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UCOR announces new COO

(UCOR press release) United Cleanup Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR), the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management’s lead environmental cleanup contractor, is announcing the following key business leader appointment, which is effective April 1, 2023. Tom Dieter (UCOR photo UCOR Chief Operating Officer Tom Dieter has announced …

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BBB-TV: OS Board of Aldermen struggling to meet

BBB-TV reports that the Oliver Springs Board of Aldermen and Water Board were not able to meet Thursday night as scheduled due to a lack of a quorum. According to the station, there have been several instances where this has occurred since last year’s election, when Jason Stiltner was elected …

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Tarwater selected to be on State Supreme Court

Longtime Knoxville attorney Dwight Tarwater will become the state’s newest Supreme Court justice. Gov. Bill Lee’s office made the announcement Thursday afternoon. Tarwater will replace retiring Justice Sharon Lee, also of Knoxville. The General Assembly must approve the appointment. Tarwater previously served as chief legal counsel when Bill Haslam was …

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Several East Tennessee DAs announce ‘313 Initiative’

On Thursday, a group of District Attorneys General from around East Tennessee, including Anderson County’s 7th Judicial District Attorney Dave Clark, announced a joint plan called the “313 Initiative.” Named for the telephone area code that serves the Detroit, Michigan area, the operation, which began in December, is aimed at …

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BBB: Man killed by train in Harriman IDed

(Dudley Evans, BBB-TV) A man was struck and killed by a train last night in Roane County.The incident occurred just after 11 pm Tuesday on the tracks behind Ruby Tuesday in South Harriman when a man, who has now been identified by Harriman Police only as Carl Mathews, with no …

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