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Childress, Hendrick highlight NASCAR HOF Class of 2017

(MRN) The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced Wednesday in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. The latest group of honorees is made up of Benny Parsons, 1973 Cup Series champion – who was this year’s leading vote getter, appearing on eighty-five percent of the ballots … Richard Childress, …

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Retiring educators saluted

Two longtime Anderson County educators were feted on their final days on the job. Director of Schools Larry Foster and Lake City Elementary School kindergarten teacher Cheryl Harris are both retiring this year after 43 years in the Anderson County school system. Foster has spent the last seven years as …

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Man pleads in fondling case

A Briceville man pleaded guilty Monday in Anderson County Criminal Court on a charge that he had fondled a five-year-old girl at a Rocky Top grocery store. 33-year-old Timothy Robert Braden was originally charged with aggravated sexual battery in the incident, which occurred in May of 2015, but entered a …

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OR woman pleads in gun incident

An Oak Ridge woman who threatened suicide in 2014 before pointing a gun at responding police officers has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault. In exchange for her best interest plea, which does not admit guilt but acknowledges that a tougher sentence might be handed down in a …

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OR BOE OKs budget on final reading

(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge Board of Education passed the budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 on second and final reading on Monday. The budget includes 3 percent salary increases and a request for an additional $538,048 from the city, a 3.6 percent increase in municipal …

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Clinton budget passes on first reading

Monday, the Clinton City Council approved its budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st on first reading. The budget leaves property tax rates at their current level of 94 cents per $100 of assessed value while providing two percent pay raises for city workers. The second and final …

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AC schools saving more than expected on energy

Anderson County school and government officials are celebrating greater-than-expected energy savings thanks to a system-wide energy conservation project. In 2014, the Anderson County school system entered into a 15-year-contract with Energy Systems Group—or ESG—to make $9.6 million worth of energy improvements aimed at reducing the amount of electricity used in school …

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ORPD investigating home invasion robbery

Oak Ridge Police are investigating an armed home invasion robbery that occurred Saturday afternoon. Officers were called to a home on Jonathan Lane at around 3:15 pm Saturday and when they arrived, found the two occupants of the home injured. The victims told investigators that three suspects had entered the …

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ACSD arrests couple on robbery, prostitution charges

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department says that two people were arrested Sunday, May 22, following a robbery and prostitution investigation in Ben’s Mobile Home Park off Edgemoor Road in Claxton. According to the ACSD, deputies were called at around 2:30 am to meet with the 32 year old victim who …

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Crowley’s legal bill to be considered

The Anderson County Commission’s Operations Committee will consider Public Works Director David Crowley’s request that his legal bill be paid after he was acquitted of criminal charges last month. Crowley had been charged with illegally inspecting five buildings without the proper certification but was acquitted on those charges in April …

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