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Meth lab found in OR apartment

Wednesday in Oak Ridge, officers with the Seventh Judicial District Crime Task Force serving a warrant discovered what officials called an active meth lab inside an apartment on Tusculum Drive. Two residents of Apartment C at 197 Tusculum were decontaminated at the scene and taken into custody and a third …

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Army National Guard aids rangers in Park rescue

At 2:14 pm on March 30, Great Smoky Mountains National Parks Emergency Communication Center received a phone call from a hiker located along Mt. Cammerer Trail.  The individual reported that his hiking partner, Kenneth McGinnis, age 66, of Powell TN was experiencing physical distress and was unable to continue hiking …

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3 arrested in Tuesday morning robbery

Three people were taken into custody on charges connected to a robbery Tuesday morning in a mobile home park near Clinton.   According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, a 22 year old Clinton man flagged down a passing deputy on Laurel Road near Cedar Grove Lane around 9 am …

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ACSD arrests armed felon

A Rocky Top man was arrested Tuesday by Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies following a brief pursuit that ended with him being tased. 41-year-old Johnny Dewayne Thomas was taken into custody by deputies on several charges after a short vehicle and foot pursuit.  About 1:30pm, according to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies …

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GSMNP limits access to sensitive bat area

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials will reopen the Whiteoak Sink area with limited access effective April 1 through May 15 to limit human disturbance in critical bat habitat and help hikers avoid interactions with bats. Park biologists will continue monitoring bat populations near the site as they emerge from …

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Lawsuit filed in deadly 4th of July crash

An Oak Ridge couple injured when a man charged backed his pickup truck into a crowd of people after the July 4th fireworks show in Oak Ridge last year has filed a $450,000 lawsuit against the man facing charges in the incident. 66-year-old Lee Cromwell is facing charges of homicide, …

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Vietnam veterans honored during Clinton ceremony

A crowd of about 100 people gathered outside the Anderson County Courthouse Tuesday for a ceremony honoring Vietnam Veterans on the fourth observance of what has been declared “Vietnam Veterans’ Day” by President Obama. The event took place at the War Memorial in front of the Courthouse and included the …

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Local Sports Update March 30th

Tuesday was another busy day in the world of high school spring sports. On the baseball diamond, the Anderson County Mavericks outlasted the Clinton Dragons in a pitchers’ duel, winning 1-0 on a walk-off RBI single from Rhett Bowling in the bottom of the 8th. The Mavericks swept the twinbill …

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