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Tuesday is voter registration deadline

(Secretary of State’s office) To cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 State and Federal General Election, Tennesseans must register to vote by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. “I encourage all Tennesseans to register to vote or make sure their registration is up-to-date before the registration deadline,” said Secretary …

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County tourism rebounds in a big way

Anderson County tourism officials have received the 2021 Economic Impact of Travel numbers from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and as expected, the county saw a 35% increase over 2020.  The tourism industry was one of the areas hardest hit by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, but …

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CHS graduate killed in shooting in Turks and Caicos

A Clinton High School graduate was killed over the weekend in a shooting in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Police in the island nation say that Kent Carter was one of two people killed when the car they were in was targeted by what they called “armed gang members who …

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BBB: Wrong-way crash on I-40 kills one, injures another

An apparent wrong-way crash in Roane County late Thursday night killed one person and injured another. As first reported by our partners at BBB-TV, a vehicle reportedly entered the westbound lanes of I-40 at the Midtown exit and headed east, eventually colliding head-on with a westbound driver. One person died …

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Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15

(TDCI/SFMO) The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”) and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (“SFMO”) are joining fire departments across the Volunteer State to raise awareness about Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9 – Oct. 15), and this year’s campaign, “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.” This year’s event, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Fire …

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AC paramedic receives ‘Operation Angel Wing’ honor

(Submitted) Lt. Matt Wilson, a paramedic with the Anderson County Emergency Medical Services, recently was recognized as a recipient of the George H. Neeley Award for Exemplary Service, an award from Operation Angel Wing, according to a press release from the County Mayor’s office. Lt. Wilson, who serves as assistant …

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OR Public Library to unveil new Storybook Trail

Join the Oak Ridge Public Library (ORPL) on Oct. 25 for the opening of the City of Oak Ridge’s new Storybook Trail. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m., right after storytime at ORPL. The Storybook Trail is located along the walking path near the creek in A.K. …

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Kingston PD nabs suspect in vehicle theft

Kingston Police say that the suspect in a vehicle theft from over the weekend has been apprehended after investigators asked for the public’s help in tracking him down. According to a KPD release, officers were called to Redzone Automotive on Roane State Highway on a report of a stolen 2008 …

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Side-by-side fires to be set by CFD

To help Clinton residents better understand fire risks and home safety technology, the Clinton Fire Department will conduct a live demonstration during their annual community fire safety event that we have been telling you about on our Community Bulletin Board. A live, side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration that the …

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