Monthly Archives: June 2017

TDOT: ‘Nobody Trashes Tennessee’

(TDOT release)  The Tennessee Department of Transportation today launched a new litter prevention campaign to help keep trash off Tennessee roadways. The “Nobody Trashes Tennessee” campaign will soon be seen on billboards and commercials, as well as educational programs and anti-litter promotional items. “From the Great Smoky Mountain region, to the Mississippi …

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Thana Dean Stair Lehman, age 84

Thana Dean Stair Lehman, age 84, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017.She was born May 17, 1933 and grew up in Clinton, TN. She lived the last two years of her life in Norris, TN. Dean loved fine art, all music, reading and travel, especially to Scotland. Her work was …

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Vernon D. (Mickey) Watkins, age 86, of LaFollette

Vernon D. (Mickey) Watkins, age 86, of LaFollette passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. He was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. He was a retired US Army veteran after 30 years of service and retired US Postal Service after 20 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, …

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James Ronald (Ron) Tidwell

James Ronald (Ron) Tidwell, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle went to his heavenly home Monday night, June 5, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends. He was a 1960 graduate of LaFollette High School and attended Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. He honorably served his country in the US …

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Zella Smith Newport, age 74, of LaFollette

Zella Smith Newport, age 74, of LaFollette passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. She was a Christian and preceded in death by son: Thomas A. Newport, grandson Darren Owens, parents: Ed and Maggie Partin Smith, sisters: Wilma Rose, Ruby Browning, Mabel York, June Parker, Georgia Pruitt, Brothers: Pete and Carl …

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Man charged after found sleeping by side of road

(Report by staff writer Kayla Baker)  One man found himself behind bars after an incident late Friday night. An Anderson County deputy responded to a call of suspicious activity and found two men, one of whom was identified as Bradley Allan Thomas, asleep on the side of the road in …

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Mine Safety Week in Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam has declared June 5 through June 9, 2017 as Mine Safety Week in the state of Tennessee.  There are 260 surface and underground mines located in state, making miner safety and health in the workplace a crucial issue. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s (TDLWD) Workplace Regulation …

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Uvonnia Garrison Ridenour age 76 of Andersonville

Uvonnia Garrison Ridenour age 76 of Andersonville, TN passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Clinton, TN.  She enjoyed going to flea markets and buying for her grandchildren. Uvonnia loved watching her grandchildren and reading the bible to them.  She enjoyed taking care of every …

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