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Grand Jury report condemns Loudon County School Board

A Grand Jury empaneled at the request of Virginia attorney general Jason Miyares found that the Loudon County School Board was deficient in its handling of – and reaction to – the sexual assault of a student at Broad Run High School by an alleged assailant, who was accused of a similar previous assault when attending Stone Bridge High School. The grand jury report released today criticized school and district authorities, noting also that it would have considered an indictment against the Loudon County Public School Division counsel – if state statutes existed to allow charges. A-G Miyares said in a statement that he hopes for positive change in all Virginia school districts to further protect children.
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Oak Ridge indoor pool to temporarily close Dec. 12

The Oak Ridge Indoor Swimming Pool will close on Monday, Dec. 12 through at least January 2023 for resurfacing. An exact reopening date cannot be set because of the uncertainty that comes with construction and delays in product delivery. “The indoor pool opened in 1970 and the last resurfacing was...

Party (and eat) with the Democrats

Anderson County Democrats will celebrate the holidays with a party and potluck dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church Social Hall, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The Anderson County Democratic Women’s Club and the Anderson County Democratic Party are hosting the Holiday Party, inviting...

No one injured in Madisonville wreck

The driver of this 2013 Mazda MZ3 overcorrected and lost control on Thursday at close to 4:30 p.m. on County Road 401 in Madisonville with no injuries being reported. Englewood Rural Fire and the McMinn County Sheriff’s Department responded along…
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Three East Tennessee bakers quarterfinalists in global baking competition

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Three East Tennessee women are quarterfinalists in The Greatest Baker competition. Angela Lambert and Alexandria Ducote of Maryville, and Emily Cooke of Maynardville have reached the quarterfinals of the global competition. The contest began with 24,000 competitors. Now, the final 1% is left standing. One winner...
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Kingston House fire claims 2 Dogs

A house fire in Kingston Sunday occurred just before 1pm which sent all of Kingston’s fire personnel and Harriman Fire units to the scene. The fire at the single-story home in the 900 block of Lakewood Road near the interstate, unfortunately left two dogs dead, according to officials. According...
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Maryville native performs at the Bijou Theatre

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Welcome back beloved singers, songwriters, and musicians, who all have ties to the region. The Appalachia Sessions will kick off on Monday, December 5 at the Bijou Theatre. This is event is the first of its kind and will showcase big names that came from the Appalachian area. Tickets are on sale now.
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Military Veterans Breakfast Saturday

Military veterans from Anderson County are once again invited to come together for a community Veterans Breakfast to honor veterans, and enjoy some holiday cheer. The breakfast, hosted by Anderson County citizens, is locally sponsored this month by Nuclear Care Partners. The breakfast will be held Saturday, December 10th at...

Holiday changes coming to Oak Ridge Public Library

The Oak Ridge Public Library will be closed for the Christmas holidays Dec. 23-26, and for the New Year’s holiday Dec. 31 to Jan. 2. During the time around the holidays, the library will be preparing for some much-needed renovations. The restrooms will be completely rebuilt. The Children’s Room, much loved and well-used, will be getting an all-new look that will help everyone discover new ways to read, learn, and play.

Bear sighted in Maryville

The Maryville Police Department responded around 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2 to a report of a bear sighted near Oak Park Avenue in Maryville. MPD Chief Tony Crisp said the bear had climbed a tree and fallen asleep, and that it hadn’t caused anyone harm. Wildlife officers of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to the scene to monitor the situation. A representative of the TWRA said the officer in charge decided not to trap or dart the bear because it had not caused any...

City accepting applications for voluntary positions

The City of Oak Ridge is accepting applications for members on 15 city boards or commissions. Oak Ridge residency is required for appointment. Members serve without compensation. Interested individuals must submit a completed Boards and Commissions Application online or to the City Clerk's Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec....

Artist Michael Alexi adds another mural to downtown comic store, The Golden Age 1942

Michael Alexi started his newest mural for The Golden Age 1942 comic book store before he and store owners knew the city of Maryville had to first approve the painting through two municipal bodies. The Maryville Downtown Design Review Board gave its approval in November, and the Maryville Planning Commission approved the addition to the building one week later. The building that now houses the comic book store was built...

Madisonville, December 05 High School 🏀 Game Notice

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Maryville city schools answers concerns for high school expansion project

Residential neighbors to Maryville High School and other community members asked school officials to address their concerns for the $35 million MHS expansion during a public input session Thursday, Dec. 1. Early last week in a work session with Maryville City Council, Maryville City Schools Director Mike Winstead announced the expansion and said the timeline is to start in spring 2023 and finish by fall 2025. Citing financial concerns, Daily...
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SANTA IS COMING TO EAST TN AND HERE IS WHERE HE WILL BE VISITING!

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — For many people across East Tennessee, the holidays are a time to start relaxing from the stress of work and enjoy time with family. But for one jolly man, the holidays are a time when business starts picking up. Santa Clause is getting ready for his...
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Win or Learn

As fall sports end, many winter clubs and teams around the nation begin their seasons. One of these many sports being high school wrestling–and with wrestlers around the state proudly representing their schools, LCHS student Andrew Lucas (10) must represent another, William Blount High School. Just weeks prior, he...

Oak Ridge Senior Center hosting holiday reception Dec. 9

Area senior citizens are invited to a holiday reception at the Oak Ridge Senior Center 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 in the Civic Center gymnasium at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike. A light box lunch will be served, with chips, cookies, and a choice of either egg salad,...

William Blount High School staff uses AED to revive student

A William Blount High School student who collapsed on the band room floor in what school officials describe as a “cardiac event” weeks ago was revived by staff members and performed Friday night in the Gatlinburg Christmas parade. “The fast-acting response of our team saved our student’s life,” William Blount Principal Rob Clark said during the Dec. 1 Blount County Board of Education meeting, where four members were honored. “In...