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ACSD seeks alleged shooter

Anderson County deputies responded to a shooting at 611 Sinking Springs Road near Clinton on Thursday evening around 8:30 pm.  Upon arriving they found 48 year old Bradley Charles Bivens, of Clinton, had been shot and killed.       Sheriff’s investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Criminal Homicide on Christopher Lee Roberts, 45, of …

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Clinton man shot, killed; ACSD investigating

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting Thursday night that left one man dead. The ACSD says that deputies were called to 611 Sinking Springs Road just outside Clinton at around 8:30 pm Thursday and found a 48-year-old Clinton man had been shot and killed. Investigators are working …

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Two students arrested after threats made

Not one, but two, local students were arrested Thursday after allegedly making threats against their schools. A 15-year-old female student at Clinton High School was arrested without incicdent at the school Thursday morning by school resource officers and school security personnel after allegedly making threats to another student on a …

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GSMNP announces completion of solar energy project

(GSMNP)  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the completion of a solar energy project at Cades Cove that will annually reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23 tons and reduce fuel costs by $14,000. Formerly, the park used a diesel-fuel generator for power at the site which often caused noise …

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School officials address safety concerns

Officials with the Anderson County school system held a Town Hall meeting Thursday night at Anderson County High School to address community concerns about safety on campus. Officials assured parents that plans that they “hope they never have to use” are in place in case the unthinkable were to occur. …

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Follow-up: Lengthy list of allegations against Jones

Note:  This story has been corrected to show that Russell Bearden initially met with William Jones about a complaint from March of 2015 on May 11, 2015. Five women, including four current or former county employees, have filed sexual harassment complaints against Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk William Jones. Tuesday …

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ORHS students stand up for school safety

Dozens of students at Oak Ridge High School staged a walkout this morning to make their voices heard on the topic of school safety and gun violence following last week’s shooting at a Parkland, Fl. high school that killed 14 students, a teacher and two other staff members. Students gathered …

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