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Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge Celebrates New Location

the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge (FMCOR) open house and ribbon cutting celebration is still ongoing  as we just got back from the official ribbon cutting,  at its new expanded location, 116 East Division Road in Oak Ridge, (immediately behind Zaxby’s restaurant.) . The open house will be from 4:00 …

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ORT: Another fake home invasion reported

(Oak Ridge Today) An Oak Ridge man who allegedly went on a rampage and broke bedroom windows inside his home concocted a story about a home invasion to try to avoid trouble with his landlord, City Judge Lawrence Tunnell, authorities said.  26-year-old Derek Scott Fitzpatrick has been charged with false reporting, …

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Special recycling on Saturday includes old computers, TVs, cell phones

November 8, 2013 By Oak Ridge Today Staff Keep Anderson County Beautiful is having a special recycling program at the Potter’s Clearance Center on Oak Ridge Turnpike on Saturday. During the special recycling event, volunteers will collect old computers and peripherals, televisions (no cabinetry), cell phones, rechargeable and button batteries, fluorescent light bulbs …

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50 snakes seized from Campbell County church

LAFOLLETTE (WATE) – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers seized 50 venomous snakes from a Campbell County preacher and reality TV personality on Thursday. Officers say they went to the home of Andrew Hamblin, minister at Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette andstar of “Snake Salvation” on the National Geographic Channel, around …

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Morgan voters OK distillery at former Brushy Mountain prison

On Tuesday, Morgan County voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of turning the former Brushy Mountain Penitentiary into a moonshine distillery and tourist attraction. The measure passed with 2,431 votes to 1,150 votes against. Chattanooga-based Brushy Mountain Group is leading the effort to build the distillery, which could bring more than …

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Leon Houston Federal Trial Begins

The latest trial of one of Roane County’s infamous Houston brothers got underway in a federal courtroom in Knoxville on Monday.  Leon Houston is charged with using illegal drugs while in possession of firearms and he has pleaded not guilty.  A jury was seated Monday.  Houston was charged on the …

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New Drug Worries District Attorney General

  District Attorney General Russell Johnson and Sarah Stevenson, Executive Director of the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition, expressed grave concerns today after learning that the FDA recently approved a powerful new painkiller, Zohydro ER, will become the first hydrocodone-only opioid.  “Prescription pain pills and the pill mills that supply them are …

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