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Unemployment falls to under 5% in all 95 counties

(TDLWD/staff reports) Every county in Tennessee recorded unemployment rates below 5% in September, according to the latest data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). September also marked the second consecutive month that rates decreased in each of the state’s 95 counties.Williamson County continued to have the lowest …

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Anderson County Master Gardener applications available, training starts in January

The Anderson County Master Gardener applications are now available! You can find all information here at: tiny.utk.edu/AndersonMG and applications are due no later than December 16th, 2022. The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program trains and certifies volunteers to provide community service through the local county Extension office. The program seeks to …

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Halfway through early voting, 5000+ have cast ballots in Anderson County

We are now halfway through the early voting period leading up to the election on November 8th in Tennessee. At the close of the polls on Wednesday, the seventh day of early voting, 850 ballots were cast in Anderson County, bringing the total so far to 5321. Wednesday’s tally included …

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GSMNP temporarily closes trails in the Gatlinburg area due to bear activity

(GSMNP) Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials temporarily closed the Gatlinburg Trail between Gatlinburg and Sugarlands Visitor Center, and also the Twin Creeks Trail between Gatlinburg and the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center. Both trails are closed due to a large concentration of black bears feeding on acorns. The …

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8 inmates in Morgan County inducted into international honor society

(TDOC) Eight inmates at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) have been inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) at Roane State Community College (RSCC).  The inmates, who are currently enrolled in an associate’s program at RSCC, were honored during a special ceremony at the facility on Tuesday.  …

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Park plans prescribed burns in Cades Cove

(GSMNP) Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Appalachian Piedmont Coastal Fire Management Zone staff plan to burn approximately 1,200 acres of fields in Cades Cove. Weather permitting, burn operations will occur between Tuesday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 22. These seasonal controlled burns help perpetuate native herbaceous species that provide …

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THP: No students hurt in Anderson bus crash

UPDATE: This story has been updated with more details of the crash and the criminal charges filed against the driver of the car that struck the school bus. No students were hurt in a crash involving an Anderson County school bus on Tuesday afternoon, but the driver of the other …

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TN Serves distributes coats to kids in Morgan, Scott counties

Tuesday, Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee announced that her Tennessee Serves initiative distributed 4,776 new winter coats to students in the Scott and Morgan County school systems. The First Lady’s initiative partnered with nonprofit organization Operation Warm to deliver coats to every elementary school student and a portion of middle school …

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Clinton Christmas Parade set for Dec. 3

It’s time to sign up for the Clinton Christmas parade Clinton’s traditional Christmas Parade of bands, floats, dancers, local artists and more will process through Historic Clinton on Saturday, December 3rd at 6 pm.  This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” The parade Grand Marshal is ET Stamey. Businesses, churches, …

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