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Haslam signs gas tax increase into law

Governor Bill Haslam has signed Tennessee’s gas tax plan, his signature piece of legislation for this year, into law. The plan, formally known as the IMPROVE Act, will increase the tax on regular gasoline in Tennessee by 6 cents and diesel fuel by 10 cents incrementally over the next three years. To …

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Bike with a ranger Saturday

You are invited to join a National Park Service park ranger for a bike ride on the North Boundary Greenway to see how the former communities of the area have changed during the past 70 years. It’s a free program by the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, and it will …

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Wednesday crash takes out power pole, sends one to jail

A Wednesday morning traffic accident knocked out power to several Clinton Utilities Board customers and landed one woman behind bars for a short time. The crash occurred shortly before 6 am Wednesday on Highway 61 near Park Lane and was investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Troopers reported that 48-year-old …

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Yager: Money included in budget for historic OS building

State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said an appropriation of $100,000 for the Oliver Springs L&N Depot is included in Governor Bill Haslam’s amended budget proposal submitted to the General Assembly on Wednesday.   The action came after Sen. Yager wrote Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin earlier this year asking for …

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Lorene “Granny” Leinart age 98 of Clinton

Lorene “Granny” Leinart age 98 of Clinton, TN went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  Granny Leinart, as she was known to everyone, was one of a kind.  She loved caring for everyone that lived in the valley.  A longtime member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in …

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Paris E.Turnbill, age 91, of Lake City

Paris E.Turnbill, age 91, of Lake City, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Paris was born on June 11, 1925 in Anderson County, Tennessee to the Marcus and Appelonia Cole Turnbill. Paris served his country during World War II in the …

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