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Knoxville man charged with statutory rape in Anderson

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office says that an investigation has led to the indictment and arrest of a Knoxville man on a charge of aggravated statutory rape. 25-year-old Christopher M. Davidson was indicted after an investigation into Davidson’s alleged actions with a juvenile, who was 13 at the time of …

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MEDIC: Parrott Head Week promotion continues rain or shine!

Rain or shine, MEDIC Regional Blood Center wants to remind you that it is kicking off summer and looking to stabilize the blood product inventory ahead of this Memorial Day weekend with the annual Parrot Head Week promotion. The celebration will continue through this Friday at all of MEDIC’s donor …

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Deaths increase in Anderson, Knox: New report

Overall deaths across Knox and Anderson counties rose more than 12% last year and accidental deaths climbed 32% from the previous year, according to the 2022 Annual Report released by The Knox County Regional Forensic Center (RFC). The center serves as the Office for the Chief Medical Examiner for Knox …

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Clinton Public Library announces 2022 Summer Reading, “Oceans of Possibilities”

The Clinton Public Library is excited to announce its 2022 Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” so join them at the library for a Summer filled with exciting programs and activities. Registration is already open for the program. To register and find more information about the …

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Fraterville Mine Disaster remembered 120 years later

(By Leean Tupper, AC Mayor’s Office)  Officials gathered on May 19th, to conduct a wreath ceremony in recognition of the 120thAnniversary of the Fraterville Mine disaster, considered one of the worst mining accidents in the history of the United States.  Lt. Governor Randy McNally, Rep. John Ragan, Anderson County Mayor …

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New look for UCOR, same mission

Monday was the first day of work for the new-look United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR) as the company undertakes the $8.3 billion Oak Ridge Reservation Cleanup Contract. The company is a new configuration of UCOR, formerly an Amentum-led partnership with Jacobs.  Under the new name and new contract, Amentum and Jacobs …

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RSCC holding Registration Rally, FAFSA Completion Workshop Wednesday

Roane State Community College will be very busy this Wednesday, May 25th, with two events scheduled to help new and returning students get ready for fall classes. The first one we will tell you about today features Roane State’s One Stop and Advising Resource Center hosting virtual appointments as part …

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Program to help veterans avoid homelessness available

The Anderson County American Legion Post #172 and Legion Rider Chapter have announced that they have partnered with the Knoxville VA Office for theU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program. Post members will be distributing flyers and brochures with information about the program at Post …

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Blaney wins a big check; Friesen, Reddick also take checkers at Texas

(By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service/MRN.com)  Ryan Blaney won his first career NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race on Sunday night at Texas Motor Speedway, earning a $1 million payday in the annual fan-favorite non-points event. And he and his team celebrated twice. Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske Ford ultimately beat …

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