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Monthly Archives: December 2016

State unemployment dips in 81 counties in November

County unemployment rates for November 2016, released today, show the rates decreased in 81 counties, increased in 10, and remained the same in four. Specific county information for November is available online at: http://tn.gov/assets/entities/labor/attachments/Labor_Force_Estimates_-_November_2016.pdf. For the month of November, Davidson County has the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 3.5 …

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Clinton man wins Governor’s Arts Award

(Oak Ridge Today)  A Clinton folklorist was was one of 10 people to be presented with a 2017 Governor’s Arts Award, Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts. Folklorist Bob Fulcher of Clinton won a Folklife Heritage Award. He is the first folklorist to receive the Tennessee Folklife Heritage Award. Fulcher …

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Clinton educators tour local industries

(AC Chamber News)  Clinton City Schools recently collaborated with Anderson County Chamber of Commerce to allow 6th grade teachers and guidance counselors the opportunity to tour several of the manufacturing companies in Clinton. The Chamber planned a busy day where educators became familiar with Aisin, SL Tennessee, and Eagle Bend …

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Eagle Bend Manufacturing recognized

MAGNA Inc., Eagle Bend Manufacturing, announced that it has won an Innovation Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) for its unique process of laser cutting and welding front and rear fascias for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Magna received the top award in the Process/Assembly/Enabling Technologies category at …

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Meet the new AC Chamber Board

(AC Chamber News) The Anderson County Chamber Board of Directors recently nominated six members as future board members and Chamber members voted them in as the newest Board of Directors. Tom Bundy is the Quality Manager supporting the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory …

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Two new Rocky Top Council members sworn in

Two recently elected Rocky Top City Council Members were sworn in at the last Council Meeting on Thursday, December 1st. Robert Griffith and Nathan Dison were elected to the Council in November and join returning Council Members Denise Casteel and Tim Sharp along with Mayor Michael Lovely.

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Main Street Oak Ridge construction underway

Construction has started on Dick’s Sporting Goods and T.J. Maxx at Main Street Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge officials said Wednesday. The city has posted photos and videos of the construction, which is near Walmart in the area of the former Sears department store at the former Oak Ridge Mall. Main Street …

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Free legal help offered to Sevier fire victims

(Submitted) Pro Bono attorney volunteers from East Tennessee and law school student volunteers participated in a free legal clinic in Gatlinburg, Tenn. on Monday, December 19, 2016, providing legal advice to those devastated by the Gatlinburg wildfires. Legal Aid of East Tennessee, the Sevier County Bar Association, the Tennessee Alliance …

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Area hoops squads to stay on court after Christmas

With the pre-Christmas tournaments wrapped up, attention will turn for some area teams to post-Christmas tournaments next week. The Clinton Lady Dragons will have a busy week at the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic at Harriman, beginning Wednesday with Oakdale, continuing Thursday with Tellico Plains and Wartburg on Friday. Three area …

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Holiday tourneys wrap up at CHS, ACHS

The Don W. Lockard Christmas Invitational basketball tournament wrapped up with a full day of action Wednesday at Clinton High School. The day started with the Campbell County boys erasing an early 13-point deficit to blow out Oakdale 77-52. The Cumberland Gap girls proved to be rude guests as they …

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