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NASCAR: Chastain, Gragson winners at Talladega

BY HOLLY CAIN (NASCAR/MRN.COM) One lap. That‘s all it took for Ross Chastain to drop a watermelon and raise a trophy in celebration. The 29-year-old Floridian led only the last — typically frantic — lap in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday to take his second career NASCAR Cup …

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Expect lane closures on the new Lewallen Bridge this week

TDOT contractor Blalock Construction says they will need to set up lane closures on the new Lewallen Bridge beginning this Wednesday, according to the city’s project liaison, and continuing through the middle of next week. According to Project Liaison Lynn Murphy, lane closures will be needed while work on expansion …

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Crime Victims’ Candlelight Vigil & Resource Fair to be held in Oak Ridge

The community is invited to the Crime Victims’ Candlelight Vigil & Resource Fair at Historic Jackson Square in Oak Ridge on Saturday, April 30th from 7 to 9 pm as local officials cap National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which began on Sunday. Whether or not you or someone close …

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April is National Safe Digging Month

(PCUD press release)  In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, PCUD announced results from a recent national survey revealing that nearly six-in-ten U.S. homeowners (58%) reported experiencing a utility service interruption during the last 12 months. In addition, 49% of U.S. homeowners who plan to dig this year …

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Early Voting Day 8

Early voting for the May 3rd primary elections across Tennessee runs through April 28th. Thursday, 259 people cast ballots in Anderson County, with 250 of them voting in the crowded Republican primary and nine voting in the empty Democratic primary.  Through eight days of early voting, 1,966 people have cast …

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Unemployment falls in 92 TN counties in March

Newly released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) showed jobless numbers dropped in nearly every county in the state during March. Ninety-two of 95 counties had lower rates for the month, while the rates increased for two counties, and remained the same in one …

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OR Youth Advisory Board, Razzleberry’s partner for Ukraine benefit concert

(OR YAB press release)  The Youth Advisory Board of Oak Ridge (YAB) is sponsoring a FREE benefit concert for Ukrainian refugees currently living in Rabka-Zdroj, Poland. The concert will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 4:30 pm-9:00 pm at the A.K. Bissell Park Amphitheater. People of all ages …

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