Local News

Noises at Bull Run explained

Several residents living near the Bull Run Fossil Plant in Anderson County’s Claxton community have been wondering why there has been so much noise lately. TVA says it is performing routine maintenance inside the coal-fired plant’s boiler that involves using small blasting caps to remove the buildup of slag produced …

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AC HR Advisory Committee to meet

The Anderson County Human Resource Advisory Committee will be meeting in person in Room 118A of the Courthouse in Clinton on March 3rd at 10am. For those who cannot attend in person, the meeting is also available virtually. To get the the full log-in information to join the meeting electronically, …

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Need a job? Like baseball? Read this!

(Tennessee Smokies press release) The Tennessee Smokies announce the club’s first job fair of the 2021 season will be Friday, March 5 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm and Saturday, March 6 from 10:00am until 3:00pm. The job fair will take place at Smokies Stadium inside the restaurant located on the far …

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Single-lane closures on Gatlinburg Spur Tuesday

(GSMNP press release) Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the City of Gatlinburg maintenance crews are partnering to pick up litter along the Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge on Tuesday, February 23. In order to safely perform the roadside cleanup, single-lane closures will be implemented to protect maintenance workers …

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Yager: State to purchase land for Tackett Creek WMA

The Tennessee State Building Commission’s Executive Subcommittee voted Monday to acquire land for the Tackett Creek Wildlife Management Area in Campbell and Claiborne Counties. The State Building Commission voted to acquire the entirety of the leased property by conservation easement in a single transaction.  The 43,000 acres of the Tackett …

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THP releases report on multi-vehicle I-75 wreck

The Tennessee Highway Patrol on Friday released its preliminary crash reports on a pair of accidents involving numerous vehicles late Thursday afternoon on I-75 South in Campbell County. According to the report, the first wreck occurred when a vehicle slowed down because of heavy traffic volume and fog on the …

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Powerball ticket sold in Clinton wins $500K

A Powerball player in Clinton won $500,000 using the $1 Power Play feature in Saturday’s drawing, according to the Tennessee Lottery. The Lottery says the winner matched four out of five white numbers on their ticket, as well as the red Powerball number. Due to the fact the player chose …

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Two ORFD members receive Fire Officer designation

The Oak Ridge Fire Department is proud to announce two of its firefighters have recently received their Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) Fire Officer (FO) designation. Fire Captain and Paramedic Richard Cox and Firefighter, Engineer, and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Shay West are among only 548 Fire Officer (FO) designees …

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