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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day held at Y-12

(CNS press release) Y-12 National Security Complex hosted approximately 600 female high-school students from 18 area schools on Thursday as part of Introduce a Girl to Engineering day. The goal of the event was to inspire girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This program expands …

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3 finalists’ names headed to governor’s desk for AC Chancery Court vacancy

The Tennessee Trial Court Vacancy Commission met in Clinton on Friday to consider six candidates for the Chancery Court vacancy in the 7th Judicial District, which includes Anderson County. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Nichole Cantrell, effective January 31, 2023. After holding a public hearing and conducting public …

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OR Council calls special meeting for Monday

The Oak Ridge City Council has announced it will hold a special called meeting on Monday, February 27th at 5 pm in the Municipal Building Training Room. The lone item on the agenda has Council members hearing presentations from seven companies who have submitted proposals to aid the city in …

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Local Sports Update: Region tourneys tip off, NASCAR heads to California

REGION QUARTERFINALS, ALL GAMES BEGIN AT 7 PM LOCAL TIME FRIDAY (2/24/23)—GIRLS Region 2-AAA: Gibbs at Clinton (WYSH)…Carter at Halls…Anderson County vs. Northview Academy…Scott at Seymour Region 2-AAAA: Maryville at Oak Ridge…Farragut at Karns…Powell at Bearden…Campbell County at Heritage Region 2-AA: Kingston at Tyner…Tellico Plains at Polk County…Marion County at …

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ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source sets world record

(ORNL press release) The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory set a world record when its linear accelerator reached an operating power of 1.55 megawatts, which improves on the facility’s original design capability. The accelerator’s higher power provides more neutrons for researchers who use …

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TDOT urges caution through overnight work zones on I-75

TDOT wants drivers in Anderson County to be aware of possible overnight lane closures on I-75 next week. TDOT says that crews will performing “roadway maintenance activities” on both the north and southbound sides of Interstate 75 between mile markers 117 and 127 during the overnight hoursd and urge all …

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Amber Alert canceled after teen found safe

Early this morning (Friday, February 24th), the TBI canceled its statewide Amber Alert after authorities located 16-year-old Holly Piper safe in Mississippi. She had last been seen leaving a restaurant in Knoxville early Sunday morning with her boyfriend, 18-year-old William “Dylan” Usry. Investigators said earlier in the week they though …

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Roane St. to host TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII tourney

(RSCC press release) Roane State Community College (RSCC) will host the TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII Basketball Tournament, March 3-7, 2023, at the college’s main campus in Roane County. Men’s and Women’s teams from ten Tennessee community colleges will be competing in the tournament. Winners will advance to the NJCAA Division I …

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Y-12 fire contained, no public impact, injuries

Operations at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge were back to normal a little less than four hours after emergency crews responded to a fire Wednesday morning inside Building 9212, a uranium processing facility. The fire occurred at around 9:15 am in the hood of a piece of …

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