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Shop Rite in Rocky Top to close

Rocky Top’s only grocery store will soon close its doors. The Shop Rite in Rocky Top will close as early as next week, costing 18 employees their jobs and forcing customers to have to drive farther to purchase groceries. The store mamagers are in the process of trying to secure …

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Over 1200 have voted early after three days in AC

Early voting for the August 2nd Anderson County general election began last Friday. Through Saturday July 28th, you can cast ballots at the Clinton Community Center, the Midtown Community Center in Oak Ridge and the North Anderson Government Office in the Anderson Crossing Shopping Center. Early voting hours are from …

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ORT: Trial set for woman accused of killing motorcyclist

A trial has been scheduled this month for an Oak Ridge woman charged with homicide after a fatal car-motorcycle crash on North Illinois Avenue in January 2016. Our partners at Oak Ridge Today report that the jury trial for 41-year-old Noelle Leigh Patty has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, in Anderson County …

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Bowling crowned Fairest of the Fair

As we have talked about, the Anderson County Fair began Monday in Clinton, and night number one was highlighted by the always-popular Tiny Miss and Fairest of the Fair pageants. We will run down the winners in each of the six pageants, starting with the youngest participants. Tiny Miss Fairest …

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TBI probing inmate death at ACDF

The TBI is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an inmate at the Anderson County Jail on July 4th. 36-year-old April Michelle Beach of Rocky Top was picked up on July 2nd by an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy for a probation violation and a violation of her pre-trial release …

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Clinton’s newest fire truck arrives Friday

Come Friday, the Clinton Fire Department will possess the largest fire truck in Anderson County. Officials recently agreed to purchase a new truck with a ladder capable of reaching heights of 110 feet, and will take possession of it on Friday, according to Fire Chief Archie Brummitt and Assistant Chief …

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Jack Riggs, age 81 of Andersonville

Jack Riggs, age 81 of Andersonville passed away on July 15, 2018 at his residence. Jack was of the Baptist Faith and retired from Big Ridge State Park after 48 years of service. Jack is preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Riggs; parents, John and Gertie Riggs; brothers, Henry, …

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Iris Mona (Braden) Sliger of Clinton

Iris Mona (Braden) Sliger of Clinton, TN passed away at her residence on July 15, 2018. She was born April 7, 1931 in Briceville, Tennessee and was of the Baptist Faith. She was loved by all and was called Mamaw by many that knew her. She was preceded in death …

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