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AC Commission meeting Monday

The Anderson County Commission will meet for its regular monthly session on Monday June 20th at 6:30 pm in room 312 of the Courthouse. Commissioners will be considering appointments of commissioners to the newly-created Budget and Purchasing Committees brought about by the recent change in financial management systems. The Nominating …

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EMS trying to bounce back

Wednesday night, Anderson County Emergency Services Director Nathan Sweet delivered a “State of the EMS” address to county commissioners and members of the public. The county EMS became an individual entity not funded by the county six years ago, choosing instead to support itself through fees. When the EMS became …

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Harriman PD chief could still be investigated by state

As we have reported, Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle retired Tuesday after he was placed on leave last week amid allegations that he had misused city resources and “yelled at and belittled” his employees. The accusations were leveled last week in an anonymous letter delivered to numerous city officials. The …

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State: TN unemployment rate 4.1% in May

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for May was 4.1 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point decrease from the April revised rate of 4.3 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for May was 4.7 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from …

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ORT: Calhoun’s set to open next week

(Oak Ridge Today) The new Calhoun’s Restaurant in Oak Ridge plans to open Wednesday. The restaurant is located on the Melton Lake Peninsula in the space formerly occupied by the Riverside Grille and Flatwater Grill. The restaurant is owned by the Copper Cellar Corporation, which purchased the property from businessmen …

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Charles “Bud” Alonzo Pratt

Mr. Charles “Bud” Alonzo Pratt passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 while working on his treasured garden.  He was 76 years old. Born to Alonzo Franklin and Dora Oglesby Pratt on November 15, “Bud” was preceded in death by his wife Lenore, and is survived by two sons Jason …

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Bobby Sutton age 42, of Oliver Springs

Bobby Sutton age 42, of Oliver Springs, TN passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Powell, TN. He loved his family, and spending time with them. Bobby liked to watch TV, especially the super natural shows. He is preceded in death by his father, …

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Rev. Paul T. Cox, age 88

Rev. Paul T. Cox, age 88, passed away at home on June 16, 2016. Rev. Cox retired from the K-25 plant, and also pastored churches in Tennessee and Virginia for 48 years. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. Rev. Cox was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers …

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Age discrimination suit filed against dealership

A Clinton man has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against his former employers at a Clinton auto dealership after he says they fired him because of his age. James Trowbridge was 62 years old when he was let go from what was once Fox Chevrolet in June of 2015, just …

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