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Local Sports Update April 8th

Thursday was another busy day for local high school athletes. On the baseball diamond, the Halls Red Devils found a way to piece together three runs as they rallied for a 3-1 win at Clinton. Loudon knocked off Anderson County on Thursday 8-2. Elsewhere, Catholic topped Karns 12-9, Central shut …

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Qualified Roane County candidates

The deadline to qualify for the August election was noon on Thursday in Roane County. Incumbent Property Assessor David Morgan will face three challengers after last year’s reappraisal debacle that led to lengthy delays in setting the tax rates in Roane County and in Oak Ridge. They are Molly Leggins, …

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Campbell County ballot set

As we reported Thursday, the deadline to qualify to run in the August elections in Tennessee came and went at noon. Thursday, we gave you a look at the slate of candidates running for office in Anderson County. Here is how the Campbell County ballot is shaping up. Incumbent Property …

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Anderson County’s August ballot set

The deadline to qualify as a candidate in the August 4th election in Anderson County is at noon Thursday April 7th. As of the time this report was filed, Shain Vowell is the only candidate qualified to run for the County Commission seat in District 4 being vacated by Zach …

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Private acts pulled in Nashville after pushback

State Representative John Ragan informed Anderson County Commission Chairman Steve Emert Wednesday that he is withdrawing his support for a pair of private acts for Anderson County that were filed in Nashville last month but only learned about by commissioners on Wednesday morning. Ragan pulled his support after receiving numerous …

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Woman pleads in murder-for-hire plot

An Anderson County woman entered a best-interest plea in court Wednesday on a charge of solicitation to commit first-degree murder. Now-47-year-old Teresa Dawn Wright of Rocky Top received an eight-year sentence as a standard offender but remains free on bond until August 22nd, when a judge will decide how she …

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CCSO arrests one in “shooting rumor”

A Lafollette teen was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly started what authorities are calling a “shooting rumor” at Campbell County High School on Wednesday. 18-year-old Noah Cooper was arrested and charged with filing a false report or threat following an investigation by Campbell County deputies. Cooper allegedly made statements …

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Smokies open season with homestand

The Tennessee Smokies have returned home to Smokies Stadium to begin the 2016 season with a five-game homestand on Thursdsay, April 7, against the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Among the highlights for the first exciting, action-packed homestand are a magnet schedule giveaway on Opening Night, …

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