Home / 2016 / April (page 2)

Monthly Archives: April 2016

Tourism to GSMNP creates $874 million in economic benefit

(GSMNP) A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 10,712,673 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2015 spent $873,886,500 in communities near the park. That spending supported 13,709 jobs in the local area. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning $10 for …

Read More »

Movie being filmed in Clinton

If you have spotted cameras and film crews around Clinton, specifically around the Ritz Theater, that is because Rossetti Productions has begun shooting its new feature film “Saving Faith.” The cast and crew will be in the area through May 8th. “Saving Faith” will feature multiple local landmarks in the …

Read More »

Anderson officials receive Zika training

On Wednesday, April 27th, Anderson County officials participated in a regional training event, “Protecting Our Community from Zika,” hosted by the Tennessee Department of Health and the East Tennessee Regional Health Office. Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, Anderson County Emergency Management Programs Manager Karen Ooten, Health Department Director Art Miller, …

Read More »

Crowley trial begins

The trial of Anderson County Public Works Director David Crowley got underway Wednesday in Clinton. Crowley was indicted last year on five counts of inspecting buildings without the proper certification. Prosecutors say that Crowley inspected five properties under construction after a one-year grace period for building inspectors to receive their …

Read More »

Secret City Festival schedule, events announced

(Explore Oak Ridge) The 14th annual Secret City Festival on June 10th and 11th is fast approaching and promises great entertainment, a WWII battle reenactment, family fun, arts and crafts, great food, historical displays, and so much more! The Secret City Festival kicks off at 11:30am on Friday, June 10th …

Read More »

James Edward Hill, age 64, of Clinton

James Edward Hill, age 64, of Clinton, born January 6, 1952 to the late Raymond and Dorothy Hill of Clinton, went to be with Jesus at 9:54 P.M., April 25, 2016 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville. James had many hobbies including building crafts, fishing, landscaping and trail bike …

Read More »

ACSD: Beer ‘sting’ yields no citations

(ACSD) 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 …

Read More »

Road crews busy around East Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says bridge repairs and related construction work will require temporary lane closures in Anderson County. The lane changes could last through May 5. I-75 North will be reduced to one lane between mile markers 122 and 123 on Thursday, April 28 from 7 p.m. to …

Read More »