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'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

Monday kicked off the start of the national campaign urging drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Officials said they hope "Click It or Ticket" campaign reminds people that wearing a seat belt could mean the difference between life or death.

Many fatal accidents could have been avoided if people were wearing their seat belts. Last year officials said more than 360 fatal crash victims in Tennessee weren't wearing seat belts. So far this year, 128 fatal crash victims were unrestrained.

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

by Anita Wadhwani, , The Tennessean

Kids can't buy tobacco products, but in Tennessee children as young as 9 are working in tobacco fields and suffering symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning, according to a report by an international human rights group.

Mission of Hope kicks off Blue Barrel Christmas Campaign

Mission of Hope kicks off Blue Barrel Christmas Campaign

In our own backyard, there are thousands of people hungry and cold tonight. Thankfully, the Mission of Hope works all year to help ease the burden for our neighbors in rural Appalachia, and Friday, you can help make Christmas bright for thousands of children in that region.

The 18th annual Mission of Hope Blue Barrel Christmas campaign kicks off.

Secret City to Glow with Color at Neon Vibe 5K in September

Secret City to Glow with Color at Neon Vibe 5K in September

The Atomic City of Oak Ridge will “light up the night” this fall when a brand new event comes to town. The Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the Neon Vibe 5K will take place Saturday, September 21, at AK Bissell Park.

Operation Medicine Cabinet this Saturday

Operation Medicine Cabinet this Saturday

 

Oak Ridge residents are encouraged to dispose their unused medicine this Saturday at Operation Medicine Cabinet.  The Oak Ridge Police Department along with Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County will host the event as part of a continued effort to reduce drug abuse and practice stewardship toward our environment. 

Wild two-day trail run event set for April

Wild two-day trail run event set for April

 

Dirty Bird Events has launched the War at Windrock; a two day, three stage trail race April 13th & 14th! www.dirtybirdevents.com

War at Windrock is an epic adventure of trail running that recreational athletes, elite runners and everyone in between will not want to miss. Nestled in the Coal Creek OHV Area, just north of Oak Ridge, TN, runners will conquer a wild journey through single track trails of steep climbs, rugged terrain and breathtaking mountain views. 

ORNL develops faster, cheaper vitamin dose test

Just as a recent USA Today article exposed a study that showed what's on a supplement label is not necessarily accurate, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory said they have developed a method to accurately test vitamin doses faster and cheaper than the current process.

"In this case, we're looking at different vitamins that are going to go into different food products. The question is, does that product have the amount of the vitamin the label says it does," said scientist Gary Van Berkel, with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.