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Mr. Melvin Warren Wells, age 85 of Clinton

Mr. Melvin Warren Wells, age 85 of Clinton, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at The Lantern at Morning Point. Warren was the Owner and Operator of Wells Used Cars and Paint Shop in Clinton and was a member of Farmers Grove Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by …

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Nellie Imogene Tate Manis, age 71, of Kingston

Nellie Imogene Tate Manis, age 71, of Kingston passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born January 7, 1946 in Kingston and has been a lifelong resident of Roane County. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Harriman and prayed for everyone.  Nellie …

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Aubree Marie Jerrell

Aubree Marie Jerrell, born December 22, 2016 received her angel wings on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  She brought joy to everyone  around her during her short time here on earth and will be missed. She is preceded in death by Grandfather, Mickey Phillips   Aubree is survived by: Parents …. Russell and …

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Teen rescued from Claxton cave

A 16-year-old boy was rescued from a cave in Claxton on Thursday afternoon. Personnel from the Anderson County Rescue Squad, Sheriff’s Department and EMS responded to the 800 block of Mehaffey Road at around 12:30 pm Thursday after the teen was able to call 911 from inside a cave behind …

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State aims to attract retirees with re-branding, website

(AP) Tennessee tourism officials are launching a website that aims to recruit retirees to settle down in the state. A Tennessee Department of Tourist Development news release Thursday says Retire Tennessee’s new website (www.retiretennessee.org) offers information on health care, experiences, shopping, retirement developments and communities, testimonials and sample housing stock. …

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Chesley Johnson Dale, 95

Chesley Johnson Dale, 95, died peacefully at home on July 27th. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 3, 1921. She was the only child of James Burrows Johnson and Elizabeth Carroll Johnson of New Orleans, Louisiana. She was predeceased by her husbands, James Amerman Dale and Armond (Arnie) …

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Unemployment up in all 95 TN counties

The unemployment rate increased in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties in June 2017, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The county unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted, whereas the state unemployment rate is modified to account for seasonal fluctuations. “We’ve seen …

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State bans ‘Fireball’ ride after Ohio tragedy

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today issued an order prohibiting all Fireball amusement devices, manufactured by KMG, from operating within the state.  This is the device involved in a fatal accident Wednesday evening at the Ohio State Fair. “After much consideration and thought, and with the safety of …

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Smokies’ slide continues, lose 6-3

(Tennessee Smokies)  Trevor Clifton lasted only one inning of baseball, and the Smokies dropped their third in a row to the Montgomery Biscuits in a 6-3 loss. The defeat clinched a Biscuits series win and made it four losses in a row for Tennessee. Clifton (5-6) retired the first batter …

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Thurman Gene Ball, age 57, of LaFollette

Thurman Gene Ball, age 57, of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Preceded in death by father, Charlie Ball; brothers, Herman & Sherman Ball; nephew, Jimmy Ivey; Aunt, Mary Ball; grandparents, Albert & Eula Steakley Survivors Daughter: Brandy Williams Sons: Joshua Williams George Geno Williams Brother: James Ball Sisters: …

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