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RSCC Healthcare Job Fair returns after pandemic-created hiatus

By Bob FowlerRoane State staff writer  It’s back by popular demand. Roane State’s Healthcare Job Fair was revived on April 19 at the request of healthcare providers in urgent need of employees.  Employers kept calling, asking that the community college resume the event, Teresa Duncan said. She’s Roane State’s vice …

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One week of early voting is in the books

Early voting for the May 3rd primary elections across Tennessee continues through April 28th. Wednesday in Anderson County, 251 people hit the polls, with 237 of them voting in the Republican primary and 14 of them participating in the Democratic primary.  Through the first seven days of early voting, 1707 …

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Half of Tennessee’s State Parks earn Platinum status in Go Green With Us program

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that 28 of the 56 Tennessee State Parks have attained Platinum status, the highest level of achievement, in the department’s Go Green With Us program. It is the highest number of Platinum parks in the history of the program. “Our …

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State announces application period open for animal shelter grants

The application period is now open for Tennessee animal shelters to apply for grants to provide low-cost spay and neuter services. Funds from Tennessee’s specialty license plate Animal Friendly – Spay and Neuter Saves Lives go to Animal Friendly Grants, a program administered by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Animal Health …

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OREM readies COLEX equipment for demolition at Y-12

According to a release from federal cleanup contractor UCOR, the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) has prepared the East Column Exchange (COLEX) equipment at Oak Ridge for demolition following deactivation work that involved retrieving mercury from the deteriorating structures to prevent a potential environmental release. “Removal of mercury to prevent …

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Director of Roane State’s EMS program receives national recognition

(RSCC press release)  David Blevins, director of Roane State’s EMS program, has been named a 2022 EMS Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Blevins is one of only three people from across the country to receive the award.  The honor recognizes EMS professionals …

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Early Voting Day 5 tally

Early voting for the May 3rd primary elections across Tennessee continued Monday and will run through April 28th. On Monday, 255 people cast ballots in Anderson, with 248 voting in the Republican primary and seven taking part in the Democratic primary.  Through five days of early voting, 1213 people had …

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Charter Commission meets Monday

The Anderson County Charter Commission will hold a Special Called meeting on Monday, April 25th at 6:00 pm in Room 312 of the Courthouse in Clinton for the purpose of reviewing the proposed Charter, which is expected to be voted upon later this year by county voters. For more, including …

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