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Trick-or-Treat Festival set for October 30

The city of Clinton has announced that it will host its 4th Annual Trick-or-Treat Festival on Sunday, October 30th from 2 to 5 pm at the Clinton Community Center. The annual event features candy, music, bowling, and other activities for the entire family to come out and enjoy. Be sure …

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Football not only contest Tennessee won vs. Florida

MEDIC Regional Blood Center won its annual blood drive competition with LifeSouth Blood Center in Florida last week. The annual competition is held in the week leading up to the Florida/Tennessee football game, and the winner is the center that collects the most blood donations during that week. This year, …

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Smokies one win away from first SL title since 1978

(Tennessee Smokies/staff reports) The Tennessee Smokies had a great weekend! It started Friday, when the Smokies topped the Rocket City Trash Pandas, 3-1, in the decisive game three of their Southern League North Division Playoff series and punched their ticket to the League Championship Series. A pair of home runs …

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NASCAR: Reddick, Gragson win in Texas

(Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service/MRN) They say everything is “bigger” in Texas and certainly NASCAR‘s Round of 12 Playoff opener at Texas Motor Speedway lived up to the billing. From Playoff consequences to a red-flag delay to bumper-banging aggression, tire fall-off and record statistical marks, there was no shortage of …

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THP: Cyclist killed by vehicle Wednesday night

An Oliver Springs cyclist was killed when she was struck by a vehicle in Roane County Wednesday night, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. According to the THP, 33-year-old Sheldon Hickman of Harriman had been headed north in the 1900 block of Harriman Highway shortly before 10 pm Wednesday when …

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All 95 Tennessee counties see unemployment rates decline

(TDLWD/staff reports) Every county in Tennessee experienced lower unemployment rates in August, according to information released Thursday by the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. For the month, 89 counties recorded rates below 5%, while the remaining six counties came in with rates higher than 5%, but less than …

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TDEC commits to clean-up at American Nuclear site

Anderson County government leaders were notified last week that the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has committed to cleaning up the former site of the American Nuclear Corporation off of Blockhouse Valley Road in South Clinton. TDEC Deputy Commissioner Greg Young and Director of Remediation Steve Sanders made …

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Couple arrested on car theft charges after 4-county manhunt

A manhunt that spanned four counties Tuesday ended with the arrest of a couple on numerous charges connected to an alleged car theft ring, according to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Keith Walker and Jacklyn Walker were taken into custody in the Clay Hollow Road area following the massive …

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Community fire safety event planned for October 15th

Everyone is invited to a free community fire safety event on Saturday, October 15th at the Fairgrounds in Clinton. The free event will be held from 10 am to 2 pm, featuring food, inflatables, fire safety and firefighting demonstrations, “Sparky the Fire Dog,” and more, including a chance to meet …

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NTSB releases initial report in fatal August plane crash

Federal investigators have released their initial findings in last month’s small plane crash that killed a pilot in Campbell County. A single-engine aircraft crashed early on the afternoon of August 29th just outside the Campbell County Airport, killing the pilot and lone occupant, James Cole. The National Transportation Safety Board …

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