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Early voting done; 370K+ vote in Tennessee

Early voting for the March 1st Presidential primaries wrapped up in Tennessee on Tuesday and statewide 370,448 people have already cast their ballots. In Anderson County, 1432 people voted on Tuesday, bringing the 12-day grand total to 5497. Over the final two days of early voting in Anderson County, 2817 …

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Roane couple indicted on drug charges

A Rockwood couple has been indicted on numerous drug related charges. Gary Merritt faces 22 counts of prescription drug fraud, while his wife, Danielle Merritt, faces 10 counts of prescription drug fraud. The Roane County grand jury indicted the pair last week, charging them obtaining the painkillers Acetaminophen-Codeine Phosphate and …

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First meeting of new Finance Committee March 7th

The newly-formed Anderson County Finance Committee, created by the recent switch to the 1981 Financial Management Statute from the 1957 law, has scheduled an organizational meeting for Monday, March 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in room 312 of the Anderson County Courthouse. The controversy surrounding the switch has led to …

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High school basketball postseason wrap-up

All across Tennessee, high school basketball District tournaments are winding down and teams that have survived are anticipating the start-up of region tournaments later this week. Monday at the District 3AAA Tournament at Anderson County High School was Consolation Game Night. In the girls’ third-place game, Powell beat Anderson County …

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3 indicted in 2 Roane cases

A Roane County couple has been indicted on charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of a 5-year-old child. 27-year-old James Wallace was indicted in a charge of aggravated sexual battery of a child and child abuse while Heather Elizabeth Taylor is facing charges of facilitating the abuse as well …

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THP: Clinton man facing charges in fatal wreck

A Clinton man is facing charges in a fatal accident that happened Friday in Campbell County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that 56-year-old Ronald Fox of Clinton had been traveling on Highway 25W toward Caryville on Friday afternoon when he ran the red light and Elkins Road and t-boned a …

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Tuesday final day to vote early in primaries

Today (February 23rd) is the final day to vote early in the March 1st Presidential primaries in Tennessee. On Monday in Anderson County, 1385 people cast ballots, bringing the 11-day total to 4065. Monday’s total shattered the previous single-day high for this round of early voting, which had been 499 …

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Commission OKs ‘concept’ of athletic upgrades

The Anderson County Commission voted to approve the “concept” of a plan to make upgrades at the athletic facilities of both county high schools and roof repairs at Clinton Middle School. The plan approved by the School Board would allocate a total of $600,000, evenly split among the three schools, …

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Emert seeks to clarify citizens input rules

At the outset of Monday’s meeting, Anderson County Commission Chairman Steve Emert read a statement saying that reports that he had issued a”no-talk” rule for citizens during Commission meetings were false and that comments he had made during the January meeting had been taken out of context. Emert reiterated that …

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