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Community Bulletin Board

Updated:  July 3, 2015

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AC Preschool information

 The Anderson County Preschool is made up of Early Head Start, Head Start, PreK and the Afterschool Program. 
Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive federally funded programs designed to serve low-income families. EHS serves children ages
6 weeks-3yrs. and pregnant moms. HS serves 3 and 4 yr. old children. Income eligibility is based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
The PreK program is state funded and serves primarily 4 yr. old children meeting the free and reduced lunch guidelines, have a disability or considered to be at risk.
Afterschool is a fee based program which provides extended hours to working parents.  
For more information and links to find out more or register your child, visit


The Chuck Wagon Gang will perform Sunday July 5th at 3 pm at Anderson County High School.  Admission is free and a love offering will be taken.

New Hope Baptist Church at 940 Lovely Bluff Road in Rocky Top will hold 4th of July festivities at the church on Saturday July 4th, including a car wash, a yard sale and lunch for $5--including a hot dog, fries and a drink.  All money raised will go the church and everyone is invited. 

The city of Clinton's annual 4th of July event will begin at 5pm on Saturday July 4th, and end with fireworks at 10pm at Lakefront Park. Several family-friendly activities will be going on that day.   Backyard Bouncers will have a Bongo Bounce House, Bungee Run, Home Run Baseball Game, Spaceball 2000 Human Gyro, 68ft Army Boot Camp Obstacle Course, 22 ft 2 Lane Tsunami Water Slide with Slip-n-Slide, Race Car Combo with Water Slide, Human Hamster Ball  and Pirate Bounce House are available for the public. Free of charge but kids must have a wrist band to ride.  Laser Tag will be available for those kids up for the challenge, also free of charge. There will be several food vendors set up in the lower Lakefront parking lot and the parking lot by the concession area including Bojangles, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Pizza Express, Riverview Grille, Coldwater Farms and Hibachi Truck. A corn-hole tournament will get started at 7pm with registration at 6pm. Trophies will be awarded for first and second places. Live musical entertainment sponsored by WYSH will feature the Leon Thomas Band on the men's field from 7 to 9:45 pm. The Clinton Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America will have some antique cars displayed on the men’s field. The event is sponsored by Bojangles’, ORNL Federal Credit Union, Y-12 Federal Credit Union (Clinton Express and Clinton I-75 Branches), Holley Gamble Funeral Home, Fox Toyota Scion, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Anderson Farmers CO-OP, Parker Transport, Fox and Farley, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau-Clinton, Sellers Realty, Clinton Drug Store, Clinton Utilities Board, Herbie Clark State Farm, Regions Bank, Ameriprise Financial, Backyard Bouncers, WYSH, and the City of Clinton.

The third annual Big Clinch River Cleanup starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, with a breakfast and briefing for all registered volunteers at the Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Highway, Norris. The cleanup will wrap up about 2 p.m.
Everyone who enjoys the river, from anglers to kayakers to wildlife watchers, is invited to help remove litter from the Clinch and its banks. The communitywide cleanup is an expansion of annual pickups run for many years by members of the Clinch River Chapter, Trout Unlimited. Last year, 105 volunteers and 28 boats marshaled by the chapter were deployed to gather tires and trash from the river.This year, the first 125 volunteers to register will qualify for the free full breakfast -- to sign up, please visit and click on Big Cleanup Registration. For more information, contact Buzz Buffington at or (865) 463-7167, or Jim Ferguson at or (865) 494-8081. The event will be held rain or shine (in case of severe weather, the breakfast will be held but volunteers will stay on shore).
Clinch River Chapter TU works to preserve and protect the Clinch River tailwater and its watershed through conservation projects and through education of children and adults in aquatic natural resources. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month in the parish hall at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Norris, except when outdoor activities are scheduled.

The city of Rocky Top has announced its plans for their annual Independence Day celebration. The fun will take place, of course, on July 4th on the George Templin Memorial Athletic Field near the Community Center and will include a petting zoo, games, live music, inflatable attractions and great food all day, culminating with the annual fireworks display at 10 pm.

The town of Petros is putting together its first ever Fall Festival. It will be held in downtown Petros on Saturday, September 19 from 10 AM till 5 PM. We are planning on having a day of music by local bands and performers. Vendors will be setting up booths on Main Street. There will be games for the children and Bingo for all ages. Additionally, a Car Show is planned as part of the day’s excitement. Of course, delicious goodies and food will be available. The committee is seeking more vendors to add to the shopping fun. Anyone interested in setting up a booth can submit a $10.00 set-up fee to the committee. We also are inviting old car owners to display their cars in the show the car fee is $10.00 per car. Further information can be found by contacting Carol Beene at the Petros Library (423-324-2825) or by e mailing your inquiries to First 25 cars will receive Dash Plate day of the event. Please plan on attending. Bring a friend and spend the day with us.

The Oak Ridge Community Band Independence Day Concert will be held at 7:30 pm, July 4 at A.K. Bissell Park, 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. This is a FREE concert but donations are gratefully accepted to help offset expenses. The concert is followed by the annual Oak Ridge City Fireworks Display. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoors seating and come early to get good seats for both the concert and fireworks. The concert program will feature special guest vocalists as the band performs patriotic, swing, and show tunes. Razzleberry's Ice Cream Lab will provide refreshments. For more information, visit or call 865-482-3568.

