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Updated:  October 29, 2014

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You are invited to a spiritual renewal at Mount Oliver Baptist Church on Hi-Way Drive in South Clinton Sunday November 2nd through Wednesday November 5th.  Sunday the 2nd, services begin at 6 pm and Monday through Wednesday, will start at 7 pm.  Evangelist Billy Mitchell will deliver the message and Pastor Clayton Duncan and the entire Mount Olive congregation invite you to join these special services.

The Director of Veterans Services for Anderson County and the Clinton American Legion Post #172 in partnership with the Tennesseans for Living History is proud to present the 8th Annual Anderson County Veterans Day Parade to be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 6 p.m. in downtown Clinton.  This years’ theme is “Welcome Home for All Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans”. The parade will start on Market Street in Clinton and move towards Main Street, passing in front of the Anderson County Courthouse. This year’s Grand Marshal will be all Anderson County Iraqi / Afghanistan War Veterans.  All veterans are invited to participate and everyone is encouraged to come out and support our veterans, past, present and future at the wonderful parade. For more information or to sign up for the parade, contact Leon Jaquet, Director of Veterans Affairs for Anderson Co. at 865-463-6803 or Lynn Fox at 865-729-9947. 

"A Blessing of the Animals" worship service will take place at the Fairgrounds on Charles Seivers Boulevard in Clinton on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm.  Rev. Donna Hester, Pastor of Memorial United Methodist Church, said all animals in the Clinton area are welcome, because they are all a part of God's creation.  If you have any questions, call the church at 865-457-2287.

If you are looking for a way to take your kids trick-or-treating and still make it Friday night’s Halls at Clinton football game, the Clinton High School Football Booster Club has a solution for you.  Kids are invited to join the Dragons this Friday, October 31st (Halloween) for the first-ever “Out of this World, Super Awesome Incredible, Funtastic, In It to Win It Dragons Costume Contest.”  Wear your costume to the game and register for your chance to win prizes like Jump Jam VIP tickets, Tinseltown movie passes, $10 Big Lots gift cards, Disney’s “Frozen” art pack, Dragon gear and dollars you can use at the concession stand.  To be eligible, you must register between 6 and 7 pm Friday inside the home gate at Dragon Stadium and winners will be announced after the first quarter.  On Friday, kids 12 and under—accompanied by a paying adult—will get in to the game for free.  

The Clinton High School Dragon Band will host a Halloween Concert on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30pm in the CHS Gym. Come see Band students from many local schools in 6th through 12th grades perform a variety of Halloween inspired selections. It's sure to be a Spooktacular event!  This free performance is open to the public. Donations to the Clinton High School Uniform Fund gladly accepted. Cash, check, or credit/debit card accepted.

On Sunday, November 23, the Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble will present its Sousa and Contemporaries" Concert at 3:30 pm at the historic Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Street in Oak Ridge. The concert will feature former UT Assistant Band Director Walter McDaniel as guest conductor and guest horn performer Alex Cantrel as the band celebrates John Philip Sousa's 150th birthday. Admission: $8 adults, $6 senior citizens/students; free refreshments. For more information, visit or call 865-482-3568.

The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will host the 2014 Children’s Halloween Party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 30.  Activities include carnival games, inflatables, toddler game room, Halloween cartoon videos, face painting, concessions, glow room, and craft room. The Scary Room will have a haunted castle theme. A hayride is planned for Bissell Park, weather permitting.  There is no admission fee to get into the Civic Center, but participation in most activities requires one or more tickets, a press release said. Tickets can be purchased for 25 cents each or as a pack of 25 for $5. The cost of the games, crafts, face painting, scary room, hayride, concessions, and souvenirs is one or more tickets. The toddler game room and cartoon videos are free.  Volunteers are needed to help run carnival games, work in the scary room, help with the toddler activities, and assist in the craft room. All volunteers must be 16 and older unless working with an adult. Volunteers are given an event T-shirt and a pizza dinner at the conclusion of the event.  For more information about this event or to volunteer, call the Oak Ridge Civic Center information desk at (865) 425-3450 or visit the Recreation and Parks website at

The 15th annual Kickoff Party for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life for East Anderson County will be held on Thursday evening, November 6th at 6:00 PM at Hoskins at 111 N. Main Street in Clinton.  This event is open to the public, persons involved in the 2014 Relay For Life event, area cancer survivors, persons or businesses interested in becoming involved in the 2015 Relay For Life event.  A dinner for donation will be provided by Hoskins including chili, hot dogs, vegetable soup, cornbread, banana pudding and beverages.  Team awards will be given out from the 2014 Relay For Life event.  Attendees will be provided with information on how to get a team enrolled to participate in the Relay for Life event which will be held on Saturday April 25th.  A team consists of 8-15 people dedicated to fundraising, walking at the event and participating in activities throughout the event.  Teams come from churches, schools, businesses, civic groups, cancer survivors and families/friends.  Organizers have set their fundraising goal at $90,000 this year so we will need everyone’s help.”  The theme of the upcoming Relay for Life Event is, “Relay”opoly:  Fighting Cancer is No Game”.  Teams will be encouraged to establish themes that go along with games of any type.  The event will be held on a new schedule from 2:00 PM until 12:01 AM.  Event Chairperson, Amber Price says, “the event schedule will allow time for more musicians and other entertainment to be scheduled in the afternoon which will bring more of the public in to enjoy the festivities while supporting such a great cause.  RSVP is appreciated for attendance at the Kickoff , but is not required.  You may reach event chairperson, Amber Price at 776-5842 or  Or you may contact public relations coordinator Kelly Lenz at 457-1649 or  Bring your family and friends and join our community as we work together to eliminate cancer from our lives!

