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Robertsville Road Closure

Oak Ridge, Tenn. — The Kroger development will be constructing underground utilities on Robertsville Road between Oak Ridge Turnpike and Raleigh Road. The work requires closing Robertsville Road for three days and is scheduled for Wednesday February 12th through Friday February 14th. The street closure is subject to inclement weather …

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2014 Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation Passes Senate Judiciary

(NASHVILLE, TN), February 5, 2014 – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown), alongside Senators Rusty Crowe, Doug Overbey, and Ken Yager, is once again leading the charge to pass new anti-human trafficking laws that will raise awareness and help limit wide-ranging human trafficking activity currently taking place in Tennessee. …

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OR rec facility use applications now available

City of Oak Ridge athletic facility request forms are now available to reserve a facility for use during March 1st through July 31st.  Forms are available at the Front Desk of the Civic Center or at www.orrecparks.org. City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will also be hosting an …

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AC Commission OKs school energy upgrades

The Anderson County Commission approved a $9.8 million energy upgrade project at most of the county’s 18 schools.  Last month, the Commission approved a 15-year contract with Energy Systems Group for energy conservation measures and related upgrades in the schools as well as a request for the issuance of tax-exempt …

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OR schools want to give “Keys” to students

Oak Ridge school leaders announced a new program aimed at preparing students for not only college, but also for the rest of their post-education lives during a Tuesday press conference.  The program, called “Keys to College and Career Readiness,” is the result of a survey given last year to businesses, …

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Reminder: Utility scam making rounds

The City of Oak Ridge Utilities and Billing Office wants you to be aware that there is a utility scam active in the area.  As we reported a couple of weeks ago, the scammer calls a customer and informs them that their payments are behind schedule and that disconnection is …

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New interchange could lead to more OR development

Story by John Huotari – www.OakRidgeToday.com (Oak Ridge Today) A new interchange at Centrifuge Way and South Illinois Avenue will open up land for development atop of Pine Ridge and help a uranium enrichment company reuse an industrial building in south Oak Ridge, officials said Thursday.  The $1.6 million state …

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Rail company offers county 2 bridge replacement options

CSX Railroad Corporation has finally given the Anderson County government options on how to address the issues that have kept a railroad-owned bridge on a county road closed since July.  The bridge on Johnson Gap Road—which is the shortest route between Clinton and the Dutch Valley community—has been closed since …

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State of Tennessee Observes “Radon Action Month”

NASHVILLE – January is “Radon Action Month” and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is educating Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure, encouraging actions to identify and to address radon problems in the home. The American Lung Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and various local and county …

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