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SHI: TBI best in nation at combating child, youth sex trafficking

(TBI press release) Tennessee’s comprehensive efforts to address sex trafficking have again been ranked as best in the nation by a leading organization. The collaborative efforts of several agencies on child and youth sex trafficking were highlighted this week during the release of the State Report Cards by Shared Hope …

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Reminder: Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on, Veterans Day Parade up in the air

Military veterans from Anderson County are once again invited to come together for a community Veterans Breakfast to honor veterans, with this month giving special recognition to Veterans Day in Anderson County. The breakfast, hosted by Anderson County citizens, is locally sponsored this month by Rusty Wallace Chevrolet. The breakfast …

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Oak Ridge Tree Lighting Dec. 1

(OR Recreation & Parks press release) The City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will hold its Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 1, 2022, beginning at 6 p.m. in A.K. Bissell Park. The tree, a Norway Spruce which was presented by the Woman’s Club to the …

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Mother Nature, ‘Nicole’ expected to give firefighters a helping hand

Firefighters with the Tennessee Division of Forestry are eagerly awaiting the rainfall expected to move in to the area from the remnants of once-Hurricane Nicole over the next 24 hours as they battle several active wildfires across the region. With dry conditions and gusty breezes, overnight and early this morning, …

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State Ag, Ed Departments join forces in support of FFA

(TDA/TDoE) The State of Tennessee is implementing a new model for agricultural education that will advance opportunities for students and enhance support for teachers. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) are partnering with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost Tennessee’s agricultural education …

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THP: Watch out for deer on the roads

Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol are asking drivers to be extra careful on state roads over next couple of months, which is deer mating season. The months of November and December carry a higher risk of crashes caused by deer due to factors like deer mating and hunting season. …

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RSCC Campbell to host manufacturing industry job fair

(RSCC press release) Roane State Community College will host a manufacturing industry job fair this month at its Campbell County Campus. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, from 3pm to 6pm ET and will feature key employers in the area, particularly from Campbell County, Clinton and Anderson County. …

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Election 2022: Burton re-elected, Anderson Charter fails as turnout tops 45%

Tuesday was Election Day across the country and here in Tennessee. Taking a look at some of the high-profile races that were decided in Anderson County, we start in Clinton, where incumbent Mayor Scott Burton fended off Zach Farrar, garnering 1687 votes to the challenger’s 1024. David Queener will succeed …

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AC EMS congratulates Henderson on prestigious award

This week, Anderson County EMS took to social media to offer congratulations to the agency’s Deputy Director of Education Bobbi Jo Henderson, who was nominated for, and awarded the 2022 Region II EMS Directors Association Presidents Award. Henderson has been with ACEMS since 2004, and in her current position since …

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Local Sports Scoreboard

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES, FIRST ROUND OF PLAYOFFS, 11/4/22 4A: Anderson County 55 Seymour 6 Elizabethton 49 Carter 7 Gibbs 49 Grainger 14 Greeneville 47 Fulton 0 5A: Oak Ridge 36 Rhea County 17 McMinn County 39 Campbell County 7 Powell 49 Ooltewah 14 Walker Valley 20 Karns 14 (OT) …

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