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Veterans’ Appreciation Breakfast is this Saturday

Military veterans from Anderson County are once again invited to come together this weekend for the monthly Veterans Appreciation Breakfast.   This month’s breakfast is being sponsored by American Legion Post 172, American Legion Riders Post 172, and Premier Contracting and Technical Services.   The breakfast will be held Saturday, June 11th at …

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Anderson Chamber to celebrate 90th birthday with 5K, Fun Run, and a Party downtown

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, along with several local sponsors, will present the Chamber 5K & Fun Run/Walk followed by their 90th Birthday Party in downtown Clinton this Saturday, June 11th.  The day begins with the Chamber 5K, featuring a shotgun start at 8:30 am, followed by the Fun …

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NASCAR: Logano, Heim win at Gateway; Allmendinger wins in rain at Portland

(Reid Spencer, NASCAR)  In front of packed grandstands at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Joey Logano beat Kyle Busch in an intense overtime battle, and Ross Chastain ate a gigantic piece of humble pie. After a brake rotor failure sent Kevin Harvick’s Ford rocketing into the Turn 3 …

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Lee announces Executive Order dealing with school safety

Today (Monday, June 6th), Governor Bill Lee will sign an executive order directing accountability measures for school safety and an evaluation of training for Tennessee law enforcement. The order also establishes additional resources to support parents, teachers and law enforcement in improving school security practices. “Parents need to have full …

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TWRA: Two killed on state waterways over the holiday weekend

TWRA says there were two boating-related fatal incidents during the Memorial Day holiday weekend on state waterways. Both incidents occurred on the evening of Monday, May 30. One incident involved a collision between a pontoon boat and personal watercraft (PWC) on South Holston Lake in Sullivan County. The incident resulted …

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McDonald named interim Health Commissioner

Wednesday, Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Dr. Morgan McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP, as interim commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), effective Friday, June 3. McDonald has served as the Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at TDH since 2018, with responsibilities including implementation of the department’s strategic …

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‘100 Deadliest Days’ underway

(AAA)  Memorial Day weekend 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.   For every …

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UCOR: Criticality Experiment Lab at Y-12 being torn down

Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) crews have begun tearing down a 1940s-era facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex in the latest project to address what officials call a large inventory of high-risk excess contaminated facilities on the Oak Ridge Reservation. EM contractor United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR) is taking …

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RCSO: One dead in Monday shooting, one hurt

The Roane County Sheriff’s Office says that a man was sent to the hospital after his wife first shot him and then fatally turned the gun on herself on Monday afternoon. Roane County deputies were called to a home on Jones Road in Rockwood at approximately 3 pm and when …

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