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Updated:  May 22, 2015

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AC Preschool information

 The Anderson County Preschool is made up of Early Head Start, Head Start, PreK and the Afterschool Program. 
Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive federally funded programs designed to serve low-income families. EHS serves children ages
6 weeks-3yrs. and pregnant moms. HS serves 3 and 4 yr. old children. Income eligibility is based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
The PreK program is state funded and serves primarily 4 yr. old children meeting the free and reduced lunch guidelines, have a disability or considered to be at risk.
Afterschool is a fee based program which provides extended hours to working parents.  
For more information and links to find out more or register your child, visit


The 33rd Smoky Mountain Antique Engine & Tractor Festival will be held May 29 & 30, 2015 at the Anderson County Career & Tech Center (140 Maverick Circle, Clinton TN).  Admission is free and the event will include: Hit -N- Miss Engines…Antique Tractors…Parade of Power…Slow Tractor Race…Arts and Crafts…Corn Grinding…Ice Cream Making…An Auction (Saturday)…A Swap Meet plus Kiddie Rides. 
Live Music will be performed by The Teno Family, Blacksferry Road, The Golden Eagles, and The Walkers.
For more information, contact J. D. Wallace 865-776-2888 or Carl Chesney 740-0376, or visit

Join First Baptist Church Clinton for Shepherds Table—a free community meal—on Saturday May 23rd from 11-12:30. We will be serving spaghetti, salad, and dessert.

Everyone is welcome to join the fun at the ballpark as the Tennessee Smokies host their first-ever Seniors Day at Smokies Stadium.  The event will be held at noon on June 10th as the Smokies take on the Birmingham Barons.  A portion of all tickets sold THROUGH THE ANDERSON COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING will benefit Senior Transportation efforts in Anderson County.  There are three (3) packages:  A field level ticket will cost $10; a field-level ticket and meal voucher will cost $15; and a field level ticket with a meal voucher and a ball cap will cost $18.  You will be able to choose a meal consisting of a hot dog, chips and a drink, or a slice of pizza and a drink.  Call 865-457-3259 to find out more or to order your tickets today!

Unity Baptist Church (located at 10020 Sugar Pine Ct. Powell, TN off Norris Freeway in Scenic Wood Subdivision)...VBS Theme -"Jesus Is The One"...VBS Kick-off May 29 from 6 - 8pm.   We will have pre-registration, food & games....VBS nightly June 1 - 5 from 7-9pm...Classes for all ages.  Everyone is Welcome!  Pastor- Brian Thomas

The Clinton Mobile Pantry in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee will hold a food distribution on Saturday May 23rd beginning at 9 am and continuing until the food is gone at the Clinton Church of God at 635 Hillcrest Street in Clinton. 

The Rocky Top Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will start on Friday June 5th. The toddler program will begin at 3:00pm and the kids program will begin at 4:00pm. For more information, they can contact us at 865-426-6762 or stop by the library!!

If you are thinking of cleaning up and clearing out around your house, this is a good time as the Clinton High School football team is accepting donations for Yard Sale to be held June 6th at 7 am at the Fieldhouse, followed at 10 am by a Bake Sale and Car Wash.  Call 865-466-5056 for more information and to schedule a pick-up of your items. 

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church (ORUUC) is delighted to welcome guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Peter Mayer for a one night concert at 8pm on May 22.  ORUUC is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.  Mayer has melded a unique and multi-faceted writing style, a distinctive voice, and an inspired musicianship to create compelling and accessible music that is electrifying in live performance. He has shared the stage with Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, James Taylor, Sonny Landreth, Don Henley and others.  Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for seniors and students and will be available at the door, can be purchased on line at or by calling the ORUUC office at (865) 483-6761.

There will be a gospel singing at Union Valley Baptist Church (3 miles outside Oliver Springs on Windrock Road) on Saturday May 23rd at 7 pm featuring Larry Byrge & the Trio and the Union Valley Singers.  For more information, please call Rev. Wayne Morgan at 865-435-4150.

You are invited to a revival at Fraterville Baptist Church in Rocky Top May 18th through the 22nd at 7 pm each night featuring evangelists Roger Leach, Ronnie Buchanan and Ethan Leach.  Everyone is welcome! 

Main Street Baptist Church in Rocky Top on May 23rd, will hold its annual Main Street Golf Classic at Three Ridges Golf Course in Knoxville, with a shotgun start at 8 am.  The cost is $75 per person or $300 for a foursome.   Call the church office at 865-426-2184 for additional information.

