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AC’s top 10 taxpayers revealed

In reviewing a list of Anderson County’s largest taxpayers, one fact is apparent – The Department of Energy and a privately-owned, DOE-related facility are the county’s largest source of county property taxes.  “DOE annually pays approximately $630,000 of in-lieu taxes for the property it owns in the county.  When you …

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Endangered 8 includes 3 from area

A list of eight endangered historic properties that was announced on Friday includes the Oliver Springs Southern Railroad Depot, the Stonecipher-Kelly House in Morgan County and Magnet Mills, a former hosiery mill in Clinton. The East Tennessee Endangered 8 is announced each year by the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance. Endangered …

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Hobby Lobby coming to Oak Ridge

Hobby Lobby announced Thursday that it has signed a lease to open a store in the former Kroger site in Oak Ridge The company plans to start renovating the property around the beginning of June. The store is projected to open in September. Hobby Lobby expects to hire 35 to …

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Isbel out of State Rep race

Anderson County Commissioner Tim Isbel, who announced last week his intention to run against incumbent 33rd District State representative John Ragan in the Republican primary in August, has withdrawn his name from the ballot. The deadline to do so was noon today (Thursday April 14th). Isbel says that after speaking …

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Campbell Commission OKs grant application for power boost

Monday, the Campbell County Commission, meeting as the Budget & Finance Committee, voted to authorize the County Mayor to apply for a grant that would help pay for construction of a new electrical substation near the Caryville Industrial Park to help support a new business moving in that could create …

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All lanes of I-75 back open ahead of schedule

Both northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Campbell County were reopened Wednesday after having been closed since a rockslide near mile marker 142 on February 26th sent huge boulders across all four lanes of travel. TDOT let a nearly-$3 million emergency contract to remove debris, stabilize the slope and repair …

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ACSD, deputy sued over crash

Two brothers have filed separate lawsuits in Anderson County Circuit Court against the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and a deputy over an incident that occurred in July. The lawsuits, first reported by the News-Sentinel, were filed by Daniel and Johnny Kennedy against the ACSD and Deputy Robert Sean Vinsant, who is …

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ORT: Distillery proposed in Oak Ridge

A proposed distillery in west Oak Ridge could be the first of its kind in the city, according to our partners at Oak Ridge Today. Secret City Spirits would be located next to United Grocery Outlet on the Oak Ridge Turnpike and will produce bourbon, rum and flavored, unaged liquors. …

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ORT: NRC hosts meetings on proposed OR reactors

(Oak Ridge Today) The small modular nuclear reactors being evaluated for the Clinch River Site in west Oak Ridge could provide an emissions-free fuel source, but it could be a decade or so before they start operating. And that’s assuming all goes according to plan, officials said Tuesday. The Tennessee …

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CFD receives fire prevention grant

The Clinton Fire Department has received a $2,700 fire prevention grant from commercial property insurer.. FM Global. FM Global representative Christopher Combs presented the award to Lt. Daniel Adams and CFD earlier this month. The funds will be used to assist with fire prevention activities that help educate the community …

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