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ASAP campers reach fundraising goal

Last week, members of Allies for Substance Abuise Prevention–or ASAP–of Anderson County, joined by community leaders, camped out on the front steps of the Courthouse in Clinton to raise money to fill a $33,000 funding gap to start a Family Drug Treatment Court in Anderson County. ASAP had already been …

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Y-12 historian Smith to retire

Y-12 National Security Complex Historian Ray Smith is retiring. Smith said he has been at Y-12 for 47 years, and he is retiring November 22. Besides being Y-12 historian, Smith is also City of Oak Ridge historian and history columnist for The Oak Ridger newspaper. Smith has been Y-12 historian …

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CRCTU annual swap meet November 9th

Spincasters, fly fishers, outdoor folk of any sort can barter, buy or sell fishing, camping or other outdoor gear (no guns, please) at the annual free, public swap meet of the Clinch River Chapter, Trout Unlimited. The swap meet starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 W. …

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ACSD investigating ‘suspicious’ fire

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fire that destroyed a single-wide mobile home late Monday afternoon as “suspicious”. The fire at the trailer at 110 Hidden Drive in Rocky Top was reported just before 5 pm Monday and when an Anderson County deputy showed up, members of the …

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Unemployment rates under 5% in all Tennessee counties

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today that in September 2017, for the first time ever, unemployment rates were below 5 percent in every county across the state. This is the second consecutive month that rates have declined in each of …

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Report: No evidence of misuse of p-cards

According to the Courier News, Anderson County’s Finance and Purchasing Departments say that after a months-long investigation, they have determined that county purchasing cards–or P-cards–were not misused by employees. The p-card program was suspended earlier this year after then-Purchasing Agent Tony Foreman, who oversaw the program, resigned, leaving it without …

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