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Anderson Commission hopes to finalize budget June 22

The Anderson County Commission will meet in a special called session on Thursday, June 22nd. The special called meeting will follow a public hearing on the budget for the Fiscal Year 2023/24 that will begin at 6 pm. The lone item on the agenda is to deliberate and finalize the …

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Chamber further details design plan of new HQ

(Submitted, AC Chamber, Kay Brookshire) Features of Magnet Mills, the now-demolished historic mill along Clinton’s riverfront, will be reflected in the design of the new Anderson County Chamber of Commerce offices to be built at the corner of North Main and North Hicks streets in Clinton. Rick Meredith, Chamber President, …

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‘100 Deadliest Days’ for teen drivers underway

(AAA) Last week’s Memorial Day holiday marked the unofficial start of summer and a dangerous time of year for young drivers. Nationwide, more than 30 percent of deaths involving teen drivers occur during what’s called the “100 Deadliest Days” – a period that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. …

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Veterans’ Breakfast is Saturday

(Submitted) Military veterans from Anderson County are once again invited to come together for a community Veterans Breakfast to honor veterans. The breakfast, hosted by Anderson County citizens, is locally sponsored this month by Ray Varner Ford. The breakfast will be held Saturday, June 10th at the Clinton Community Center, …

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AAA offers safety tips for vehicles, kids, pets

With forecasts predicting temperatures in the 90’s for portions of the state this weekend, AAA is urging motorists to keep their children, pets and vehicles safe during what is expected to be some of the hottest weather so far this summer.  “In just 10 minutes, a car can heat up by …

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Open house for OR pool project

The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will hold its first public open house for the Outdoor Pool Renovation Project this month. On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 6 p.m., the public is invited to join us for a brief presentation at the Scarboro Community Center followed by an interactive …

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ORPL to hold grand reopening of East Wing, Children’s Room

The Oak Ridge Public Library (ORPL) is proud to announce it will hold the grand reopening of the library’s East Wing, which includes the brand-new Children’s Room and ADA bathrooms, next month. These projects were made possible through a combination of funding from the City of Oak Ridge, a Support …

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CPD, TBI investigate fatal Clinton shooting

A young man was shot and killed at a home in Clinton on Thursday and now the Clinton Police Department and the TBI are investigating what happened. Officers responded to a home in the 800 block of Fowler Street Thursday at around noon and when they arrived, found a male …

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Unemployment drops in all 95 counties in April

(TDLWD) Statewide, Tennessee continued to experience near-record low unemployment in April, and county jobless rates for the month were just as impressive. The latest numbers for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show county unemployment decreased from Shelby to Sullivan counties during the month.All 95 counties in Tennessee …

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District data released for TCAP ELA scores

The state Department of Education has released a breakdown of how school districts across Tennessee did in the third-grade English Language Arts portion of recently-completed TCAP exams. Monday, officials released information showing that around 40% of Tennessee third-graders scored Proficient on the exam. While that means that approximately 60% did …

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