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Alan Alda to lecture at ORNL, UT

Acclaimed actor and science educator Alan Alda will speak at the University of Tennessee on Tuesday, November 1. Alda will deliver the second Ken and Blaire Mossman Distinguished Lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building. The speech is free and open to the public. …

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October 20th ‘Lights On Afterschool Day’ in Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam has named October 20th Lights On Afterschool Day in Tennessee to recognize the role of afterschool programs in enhancing learning and providing opportunities for children to develop interpersonal skills and relationships. The proclamation was requested by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, a Steering Committee member …

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ORFD uses cell phones, boat to rescue injured cyclist

Emergency crews in Oak Ridge used a boat to rescue a mountain biker with a broken ankle in Haw Ridge Park on Sunday. According to a city news release, the Oak Ridge Fire Department received a call about a man down on a Haw Ridge bike trail with a broken ankle …

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Wildfire season off to fast start; conditions ripe for fires

Wildfire season in Tennessee officially began Saturday and officials are expecting a busy season due to the drought conditions in the area. A fire in Roane County that started next to I-40 West on Monday has spread to bluffs on Rockwood Mountain. The fire is in a tricky spot for …

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Tennova hosting open house at Lafollette Health & Rehab

To celebrate the completion of its LaFollette Health & Rehabilitation Center expansion, Tennova Healthcare invites community members to meet the providers and tour the nursing and rehabilitation facility. Light refreshments will be served. The construction and renovation project includes a new main entrance and conference room, the addition of an …

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Local Sports Update: OR girls win District; Football wrap-up

The Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats upset the Powell Lady Panthers Friday night at Powell to win the District 3AAA soccer championship. Oak Ridge will play host to Farragut Tuesday in one Region 2AAA semifinal while Powell will travel to Maryville. Central 49 Anderson County 7: The Bobcats outgained Anderson County …

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Campbell crews fight fire near Devil’s Racetrack

Firefighters in Campbell County are working to contain a brush fire near Caryville. The blaze near the Devil’s Racetrack began on Saturday and has burned at least 20 acres of woodland. At this time, no homes or other structures are believed to be threatened by the fire and no injuries …

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Harriman PD searching for robbery suspect

Harriman Police are searching for a suspect in a robbery Saturday afternoon at McKinney’s Bridal. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20’s, with short blond hair, standing five feet ten inches tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. The suspect is believed to be armed. No …

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AAA: Don’t distract teen drivers

(AAA)  Teen involved crash fatalities increased 10% in 2015, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Distracted driving is the number one cause of teen driver crashes and teen passengers are the number one distraction for teen drivers, AAA wants every teen to Be A Good …

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SCS: Harvick wins, clinches spot in next round of Chase

(MRN)  For 2014 Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, this year’s post-season has been an up-and-down experience. Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway, Harvick was “UP” … charging past race leader Carl Edwards on the day’s final restart and driving off to victory – securing one of the eight spots in …

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