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AC DA: 13 arrested in trafficking operation

On Friday, Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark announced that 13 people were charged last week during an investigation into human trafficking, sexual exploitation of minors, and prostitution in the area. The release states that the FBI asked Anderson County’s Seventh Judicial Crime Task Force to work together to …

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Manhunt in Claxton

Authorities in Anderson County spent much of Sunday night and early Monday morning looking for three or four people in the Claxton area suspected in a series of crimes that began in Knox County. The incident began with a report that the suspects had tried to break into at least …

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Anderson Commission meets Monday

The Anderson County Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting for December this evening (Monday December 19th) at 6:30 pm in room 312 of the Courthouse. Among the items on the agenda this evening will be the appointment of Charles Oldham to the Powell Clinch Utility District Board of Commissioners …

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Weekend hoops round-up

FRIDAY DECEMBER 16TH BASKETBALL ROUND-UP Clinton girls 50 Central 46…The Lady Dragons built a 15-point first half lead that shrank to three at halftime, fell behind by seven in the third quarter, rallied in the fourth and held on down the stretch to notch their second District road win of …

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THP: 1 killed, 2 injured in head-on Morgan crash

An Oliver Springs man was killed in a two-car accident Thursday night in Morgan County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that 35-year-old Timothy Jason Young of Oliver Springs had been headed west on Highway 62 at Big Mountain Hollow Road, a short distance north of Oliver Springs in Morgan County near …

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THP: Dirt bike accident kills 17-year-old

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, an off-road dirt bike accident on private property on Hickory Valley Road in Anderson County’s Heiskell community Wednesday claimed the life of a 17-year-old. The THP was the lead investigative agency, but the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Anderson County EMS, Anderson …

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Sevier approved for federal disaster assistance

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that Sevier County will receive federal aid assistance through a Presidential Disaster Declaration as the county begins its recovery from the devastating wildfires of November 28th. “This deadly wildfire required a coordinated response from many individuals and organizations,” Haslam said. “The outpouring of care, …

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