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WSI Oak Ridge: There was no attempt to cheat on security tests

WSI Oak Ridge: There was no attempt to cheat on security tests

Oak Ridge's embattled security contractor says their was no intentional attempt for their employees to cheat on an upcoming review.

WSI Oak Ridge has concluded its investigation, after test questions for an Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) inspection were released to employees who could have been required to take the test.  

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Gov. Haslam announces grants for parks, communities

Gov. Haslam announces grants for parks, communities

Monday afternoon, Governor Bill Haslam was in East Tennessee to announce which parks and communities could be getting some additional help for community projects.

He visited the Oliver Springs City Hall to hand out community development grants and local parks and recreation grants.

Among the lucky recipients, Oliver Springs and Lenoir City both received $500,000 for water or sewer system improvements. Cocke County got nearly the same amount for a water line extension, and Clinton received $339,000 for housing rehabilitation.

Exotic pets end up at Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue

Exotic pets end up at Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue

A sad reality of exotic pet ownership is the pets grow up. If owners can't take of them then they often end up being put down.

An East Tennessee rescue facility is a forever home for these animals.

"I would like to have zoo. Clinton needs a zoo," James Cox said.

That's how James Cox decided to start the Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue 22 years ago with rescue animals.

He doesn't buy or breed.

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.

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UT students conducting tree study in Oak Ridge

UT students conducting tree study in Oak Ridge

UT students will counting trees in Oak Ridge this weekend.

According to a press release from the City of Oak Ridge, their Recreation and Parks Department is partnering with a group of forestry students to conduct a tree inventory for the City. 

The inventory will begin on Saturday September 15th at the west end of Oak Ridge near Rarity Ridge, and continue eastward along SR95/58 to the intersection with SR62.  The students will be wearing bright orange vests marked with the UTK logo so they are easily identifiable.

Former Clinton PD officer convicted of aggravated statutory rape

Former Clinton PD officer convicted of aggravated statutory rape

According to court records, the Anderson County criminal court handed down a judgement against Randall A. Chisum September 4, 2012.

Chisum had resigned from the police department in May of 2011 after being confronted by Chief Scarbrough and another officer.  Scarbrough and the officer confronted Chisum when the mother of a 17-year-old girl told the chief that her daughter had been communicating by phone and/or computer with Chisum.

Anderson Co. scammer claiming to be member of fire department

Anderson Co. scammer claiming to be member of fire department

The Anderson County Sheriff's Department is warning the community that someone is posing as a member of the fire department in an attempt to scam money from homeowners.

Officials say the scammer went door-to-door on Old Edgemoor Road trying to solicit money by telling the residents that if they do not pay, the fire department will not respond if there is a fire.

Two residents reported the scammer. The residents say they did not pay him because they thought the situation was suspicious.