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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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GSMNP seeks science volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are recruiting volunteers to adopt a phenology monitoring plot in areas throughout the park. Volunteers will collect information as part of an important research project tracking seasonal biological data such as plant flowering dates and the presence of migratory birds. Tracking this phenology data …

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McNally recognized for library support

Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Randy McNally (R-Oakridge) recently received the National Association of Secretaries of State’s (NASS) Medallion Award for his fiscal management of Tennessee and his support of public libraries.  The Senator was selected for the honor by Secretary of State Tre Hargett, a member of …

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ORT: OR hires fire marshal

(Oak Ridge Today) A deputy state fire marshal has been hired as fire marshal in Oak Ridge. The selection of Travis Solomon for the Oak Ridge Fire Department post was announced Monday by Fire Chief Darryl Kerley. Solomon was an employee of the Tennessee Fire Marshal’s office. For the past …

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Missing Clinton teen located

A juvenile reported missing last week has been located, the Clinton Police Department said Monday. The CPD had asked for help locating Alexis Maynard, 17, on Tuesday, February 16. The Police Department reported on Monday, February 22, that she has been located. “Thanks for your assistance,” the CPD said in …

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Mildred Simpson Curnutt, age 95, of Briceville

Mildred Simpson Curnutt, age 95, of Briceville, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mildred was born on August 24, 1920 in Briceville to the late William Britton and Addie Duncan Simpson. Mildred was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. She enjoyed reading, …

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Kenneth Wayne Daniel, age 44, of Rockwood

Kenneth Wayne Daniel, age 44, of Rockwood, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at his home. He was born July 24, 1971 in Salisbury, North Carolina. He owned and operated Roane County Collision Center for over 20 years. He was a former Eagle Scout who later became an assistant scout …

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