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Old blasting caps, ammo found in Andersonville

The Knox County Bomb Squad was called in to Andersonville on Sunday night.

Anderson County Sergeant Denver Waddell was called to a house in the 500 block of Mountain Road Sunday evening after a man reported finding an old ammunition can in the wall of a building he was in the process of tearing down.

Trevor Mahone told the deputy that he remembered his father-in-law talking about having an old grenade, and that he stored it in an old ammo can. Waddell unsealed the container and reported finding copper blasting caps and a box of what were described in the report as .22-caliber blanks.

Out of an abundance of caution, the bomb squad from Knox County was called in and they were able to safely collect and dispose of the items.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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