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Crash claims life of Clinton man

A head-on crash on Dutch Valley Road Thursday afternoon killed a Clinton man and left another injured. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 70-year-old George Ross of Clinton had been driving north on Dutch Valley Road in a Ford Escape at 3:46 pm when he crossed over the center line …

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Authorities confirm Morgan murder; information sought

Authorities have confirmed that a Morgan County man found dead outside a business early Monday morning was murdered and say they suspect the motive was robbery. District Attorney General Russell Johnson’s office says that 71-year-old James Pete McCarroll was badly beaten and shot sometime between 5:30 and 6:30 am Monday …

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Campbell man sentenced to 42 years

A Campbell County man was sentenced Wednesday to 42 years in prison following his conviction earlier this year on three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and his fourth offense DUI. Kevin Fleming was the driver of a car that crashed on July 21st, 2014. The wreck claimed the lives of …

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Ex-Roane fire captain pleads to theft

A former captain in the Roane County Office of Emergency Services pleaded guilty last week in a Roane County courtroom to charges that he stole thousands of dollars worth of county property. John Rayburn entered the plea to a charge of theft between $10,000 to $60,000 and in exchange, received …

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Local Sports Update April 21st

It was a light night for local sports on Wednesday. On the high school baseball diamond, Clinton ran its winning streak to three in a row with an 11-0 win over Union County; Karns beat Campbell County 12-2 and Central topped Gibbs 5-1. Tonight the NHL playoffs continue and first …

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CCWF to award 3 scholarships

The Coal Creek Watershed Foundation will present three Coal Creek scholarships at the Anderson County High School Awards banquet on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30 pm.  Since 2002, CCWF has awarded $360,000 in scholarships to help 44 Briceville students attend college.

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Campbell students plant chestnuts at reclaimed mine site

As we have previously reported, Briceville students have planted blight-resistant American chestnut hybrids during previous Coal Creek history field trips, but Wednesday, students from both White Oak and Clairfield Elementary Schools in Campbell County were the first classes in the state to plant hybrids at a mine site reclaimed by …

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Two Campbell fires believed to be arson

Two Campbell County brush fires are being investigated as acts of arson. State and local fire crews battled blazes on Caryville Mountain Wednesday as well as in the Westbourne area. In all, about 40 acres of land were burned by these fires, the causes of which remain under investigation, but …

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Roane BOE chooses Watkins as next Director

Meeting in a special session Wednesday the Roane County School Board voted 7-3 to offer the director of schools’ job to Leah Rice Watkins, who currently serves as the instructional supervisor in the Paris Special School District in west Tennessee. She was chosen over the current supervisor of Roane County …

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