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FBI offers reward for ATM thief


ATM thief
The FBI has offered a reward for information leading to the identity, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for theft and vandalism to automated teller machines in two East Tennessee counties.

The first incident occurred in Union County in August, while the second was in Oak Ridge in October.

On Aug. 10, the culprit vandalized and gained entry into the ATM at the Commercial Bank in Luttrell.

The perpetrator, and possibly an accomplice, was able to take an undetermined amount of cash from the ATM.

The second attempt occurred Oct. 18 at the Tennessee Bank on the Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.

The ATM was damaged but no money was removed from the machine.

The perpetrator from both incidents is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 200 to 220 pounds. The person was wearing a camouflage ski mask, dark clothing, and red gloves.

If you know this person, or have any information on these incidents, you are asked to call the FBI’s Knoxville Field Office at 865-544-0751, submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov , or contact your local law enforcement agency.

Emergency repairs still ongoing


Workers continue shoring up the side of the roadway on the southbound approach to the Lewallen Bridge to South Clinton on Monday, Dec. 2, after a slide two weekends ago forced traffic from four lanes down to two in the area.
Workers continue shoring up the side of the roadway on the southbound approach to the Lewallen Bridge to South Clinton on Monday, Dec. 2, after a slide two weekends ago forced traffic from four lanes down to two in the area.

Serving his country


Damage Controlman 2nd Class Shavaughn Lee, from Oak Ridge, Tenn., pull-starts an emergency breathing air compressor on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) Nov. 19, 2019. Pinckney is underway conducting routine training in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Smith featured

Natasha Smith, a Graphic Design major at Bob Jones University, will be featured at the opening reception for “Command - Senior Graphic Design Exhibition” from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Sargent Art Building on the BJU campus. Smith is a resident of Oak Ridge. The exhibit will remain in place through Jan. 22.

Clinton Library will be closed

Dec. 23-Jan. 2 for renovations

The Clinton Public Library will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2 for renovations.

This closing is Phase 2 of a three-part effort to replace all the flooring and some furniture within the library.

Another closing will occur in January.

In preparation for these closings, some of the library’s regularly scheduled programs will be canceled or moved.

During the closings, the drop box will remain open and no fees will accrue on any patron accounts. The library’s online catalog and TN READs will be available 24/7.

To keep up to date on any future closings or special announcements, please visit the library’s website or check out its social media pages.

You can also sign up for the library’s monthly enewsletter (via the library’s website) to have information about library programs sent straight to your email.