens Day is Sunday, August 21st. The day recognizes seniors who have spent their lives contributing to society and have impacted everyone’s lives for the better. So how can we show our appreciation and gratitude for the older generations? By keeping a watchful eye for signs of elder …

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Victims in Campbell murder-suicide identified

The TBI has identified four family members killed in a suspected murder-suicide in Campbell County earlier this month. At the time, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies performing a welfare check at a home on Log Home Lane on August 3rd made the grim discovery after being unable …

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THSO, local agencies team up for ‘Booze It & Lose It’ campaign

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the state for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign from August 17 to September 5, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. This initiative coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled …

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