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ORT: OR Council OKs Blankenship Field grant application

The Oak Ridge City Council on Monday unanimously authorized a grant application for synthetic turf on Blankenship Field. If approved by Tennessee officials, the grant could be worth up to $500,000. It would be matched by the Blankenship Field Revitalization Foundation, a nonprofit organization chaired by Tennessee Senator Randy McNally. …

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UCOR announces 3 contracts with 2 small businesses

UCOR has awarded three contracts worth nearly $1 million to small businesses for services associated with the cleanup of the East Tennessee Technology Park in west Oak Ridge. One contract was awarded to ESG Construction LLC of Knoxville, and two were awarded to Construction Technology Specialists Inc., or CTSI, which …

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2 Kentucky escapees recaptured in Anderson

Two escaped Whitley County, Kentucky inmates were arrested in Clinton on Monday, just hours after they drove away from their work release assignment in a state-owned pickup. 23-year-old Justin Jaynes and 24-year-old Michael Mayes drove away from their work detail Monday afternoon and headed south on I-75. Kentucky authorities issued …

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OR bank changes name, identity

CapitalMark Bank and Trust officially changed its name and identity to Pinnacle Financial Partners on Monday in a sign unveiling event at its Oak Ridge office in Jackson Square. CapitalMark was merged with Pinnacle on July 31, 2015, giving the firm a presence in three additional East Tennessee counties. CapitalMark …

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Follow-up: Baby died from suboxone overdose

Knox County authorities have arrested an Oak Ridge woman and charged her with felony murder in the April 2015 death of her infant daughter. 31-year-old Heather Renee Keylon was booked into the Knox County jail on Saturday and is being held on a $1 million bond. A Knox County grand …

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OR Sailor selects ship

(US Navy) Navy Midshipman Josiah Hedges from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, participated in the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) ship selection draft as a future member of the U.S. Navy’s Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) community. More than 280 midshipmen at 70 NROTC units around the country have selected to serve …

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ASAP Youth Coalition bends ears of legislators

(ASAP) On Friday, March 11th, Senator Randy McNally and Representative John Ragan traveled to Clinton High School to hear from members of the Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Youth Coalition as they voiced their hopes and concerns for the future of substance abuse prevention. Eight youth representatives spoke to …

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AC Clerk elected president of statewide organization

Jeff Cole, Anderson County Clerk, has been elected President of the County Clerk’s Association of Tennessee.  Cole, a lifelong resident of Anderson County, was elected at the organization’s annual November conference, recently held in Memphis, Tennessee. The County Clerks Association, founded in 1968, is a statewide organization and is comprised …

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XFinity: Busch dominates…again

Kyle Busch led all but twenty-five of two hundred laps on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway, marching to his third straight victory. Busch started third in the Number-18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, had his first lead by Lap-6 and beat runner-up Erik Jones to the checkered flag by two-point-two seconds. …

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Sprint Cup: Harvick edges Edwards in photo finish

Kevin Harvick survived a full-contact side-by-side duel with Carl Edwards on the final lap Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, claiming his first victory of the season in a photo finish. Harvick led the field on the day’s final restart and pulled away before a fast-closing Edwards reeled him in and …

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