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THSO: Seat belt usage in Tennessee slightly above 90%

On Wednesday, December 8th, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced results from its annual roadside observational survey to determine the state’s average seat belt usage rate. This survey returned a statewide usage rate of 90.12 percent. Tennessee did not conduct a statewide survey in 2020 due to the COVID-19 …

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Oak Ridge Chamber’s Christmas Parade Award Winners Announced

Photo credit: Ray Smith December 13, 2021 – Approximately 120 entries participated in this year’s annual Christmas parade held on Saturday, December 11. This year’s parade theme was “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Judges awarded six awards following the parade: Spectacular Sparkles Award (given to the outstanding entry that presents an …

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Two Arrested for Aggravated Robbery and Other Charges

Pair arrested for Aggravated Robbery and other ChargesMichael Steven Gibson and Emily Cora Beason On December 8, 2021 at approximately 4:35am Deputies with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of a male entering a residence at 1756 Swan Pond Rd Harriman, armed with a handgun and …

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3 Teens Charged in Oak Ridge Shooting Threat

Today, Juvenile Court Petitions were filed against three Oak Ridge juveniles accused of making social media threats of school shootings at the Oak Ridge Schools in two separate incidents this week. The three juveniles have been charged with Terrorism, Threat of Mass Violence on School Property and False Report. Two …

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MEDIC Regional Blood Center to Celebrate Friends and Family and Support East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

MEDIC is celebrating the holiday season by rewarding Friends and Family for donating and supporting East TN Children’s Hospital.                         From December 13th through 17th, donors will receive a coupon for Chick-fil-A, MEDIC gift, and Texas Roadhouse coupons. Donors are also entered to win $50 Food City gift cards and …

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Jones named Roane State Paramedic Student of the Year

By Bob FowlerRoane State staff writer Matthew A. Jones, a member of the Pigeon Forge Fire Department, has been named the 2021 Roane State Community College Paramedic Student of the Year, joining a select group of more than 40 individuals since the inception of the award more than 35 years …

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