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Harriman man sentenced to life in elderly relative’s death

A Harriman man who was convicted in July in connection to the 2019 death of his wife’s elderly aunt was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. Christopher Kennedy and his wife Evelyn were convicted last month of felony murder in the 2019 death of 72-year-old Betty Crews, Evelyn’s aunt …

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State officials try to separate fentanyl fact from fiction

(TDMHSAS/TDH press release) The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) and Department of Health today issued new guidance and information around fentanyl and what to do in case of a potential exposure. Recent media reports have highlighted stories of exposure to a white powdery substance assumed …

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Isaiah 117 House golf tournament set for Sept. 17

Isaiah 117 House, a Tennessee-based organization that cares for children awaiting foster placement, will host its annual golf tournament to benefit its Anderson County house next month. On Saturday, September 17th, Isaiah 117 House Anderson will host the tournament at Centennial Golf Course in Oak Ridge. The event is a …

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Spellman now site director at RSCC’s Oak Ridge campus

(By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer) He’s been a familiar face on Roane State’s flagship campus in Harriman for six years and has relocated to take on new duties at the Oak Ridge Branch Campus. Andy Spellman is the new Oak Ridge Branch Campus site director. “I’m making sure everybody – from …

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TSBDC-Oak Ridge hosting online seminar for would-be small business owners

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) in Oak Ridge invites would-be entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunity to learn how to launch your own business and turn your “idea, passion, or side hustle into a functioning business.” This online seminar, scheduled for Thursday, August 25th from 10 am …

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ACSO’s new mobile app now available for download

(ACSO press release) Anderson County Sheriff Russell Barker is excited to announce the release of their new custom smartphone application. The app will serve as a new and innovative way for the Sheriff’s Office to connect with Anderson County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with …

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Feds: Tennessee State Representative and former chief of staff charged in bribery and kickback conspiracy

(US DOJ press release/staff reports) A Tennessee state representative and his former chief of staff were arrested today at their homes on criminal charges related to a bribery and kickback conspiracy. According to court documents, Republican State Representative Glen Casada, 63, of Franklin–a former House Speaker–and Cade Cothren, 35, of …

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THP: Roane wreck kills Clinton man

A Clinton man was killed Sunday night in a motorcycle accident in Roane County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that the crash happened at around 9:40 pm Sunday on Harriman Highway near Webster Road when 39-year-old Jason Hobbs had been headed west while riding a 2005 Suzuki GSX motorcycle. The …

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Reminder: ASAP to host local observance of International Overdose Awareness Day

ASAP of Anderson reminds you that next week, they will host an event to honor those who have been lost to drug overdoses. This day of remembrance and commemoration is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31st, at Bissell Park in Oak Ridge, and will serve as the local observance of International …

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Man injured in Saturday crash on Norris Lake

An Ohio man was seriously injured in a boating accident on Norris Lake in Campbell County Saturday afternoon. TWRA says that a 38-year-old man from Ohio was operating a personal watercraft when it struck a pontoon boat in the Cedar Creek area of Norris Lake around 5:30 pm Saturday. The …

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