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ORNL cancels 'southern accent' class, apologizes


(WBIR) After a backlash from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory decided to drop a class that teaches how to minimize a southern accent.

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1,000 new jobs coming to Clinton automotive plant

ID=13184933(WBIR) An automotive parts manufacturer announced Friday that it plans to invest $80.5 million to build its third manufacturing facility in Anderson County, which will create 1,000 jobs.

Oak Ridge family adopts orphan with Down syndrome

(WBIR-Oak Ridge) Almost three years ago a couple in Oak Ridge adopted a little boy from Russia. He faced a bleak future there because he was born with Down syndrome.

Meet James Ivan's new sister.

She is all girl. Big sister Amelia painted Connie's fingernails.

Oak Ridge hosts national rowing competitions

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National initiative helps Clinton revamp its 911 center


(WBIR- Anderson County) A national initiative is helping Clinton's 911 dispatch center get an overdue upgrade. It's happening for the first time since 1997, according to Chuck Peters, Clinton dispatch supervisor.

Clinton PD nab burglary suspect, working to identify recovered property


A Georgia man is facing multiple charges after police say he stole jewelry and other property from several homes in Anderson County.

Anderson County gets 35 indictments for drug round up

(WBIR) Between Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon this week, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office arrested 17 of the 26 people recently indicted in that area on drug related charges.

The indictments came after several months of investigations by the Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the majority of the charges are related to selling or possessing illegal prescription drugs, as well as marijuana and meth.

All but seven of the people were charged with prescription narcotics offenses, according to the Sheriff's Office.