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Updated:  August 31, 2014

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Take Charge Fitness Program, conveniently located at 1921 N. Charles Seivers Boulevard in Clinton, will be hosting FREE yoga classes from Monday, September 15th through Friday, September 19th in celebration of National Yoga Month!   September is National Yoga Month designated by the department of Health and Human Services to educate the public about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.  Available classes during this week are:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 9:30 AM and Monday evening at 6:00 PM.  Chair Yoga which is great for beginners or those that have difficulty moving down to the floor is offered on Monday at 10:50 AM or Friday at 10:30 AM.  The community is invited to experience the many benefits of yoga!!  If you have any questions, please contact Take Charge Fitness staff at 865-457-1649.

The Clinton Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization—or PTO—along with the school and several local businesses will hold the 8th annual Medieval Madness carnival at the school on Friday September 5th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm.  The event will feature inflatable attractions for the kids as well as games, prizes, food and fun.  Admission is free and tickets for games and activities will cost $1 for two.  You can also get an armband for $10 that will allow your child to use the inflatable attractions all afternoon.  The activity booths include a dungeon, a Castle candy Walk, Prince & Princesses’ Pucker Powder (where kids make their own giant pixie sticks), face painting, guessing games, a scavenger hunt and more.  The Jester’s Court of Fun features 15 games with prizes, King Arthur’s Table will feature food like hot dogs, chili, petros, pizza and more.  The event is open to everyone in the community and is taking place on the same day as the Clinton High School home football game against Oak Ridge that will be contested across the street from Clinton Elementary at Dragon Stadium.  All proceeds and sponsor donations (less festival expenses) are given back to the school.  The PTO has funded many large projects like new computers, playground equipment, auditorium sound equipment and more.  The funds also help support academic enrichment programs such as Accelerated Reader, Reading is Fun and others.  No volunteers are needed as teachers staff the booths, so all you need to do is come out next Friday September 5th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm at Clinton Elementary School.

Military veterans will be honored and fed for free before the Clinton High School home football game against the Oak Ridge Wildcats on Friday September 5th.  “Wounded warrior Veterans Night” will include free admission to the game for military vets and a free barbecue meal for veterans courtesy of Vernon’s Burnins.  Come on down and honor our nation’s veterans and enjoy one of the best rivalries in all of Tennessee Friday September 5th at Dragon Stadium. 

Take Charge Fitness Program, conveniently located at 1921 N. Charles Seivers Boulevard in Clinton, will be offering a “Sneak Peek” into our different class formats including POWER KIDS!!  The community is invited to try any/all the classes for free on Thursday September 4th!!  The special event is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and will also offer deep discounts to join the exercise facility!  Call TCFP at 865-457-8237 for the schedule of classes!!   The evening will help kick off a new children's exercise program called POWER KIDS beginning in September!!  Classes will be offered Monday-Thursday and only cost $5/class!  While Mom & Dad exercise, the little one’s can be exercising too!!  Monday & Wednesdays are land based classes and the Tuesday & Thursday class is in the pool!! 

The Briceville Fire Dept will be starting their annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday Sept. 6th at 5:00 pm. It's located on Briceville Hwy @ Bill Black Lane. All stock guns are welcome shells will be provided. For more information call 209-9992 or 661-4499.

During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September), the Cancer Institute at UT Medical center will offer free prostate screenings for men between the ages of 50 and 70 and with no previous prostate cancer diagnosis.  Men who are African-American and individuals with a family history of prostate cancer can be screened at an earlier age.  Screenings include a digital rectal exam and a blood test called PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen).  September 3rd from 4 to 5:30 pm, screenings will be offered at Urology & Urologic Surgery at 1108 Fox Meadows Blvd. in Sevierville; September 6th from 8 am to 10:30 am at UT Internal Medicine Hardin Valley at 2587 Willow Point Way; September 17th from noon to 2 pm at University Internal Medicine of Lafollette at 109 Independence Lane; September 18th from noon to 3 pm at Urology & Urologic Surgery, Morristown at 1447 West Morris Lane; September 19th from 1 to 4:30 pm at the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute at 1926 Alcoa Highway in Knoxville; and October 11th from 9 am to 12 noon at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson at 1820 West Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville.  For an appointment call 865-305-6970 or toll-free 1-877-UTCARES (1-877-882-2737).  

