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Unemployment up slightly in Tennessee

Preliminary numbers released Thursday by the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show that Tennessee’s unemployment rate for May increased slightly from April’s record low number, climbing from 3.3%, an increase of one-tenth of a percentage point from the April rate of 3.2%.  The state’s civilian workforce also …

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MEDIC to celebrate Amazon Prime Day tie-in

(MEDIC press release) MEDIC will celebrate Amazon Prime Days on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21st and 22nd and all donors will be automatically entered to win a $150 e-gift card. Donors must have a valid email address to win. As a reminder, MEDIC has teamed up with United Way of Greater Knoxville …

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CPD: Two injured in early-morning crash Thursday

A single-vehicle accident early this morning (Thursday, June 16th) injured two people, according to Clinton Police Chief Vaughn Becker. Chief Becker told WYSH that the crash was reported at around 4:30 am in the 1300 block of Clinch Avenue, near the city limits.  Preliminary indications are that the driver lost …

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Former OR business owner indicted on sales tax fraud charges

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has announced that an investigation by its agents led to the indictment and arrest of 38-year-old John McGuire Packard, the former owner and manager of McGuire’s Books, Music, Movies, & More.  Special agents with the Department of Revenue arrested Packard on Tuesday, and bond was …

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ASAP hosting Psychological First Aid Training

ASAP of Anderson says there will be a virtual Psychological First Aid Training on June 23rd and July 28th from 12:00-1:00pm EST. This one-hour session explores how you can care for yourself and others during times of stress and crisis in major emergencies. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/2p9h5x45.

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Drug-related deaths climb in Anderson, Knox

The number of drug-related deaths in Anderson and Knox counties increased in 2021, according to the just-released 2021 Drug-Related Death Report for Knox and Anderson Counties by the Knox County Regional Forensic Center. The Center serves as the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for both counties, which is why Anderson County’s …

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OR Council meeting will bump Primetime in Anderson

The Oak Ridge City Council will hold a special called meeting this evening (Wednesday, June 15th) at 6 pm.  The meeting will be televised on BBB-TV in Anderson County, which means that Trading Time Primetime will not be seen this evening in Anderson County.  The program will be televised on …

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Tennessee Arts Commission grant awards announced

On Wednesday, Lt. Governor and Oak Ridge State Senator Randy McNally released a list of grant award recipients from the Tennessee Arts Commission for Anderson County. This is the first of a series of grant announcements that will be made throughout the year.    These include Norris Elementary School, the Appalachian …

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Anderson EMS receives safety grant for powered stair chairs

(Submitted)  Anderson County Emergency Medical Services recently received a $19,114.48 safety grant from the Tennessee Risk Management Trust. The safety grant funds were used to purchase 13 powered stair chairs.  The equipment is used to place patients and move them when stretchers are not able to be placed close enough …

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