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6 businesses cited in beer sting

Over the last two weeks, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with the Rocky Top Police Department, the Oliver Springs Police Department, and Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County (ASAP), conducted compliance checks of local businesses who sell beer. Investigators with the Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit and officers from the Rocky Top and Oliver Springs Police Departments visited thirty-six businesses to attempt to purchase beer. Six sold beer to the underage person. Four of the six checked for identification but still sold beer to the underage purchaser. Two businesses were closed. The following businesses sold beer to the underage person.
Al’s Market New River Hwy. Briceville
Hitching Post Clinton Hwy. Clinton
Marathon (Fast Track) Lake City Hwy. Rocky Top
Smokes & Things Clinton Hwy. Powell
V Night Club N. Main St. Rocky Top
Weigles Clinton Hwy. Powell
Six clerks who sold beer to the underage purchasers have been cited to court. The beer
permit holders will be brought before the respective beer boards for Anderson County and
Rocky Top.
Businesses who checked for identification and did not sell beer are to be commended and
recognized for their efforts. All of the following businesses checked for identification and
did not sell beer to the underage purchaser:
Anderson Discount Tobacco Main St. Oliver Springs
Bread Box Edgemoor Rd. Powell
Coal Creek Smokehouse S. Main St. Rocky Top
Construction Zone Lake City Hwy. Rocky Top
Dollar General Hanna Dr. Oliver Springs
Dollar General Laker Ln. Rocky Top
Exxon (Fast Stop) N. Main St. Rocky Top
Food City E. Tri-County Blvd. Oliver Springs
Ginger’s Deli Briceville Hwy. Briceville
Jerry’s Market Sulphur Springs Rd. Clinton
LaFiesta Restaurant N. Main St. Rocky Top
Lee’s Market E. Tri-County Blvd. Oliver Springs
Los Tris E. Tri-County Blvd. Oliver Springs
Marathon (Edgemoor) Edgemoor Rd. Clinton
Marathon (Downtown) Main St. Oliver Springs
Marathon (Mack’s Tobacco) Oak Ridge Hwy. Clinton
Marathon (Norwood) E. Tri-County Blvd. Oliver Springs
Marathon (Rocky Top) N. Main St. Rocky Top
My Place Edgemoor Rd. Powell
Pilot N. Main St. Rocky Top
Raceway E. Tri-County Blvd. Oliver Springs
Rite Aid E. Tri-County Blvd. Oliver Springs
Riverview Grill Oak Ridge Hwy. Clinton
Shell (Fun Food) E. Tri-County Blvd. Oliver Springs
Shell N. Main St. Rocky Top
Town Talk Lake City Hwy. Clinton
Von’s Market E. Wolf Valley Rd. Heiskell
Weigles Weigles Ln. Rocky Top
The following businesses were closed:
Duane’s Truck Stop Lake City Hwy. Clinton
Dollar General W. Tri-County Blvd. Oliver Springs
In 2013, the Anderson County Underage Drinking Task Force was established to create a platform for representatives from each municipality across Anderson County to address underage drinking issues. In collaboration with Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) of Anderson County, the Underage Drinking Task Force consists of community members representing beer boards, alcohol outlets, law enforcement officers, Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission and other government officials. Task Force members have been working diligently by analyzing policy and investigating best practices to prevent and reduce underage drinking.
The Underage Drinking Task Force meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00pm in the School Board Room on the 5th floor of the Robert Jolley Building at 101 South Main Street in Clinton. By being proactive, local law enforcement agencies, along with the Underage Drinking Task Force, are creating a safer environment in Anderson County. For additional information on preventing underage drinking, please visit www.ASAPofAnderson.org.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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