St. Mark United Methodist Church’s annual Fall Fun Fest will be held Friday and Saturday September 19th and 20th on the corner of North Main and Church Streets in downtown Clinton.  A gigantic rummage sale in the church fellowship hall will be open both days from 8 am to 3 pm with a large selection of clothing and shoes for adults and children, as well as furniture, various household items, electronics, seasonal decorations, toys, games and more.  Clowns, free games with prizes, and other children’s activities will be going on all day Saturday, when home-canned goods and home-baked items will be sold, plus there will be old-fashioned cakewalks during the day and the Book Nook returns with used and new books and magazines for sale.  The Chuck Wagon Kitchen will be selling drinks, chips, hot dogs (with their famous homemade chili), as well as Chili-Cheese-Chips and Polish sausage with peppers and onions.  The Canine City Police Dog will make an appearance Saturday morning and antique cars will be displayed on Church Street throughout the day.  The highlight of Saturday’s festivities will be the Live Auction at 1 pm in the church annex building on Hicks Street including antiques, restaurant gift cards, theme baskets, decorative pieces and tools.  The Fun Fest is sponsored each year by the United Methodist Women of St. Mark United Methodist Church and all proceeds aid them in helping families in Anderson County with back-to-school clothes and supplies, shoes and gifts at Christmas, food for the hungry, assistance to the local women’s shelter and a “hands-on” mission providing clothes and school supplies to children in Mexico.  For more information, call 865-457-1520.

Sign ups for the 2014 Holiday Bureau will be held at the Holiday Bureau in Oak Ridge on the following Saturdays in October;  the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th from 9 am to 12 noon and at the Courthouse in Clinton on Tuesday October 21st from 9 am to 1 pm.  It is for Anderson County residents only.  When you come in to sign up, you must have your photo ID; Social Security card for everyone in the household; proof of all household income and proof of residence. 

Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church ay 9711 Norris Freeway in Powell will be having a centennial celebration September 12th through the 14th.  Friday the 12th features a 7 pm gospel singing.  Saturday the 13th will be History and Old Timers’ Day from 11 am to 4pm featuring church history, old fashioned singing and stringed instruments, antique cars and tractors, a slide show of old photos and home cooking.  Sunday the 14th, the festivities culminate in the 10:30 am Worship Service.  Everyone is welcome!

Oak Ridge Community Band Labor Day Concert will be held at 7:00 p.m., A.K. Bissell Park on Monday September 1st. There is no admission fee and refreshments will be available for purchase from Razzleberry's Ice Cream Lab. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating. The concert program will feature several vocalists. For more information, call 865-482-3568 or visit

The American Cancer Society is hosting the Third Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner in Anderson County on Saturday, September 6th at the 205 Main in Clinton at 6:30 PM.  Table Hosts/Celebrity Waiters are currently being recruited.  The role of the Celebrity Waiter is to invite eight people to sit at their table and serve dinner to them.  Experience is not necessary --- just a sense of adventure and competition. Throughout the fun filled evening guests at the table will be encouraged to tip their waiters for good service and tallies will be run throughout the evening for competition.  The waiter with the most tips at the end of the evening will be crowned the 2014 Celebrity Waiter of the Year!  There is also a prize package opportunity for waiters raising the most money.  This is a great way for cancer survivors to get family, friend, co-workers and church family to rally around them in their fight against cancer or to celebrate their cure.  Churches are also encouraged to get a table together to participate in this event.  Waiters may dress up as the celebrity of your choice if desired, but this is not a requirement. Waiters are also encouraged to decorate their own table to a specific theme or to match their celebrity status. Comedian, Shane Rhyne will provide entertainment during the meal.  A dessert auction will be held to conclude the dinner.  The evening is meant to be fun and exciting!  It is another way to help people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer!  If you would like to be a part of this event as a table host, celebrity waiter or would just like to receive an invitation to the event, please contact Kelly Lenz at Clinton Physical Therapy Center at 457-1649 or  There is no cost to attend the event, but tips are expected!  Sponsorship opportunities are also available for event sponsor, dinner sponsor and dessert auction sponsor.  