Main Street Baptist Church will host “Reality House” at the church, located at 215 Fourth Street, in Rocky Top on October 27/28/29th from 6 to 8:45 pm.  Admission is free.   It is suggested that if you can, please bring 2 canned food items for MSBC’s food pantry.  Reality House is not recommended for very young Children.   Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  For group reservations, call 865-216-2005.  Call the church office for additional information at 865-426-2184.   

On Tuesday October 28th Morning Pointe of Clinton will be having a Community Bingo game, it is free to play but space is limited so you need to RSVP to 457-4005.  The fun begins at 2:00 at 960 S Charles G Seivers Blvd Clinton, TN. Morning Pointe of Clinton will also have a Trunk or Treat for children on Wednesday October 29th from 6-8 pm. Put on your Halloween best and come on over to Morning Pointe of Clinton.

The Anderson County Community Action Commission will start signing Anderson County residents up on the NEW orange commodity card on Monday October 20th.  It is that time of year when EVERYONE must sign back up!  Residents MUST bring with them proof of ALL household income, however it CANNOT be a bank statement, proof of address, and know everyone's birth date and social security number.  Clients can sign up at 149 North Main Street Monday-Friday 8 am to 12:00 noon.  The deadline to sign up is Monday November 10 at 12:00 noon. If you have any questions please call our office at 457-5500.

The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) will be distributing applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) throughout the month of October.  To receive an application by mail, call ETHRA toll-free at 1-800-552-0127, extension 4825 and leave your name and mailing address.  You can also download the application from ETHRA’s website at  The sponsor of the program is the Tennessee Housing Development Agency and the goal of the program is to provide assistance to low-income households to help offset the high cost of heating their homes.

First Baptist Church of Clinton wants you to save the dates of April 11th and 12th, 2015 as the church will host its third Remote Area Medical—or RAM—Clinic that weekend, which will provide medical, dental and vision services to the uninsured.

The Clinton Physical Therapy Center Relay For Life Team is selling beautiful mums for the Fall from Stanley’s Greenhouse to benefit the American Cancer Society.  There are a variety of colors available including yellow, orange, rust, red, pink and purple.  What a great way to decorate for the autumn or give as a gift to friends or family while also supporting the American Cancer Society!  Mums may be pre-ordered by calling 457-8237 or stop by the Clinton Physical Therapy Center facility at 1921 N. Charles G. Seivers Boulevard to pick yours out.  

The Briceville Fire Dept will be starting their annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday Sept. 6th at 5:00 pm. It's located on Briceville Hwy @ Bill Black Lane. All stock guns are welcome shells will be provided. For more information call 209-9992 or 661-4499.

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.

Walnut Hill Baptist Church in Harriman has started a Clothes Closet and Food Bank for people in need.  The new ministry will be open every Tuesday from 11 am to 4 pm.  For more information, contact Faye Daniels at Walnut Hill Baptist Church by phone at 865-590-7192.   

SAIL (Staying Active and Independent for Life) is an exercise program that can be done seated or standing at the Clinton Community Center beginning May 13th with sessions set for Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00-2:00.  Older adults who do strength and balance exercises regularly can decrease their risk of falling.  For more info please contact the Anderson County Office on Aging at 865-457-3259.

To find out more about Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention--or ASAP--of Anderson County, call 865-457-3007 or visit them online at

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.

The Anderson County Volunteer Rescue Squad is looking for dedicated, community-minded individuals 18 years old or older to volunteer to serve their community. Support members are always needed to handle things like paperwork, maintenance and fundraising. If you are interested in search operations, rope work, swift water rescue or using the jaws of life, the Squad provides all training and equipment as well as free medical training to those interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Responder. Come by the Rescue Squad station at 145 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway in Clinton on the first, second or fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm to pick up an application, or call 865-457-7121. You can also visit to find out more.

The Marlow Volunteer Fire Department is in need of help! They need firefighters and support personnel ASAP! All skills and talents can be put to good use. For more information call 865-457-7846 or 865-310-1955. Help them help you!

The Atomic Trades and Labor Council announces its Medical Screening Program. As a former hourly or salaried worker at Y-12 or X-10, are you aware that you may have been exposed to radioactive or toxic substances such as asbestos, uranium, hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid, solvents, thorium and beryllium? In some cases, it can take years for symptoms to develop from these types of exposures. The purpose of the exam is to detect work-related illnesses as early as possible. You will receive a complete physical exam, chest x-ray, hearing test, breathing test and blood work including a beryllium blood test. For more information call 865-483-8471 or visit

The Anderson County Solid Waste Management department operates a recycling facility for Anderson County residents at 1480 Blockhouse Valley Road. The hours of operation at the center are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the FIRST and THIRD Saturdays of every month. Residents can recycle tires at the center and there is no limit as to the number of tires you can bring in. If you have a large tire load, call the department at 463-6845 to let them know your are coming. Automotive oil and oil filters, along with antifreeze, can be recycled provided the fluids are poured into sealed plastic containers. Major appliances like refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners and water heaters will be accepted, along with just about any type of battery you may have. Latex and oil-based paints can be recycled in 1-, 2-, or 5-gallon containers ONLY. Substances like varnishes, thinners, stains or other hazardous household waste cannot be recycled, instead, they are collected during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events held during the year. Cell phones, fluorescent bulbs and toner and printer cartridges can also be recycled. The center on Blockhouse Valley Road is for private citizens only, not for businesses. For more information about the recycling services available in Anderson County, contact Solid Waste Management at 865-463-6845.



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American Museum of Science and Energy--

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