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USMCA BENEFITS TENNESSEE PRODUCERS

NASHVILLE — The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has now gone into effect, providing new market opportunities for Tennessee farmers. “With the economic challenges that the agriculture industry has experienced in recent years, farmers throughout our state are happy to have this win,” Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “We appreciate …

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ATV Accident Results in Two Injured both Transported by LifeStar

Around 11:30 PM, Wednesday, several emergency response units from the Blair Volunteer Fire Department,  Anderson County EMS, Sheriff’s Deputies, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol all responded to where an ATV wrecked at 2538 Old Harriman Highway. The accident involving two riders resulted in two separate LifeStar helicopters to fly to the area to transport the …

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Roane State phased reopening continues with COVID-19 precautions

Roane State Community College’s phased reopening continues after the 4th of July holiday with a return to on campus operations for student services ahead of the fall semester. Beginning Monday, July 6, 2020, the bookstore and bursar/business office will transition to a Monday through Thursday schedule on the Roane County …

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Oak Ridge Library new hours of operation

Oak Ridge Public Library.Photo Courtesy of Oakridgetn.gov · The Oak Ridge library is getting a new roof! Due to the construction on the roof and the 4th of July holiday, the library will suspend curbside delivery and close the book drop beginning July 3. · The book drop will re-open …

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Retired Gatlinburg fireman dies while fishing in Norris

By Jack Mitchell – Norris Bulletin Kenneth Ogle, a recently retired Gatlinburg fireman, died last Wednesday while fishing with his wife at the River Road boat launch. Ogle, 68, had served with both the Gatlinburg Police Department and Fire Department. He and his wife had been fishing along the banks …

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Norris Fellowship to host virtual VBS

(Reprinted from the Norris Bulletin) In the South, it just would not seem like summer without Vacation Bible School and Norris is no exception. The problem is that with all the safety procedure needed today, meeting in-person is difficult and not suggested. So, Norris Religious Fellowship is proud to offer …

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Lee extends Tennessee State of Emergency through August

(TN Governor’s Office) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today signed Executive Order No. 50 to extend the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to August 29, 2020. The order allows the continued suspension of various laws and regulations and other measures in these orders to facilitate the treatment …

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Give a Pint, Get a Pint with MEDIC Regional Blood Center & Bruster’s Ice Cream MEDIC Requiring Masks at All Locations

WHO:                MEDIC Regional Blood Center and Bruster’s Ice Cream WHAT:               Pint for a Pint Campaign Effective July 1, 2020, all donors must wear a mask at all locations including centers and community drives. WHEN:              July 1 – 2, Various times WHERE:            Center Locations: Downtown Knoxville – 1601 …

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Grays appear in court Friday

A Roane County couple accused of crimes against their adopted children appeared in general sessions court in Kingston, via tele-conferencing before Judge Stevens. Both 63-year-old Michael Anthony Gray, Sr. and 60-year-oldShirley Gray waived their preliminary hearings during the proceedings and the two will remain in jail under a half million …

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MEDIC Regional Blood Center Has Critical Need for COVID Convalescent Plasma and Blood Donors

WHO:                MEDIC Regional Blood Center WHAT:              MEDIC Regional Blood Centeris now at the critical level for:                         O Positive                         O Negative                         A Positive                         A Negative                              COVID Convalescent Plasma Donors WHEN:              Immediate Need WHERE:            MEDIC Regional Blood Center Donor Centers                         Note: CCP Donors must …

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Two sales tax holidays in Tennessee this year

After there had been some speculation that the annual statesales tax holiday in Tennessee might be skipped this year dueto the effects of the pandemic and the economic shutdown,when the General Assembly adopted the state’s budget lastweek, they actually added a second tax-free weekend, this onefor restaurants. Not only that, …

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