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Burton honored by Commission, litigation tax resolution passes

A resolution honoring the late R.C. Burton, who died earlier this year was passed Monday night by the Anderson County Commission. Stephanie Strutner with Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention—or ASAP—of Anderson County, “R.C. was one of the first people to actively advocate for prevention in reducing underage drinking in Anderson …

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CPD’s Barker receives leadership innovation award

(CPD release) The Clinton Police Department’s Detective Sergeant Russell Barker, currently serving as Director of the 7th Judicial Crime Task Force, has graduated from the second session of the Southeastern Leadership Academy (SELA). SELA is a command school sponsored by the University of Tennessee’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center. At the …

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Toyota East-West All-Star Classic rosters announced

The annual Toyota East-West All-Star Classic, an all-star football game for high school seniors will be played December 9th at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. Tony Lambert, head coach at Oneida, will serve as the head coach for the East Team. The coaching staff will also include Caine Ballard of Greeneville …

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Hess to be next president of LMU

E. Clayton Hess of LaFollette will become the next president of Lincoln Memorial University. Last week the LMU Board of Trustees unanimously voted to promote Hess from his current position as Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs. After what the university described as a semester-long transition period, Hess will succeed …

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Wildfires continue to burn across state

62 wildfires are said to be burning across Tennessee affecting almost 17,000 acres. That number includes three fires in our area reported since Sunday: off of Windrock Road in Anderson County; the so-called Stoney Fork #3 fire in Campbell County and the Bald Knob Road fire in Morgan County. The …

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CWTS: At long last, Sauter a champion

(MRN)  Veteran driver Johnny Sauter chased rookie William Byron to the checkered flag on Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with third place good enough for Sauter to claim his first championship in a fourteen-year career. For Byron, his season-ending win capped a spectacular rookie season that yielded seven victories. He …

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XFS: Suarez wins race, title

(MRN) Daniel Suarez charged past race leader Elliott Sadler on the final restart Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, keeping the Number-19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in front over the final three laps to claim the 2016 NASCAR X-FINITY Series championship. Suarez went into the weekend as one of four drivers eligible …

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SCS: Johnson survives to win 7th Cup

(MRN)  Ten years after winning his first Sprint Cup title, Jimmie Johnson claimed a record-tying seventh crown on Sunday with a victory in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 41-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver has matched NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty with seven championships …

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ACSD, others announce results of compliance check

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, the Rocky Top Police Department, the Norris Department of Public Safety, the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC), and Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County (ASAP), recently conducted compliance checks of local businesses who sell beer and liquor-by-the-drink. Eleven businesses were visited to attempt …

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