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AAA offers back-to-school safety tips for drivers, students

AAA reminds everyone that Tennessee roads are about to get more crowded and hazardous as millions of students and teachers return to school. This time of year is particularly dangerous due to the combination of young inexperienced drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists who will all share the road in the early …

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MPNHP to commemorate 77 years since first atomic bombs were dropped

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will host a peace ceremony in Oak Ridge on Saturday to mark 77 years since the world’s first atomic bombs were dropped, the first on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6th, 1945, and the second on Nagasaki three days later. On August 6th, beginning at …

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Summer Pops Concert Sunday in Oak Ridge

On Sunday, August 7th, the Oak Ridge Community Band (ORCB) will present a Pops Concert at 7 pm at A.K. Bissell Park, located at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.  The free program will feature familiar and entertaining tunes enjoyed by everyone and is described as “a perfect way to enjoy …

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‘Jazz on the Hill’ returns Saturday at Green McAdoo

The Green McAdoo Cultural Organization will be hosting another edition of its “Jazz on the Hill” concert series this Saturday, August 6th on the grounds of the Green McAdoo Cultural Center and Museum in Clinton. Jeanine Fuller & The True Funk Souldiers will be performing from 7 to 9 pm.This …

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Parvovirus case forces AC Animal Shelter to close doors for two weeks

Officials with the Anderson County Animal Shelter announced on social media Monday that the facility will be closed to the public for the next two weeks due to a case of canine parvovirus. In the post, officials say that workers had “suspected that parvovirus had presented [during the] intake [of …

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Final early voting tally in Anderson County

Early voting for Thursday’s elections wrapped up over the weekend. In Anderson County, 1035 people voted in the final two days of the early voting period, with 719 ballots cast on Friday and 316 on Saturday. That brought the two-week total to 5386. Of those, 3663 people participated in the …

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ADFAC School Supply Program marks 29th year helping area students

(ADFAC press release) The ADFAC School Supply Program is currently in the process of providing new backpacks and school supplies to 4,300+ students ranging in age from preschool to high school. Eligible students, identified by staff at each of the 45 participating schools located in Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, and Roane …

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‘Coffee With a Cop’ returns August 17th

The Clinton Police Department says its next “Coffee With a Cop” event will be held Wednesday, August 17th from 8 to 10 am at the Clinton Community Center. The purpose of these informal events is to help build the relationships between members of the community and the officers whose job …

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NASCAR: Enfinger, Allmendinger, Reddick take wins in Indy

(Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service) The NASCAR Cup Series has a new road course conqueror. Tyler Reddick survived a wild overtime battle against Ross Chastain — who, as it turned out, was under penalty for finagling the first corner — to win Sunday’s Verizon 200 at the Brickyard. Reddick’s NASCAR …

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Final two days of early voting are here

Early voting for the August 4th state & federal primary and state and county general elections continues through this Saturday, July 30th. On Thursday, 397 people voted, bringing the 12-day total to 4351. Of those who cast ballots on Thursday, 259 did so in the Republican primary, 130 in the …

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