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UCOR announces successful demolition of former Criticality Experiment Lab

Environmental Management (EM) crews in Oak Ridge have cleared another excess, contaminated facility, according to federal cleanup contractor UCOR opening land for reuse at the Y-12 National Security Complex. Work to demolish the former Criticality Experiment Laboratory began in May when crews began removing ancillary structures around it (Photo submitted) …

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THSO Traffic Safety grants announced

Last week, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announces $24.5 million in federal grant funds to be distributed statewide from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2022 – 2023 Federal Fiscal Year. “The purpose of this funding is to support the various programs and campaigns necessary to improve …

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CHS announces Wall of Fame Class of 2022

Clinton High School has announced the inductees into this year’s Wall of Fame, to be honored prior to the Homecoming football game against Lenoir City on Friday night. The Wall of Fame was established in 2004 to recognize and honor either Clinton High School graduates who have gone on to …

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Yager announces cancer diagnosis, asks for prayers

State Senator Ken Yager announced on Twitter Monday that he has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Yager said he was surrounded by a “great” team of doctors that had put him on what he called a good course of treatment. In the tweet, Yager lamented that the diagnosis and …

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Report: Most of Jacksboro police force resigns

The small police force in Jacksboro got a lot smaller Monday when Chief Jeremy Goins and two others officers abruptly resigned. The exodus left the town with one police officer, Franklin Ayers, who has since been promoted to assistant police chief under acting Chief Daniel Smith, formerly of the LaFollette …

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OR announces Halloween Party plans

The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department has announced it will host the 2022 edition of its Children’s Halloween Party on Thursday, October 27, from 6 to 8 pm, with activities planned throughout A.K. Bissell Park including a hayride, weather permitting. Businesses and organizations are invited to sponsor a booth …

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Tennessee begins Summer P-EBT distribution

(TN DHS) The Tennessee Department of Human Services announces the distribution of Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Program (P-EBT) beginning this week. Summer P-EBT The distribution of P-EBT benefits covering summer 2022 has begun. Eligibility for P-EBT is based on National School Lunch Program qualification consistent with the 2021-2022 school year. …

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Voter registration deadline is one week away

Tennesseans who want to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 State and Federal General Election only have one week until the voter registration deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 11. “The first step to making your voice heard on Election Day is registering to vote,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. …

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DFL Hazelhurst inducted into University of the Cumberlands’ Hall of Fame

One of Clinton High School’s finest was recognized by his college last weekend with induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame. Dragon-for-Life (DFL) Weston Hazelhurst, Clinton football’s all-time leading rusher, is among the newest inductees into the University of the Cumberlands Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame. The alumni athletes were …

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Register now for the Blockhouse Valley Deer Hunt Draw

Anderson County sportsmen and women are invited to register for the upcoming Blockhouse Valley Deer Hunt Draw. Register by sending name and phone number to deerhunt@andersoncountytn.gov, or by calling 865-457-6291. The deadline to register is October 14th at 12 noon. County Mayor Terry Frank will draw names at 2 pm …

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