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Junior, Kyle Busch take Duels

(MRN) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kyle Busch win Thursday’s qualifying races as the starting field was set for Sunday’s Daytona 500. For the second year in a row, Earnhardt won the first half of the doubleheader and will start third in “The Great American Race.” With his victory in the …

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Dragons outlast Cougars, advance to 2nd round

The Clinton Dragons outlasted the Campbell County Cougars 61-56 in three overtimes Wednesday night to survive and advance at the District 3AAA tournament at Anderson County High School. Dragon sophomore Daraon Jones scored a career-high 32 points, including seven in the third extra session, as Clinton secured a spot in …

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Early voting tops 1500-voter mark

For the second day in a row, Anderson County voters set a single-day high for early voting as 332 people cast ballots for the March 1st Presidential primaries. That robust figure brings the seven-day total to 1536 early voters. Of those, 996 have voted in the Republican primary and 540 …

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Lawsuit filed in wreck that killed child

A lawsuit has been filed in Anderson County Circuit Court over a fatal single-vehicle accident that happened in Campbell County in January of last year. The crash occurred on January 23rd, 2015 and killed the driver, 34-year-old Bobby Lee Coker and his seven-year-old son Skyland Coker. An 8-year-old girl in …

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Crumpley lawsuit not to move forward until later this year

A federal wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the Anderson County government by a former employee will not be heard until sometime after April. That was the ruling handed down by US District Judge Pamela Reeves this week in the case of former Public Works employee Lisa Crumpley, who filed the …

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Road work could cause delays in Clinton

For the next several weeks, depending upon weather condition, the Clinton City Public Works Department says that the 500 block of Greenwood Drive between Elm and Walnut may be temporarily closed to through traffic while CUB performs utility upgrades to the sanitary sewer system. Their contractor, Giles Construction, will be …

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JMS teacher named Geography Teacher of the Year

An Oak Ridge teacher will receive a Mullane Geography Teacher of the Year Award in March. Brian Smith, seventh-grade social studies teacher in Oak Ridge, will receive the 14th Tom and Stella Mullane Geography Teacher of the Year Award during the 2016 Tennessee Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference …

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D3AAA Day 1: Mavs, Lady Mavs advance; Lady Dragons done

Day one of the District 3AAA tournament at Anderson County is in the books and both the homestanding Mavericks and Lady Mavs survived and advanced on Tuesday. The Lady Mavs got things started by rolling over Clinton 55-26 behind an 11-0 second quarter scoring run and a 20-point, 14-rebound performance …

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300 vote early on Tuesday

Tuesday was day six of early voting in Anderson County for the March 1st Presidential primaries and it was the biggest single-day turnout so far in this election cycle. 300 people cast ballots Tuesday—either at one of the three polling locations, by mail or by having their ballots collected at …

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JMS team wins FIRST LEGO Tourney

Jefferson Middle School’s Master Builders are bound for St. Louis in April after they won the Champions Award as the overall winner of the FIRST LEGO League Tournament held February 13 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. By virtue of their victory, the Master Builders have qualified to travel to …

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