There will be a flea market in the parking lot in front of the Don Lockard Gymnasium at Clinton High School every Saturday from now until it gets too cold.  Gates open at 7 am and close at around 1 pm and to set up a spot made up of two parking spaces, there is only a $10 set-up fee, proceeds from which will benefit the Clinton High School athletic department.  You pay the set-up fee and keep the proceeds from whatever you sell.  Farmers are welcome so come on down every Saturday morning beginning at 7 am at Clinton HS.

Kindergarten Readiness Class:  Parents—do you have a rising Kindergarten student?  Come and learn about being ready for Kindergarten from a UT Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent.  This class will teach strategies that will prepare both you and your student for success!  Childcare will be provided.  Please RSVP to the Library by calling (865) 457-0519.  For more information about the class, contact Abbie Cary at (865) 457-6246.  The Clinton Public Library is located at 118 S. Hicks Street in Clinton.  For more information about these programs, call the Library at (865) 457-0519 or visit the Library Website at

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.

Walnut Hill Baptist Church in Harriman has started a Clothes Closet and Food Bank for people in need.  The new ministry will be open every Tuesday from 11 am to 4 pm.  For more information, contact Faye Daniels at Walnut Hill Baptist Church by phone at 865-590-7192.   

SAIL (Staying Active and Independent for Life) is an exercise program that can be done seated or standing at the Clinton Community Center beginning May 13th with sessions set for Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00-2:00.  Older adults who do strength and balance exercises regularly can decrease their risk of falling.  For more info please contact the Anderson County Office on Aging at 865-457-3259.

To find out more about Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention--or ASAP--of Anderson County, call 865-457-3007 or visit them online at

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.

The Anderson County Volunteer Rescue Squad is looking for dedicated, community-minded individuals 18 years old or older to volunteer to serve their community. Support members are always needed to handle things like paperwork, maintenance and fundraising. If you are interested in search operations, rope work, swift water rescue or using the jaws of life, the Squad provides all training and equipment as well as free medical training to those interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Responder. Come by the Rescue Squad station at 145 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway in Clinton on the first, second or fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm to pick up an application, or call 865-457-7121. You can also visit to find out more.

The Marlow Volunteer Fire Department is in need of help! They need firefighters and support personnel ASAP! All skills and talents can be put to good use. For more information call 865-457-7846 or 865-310-1955. Help them help you!

The Atomic Trades and Labor Council announces its Medical Screening Program. As a former hourly or salaried worker at Y-12 or X-10, are you aware that you may have been exposed to radioactive or toxic substances such as asbestos, uranium, hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid, solvents, thorium and beryllium? In some cases, it can take years for symptoms to develop from these types of exposures. The purpose of the exam is to detect work-related illnesses as early as possible. You will receive a complete physical exam, chest x-ray, hearing test, breathing test and blood work including a beryllium blood test. For more information call 865-483-8471 or visit

The Anderson County Solid Waste Management department operates a recycling facility for Anderson County residents at 1480 Blockhouse Valley Road. The hours of operation at the center are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the FIRST and THIRD Saturdays of every month. Residents can recycle tires at the center and there is no limit as to the number of tires you can bring in. If you have a large tire load, call the department at 463-6845 to let them know your are coming. Automotive oil and oil filters, along with antifreeze, can be recycled provided the fluids are poured into sealed plastic containers. Major appliances like refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners and water heaters will be accepted, along with just about any type of battery you may have. Latex and oil-based paints can be recycled in 1-, 2-, or 5-gallon containers ONLY. Substances like varnishes, thinners, stains or other hazardous household waste cannot be recycled, instead, they are collected during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events held during the year. Cell phones, fluorescent bulbs and toner and printer cartridges can also be recycled. The center on Blockhouse Valley Road is for private citizens only, not for businesses. For more information about the recycling services available in Anderson County, contact Solid Waste Management at 865-463-6845.



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