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Oak Ridge Spring Clean-Up underway

(City of Oak Ridge) The citywide household trash pickup program in Oak Ridge starts Monday, March 31. Household rubbish, old appliances, and minor remodeling materials will be picked up. Compressors must be removed from refrigerators and air conditioners. City collection efforts will follow the accompanying schedule as closely as possible, …

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ORHS Robotics Team aims for world championship

The Smoky Mountains Regional High School Robotics Competition was held last weekend in Knoxville, and Oak Ridge High School was one of the three regional winners.  The so-called “WildBots” will receive an invitation to the world championships at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis at the end of this …

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Outbuilding burns in Anderson County

An outbuilding caught fire on Carroll Road in Anderson County Monday night.  Homeowner Donald Vanhuss told emergency responders that he had been working on his lawnmower inside the outbuilding until about 7 pm, when he says that he turned off everything and went into his house.  A few hours later, …

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Fire destroys Briceville mobile home

An apparently accidental fire Sunday morning destroyed a Briceville mobile home.  The fire was reported shortly before noon Sunday at 106 Circle Road in Briceville and an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy reported that when he arrived on the scene, the mobile home was completely engulfed by flames.  The fire was …

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ACSD investigating discovery of human skull

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the discovery of a human skull in Claxton.  Tuesday, a man living on Norman Road called deputies after finding a human skull on his property and investigators from the Sheriff’s Department, the TBI and the Regional Forensics Center responded to the scene.  According …

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ORPD: Car arson suspect identified

Oak Ridge Police say that they have identified a suspect in connection to a car fire that occurred last month in the parking lot of an elementary school.  On the evening of March 8th, Oak Ridge Police and Fire personnel responded to a report of a car fire in the …

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State House gives Rocky Top go-ahead

Monday the State House of Representatives voted unanimously to allow Lake City to change its name to Rocky Top.  The House bill sponsored by Representative John Ragan of Oak Ridge passed 89-0.  The name change is seen as a necessary first step toward turning the former coal mining town into …

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Wastewater Loans were announced today for the following recipients:

(TDEC) Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced that five communities, two utility districts and two water/wastewater authorities have been approved to receive more than $15.1 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.  The State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Program …

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