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Officials closer to decision on problem-plagued school building


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Anderson County schools close early due to Obama's visit


Anderson County Schools are closing early because of the president's visit to Clinton on Friday.

Many roads in Anderson County will close for an extended period of time as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden visit Techmer PM in Clinton to promote manufacturing jobs.

Assisted living facility fire displaces 15 people


A fire forced senior citizens out of their Assisted Living facility and into single-digit temperatures Wednesday night.

The Clinton Fire Department said the fire broke out at the Clinton Towers Assisted Living Facility at about 9:30 p.m. Crews had to move some of the residents from the building because of the smoke.

No one was hurt, but the Red Cross had to find 15 people temporary shelter.

Officials don't know what caused the fire.

"Clinton 12" member: president's visit will be significant


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Jackson Square renovation work begins


A facelift for a historic and vital part of Oak Ridge is underway.

Construction crews have begun revitalization work on Jackson Square.

They're working to improve traffic flow around the square and make the area more accessible for people who are handicapped.

Oak Ridge police ID man killed in mountain bike accident


On Monday, Oak Ridge police identified the man killed in a mountain bike accident over the weekend.

Hikers found the body of Michael Biegalski, 38, of Oak Ridge on a trail at Haw Ridge Park Saturday afternoon.

Officials said the body was found about 300 yards from Old Edgemoor Road, according to Oak Ridge Police Department release.

Authorities said the accident didn't appear suspicious.


TN National Guard troops returning home in time for Christmas


(WBIR-Clinton) On Saturday, more than 40 soldiers with the Tennessee National Guard will return home from Afghanistan in time for Christmas.

The 1-230th Air Cavalry Squadron based in East Tennessee deployed to Afghanistan in February in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The remaining troops, including Staff Sgt. Daniel Bean, will return Saturday after a nearly year-long deployment.

Bean serves as a crew chief with the 1-230th Air Calvary Squadron. He is finishing his third combat deployment.