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Drug charges pending after LaFollette raid

A woman is facing drug charges following a Monday morning raid conducted by members of the LaFollette Police Department’s Narcotics Unit. The home of 33-year-old Nicole Gibson was raided at around 6:30 am Monday following an investigation that included “controlled purchases” of Schedule IV prescription drugs over the past month …

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American Legion meets Monday the 12th

American Legion Post 172 will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 pm Monday, April 12th at the Post Home, located at 436 Spring Street in Clinton. Agenda items will include Officer Elections, a building update, plus discussions of fundraisers, updates from the Veterans Affairs Administration, and other future plans. All …

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Visitation for TDOC facilities to resume

(TDOC press release) The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) will resume visitation for inmates at all facilities beginning next weekend. A modified visitation schedule will be implemented on Saturday, April 10.  TDOC suspended visitation in March, 2020 as COVID-19 began to spread in the community.  The decision to resume visitation, …

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Prescribed burns scheduled in Oak Ridge

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy began a series of controlled burns of grassland areas on its Oak Ridge Reservation as part of what officials called an “overall effort to reduce the risk of wildland fires.” The burns are being performed in collaboration with the Tennessee Division of …

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No one injured in Oak Ridge fire

Three people were displaced after an Oak Ridge house fire late Saturday morning. Police and fire units responded to a home in the 100 block of Loyola Lane shortly before 11:30 am Saturday, and reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the carport extending into the residence and a nearby …

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TDH: State reaches 1 millionth vaccination milestone

(TDH press release) Tennessee has reached a vaccination landmark of one million Tennesseans being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Approximately 22 percent have received at least one dose. ‘’We celebrate this milestone and expect to see this number increase as vaccine is more widely available,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, …

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