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Early voting for Aug. 6 election begins July 17th

(Secretary of State press release) Early voting for the Tennessee State and Federal Primary and County General Election begins Friday, July 17, and runs Monday to Saturday until Saturday, August 1. Election Day is Thursday, August 6.“The safety of voters and poll officials are our top priority,” said Secretary of …

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OR schools to require masks

After initially “strongly recommending” masks, students and staff members will now be required to wear face coverings in Oak Ridge Schools when physical distancing is not possible, Superintendent Bruce Borchers said Thursday. A school re-opening plan published Monday said masks would be strongly recommended, but not required, when students can’t stay six feet …

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XFS: Cindric holds off Briscoe, wins 1st XFS oval race

(NASCAR.com report) Austin Cindric won a two-lap overtime duel at Kentucky Speedway racing door-to-door with his good friend and former teammate Chase Briscoe to earn his career-first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory on an oval track. Cindric, who led 41 laps on the night, ultimately finished .952-seconds ahead of rookie Riley …

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Ragan announces Arts Grants

(Rep. Ragan press release) State Rep. John Ragan, R-Oak Ridge, today announced recipients of Tennessee Arts Commission grants for Anderson County. The awards include $32,400 to the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge; $27,290 to Oak Ridge Civic Music Association; $21,290 to the Oak Ridge Community Art Center; $28,100 to the …

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PCUD ‘SOARs’ to another award

(APGA press release) The American Public Gas Association (APGA) presented Powell Clinch Utility District (PCUD) with the prestigious APGA System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) for excellence in operating its natural gas utility. Public natural gas systems are entrusted by their customers to deliver clean and affordable natural gas through a …

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Norris Lake receives recognition

(Submitted) Adventure Anderson, the county’s Tourism Bureau, announced Wednesday that Norris Lake has been recognized by the readers and fans of Blue Ridge Country Magazine in their 2020 “Mountain Blue” Reader Poll, where they asked readers: “Where do you go to H2O?” Winners were published in the July/August “Blue Issue” where the focus is on the water-related …

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