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Logano, Gibbs, Smith take NASCAR titles

(NASCAR Wire Service/MRN) Joey Logano is a two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford earned his second career title with the win on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, collecting the third title for team owner Roger Penske. Logano outlasted the other Championship 4 contenders …

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State announces Mock Election results

Secretary of State Tre Hargett announced today that students from 94 of Tennessee’s 95 counties selected Governor Bill Lee as the winner of the 2022 Tennessee Student Mock Election.This year 50,940 students from 285 Tennessee elementary, middle and high schools participated in the mock election. Secretary Hargett announced the results …

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Veterans Breakfast perfect lead-in to Veterans Day Parade

(Submitted) 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 …

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Details released for 35th Annual Orange and Blue Blood Drive

MEDIC Regional Blood Center and their counterparts at the Kentucky Blood Center have announced details of the 35th Annual Orange and Blue Blood Drive. This year’s competition between fans of the University of Tennessee and the University of Kentucky will run November 14th through the 18th at all of MEDIC’s mobile …

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ORNL to receive $497 million in Inflation Reduction Act funding

(ORNL press release) Several significant science and energy projects led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will receive a total of $497 million in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA.The IRA funding from DOE’s Office of Science will enable progress on several significant scientific facilities underway at …

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ACSO: Two men indicted, arrested in separate sex crime cases

A pair of Clinton men were indicted this week in unrelated sex crime cases, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. 70-year-old Michael Lightner of Clinton was indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury this week following an investigation led by ACSO Detective Jeff Gilliam on two counts each of …

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Early voting closes on a high note, Election Day is Tuesday

Early voting closed with a flourish in Anderson County on Thursday, as 1274 people cast ballots locally, bringing the total after two weeks to 11,732 people who have already taken part in Tuesday’s election. Thursday’s turnout was easily the highest recorded during this early voting period, and each of the …

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Senior Center celebrates grant with a big check presentation

(County Mayor’s office press release) It was a fun morning at the Anderson County Senior Center Thursday when state officials presented a large check representing the second competitive grant the county facility has received from the State Legislature in the last year. Lt. Governor Randy McNally and State Representative John …

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AC’s Martinez among semifinalists for Mr. Football

Anderson County High School quarterback Walker Martinez is one of five semifinalists for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award in Class 4A. Semifinalists are nominated by members of the media and then voted on by a committee of sportswriters from across the state. Martinez has led his Mavericks to a …

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