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First-of-its-kind checkpoint in Roane County yields results

(THSO)  On Saturday, October 22, the evening of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back initiative, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), local law enforcement and drug recognition experts (DREs) held a multi-jurisdictional sobriety checkpoint in Rockwood on Highway 27 to focus on detecting drugged-impaired driving. This …

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Opal McDaniel Harris, age 100 of Lake City

Opal McDaniel Harris, age 100 of Lake City, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Anderson County, TN to the late John Charles McDaniel and Sarah Ethel Hunley on August 27, 1916. She was an avid gardener and an avid quilter. Opal was …

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Phyllis Ann Massengill Kagley, age 70, of Knoxville

Phyllis Ann Massengill Kagley, age 70, of Knoxville passed away on October 25, 2016.  Phyllis retired from Hillcrest Nursing Home.  Preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Rosa Massengill; sisters, Shirley Graham; brothers, Jimmy Ray, Archie and Vern Massengill; special friends, Murriel Mashburn and Gene Davis. She is survived …

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Sara Louise Longmire, age 49, of Andersonville

Sara Louise Longmire, age 49, of Andersonville passed away October 28, 2016 at UT Medical Center. She met life with love and enthusiasm, especially for Norris Lake, the Muppets, Elvis Presley, and teaching second grade,which she did at Big Ridge Elementary School for 24 years. A lifelong member of Andersonville …

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Ruby Etta Phillips Durst, age 52 of Clinton

Ruby Etta Phillips Durst, age 52 of Clinton, Tennessee went home to be with Our Lord on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at her residence. Ruby was born on September 19, 1964 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was a member of Freedom Crossing Church in Clinton. Ruby loved spending time with her …

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Sports Update: OR wins, AC falls

Carter 56 Anderson County 28: The visiting Hornets took advantage of five Maverick turnovers and eliminated AC from playoff contention with a 56-28 win on Thursday night. Despite the miscues, the Mavericks rolled up 412 total yards and got solid performances from running backs Mason Phillips and Chris Powell, each …

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State releases county-by-county unemployment rates for September

County unemployment rates in Tennessee for September 2016, released Thursday, show the rates decreased in 21 counties, increased in 46, and remained the same in 28 counties. Specific county information for September is available on the Internet: www.tn.gov/assets/entities/labor/attachments/Labor_Force_Estimates_Sept16.pdf. Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for September was 4.6 percent, increasing two-tenths of …

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