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Grant to allow for assessment of railroad site

A $600,000 Brownfields assessment grant has been awarded to a partnership between Anderson, Campbell and Scott Counties to provide a Phase 1 Environmental Assessment for the RJ Corman Railroad that spans all three counties. The railroad is under consideration for abandonment by the US Department of Transportation, and local leaders …

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Free reading packets for K-2 students available to boost reading skills

The Tennessee Department of Education announced Wednesday that free “At-Home Decodable Books” are available for the families of kindergarten, first and second grade students. This launch is part of the family component of the state’s Reading 360 initiative to help boost strong reading skills amongst Tennessee students. Each free decodable packet …

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OS, ex-chief settle termination dispute

As first reported by WBIR-TV, the town of Oliver Springs and its former police chief have reached a settlement concerning his dismissal earlier this year. You may recall that in March, Oliver Springs Mayor Omer Cox fired longtime Police Chief Kenneth Morgan for misconduct, alleging that Morgan had engaged in …

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TDH: Pfizer COVID vaccines available to kids ages 12-15 beginning Friday

Wednesday, the Tennessee Department of Health announced it will begin administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15 years. This follows this week’s decision by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration …

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