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Christmas Tree Recycling Available at Two Locations in Oak Ridge

Dec 28, 2017 - The City has two drop-off locations for citizens to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays. Recreation and Parks Department employees will be on site to help unload trees at Big Turtle Park on two Saturdays in January.
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Turtle Park Sewer Rehabilitation Project Update #11

Dec 22, 2017 - Work will continue on several new streets over the next two weeks to rehabilitate sewer collection pipes in the Turtle Park Sewer Shed. Areas affected by phase two of the project include City easements in yards and in roadways.
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Senior Center Offers Free Guitar Lessons

Dec 20, 2017 - Free guitar lessons for senior citizens will begin with an orientation class on January 5, 2018, at the Oak Ridge Senior Center. Regular classes will begin on January 19 and are open to area seniors age 50 and older.
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Oak Ridge Schools First in State to Earn AdvancED STEM District-Wide Certification

Dec 18, 2017 - Oak Ridge High School announced its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Certification from AdvancED. Oak Ridge is the first entire district in Tennessee and the second district in the world to be STEM certified.
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Citizens Advised to Contact ORPD to Report Sick Wildlife

Dec 18, 2017 - The Oak Ridge Animal Shelter is advising citizens to notify the Oak Ridge Police Department about potentially sick wildlife after staff noted an increase in reports of animals in distress. Some of these animals could be suffering from distemper.
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City Announces Schedule of Holiday Closures and Adjustments

Dec 15, 2017 - City of Oak Ridge administrative offices will be closed on Monday, December 25, and Tuesday, December 26, in observance of Christmas. View additional closures and adjustments to City services and facilities by clicking "read more" below.
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Turtle Park Sewer Rehabilitation Project Update #10

Dec 15, 2017 - Work will continue on several new streets next week to rehabilitate sewer collection pipes in the Turtle Park Sewer Shed. Areas affected by phase two of the project include City easements in yards and in roadways.
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TDEC Awards Grant to Oak Ridge for Blankenship Field Renovation

Dec 14, 2017 - The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation approved a $496,000 grant that will be awarded to the City for renovating Blankenship Field. The grant will receive an equal match from the Blankenship Field Revitalization Foundation.
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CodeRED Updates Short Code for Emergency Messages

Dec 14, 2017 - CodeRED, the emergency notification system utilized by the Oak Ridge Fire Department, launched a new short code for SMS text messages and Weather Warning messages this week. Notifications will now come from 76993.
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DOE Grants 45-Day Delay for Electrical Transmission Line Project

Dec 12, 2017 - The Department of Energy’s NNSA electrical substation project that seeks to clear-cut 2.1 miles of trees along the top of Pine Ridge has been delayed for 45 days, though some logging will reportedly still occur during this time.
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Water Line Leak Detection Survey Now Underway in Oak Ridge

Dec 12, 2017 - Wachs Water Services, working under contract for the City, is conducting a leak detection survey on water lines. Crews will be listening to underground lines in an effort to detect leaks and areas for potential water main breaks through mid-January.
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City Council Authorizes Action in Response to DOE’s Electrical Project

Dec 08, 2017 - The Oak Ridge City Council unanimously approved three actions during a special called meeting on December 8th in response to the Department of Energy’s NNSA decision to proceed with an electrical transmission line project on top of Pine Ridge.
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Turtle Park Sewer Rehabilitation Project Update #9

Dec 08, 2017 - Work will continue on several new streets next week to rehabilitate sewer collection pipes in the Turtle Park Sewer Shed. Areas affected by phase two of the project include City easements in yards and in roadways.
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Oak Ridge and Clinton Police Team Up to Boost Safety at Christmas Parades

Dec 05, 2017 - Oak Ridge and Clinton are scheduled to hold Christmas parades on December 9. The police departments will share resources this year in order to boost traffic control and other precautionary safety measures.
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City Proposes Alternative Route for Electrical Project, Awaiting Response

Dec 04, 2017 - Due to significant public interest in the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration project to establish a new electrical power line on top of Pine Ridge, City of Oak Ridge officials have responded with an option to consider that minimizes the impact.
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Youth Advisory Board Drops Off Donations for Holiday Bureau

Dec 01, 2017 - On November 29, the City of Oak Ridge Youth Advisory Board made a special delivery at the Holiday Bureau of Anderson County, dropping off an estimated $1,200 worth of toys just in time for Christmas.
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Turtle Park Sewer Rehabilitation Project Update #8

Dec 01, 2017 - Work will continue on several new streets next week to rehabilitate sewer collection pipes in the Turtle Park Sewer Shed. Areas affected by phase two of the project include City easements in yards and in roadways.
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