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Fire destroys Anderson Co. home


(WBIR) A fire Thursday evening destroyed a home in Anderson County.

According to the Anderson County Fire Department, a house on Holbrook Subdivision Lane caught fire just after 5 p.m. There was a woman inside when the house caught fire, but she and her pets made it out safely.

Officials are now investigating the cause of the fire. They say arson is not suspected.


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Woman dies after trying to rescue pets from house fire



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WBIR) A woman who tried to rescue her pets from her burning home has died of her injuries.

Rocky Top signs go up on I-75


(WBIR) New signs on Interstate 75 now direct drivers to exit at Rocky Top instead of Lake City.

The Anderson County town changed its name in June.

The city paid to replace signs, logos and emergency car stickers around town soon after the new name went into effect, but had to work with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to change the interstate signs.

Anderson Co. community addresses homelessness


Several groups from Anderson County met Tuesday in Oak Ridge to discuss and address the problem of homelessness in the community.

Homeless outreach groups found a gap in the Anderson County area for homeless who aren't veterans or disabled.

"Really where we are as a community is there are limited resources for the homeless. And so it's very hard to break that cycle of homelessness, because there are very limited resources," said Zabrina Minor.

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Oak Ridge to have world's fastest supercomputer in 2017


Tennessee will continue to be the home of the world's fastest supercomputer in 2017.

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee announced that Oak Ridge National Laboratory will have the supercomputer named Summit, which will provide five times the performance of the current system, known as Titan and recognized as the world's fastest computer in November 2012.

Summit will support advanced scientific and materials research to improve economic and national security.

Conference focuses on succeeding with disabilities


(WBIR) Parents and teachers of children with disabilities in East Tennessee spent Saturday learning new ways to help each other succeed.

The ARC in Anderson County hosted a mini-conference featuring several speakers to teach about the transition from school to adulthood for those with disabilities.

The group said it hopes to ensure everyone feels comfortable in the community. With Saturday's event they worked to help not only those with disabilities, but their families and friends as well.

Historic Alexander Inn continues renovations


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A decrepit historic hotel that had fallen into ruin is now close to being reopened as a retirement facility.