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Highway Paving projects to start in Roane

There are two upcoming Tennessee Department of Transportation Projects in Roane County. A resurfacing project will begin soon at the HWY 58/72 Junction to Interstate I-40 and also on Gallaher Road from HWY 70. The project will include bridge expansion repair on HWY 58 over the Tennessee River. The total …

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Latest Census response rate data

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will begin emailing households in low-responding areas to encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census. Millions of emails will be sent this week and then grow in numbers and continue into September. These emails supplement a final campaign reminding people to respond …

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Another COVID case in OR schools; numbers continue to climb

Another Oak Ridge Schools employee has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Superintendent Dr. Bruce Borchers. Officials were informed of the positive test results on Wednesday morning and quickly began notifying parents. The unidentified staff member spent time at both Jefferson Middle School and at Oak Ridge High School last …

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Drone class to take flight this fall at Roane State

A new class in piloting small unmanned aircraft, better known as drones, takes flight this fall at Roane State. The three credit-hour class – AERO 1030 H025 – prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote Pilot Aeronautical Knowledge test to obtain FAA certification. Students must supply their own …

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