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St. Mark UMC Fall Fun Fest is this weekend

The annual St. Mark United Methodist Church Fall Fun Fest is this weekend! The event raises money for the mission projects at St. Mark, and the fun gets started on Friday, September 10th with day one of the always-popular rummage sale at the church, located at 252 North Main Street …

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Holiday Bureau sign-ups coming in October

The Holiday Bureau in Oak Ridge has announced the dates for those wishing to sign up for assistance this holiday season to do so. Since 1945, the Holiday Bureau, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has provided toys, books, games, homegoods, food, etc. to low income families of Anderson County. All of these …

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AG: Tennessee to receive around $13M from $438.5M JUUL settlement

(TN Attorney General’s Office) Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti announced today a $438.5 million agreement in principle between JUUL Labs and 34 states and territories resolving a two-year bipartisan investigation into the e-cigarette manufacturer’s marketing and sales practices. Of the $438.5 million, Tennessee will receive approximately $13 million. In addition to …

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Yager’s grants conference set for Oct. 12

State Senator Ken Yager has announced he will host a Grants Conference on Wednesday, October 12th at Roane State Community College in Harriman in coordination with the college’s Office of Workforce and Community Development. The conference will provide local governments, community groups and nonprofits important information regarding available grants and …

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More info released on OR house fire

A home on Norton Road in Oak Ridge was described as “a total loss” after a Sunday afternoon fire. Firefighters responded to a call of a structure fire at 104 Norton Road at around 5 pm Sunday, and when they arrived, crews reported seeing a large amount of smoke and …

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Butterfly Festival returns Sept. 17

(UTAS press release) The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present its seventh annual Butterfly Festival on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Auditorium and surrounding grounds, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. As in past years, the mission and purpose of …

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Oak Ridge holds off Clinton, 21-14

The Clinton Dragons lost at archrival Oak Ridge for a 13th consecutive time on Friday night. Coming in 2-0 off of wins against rebuilding William Blount and Austin-East, the Dragons had high hopes that this would be the year they snap the losing streak to their longtime nemesis, but as …

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NASCAR: Gragson, Jones win at Darlington

(Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service/MRN.com) In a race that had more twists and turns than a Victorian melodrama, Erik Jones put the vaunted No. 43 Chevrolet back in Victory Lane for the first time since 2014. In the season‘s first NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race, Jones held off Denny Hamlin …

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State elections ranked ‘most secure’ in nation

(TN Secretary of State’s office) Thanks to the laws passed by the Tennessee General Assembly and administered by the Secretary of State and 95 county election commissions, Tennessee has the most secure elections in the country, according to The Heritage Foundation’s election integrity scorecard. “I am grateful to the Heritage …

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