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Artists, sponsors sought for OR Street Painting Festival

(Roane State Foundation) The Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival has been around since 2000, benefitting numerous Roane State students over the years. The annual celebration will be held Saturday, October 8, in Oak Ridge’s Historic Jackson Square. The festival is being coordinated by the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, Roane …

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ASAP, TN Suicide Prevention Network to hold training event

(ASAP press release) ASAP of Anderson has announced that it is is partnering with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, or TSPN, to host an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). This event will be held on September 26th and 27th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the First United …

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State announces broadband internet access grants

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Stuart McWhorter announced today that the state will award $446,770,282 in grants for the expansion of internet access across the state of Tennessee. In total, the broadband infrastructure grants will provide broadband access to more than 150,000 unserved …

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Watson to be honored for development efforts

(ICMA press release) Oak Ridge City Manager Dr. Mark Watson will be honored by ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, as the recipient of the organization’s Award for Career Development in Memory of L.P. Cookingham. ICMA’s Award for Career Development in Memory of L.P. Cookingham recognizes an outstanding local government …

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UCOR recognized by DOE for safety

The contractor in charge of environmental cleanup in Oak Ridge, United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR) has again been recognized with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Voluntary Protection Program’s (VPP) Star of Excellence. UCOR has previously achieved the Star of Excellence four successive years (2017–2020), which led to the company’s Legacy …

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MEDIC teams with Eddie Check, competes against Florida blood center

MEDIC is teaming up with Eddie Check again this year to offer free PSA testing to men over 40 this Thursday and Friday. MEDIC will compete against LifeSouth Blood Center from September 19th through the 23rd in the annual blood drive competition. All donors will receive a special edition tie-dye orange t-shirt and …

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Dragons take care of business, roll Chiefs

The Clinton Dragons handled their business Friday night, cruising past visiting Cherokee, 54-12, in front of a packed house at Dragon Stadium. Clinton came into the game still smarting from their loss at Oak Ridge the previous week, but if there were any lingering effects from that defeat, the Dragons …

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NASCAR: Wallace, Gragson (again) and Nemechek win at Kansas

(Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service/MRN.com) Driving the same car number that carried teammate Kurt Busch to victory in the May race at Kansas Speedway, Bubba Wallace claimed a dramatic win at the same track in Sunday‘s Hollywood Casino 400, the second event in the first round of the NASCAR Cup …

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Country star John Michael Montgomery injured in Campbell bus crash

Country music superstar John Michael Montgomery was injured when his bus overturned in Campbell County on Friday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that the bus had been carrying Montgomery and his team to a concert in North Carolina when the accident happened on I-75 South near the Tennessee/Kentucky state line. …

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Lucas Shoffner released from ICU

We have some very good news to pass along to you today, as over the weekend, injured Anderson County Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy Lucas Shoffner was released from the Trauma ICU at UT Medical Center, where he had spent 40 days after sustaining serious injuries in an incident that occurred on …

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