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ORAU’s Education Grants program returns for ’22

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is re-launching its Education Grants program for 2022 and expanding the program to include five East Tennessee counties. The program was not offered in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.  “Teachers need resources to be effective at their jobs, whether they are teaching in person or remotely,” …

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TDEC to hold Household Hazardous Waste collection Saturday

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Fayette, Hamblen, and Roane counties on Saturday, March 26.  Tennesseans are encouraged to bring household hazardous waste – including cleaning fluids, pesticides, batteries, and more – to a designated drop-off location. A person …

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ORPD investigating after a body found in Melton Hill Lake

Oak Ridge police officers and firefighters were called to the Melton Lake Peninsula Saturday morning after a body was found floating in the lake near Calhoun’s Restaurant.  Calls came in at around 9:15 am, and in addition to police and fire personnel, ORPD criminal investigators and a medical examiner responded …

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High School Scoreboard: Hoops wraps up, spring sports ramp up

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD FRIDAY 3/18/22 BlueCross BOYS’ BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ MTSU SEMIFINALS 3A:  Greeneville 59 Stone Memorial 55…Jackson South Side 51 Fulton 50 4A:  Dobyns-Bennett 70 Bartlett 69…Bearden 62 Lebanon 44 1A:  East Robertson 58 Hampton 56…Peabody 51 Clay County 43 BASEBALL Oak Ridge 5 Stone Memorial 1…Providence Academy …

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AC DA awarded grant for Crime Victims Candlelight Vigil and Resource Fair

Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark has announced that his office has received a grant from the US Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during the upcoming National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. According to a press release, …

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NASCAR Round-up: Byron, Gibbs, Heim win in Atlanta

(Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service, MRN.com)  It was superspeedway racing with all the trimmings. “New” Atlanta Motor Speedway produced a fifth different 2022 winner — William Byron, who managed to keep an angry pack of drafting cars behind him for the final 10 laps of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip …

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Dragons’ electrifying postseason run ends in state quarterfinals

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD BLUECROSS BOYS’ BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday 3/16/22 3A Quarterfinals…Jackson South Side 52 Clinton 48…The Dragons’ magical season ended where they wanted it to, just not when they wanted it to, as the shots that had fallen all season long simply did not go in.  Clinton’s season ended …

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Beloved SRO to retire, accept job with L.E.A.D. program

(ACSO/ACS social media announcement) ACSO and the Anderson County Schools will be having a joint public retirement reception for Corporal Kim Lay at Anderson County High School on March 29, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.  She will be retiring with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office on March 31st.  She has accepted …

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