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Clinton manufacturer expanding

Valley Apparel in Clinton’s Eagle Bend Industrial Park will formally announce a small expansion on Thursday afternoon. The company, which is based in Knoxville and has manufacturing facilities there and in Clinton, was recently awarded a three-year, $17.1 million contract to produce Gen III Layer 6 Trousers for the US …

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Hatmaker pleads to misdemeanor, remains eligible to serve

LaFollette City Councilman Hansford Hatmaker pleaded guilty Monday in a Campbell County courtroom to one misdemeanor count of casual exchange of a schedule IV substance. Hatmaker was indicted in February on two felony charges after authorities accused him of distributing Xanax. Hatmaker will be sentenced during a hearing on Nov. …

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Groundbreaking on UPF-related facility set for Thursday

A groundbreaking has been scheduled for Thursday morning for the three-story Construction Support Building for the multi-billion dollar Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 National Security Complex. This will be the first construction for the UPF project that officials say will be a first-of-its-kind complex supporting enriched uranium operations for Y-12 …

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ORHS math teacher receives White House recognition

An Oak Ridge High School math teacher has received a prestigious honor from the White House. Mary Elaine Vaughan of Oak Ridge High School was recognized Monday as an outstanding math teacher by President Barack Obama. Vaughan is one of only 213 mathematics and science teachers from across the country …

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High school football week 1 scores, week 2 schedules

Greeneville 55 Anderson County 9: Visiting Greeneville scored on seven of its first eight possessions as they spoiled the debut of the new artificial turf field at Mavericks Stadium. QB Cade Ballard threw three touchdowns in the first half and ran for two more as the Green Devils led 49-3 …

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Bivins voted Chief Justice

The Supreme Court has elected Justice Jeff Bivins to be the next chief justice of the Court. Justice Bivins was unanimously elected by the Court to a term that begins September 1. Justice Bivins was appointed to the Court in 2014 by Gov. Bill Haslam. Prior to assuming that position, …

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Bailey named new OSFD Chief

Justin Bailey, who had been assistant fire chief in Oliver Springs, has been appointed chief. The Town of Oliver Springs Board of Mayor and Council appointed Bailey to the position on Thursday. Bailey takes over the department after the retirement and recent death of former Fire Chief Terry Phillips. Bailey …

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ORT: Demolition work underway at former mall

(Oak Ridge Today) Demolition work at the former Oak Ridge Mall is about 50 percent complete. Demolition started at the former Sears store on Tuesday, July 26. It’s proceeded quickly from there to include the enclosed space next to Belk, which will remain in the redeveloped site, east toward Rutgers …

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ACHS debuts new field

On Friday, Anderson County High School officially debuted its new artificial turf football field. While the game did not go the way the Mavericks would have wanted, the new field was still celebrated. At halftime of the Mavericks’ 55-9 loss to Greeneville, the local corporate sponsors that made the field …

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XFS: Dillon outlasts Keselowski, field for win at Bristol

(MRN)  Austin Dillon was the primary beneficiary of Brad Keselowski’s empty fuel tank on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, claiming his second victory of the season. Keselowski was leading with the field under caution for the eighth yellow flag of the night when his tank ran dry – at which …

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