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First meeting of new Finance Committee March 7th

The newly-formed Anderson County Finance Committee, created by the recent switch to the 1981 Financial Management Statute from the 1957 law, has scheduled an organizational meeting for Monday, March 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in room 312 of the Anderson County Courthouse. The controversy surrounding the switch has led to …

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High school basketball postseason wrap-up

All across Tennessee, high school basketball District tournaments are winding down and teams that have survived are anticipating the start-up of region tournaments later this week. Monday at the District 3AAA Tournament at Anderson County High School was Consolation Game Night. In the girls’ third-place game, Powell beat Anderson County …

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THP: Clinton man facing charges in fatal wreck

A Clinton man is facing charges in a fatal accident that happened Friday in Campbell County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that 56-year-old Ronald Fox of Clinton had been traveling on Highway 25W toward Caryville on Friday afternoon when he ran the red light and Elkins Road and t-boned a …

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Tuesday final day to vote early in primaries

Today (February 23rd) is the final day to vote early in the March 1st Presidential primaries in Tennessee. On Monday in Anderson County, 1385 people cast ballots, bringing the 11-day total to 4065. Monday’s total shattered the previous single-day high for this round of early voting, which had been 499 …

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Commission OKs ‘concept’ of athletic upgrades

The Anderson County Commission voted to approve the “concept” of a plan to make upgrades at the athletic facilities of both county high schools and roof repairs at Clinton Middle School. The plan approved by the School Board would allocate a total of $600,000, evenly split among the three schools, …

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GSMNP seeks science volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are recruiting volunteers to adopt a phenology monitoring plot in areas throughout the park. Volunteers will collect information as part of an important research project tracking seasonal biological data such as plant flowering dates and the presence of migratory birds. Tracking this phenology data …

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McNally recognized for library support

Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Randy McNally (R-Oakridge) recently received the National Association of Secretaries of State’s (NASS) Medallion Award for his fiscal management of Tennessee and his support of public libraries.  The Senator was selected for the honor by Secretary of State Tre Hargett, a member of …

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HS hoops postseason roaring along

High school basketball District tournaments continued this weekend. Friday at the District 3AAA tourney at Anderson County, the Powell girls ended Karns’ season 54-28. In the second game Friday, the Beaver boys drilled 14 three-pointers as they eliminated Clinton 70-58. Clinton’s season ended at 16-13 despite 18 points from Quincy …

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Hamlin wins closest-ever Daytona 500

(MRN) Denny Hamlin charged from fourth to first on the final lap of Sunday’s Daytona 500, passing teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead and then surviving a dramatic side-by-side duel down the stretch with Martin Truex Junior that ended with Hamlin scratching out the victory by a mere one one-hundredths …

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