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Chancellor intervenes in AVFD squabble

Earlier this month, Anderson County Chancellor Nichole Cantrell made a ruling in the dispute between two factions of the Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department. Earlier this year, then-AVFD Chief Del Kennedy suspended the Board of Directors over allegations that they were interfering in the day-to-day operations of the department. Kennedy then …

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One killed in Sunday wreck

A former University of Tennessee linebacker was killed in an early-morning, single-vehicle accident in front of Ray Varner Ford in Clinton. Clinton Police officers responded to a report of an accident shortly before 3 am Sunday on North Charles Seivers Boulevard near Miller Road and upon their arrival, found a …

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AC BOE OKs raises for employees

Thursday night, the Anderson County School Board unanimously approved pay raises for some 600 certified employees of the school system and about 400 classified employees. Certified staff will receive a $1,00 raise, which equals about 2 percent. Classified staff will receive a 48-cent-per-hour raise, which equals about $1,000 for all …

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ORT: OR out from under EPA order

(Oak Ridge Today) Five years and $17 million later, Oak Ridge has satisfied a federal administrative order that required the city to repair all sewer system overflows by the end of this month, officials announced Wednesday. Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson said he has received a “closure letter” from …

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Andersonville Elementary a SCORE finalist

Andersonville Elementary School is one of three elementary schools in Tennessee to be named a finalist for the $10,000 SCORE Prize, awarded each year by the State Collaborative On Reforming Education, the non-profit advocacy and research group founded by former US Senator Bill Frist. The prize is awarded to recognize …

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Rocky Top man charged in gun incident

A Rocky Top man was charged last week with attempted first-degree murder and reckless endangerment after allegedly threatening his wife with a pistol early Sunday and firing it when three other people in the home tackled him and took away the gun. 36-year-old Steven Wayne Rice was released from the …

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TWRA: Man not attacked by bear

Investigators are still trying to determine what happened to a Campbell County man early Friday morning. One thing they now say for sure-is they do not believe he was attacked by a bear. 27-year-old Michael Savage said he was walking home from a friend’s house early Friday morning when he was …

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Sprint Cup Series: Edwards wins at Darlington

Carl Edwards has helped bring the summer of 2015 to a close the same way he opened it fifteen weeks ago: with a trip to Victory Lane. Sunday night at Darlington Raceway, Edwards rallied from two laps down … survived a track-record eighteen cautions … and rode NASCAR’s low-downforce, high-action …

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Emert a candidate for Commission Chairmanship

Anderson County Commissioner and current Commission Vice Chair Steve Emert has announced his intention to challenge current Chairman Robert McKamey when the Commission elects new officers later this month. Emert represents District 3 and is wrapping up his first term as Vice Chair. He was first elected to Commission in …

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