The Clinch River Community School Plant Sale will be held through Memorial Day.  Sale hours will be from 8:20am to 5pm on weekdays at the Clinch River Community School Greenhouse located up the hill behind the Anderson County Career Technical Center at 160 Maverick Circle in Clinton.  They will have ferns, seven types of tomatoes, six kinds of peppers and a host of other vegetables (lettuce, mustard greens, okra, cucumbers, yellow squash, and zucchini).  Also available are several types of potted, bedding and beautiful hanging baskets.  Money raised from the plant sale goes right back into the agricultural educational programs for Clinch River students.  For more information, stop by or call 865-457-7462 and ask for Ms. Hines.  

Anderson County’s 7th Annual Memorial Day 2015 Ceremony will be held on May 25 at 10:00 a.m. (Rain or Shine) at the Anderson County Courthouse Veterans Memorial.  Guest Speakers include American Legion Post #172 1st Vice Commander Zach Farrar & District 33 State Representative John Ragan. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans Memorial by Official Guests and Anderson Co. officials.  Everyone is invited to join us as we remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy the freedoms so many take for granted. 

On Monday, May 25th, the Oak Ridge Community Band will present its Memorial Day Concert at 7:00 pm at A.K. Bissell Park in Oak Ridge. All area veterans and military personnel currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are especially invited to attend this concert which will be dedicated to them and will have special recognition of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard.  This is a FREE concert but donations are gratefully accepted to offset band expenses. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating.  Razzleberry's Ice Cream Lab will provide refreshments.  For more information, visit or call 865-482-3568.

A benefit golf tournament will be held at Whittle Springs Golf Course on May 23rd at 8 am with a shotgun start.  Lunch will be provided.  The cost is $40 per player.  The tournament is for a man named Chris Janeway.  He is a 41 year old father to three girls.  He has had 3 heart attacks and many complications including but not limited to congestive heart failure, a-fib, he had less than 15 % of his heart left and the doctors here in Knoxville told him that there wasn’t anything else they could do.  He went to Vanderbilt to see if he was a candidate for the LVAD (left ventricle assistive device) which works as a bridge to keep him alive until he can get on the heart transplant list.  He was chosen and has since had the procedure and is in therapy.  He has to stay in Nashville for 6 weeks to make sure there are no complications.  His sister in law came from Montana to stay with him.  The reason for the tournament is that he can go on the heart transplant list after the 6 weeks but has to have 10,000 in the bank for rejection medication before they will put him on the list.  If you have any questions please feel free to call me, my name is Dan Hatmaker and you can reach me at or 865-318-9710.

The Anderson County Office on Aging will be hosting a community bingo game on the second Wednesday of every month at Summit View Nursing Home in Rocky Top at 3 pm for those Anderson County residents who are 60 or older. There will be snacks provided and prizes given away. 

The American Red Cross depends upon a volunteer work force to deliver all of its programs: Disaster Response, Services to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Education, and administrative functions such as finance, facilities and reception duties.  There is a role just waiting for you! For more information, visit or call 865-584-2999.

TENNderCare is Tennessee’s commitment to see that children and teens have the best start to a healthy life.  TENNderCare is a free program of check-ups and health care services for children from birth to age 21 who are TennCare eligible.  A check-up includes: a health history; complete physical exam; lab tests as needed; vision and hearing screenings; developmental and behavioral screenings when appropriate; and advice on how to keep your child healthy.  In addition, dental and behavioral services are also available.  In Anderson County for more information call the Health Department at 865-425-8800.  You can also call 865-425-8715 to speak directly with a Community Outreach TENNderCare Representative. 

On the first Thursday of every month, the Clinton Public Library will hold an open computer lab just for job seekers from 2:00-3:30 pm.  During this time, an instructor will be available to assist patrons with job searches, job applications, resumes, and cover letters. 

South Clinton Baptist invites everybody to join them this Sunday and every Sunday for church.  Sunday School begins at 9:45 am and the church service begins at 11:00 am.  They also have Children's Church (BLAST) for children in Pre-K through 5th grade.  If anybody young or old or anybody in between needs a ride, please call the church office at 865-457-0863.

The City of Clinton has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city.  Messages delivered via the CodeRED system will include major fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, natural disasters, abductions, major water system problems, bomb threats and other emergencies. Residents who live inside the city limits will also have the option to be notified when the National Weather Service issues tornado warnings and other severe weather information.  All individuals and businesses are urged to log onto the city of Clinton website ( and follow the link to the CodeRED enrollment page. Those without Internet access may call the Clinton Police Dept dispatch center at 865-457-3112, Monday through Friday, (10am-5pm) and supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well.  All businesses and individuals, who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number should register. 

The Free Medical Clinic of Briceville sponsored by the Clinton Baptist Association is open, providing basic health care to uninsured, low-income residents of Anderson and surrounding counties.  The facility is located in Briceville on Highway 116 across the road from the Post Office.  Appointments are taken on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon by calling 865-426-0037.  Patients will be seen each Wednesday beginning at 9 am.



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