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Oak Ridge Property Taxes Mailed Out, Due Aug. 31

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (July 29, 2021) – The City of Oak Ridge property tax notices for 2021 have been mailed and property owners should have received them. Property owners have until August 31 to pay without penalty. Property tax notices are mailed to the property owner at the address on …

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Blackburn, Wicker Introduce Federal Data Privacy Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE …

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Oliver Springs Water Department Outage

UPDATE (12:15PM): Due to unforeseen circumstances, the water will remain off in the area of Old Batley to Caldwell Circle until at least 3:00pm. Previously: The Water Department will have the water shut down on Hwy 61 starting at Old Batley to Caldwell Circle. Approximate time on finish will be …

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State announces 95% participation rate in TCAPs

(TDE/Staff reports) Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the state’s Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) participation rates for the 2020-21 annual assessment administration, achieving an overall participation rate of 95% statewide. During the January 2021 Special Session, Public Chapter 2 removed negative consequences associated with accountability for districts and schools …

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“Everywhere you look, UT” Tour Starts Aug. 3

KNOXVILLE – The unique stories of how the University of Tennessee System serves the state of Tennessee will come to life beginning in August as part of the “Everywhere you look, UT” tour.  Beginning Aug. 3, UT System President Randy Boyd will travel to more than 50 counties during the next three months learning and celebrating UT’s impact across Tennessee.  “Everywhere you …

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The CDC Reverses Course On Masks Indoors

The change in guidance comes as the highly transmissible Delta variant sweeps the nation that is still struggling to get enough shots in arms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated Americans in parts of the country with “substantial or high transmission” of COVID-19 should return to wearing masks …

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