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‘Park It Forward’ launches March 1st

(GSMNP) On March 1, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will launch the ‘Park it Forward’ program which requires visitors to buy and display a valid parking tag for any vehicle parking for more than 15 minutes. To make the transition as smooth as possible, the park will offer early sales …

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Flesichmann tapped to chair House Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee

(US Rep. Fleischmann’s office) U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement after being named the Chairman of the House Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee for the 118th Congress, which allocates funding under the House Appropriations Committee to agencies including TVA, the Department of Energy, the Department of the …

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State celebrates successful launch of 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

(TDMHSAS press release) The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is releasing new data showing the response to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in the state. The three-digit number for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched in mid-July 2022 after two years of planning, preparation, …

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ORT: Task Force raids yield drugs, weapons, arrests

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, Anderson County’s 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force was busy last week, conducting a pair of raids on homes in Oak Ridge. The first occurred on Monday, January 9th, when members of the task force served a narcotics-related search warrant at a …

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Reminder: Medicaid expansion forum tonight in Oak Ridge

The League of Women Voters will hold a Medicaid Expansion in Tennessee Forum on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 7 to 9 pm at the Pollard Auditorium. According to the announcement from the League, the forum will further educate the Tennessee electorate on the urgency of Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. …

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TBI probing death of man at Anderson County Jail

The TBI is investigating after a 19-year-old man died at the Anderson County Jail last week. Officials have not released much information, except to say that a man identified as 19-year-old Isaiah Micah Fontana died Thursday morning while in custody at the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton. The TBI …

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AC Commission to meet Tuesday

As today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, local, state and federal government offices are closed and the Anderson County Commission, which typically meets on the third Monday of the month, will meet instead on Tuesday night, January 17th beginning with presentations at 6 pm and the full meeting at …

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Local Sports Update: CHS, AC split XTown Showdown; Dragons in action Monday

LOCAL SPORTS UPDATE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL, FRIDAY 1/13/23 GIRLS Clinton 67 Anderson County 56…Four Lady Dragons scored in double figures as Clinton swept the regular-season series with their Crosstown, District rivals. Addi Gamble scored 17 to lead CHS, with Bailey Burroughs adding 16, Allie York 12 and Lanee Carmichael 11. …

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Meetings added to January calendar in Anderson

Three meetings have been added to the January calendar for the Anderson County Government. On Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 2 p.m. in Room 118A of the Anderson County Courthouse in Clinton, representatives from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will offer a briefing about TRISO-X’s application for a Special Nuclear Material License at …

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