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ACSO arrests Knox man after alleged robbery

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office says that a Knox County man was arrested last week after he allegedly robbed a woman at knifepoint.  According to a release issued Friday by the ACSO, deputies were called last Monday (April 25th) to a location near Sequoia Marina after a woman reported that …

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Roane State students clean up at state competition

By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer  From in-person competitions to online camps, Roane State’s computer programming and cybersecurity programs continue to grow and earn widespread recognition.  And the community college’s mechatronics curriculum is also earning kudos, officials said.  Students in Computer Science won gold medals in computer programming and …

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Lee touts approval of budget, legislative priorities

Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee marked the close of the 2022 legislative session, which included passage of his $52.8 billion budget and addressed numerous agenda items he outlined during his State of the State address in February. Lee’s agenda included what officials call the most substantive reform to education funding in …

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Piercey to step down as Health Commissioner

Governor Bill Lee has announced that Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey will leave the state government and enter the private sector at the end of this month. Dr. Piercey was appointed health commissioner in January 2019 and served the state during what has been one of the …

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State announces new Text to Report Voter Fraud system

(TN Sec’y of State press release)  Ahead of Tuesday’s May 3 State and County Primary, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett announces his office’s new Text to Report Voter Fraud system. “Making it easy for Tennesseans to vote while protecting the integrity of our elections is our highest priority,” said …

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Early voting concludes, Election Day Tuesday

Thursday was the final day of early voting for next week’s primary elections in Tennessee. In Anderson County on Thursday, 601 people voted, by far the most in any one day during this early voting cycle.  It also marked the third consecutive day that a new daily high was established.  …

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Budget passes, General Assembly adjourns

State Senator Ken Yager announced Thursday that legislation he proposed to increase the state’s middle college scholarship from $1,250 to $2,000 per semester for eligible full-time students was passed by the state legislature and as part of the budget approved this week in Nashville, $643,500 was allocated to fund it. …

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