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ORNL celebrates park opening

(ORNL) Oak Ridge dedicated the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park with Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch proclaiming a new era of telling future generations the story of the city’s contributions to ending World War II. “The Manhattan Project National Park has been a work in progress for the last …

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ACSD probes robbery

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report of an armed robbery Wednesday night in Rocky Top. Deputies were called to a mobile home on Bryant Circle shortly after 9 pm on a report of an armed robbery, and after conducting a search of the immediate area, Corporal Bradley …

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MPNHP celebrated Thursday in Oak Ridge

(Oak Ridge Today) Federal officials established the new national park that includes Oak Ridge on Tuesday. Oak Ridge residents celebrated on Thursday. The new park, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, commemorates the Manhattan Project. That was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World …

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THP warns of deer-related crashes

(THP) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year.  Autumn means, football, fall foliage, pumpkin pies, and the start of deer mating and hunting season.  Last year in Tennessee, one person was killed in a traffic crash involving deer.  “The fall …

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ORNL speaker: Vietnam War vets finally getting deserved respect

(ORNL) Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. George Fisher told an Oak Ridge National Laboratory Veterans Day audience that Vietnam War veterans are finally gaining respect they deserve for their service in that war 50 years ago. “Those thanks were not always very forthcoming and so we have a whole generation …

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State, local TU honored

The Tennessee Council of Trout Unlimited (TU) and two individual members were honored during the recent TU annual meeting in Scranton, Pa. Dick Geiger of Clinton, chair of the Tennessee Council, credited the work of members in the eight TU chapters throughout Tennessee for the national recognition. Receiving TU National …

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ORT: Manhattan Project National Historical Park a reality

(Oak Ridge Today) After more than a decade of work, the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Interior formally established the Manhattan Project National Historical Park on Tuesday. The new park, which includes Oak Ridge, commemorates one of the signature scientific achievements of the 20th century. It was formally established …

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AC man pleads not guilty in Middle Tennessee woman’s death

The Andersonville man accused of killing the mother of his child made his first appearance in a Nashville courtroom on Tuesday. Caleb Cannon pleaded not guilty in the death of Nikki Burgess, a Nashville model whose body still has not been found. Burgess disappeared from her home in May 2014.and detectives quickly identified Cannon …

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Man pleads in fatal 2014 crash

28-year-old Shawn Earl Wright of Campbell County’s Pioneer community pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of reckless homicide in the October 4th, 2013 death of 32-year-old Christopher Strunk, who had been a passenger in Wright’s car when Wright ran a red light on an extremely foggy morning to try …

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2nd-round playoff schedule November 13th

6A: Cookeville at Maryville…Riverdale at Oakland…Siegel at Blackman…Smyrna at Science Hill 5A: Rhea County at Farragut…Oak Ridge at Ooltewah…Morristown West at Knox West…Halls at Sevier County 4A: Catholic at Fulton…Central at Greeneville 3A: Pigeon Forge at Alcoa…CAK at Elizabethton 2A: Austin-East at Hampton…Grace Christian at Rockwood 1A: Oneida at Greenback…Coalfield …

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