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Firefighters Rescue 12 People Trapped by Wildfire During Mutual Aid Mission to Gatlinburg

Nov 30, 2016 - A crew of Oak Ridge firefighters assisting with the wildfire response and evacuation in Wears Valley was able to get a dozen people to safety on Monday night.
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Senior Center Holiday Reception to be Held in Civic Center Gymnasium

Nov 28, 2016 - The Oak Ridge Senior Center is having a Holiday Reception for area senior citizens on Friday, December 9. This year, the party will be held in the Oak Ridge Civic Center’s gymnasium located at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
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Officials from Oak Ridge Area Attend Department of Energy Intergovernmental Meeting

Nov 23, 2016 - Participants from Oak Ridge and Roane County met with federal, state and local leaders from DOE sites across the nation, including top managers overseeing DOE’s Environmental Management Program.
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Utility Scam Warning for Oak Ridge Residents

Nov 22, 2016 - The City of Oak Ridge is once again receiving calls from customers who have been targeted by scammers posing as City employees. The scams are currently being directed at commercial customers, but have been aimed at residential customers in the past.
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Holiday Safety: Thanksgiving Kitchen Fire Prevention

Nov 22, 2016 - Many families will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week, a holiday that tops the list when it comes to how many kitchen fires are called in to emergency dispatchers. The Oak Ridge Fire Department has some important reminders about fire prevention.
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Holiday Waste Connections Pickup Schedule

Nov 21, 2016 - Due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, there will be some changes to the Waste Connections refuse pickup schedule. If your pickup day falls on or after the holiday during the week, there will be a one day delay.
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One Hospitalized with Burns from Kitchen Fire

Nov 18, 2016 - On November 17, the Oak Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Brandeis Lane with reports of flames in the kitchen and one disabled person inside the residence.
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UPDATE: Three Charged After Shooting, Victim in Stable Condition

Nov 15, 2016 - Officers responded to reports of a shooting on Holston Lane and immediately began searching the area on foot for suspects. Three people were detained, questioned and later charged in the incident.
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Report Card: Tennessee is Fastest Improving State for Science Education

Nov 14, 2016 - The Nation’s Report Card was recently released showing that Tennessee students grew faster than the national average in science. Tennessee is now ranked the fastest improving in the nation in science and has moved into the top 25 states.
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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Bissell Park

Nov 14, 2016 - The Oak Ridge Woman's Club and the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will sponsor the annual Christmas tree lighting and reception on December 2, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
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Oak Ridge Promotes Sustainability in Vietnam, Singapore through Department of State Exchange

Nov 09, 2016 - The City is hosting two guests through the Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program. This two-way exchange embraces the power of individual citizens to find creative solutions to challenges they face in their home communities.
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Senior Center to Honor Veterans with Pancake Brunch

Nov 08, 2016 - The Oak Ridge Senior Center will be honoring the men and women who have served our country, both present and past, with a pancake brunch on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016.
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Burn Ban in Place Due to Severe Drought Conditions

Nov 07, 2016 - Due to the severe drought in our area, there is and has been a ban on open fires within the City of Oak Ridge. This also includes recreational fires. This ban will be in effect until further notice.
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Tree Workshop Dedicated to Pat Imperato to be Held at UT Arboretum

Nov 03, 2016 - The City of Oak Ridge Environmental Quality Advisory Board will present a Tree Workshop on November 12. The workshop is dedicated to the memory of Pat Imperato, a tireless champion of environmental issues.
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Deadline Extended: Applications Available for City Boards and Commissions

Nov 01, 2016 - The deadline for applications for City of Oak Ridge Boards and Commissions is December 19, 2016.
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