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Follow-Up: Rick Meredith wins state award

Anderson County Chamber of Commerce President Rick Meredith was named Tennessee Chamber Executive of the Year this month. Meredith, who also serves on the Anderson County Commission, received the honor from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives at an annual meeting held in Clarksville, Tennessee, on Thursday, August 23. TCCE is a statewide chamber …

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Ground broken on South Clinton Inclusive Playground

Ground was broken Wednesday on a new inclusive playground for children of all abilities at South Clinton Park. The Clinton City Parks & Recreation Department, in conjunction with the non-profit organization Milly’s Wings, are building the new playground at South Clinton Park and, on Wednesday, city leaders were joined by …

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Smokies’ Short named Southern League Postseason All Star

(Tennessee Smokies) Wednesday afternoon the Southern League announced its Postseason All-Stars for the 2018 regular season. Among the honorees was Tennessee Smokies infielder, Zack Short. Zack Short joins the Postseason All-Star Team after an impressive season with the club. The 23 year-old has appeared in 119 games leading intoThursday night’s matchup …

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Murdis Daniel Phillips of Rocky Top

Murdis Daniel Phillips of Rocky Top, TN passed away suddenly on July 24, 2018 at Tennova LaFollette Medical Center in LaFollette, TN.  Murdis enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids. His grandbabies were his life. Murdis was always willing to help people and really enjoyed working on cars. He …

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Gloria Pearce York, age 91 of Oak Ridge

Gloria Pearce York, age 91 of Oak Ridge, TN was welcomed by her husband and family in heaven Sunday morning.  Daughter of Hannah Simmons Pearce and Frederick Pearce of Exeter, PA; wife of Kenneth York.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; siblings, Ralph, Edwin and Alice.  She is survived …

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Clinton bridge replacement contract awarded

As we first told you on “Ask Your Neighbor” earlier this week, the contract to replace the Lewallen Bridge on Highway 25W/State Route 9 (Clinton Highway/Clinch Avenue) over the Clinch River was awarded on August 17th to Charles Blalock & Sons Incorporated out of Sevierville. Their bid for the replacement …

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Non-profit donates body armor to LPD K-9s

A non-profit organization recently donated potentially life-saving equipment for the LaFollette Police Department’s two K-9 officers. The group “Vested Interest” donated two pieces of canine body armor that will be used by the department’s two K-9s, Diesel and Morris. The non-profit solicits donations, which it then turns into specially designed …

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