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Anderson County asking public's help in finding missing man


(WBIR) The Anderson County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating a man who was last seen more than a week ago.

According to authorities, Michael David Miller, 42, was last seen at his parent's Claxton home on Sunday, October 5. Two days later, he exchanged text messages with a friend, but hasn't been in contact with anyone else since.

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Anderson Co. building commisioner charged after TBI investigation


(WBIR) Anderson County's Public Works Director/Building Commissioner is facing charges after authorities said he illegally performed several building inspections.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said an investigation found David Lynn Crowley, 62, performed five building inspections without the proper certification.

TBI said state law allows building commissioners a 12 month grace period to get the proper certification; however agents found Crowley performed the inspections in question after that time.

Church moves to new spot 2 years after selling to developers


(WBIR) An Oak Ridge church that voted two years ago to relocate to make way for a multi-million dollar development is moving into its new home.

After nearly six decades at its original location, the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church celebrated the transition with a parade.

Jacksboro man killed in crash on I-75


A crash on Interstate 75 near Rocky Top has claimed the life of a Campbell County man.

According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, William Overton was traveling north on I-75 when his truck ran off the right side of the road and into a ditch.

The truck then rolled over onto its side. Overton was killed in the crash.

THP says no other vehicles were involved in this accident.


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Oak Ridge Schools considers allowing students to bring devices to class


Tuesday evening, parents in Oak Ridge learned more about technology policies at their kids' schools.

The district has fallen behind technology-wise, while nearby Knox County has a one-to-one policy, meaning each student gets a tablet device.

Oak Ridge Schools are considering a technology policy that would let kids bring and use their electronics at school. The "Bring Your Own Device" policy is the school district's step toward a one-to-one policy.

Oak Ridge city council approves loan for mall redevelopment


(WBIR) The Oak Ridge City Council made a move Monday night toward financing the redevelopment of the Oak Ridge Mall.

Redevelopment plans for former Oak Ridge Mall site move forward


Plans to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mall continue to move forward.

North Carolina-based developer Crosland Southeast announced plans Tuesday to name the mixed-use project "Main Street Oak Ridge."

Plans call for existing retail anchors Belk, JC Penney, Cinemark Theaters, and Super Walmart to remain on the property and receive a facelift. The project will add new national retail stores and restaurants, along with a 150 multi-family home residential area, a Class-A office building, and a hotel.