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Help identify Oak Ridge library's photo collections

1965 Art Center event (Ruth Carey via the city of Oak Ridge) OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) -The Oak Ridge Public Library is asking the public's help to help preserve a part of the city's history. The library is working on categorizing the photo collection from Ruth Carey, an Oak Ridge resident and longt

WATE - 2017-09-19 15:24:32

City leaders vote to allow Oak Ridge liquor stores to serve free samples

OAK RIDGE - Liquor stores in Oak Ridge can now give out free samples. At last week's city council meeting, leaders passed the second reading unanimously. It allows retail liquor stores to give customers free samples of beer, wine, and liquor. The new ordinance goes into effect Sept. 21. State law

WBIR - 2017-09-18 19:13:23

Status of Oak Ridge museum shameful: Letters, Sept. 17

That the city of Oak Ridge -- and beyond, as the obligation extends to Knoxville -- has failed to save the building and possibly the future of the American Museum of Science and Energy is symptomatic of the pathetic vision of an entire community. Shame on Oak Ridge, and shame on Knoxville. The AMSE

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-17 10:00:08

Police: Oak Ridge man admits to killing dad's dog, setting living room on fire

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A father believes his son entered his home, beat and killed his dog, damaged the television and set fire on the living room floor, according to the Oak Ridge Police Department. Police said the killing and destruction happened Friday around 5:39 a.m. at the home of 19-year-o

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-09-17 03:04:00

Lorenz gets 10 extra years for jail break

A Strawberry Plains man had 10 years tacked onto his prison sentence last week for participating in a 2016 jail escape that injured two corrections officers. Richard Coty Lorenz, 27, of 3498 Blue Springs Road, Strawberry Plains, pled guilty to aggravated robbery, theft over $1,000, escape, and three

STANDARD BANNER - 2017-09-19 13:30:00

2 Roane County youth sports organizations rank 'Gold Star' in state's push to reduce injuries

KINGSTON, Tenn. (WATE) - Two organizations in Roane County are celebrating for achieving the gold. This summer, Tennessee's Health Department launched a new safety rating system called Safe Stars Initiative as a way to reduce the amount of injuries kids encounter playing sports. Organizations can be

WATE - 2017-09-19 22:01:41

Stabbing suspect makes first court appearance

Harriman resident Isaiah Wright made a brief appearance in Blount County General Sessions Court Monday afternoon, his first after being accused along with three other men in the stabbing death of a Maryville teen. Standing before General Sessions Court Judge William Brewer, Wright, 20, had his heari

DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Lunch with the League features police chief on Tuesday

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OAKRIDGETODAY.COM - 2017-09-19 02:19:08

Son admits to killing father's dog, setting living room on fire

OAK RIDGE - An Oak Ridge man is in jail after police say he broke into his father's home, stabbed his dog to death and then set the living room on fire. 19-year-old Skyler Griffin admitted to entering the residence, beating and stabbing the dog to death and setting fire to various items on the livin

WBIR - 2017-09-17 22:43:19

Bobcats' attack too much for Blue Devils

newsroom@roanecounty.com The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats special teams became the "Wizards of OZ" as they showed up and showed out jumping to a 14-0 lead without running a single offensive play on the way to a 52-14 victory. The outsized Blue Devils took the opening kickoff and were pinne

ROANE COUNTY NEWS - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Oliver Springs Fire Department responds to a report of an explosion

OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. (WVLT)-- The Oliver Springs Fire Department said crews responded to a report of an explosion on Tri County Blvd at Mahoney Rd. Sunday evening. Upon arrival, OSFD said it found a large brush pile that was on fire. Investigators said the cause of the explosion was due to the use

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-09-18 05:51:00

Oliver Springs Police Dept.: Explosion in Oliver Springs, no injuries

OLIVER SPRINGS - Update 9:13 p.m.: Oliver Springs officers confirm there was an explosion at an empty barn near the Highway 61 and 62 split in Oliver Springs Sunday evening. The department says a man was lighting his barn on fire by pouring gasoline on the structure. Some fo that gasoline seeped int

WBIR - 2017-09-18 01:41:03

Hardin Valley is working on a volleyball masterpiece

Mitzi McCurry, head coach of Hardin Valley Academy's talented volleyball team, knows puzzles can turn into pretty pictures. And for Coach McCurry and her players, what would be prettier than a picture of the Lady Hawks hoisting the Class AAA state championship trophy at the TSSAA tournament in Octob

KNOXFOCUS.COM - 2017-09-17 07:00:00

Kaepernick forgets no 'I' in team rule and more letters to the editors

Kaepernick forgets no 'I' in team rule I almost always agree with columnist Leonard Pitts but not this past week. We are free to make choices in this country - the choice to be a member of a team or to be a county employee. But there is no "I" in team, no "I" in job. When Colin Kaepernick puts on a

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2017-09-18 05:22:00

Orange Barrels in and around Blount County

SR 33 at Old Knoxville Pike: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this intersection improvement project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area. SR 35 between Evan Circle and Simerly Street: Motorists should be aler

DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

Large Knoxville apartment complex sold in $48M deal

KNOXVILLE - One of Knoxville's largest apartment complexes has new ownership in a $48 million deal, records show. The Metropolitan at 790 N. Cedar Bluff Road, known for many years as Sunchase Apartments, has been sold by Sunchase Multifamily Partners LLC of Nashville to Goldelm at Metropolitan LLC,

WBIR - 2017-09-18 19:24:09

Knoxville man killed after motorcycle slams into guardrail on the Spur

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park said the a 24-year-old man died following a single-motorcycle accident Sunday on the Spur. The National Park said Sunday at around 8:38 p.m., Larence Overby Tuck IV, slid into a guardrail between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The acci

WATE - 2017-09-18 13:25:01

Maryville City Schools homing in on elementary school options

Maryville City Schools will be gathering public comment over the next six weeks on options to deal with expected elementary school enrollment increases over the next five years. During a Maryville Board of Education meeting Monday, Jim Hinton, principal with Cope Architecture, presented updated esti

DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Investigation into Knoxville worker's death ongoing; employer pays tribute

State workplace investigators likely will take at least two months to look into the circumstances that caused the death of a Knoxville electrical employee who was working at an Alcoa Highway jobsite last week. Tyler Lowe, 30, worked for Stansell Electric, based in Nashville. An AMR ambulance crew re

WBIR - 2017-09-18 22:22:38

Body discovered inside Knoxville home, homicide suspected

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Just after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, officers conducting a welfare check entered a residence located on the 1400 block of McSpadden Street. The officers found a male body lying on the floor. The reason for death is not confirmed, but homicide is suspected. This is an ongoing i

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-09-20 01:28:00