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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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Grand Jury Indicts Man on Statutory Rape Charges in Harriman

MILES, GEORGE WILLIAM JR-49, Carter Street, Harriman was arrested by Kingston officials last night after the Roane County Grand Jury returned several indictments for Statutory Rape.  He was released on a $3,000 Bond with a court date scheduled for October 28, 2013 at 9am. APPEARANCE – Charge: AGGRAVATED STATUTORY RAPE …

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Mall TIF could be worth $13 million, last 20 years

Story written by John Huotari of www.OakRidgeToday.com The proposed tax financing agreement to help redevelop the Oak Ridge Mall could be worth $13 million and last 20 years, and when complete, the 60-acre site in the center of the city could include a mix of mostly retail and some office …

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ORRA seeking volunteers with boats

  The Oak Ridge Rowing Association is looking for volunteers for the Secret City Head Race this weekend, in particular – Motor Boat drivers are needed from 1 pm to 6 pm, Saturday, October 26. If you or someone you know may be interested please contact Marc DeRose by e-mail at mderose1@gmail.com, …

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McNally Confident in State’s responsible Budgeting Practices

SUBMITTED (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) —  Senate Finance Committee Chairman Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) said today that he expects Tennessee to continue to garner top rankings by the nation’s bond rating agencies despite the serious financial challenges presented by the federal government.   Governor Bill Haslam, Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, Secretary of State …

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