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Knox man jailed on Clinton DUI charge

A Knoxville man was arrested last week by Clinton Police on several charges after a single-vehicle accident on South Seivers Boulevard. Thursday afternoon, Clinton Police responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Seivers near Hidden Valley Road. When they arrived, officers found a white Ford van on its …

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EVC nearing fund-raising goal

Organizers of the massive fund-raising campaign for a new building for the Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge say their goal is in sight. Begun in 2008, the non-profit group has raised around $2.8 million toward their $3.3 million goal. The Emory Valley Center helps disabled children and adults throughout …

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Person of interest sought in OR shooting, crash

Oak Ridge Police are searching for a “person of interest” in two incidents that occurred on Monday night. 28-year-old Larry Dewayne Williams is being sought for questioning in a drive-by shooting Monday evening on Wakefield Road and a three-car accident that occurred later Monday night. Williams is described as a …

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ET teams litter top 10s in HS Football

High School football polls were released on Monday and here is a look at how area teams (and teams that may face those teams in the postseason) stack up. In Class 6A, Maryville remains #1. The Class 5A poll is once again dominated by East Tennessee teams. Morristown West is …

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Summer visits to GSMNP stay on record pace

Visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the summer of 2015, nearly matched the record pace of last year.  A total of 3,958,131 visitors came to the park during June, July, and August.  Last year 3,963,131 visitors came to the park during the same time period, numbers that pushed …

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Electrical problems lead to smoke

The Oak Ridge Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Callaghan Towers on Fairbanks Road at about 3:30 am Friday. Crews found the elevator mechanical room filled with smoke and found the elevator motor smoking and overheating. Firefighters disconnected power to the elevators and set up exhaust fans in …

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ORHPA honors former dormitory

The current home of the headquarters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 270, received an Historic Preservation Award from the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association on Monday. When first constructed, the building was known as Lakewood hall and was used as a dormitory during the Manhattan Project. …

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ORPD busy with shootings over the weekend, Monday

Oak Ridge police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday night on Wakefield Road, the third such incident since Saturday night. In Monday’s incident, no one was injured, but two bullets entered a vacant bedroom of a home on Wakefield. The shooting occurred shortly before 8:30 pm and our …

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Emert elected AC Commission Chair

Monday night the Anderson County Commission voted 10-3 to elect Steve Emert as the next chairman of the Commission. Emert was elected in one round of voting over incumbent Chairman Robert McKamey after serving the last year as the Commission’s Vice Chairman. Emert was replaced in that role by Tim …

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Pro bono hours on the rise in Tennessee

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission has released its annual report showing that attorneys in Tennessee have increased the number of hours of free and reduced-rate legal services they are providing to those in need. The report shows that the number of hours of pro bono service volunteered …

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