(Submitted) This year is the 78th annual celebration of the National Dairy Month. The theme this year is "Get More With Milk". Jordan Bowling is a rising 8th grader at Norris Middle School and a member of Anderson County 4-H. She was selected by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association to serve as the Anderson County 4-H Dairy Month Chairperson. Tennessee 4-H is proud to join Feeding America in The Great American Milk Drive to help deliver nutrient rich gallons of milk to hungry families in our local communities. June Dairy Chairpersons are serving as Ambassadors of this milk drive. Each of the three (3) 4-H Regions in Tennessee have a unique donation URL . The Eastern Region URL is: Help all of Anderson County celebrate June Dairy Month by marketing this year's theme "Get More With Milk". To access awesome dairy recipes and nutritional facts, please visit her Instagram and my facebook page @got_dairy or at

A partnership of UT Extension and the Anderson County Health Department is offering Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a 6 week workshop to assist diabetics as well as their families and caregivers.  The classes are free; however, you must pre-register to attend as class size is limited.  Classes will be held at the Anderson County Public Health Department on consecutive Tuesdays beginning July 7th from 4 to 6 pm.    All people with a diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes along with their families and/or friends are welcome to attend.    A textbook, CD, and other materials will be provided.  Class participation and the sharing of what has worked to help you manage your diabetes are both encouraged.  Due to the amount of material covered, attendance at all 6 classes is highly recommended.  Topics covered in class include:

Techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes, including fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotions such as depression, anger, fear and frustration;

Exercises for maintaining and improving strength and endurance;

Healthy eating;

Appropriate use of medication;

Working more effectively with health care providers

Preventing or delaying complications

Designing your own effective self-management program

Getting the support you need

The Anderson County Health Department is located at 710 North Main Street in Clinton, north from downtown.   To register or if you have questions, please call either Kathy Scruggs at the Anderson County Health Department at 865 425-8768 or you can e-mail her at or Abbie Carey, UT Extension, at 865-457-6250 or 

The Clinton City Schools are launching a summer feeding program at North Clinton Elementary School. Director of food services for the school system Heather Byrd says that the program is designed to feed kids 18 and under a nutritious lunch that they may not normally get when school is out for the summer. It is free to anyone under 18 regardless if they attend Clinton City Schools or not. Lunches will be served on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 am to 12:30 pm June 8th through June 26th and again from July 6th to July 24th. The program is funded by the USDA and, again, is open to all kids aged 18 and younger. For more information, contact Byrd by phone at 865-457-0159 or by email at

The Rocky Top Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will start on Friday June 5th. The toddler program will begin at 3:00pm and the kids program will begin at 4:00pm. For more information, they can contact us at 865-426-6762 or stop by the library!!

The Anderson County Office on Aging will be hosting a community bingo game on the second Wednesday of every month at Summit View Nursing Home in Rocky Top at 3 pm for those Anderson County residents who are 60 or older. There will be snacks provided and prizes given away. 

The American Red Cross depends upon a volunteer work force to deliver all of its programs: Disaster Response, Services to the Armed Forces, Health and Safety Education, and administrative functions such as finance, facilities and reception duties.  There is a role just waiting for you! For more information, visit or call 865-584-2999.

TENNderCare is Tennessee’s commitment to see that children and teens have the best start to a healthy life.  TENNderCare is a free program of check-ups and health care services for children from birth to age 21 who are TennCare eligible.  A check-up includes: a health history; complete physical exam; lab tests as needed; vision and hearing screenings; developmental and behavioral screenings when appropriate; and advice on how to keep your child healthy.  In addition, dental and behavioral services are also available.  In Anderson County for more information call the Health Department at 865-425-8800.  You can also call 865-425-8715 to speak directly with a Community Outreach TENNderCare Representative. 

On the first Thursday of every month, the Clinton Public Library will hold an open computer lab just for job seekers from 2:00-3:30 pm.  During this time, an instructor will be available to assist patrons with job searches, job applications, resumes, and cover letters. 

South Clinton Baptist invites everybody to join them this Sunday and every Sunday for church.  Sunday School begins at 9:45 am and the church service begins at 11:00 am.  They also have Children's Church (BLAST) for children in Pre-K through 5th grade.  If anybody young or old or anybody in between needs a ride, please call the church office at 865-457-0863.

The City of Clinton has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city.  Messages delivered via the CodeRED system will include major fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, natural disasters, abductions, major water system problems, bomb threats and other emergencies. Residents who live inside the city limits will also have the option to be notified when the National Weather Service issues tornado warnings and other severe weather information.  All individuals and businesses are urged to log onto the city of Clinton website ( and follow the link to the CodeRED enrollment page. Those without Internet access may call the Clinton Police Dept dispatch center at 865-457-3112, Monday through Friday, (10am-5pm) and supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well.  All businesses and individuals, who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number should register. 

The Free Medical Clinic of Briceville sponsored by the Clinton Baptist Association is open, providing basic health care to uninsured, low-income residents of Anderson and surrounding counties.  The facility is located in Briceville on Highway 116 across the road from the Post Office.  Appointments are taken on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon by calling 865-426-0037.  Patients will be seen each Wednesday beginning at 9 am.



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