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RSCC group helps kids in foster care

By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer  More than 50 children in foster care, who are often moved from one home to another, now have special bags filled with necessities and treats to take with them, thanks to Roane State students. Those students with Roane State’s Student Tennessee Education Association …

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Energy Secretary visits ORNL

(ORNL press release) Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Nov. 22 for a two-hour tour, meeting top scientists and engineers as they highlighted projects and world-leading capabilities that address some of the country’s most complex research and technical challenges.The visit featured ORNL’s computational capabilities, basic energy …

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CCSO raids apartment on drug warrant

Late Sunday night, deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at an apartment complex on John McGhee Boulevard in Caryville.  According to a CCSO press release, the warrant was obtained following a lengthy investigation spanning several months and included undercover purchases of both heroin and meth. …

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No trash pick-up on Thanksgiving

Waste Connections has announced its holiday schedule for garbage pickup in Clinton.There is no collection on Thanksgiving, which means that all services will be pushed back by one day so that Thursday’s route will be picked up on Friday and Friday’s route on Saturday. Waste Connections says it will run …

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Stanfield out as LaFollette Mayor

A circuit court judge removed LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield from office on Friday, following his indictment in September of 2020 on charges that he used city services and employees for his personal gain during his time in office. Eighth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge John McAfee ordered Stanfield to immediately …

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State Fire Marshal shares Thanksgiving fire safety tips

As families across Tennessee gather for Thanksgiving Day feasts on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office remind Tennesseans that the recipe for a safe celebration includes fire-safe cooking habits. Unfortunately, cooking equipment is a major contributor to …

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Heatherly promoted to THP Captain

Commissioner Jeff Long of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security along with Colonel Matt Perry of the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced the promotion of Stacey Heatherly to Captain over the Knoxville district.   “Captain Heatherly has demonstrated her passion and devotion to the Tennessee Highway Patrol over the course …

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