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ACSD Deputy passes away

The Anderson County Sheriff’s office says that Communications Deputy Lawrence E. “Larry” Marlow, Jr. passed away suddenly on Monday, December 7, at his home in Oak Ridge at the age of 54. According to a release from the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Marlow was a veteran dispatcher serving in public safety …

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Lady Dragon surge not enough, Clinton falls

Tuesday at Halls, the Lady Red Devils got off to a blistering shooting start, canning five three-pointers in the first quarter and building a large early lead that allowed them to withstand a late push from Clinton and emerge with a 62-48 victory. Halls improved to 1-5, 1-1 in District …

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Dragons edge Halls 55-54 with late FTs

Tuesday night the Clinton Dragons got two clutch free throws from Tyler Thackerson with 1.3 seconds to play in the fourth quarter to edge Halls 55-54 for their first District 3AAA win of the season. The game at Halls was a back-and-forth affair with neither team able to gain any …

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Smoot to remain jailed, trial slated for March

A Knoxville man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his former employee and girlfriend will remain behind bars. Shawn Smoot is accused of killing Brook Morris, whose body was found along a rural Roane County roadway in 2011. She’d been shot to death. On Tuesday, a Roane County …

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CHS girls fall, boys win; games overshadowed by injuries, fracas

Wrapping up a bizarre night of high school basketball in Clinton, on Monday, the Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets completed the season sweep of Clinton’s girls, beating the Lady Dragons 62-44 in Clinton. Kelley Wandell led CHS with 11 points and 10 rebounds while Katie Starnes added seven points and 10 …

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THP: Kingston woman hit by van, killed on I-40

A 20-year-old Kingston woman survived a violent one-car accident on Interstate 40 in Roane County late Saturday night but was killed when she ran into the eastbound lanes of traffic and was struck by a vehicle. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that 20-year-old Lindsay Gouge had wrecked her 2009 Ford …

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CPD Officer recognized as ET DUI Officer of the Year

Clinton Police Officer Adam Warren was recognized Monday by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office for what the office calls his “persistence in performance while serving and protecting the citizens of Clinton.” Patrolman Warren was named “East Tennessee DUI Officer of the Year for 2015 during the Regional Traffic Safety meeting …

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CVMR plans evolving

After a week of news reports that indicated that the project was dead in its entirety, on Friday, CVMR, seeking to clarify its plans, said Fridayit still hopes to build a metal refining facility in Oak Ridge to produce metal powders and “nano materials.” That investment, which would be completed …

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CC Jail now certified

The Campbell County Jail is now certified by the state for the first time in 30 years, according to Sheriff Robbie Goins. On Thursday, Goins said the jail had passed inspection, which included meeting more than 200 standards and benchmarks set by the Tennessee Corrections Institute. Officials have been working …

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Update: CVMR-to-OR not totally off the table

The reports of CVMR completely abandoning any and all plans to locate some sort of operation in Oak Ridge may have been premature, according to some local officials, but state economic development officials say that the centerpiece of the $313 million project announced earlier this year by the Canadian company …

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