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TBI releases ‘Crime on Campus’ report

Friday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual ‘Crime on Campus’ publication, detailing the volume and nature of crime on Tennessee’s college and university campuses. The report compiles data submitted to TBI through the state’s Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is obvious …

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THP: Two die in Campbell crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that two young men were killed late Wednesday night when the pickup they were in crashed in Campbell County. The THP says that the crash happened on Old Middlesboro Highway at the intersection with Stiner Lane shortly before 11 pm. Troopers identified the victims as …

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State budget adopted for FY 2021-22

(Press release, staff reports) Governor Bill Lee announced Thursday that the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget has passed through the General Assembly, totaling $42.6 billion. “I’m proud that this budget delivers on some of our top promises to Tennesseans and invests in external organizations meeting the needs of our local communities,” …

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TDOE announces next cohort of trauma-informed schools

Tennessee Department of Education has announce 176 schools were selected for the second cohort of trauma-informed schools in Tennessee. This new cohort more than doubles the original 73 schools from the first trauma-informed schools cohort which launched in 2018-19.In Tennessee, the model trauma-informed school designation recognizes schools for their emphasis on implementing trauma-informed strategies to provide critical supports for students. Schools implementing …

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CCSO deputies raid suspected drug house

Deputies from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at a home in the Duff community on Wednesday. In a press release, the CCSO says that the warrant was obtained to search the Malicoat Lane home of Lester Eugene Siler after an investigation that involved what officials …

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Two couples honored for longtime support of Roane State

(By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer) Two couples who have given very generously to Roane State in numerous ways over the years have been honored for their ongoing philanthropic efforts with the presentation of awards from the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and TBR’s chancellor. Barry and Lucy Stephenson …

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AC Animal Care & Control unveils new logo

(Submitted, AC Mayor’s Office) Anderson County Animal Care & Control recently unveiled a new emblem, designed by one of its new animal control officers. With a shield, a pair of hands, and the silhouette of a cat and dog, and in colors of blue, silver, gold and black, the new …

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Latest update from MEDIC

MEDIC Regional Blood Center wants to remind local donors that it is the primary provider for blood and blood products for 24 hospitals in 22 counties in East TN and Southeastern Kentucky (including the major hospital systems in and around Knoxville), and that blood collected by other organizations does not …

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Roane escapee located, re-arrested

Authorities in Roane County say that an escaped fugitive was taken back into custody on Wednesday. On April 16th, Jeremiah Holt walked away from an inmate work detail and eluded authorities for almost two weeks, until Roane County Sheriff’s deputies located him at a home in Morgan County Wednesday afternoon. …

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