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Anderson County Commission

Last night at The Anderson County Commission meeting Commissioners voted to adopt the budget with no increase in property tax   Commissioners also voted to cut the County Mayors budget cutting the chief of staff position .  Commissioners voted to fund a recycling center and Commissioner Myron Iwanski was selected …

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Mayor seeks citizens for Broadband working group

Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank is asking for interested Anderson County citizens to form a working group in advance of upcoming broadband opportunities made possible by newly passed legislation in Tennessee. Interested individuals are invited to meet on Tuesday, July 11, at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the …

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Roane teen could face adult charges in shooting

A Harriman teen could face a second-degree murder charge as an adult, after appearing in juvenile court earlier this week in connection to the shooting death of his sister’s boyfriend. The now-17-year-old Jacob Kinney appeared for a hearing to determine whether his case will remain in juvenile court or moved to …

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Unemployment drastically dips in May

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 4.0 percent for May, remarkably dropping nearly an entire percentage point from April’s revised rate of 4.7 percent. Declining one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, the national preliminary rate now …

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AC Commissioners to appoint interim Trustee Monday

The Anderson County Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday June 19th at 6:30 pm. During Monday’s meeting, commissioners will likely formally adopt the budget and tax rate for the fiscal year that begins on July 1st. This week, commissioners approved the budget but were unable to finalize …

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OR Council meets Thursday (tonight) at 7

The Oak Ridge City Council will meet Thursday June 15th (tonight) at 7 pm in the Municipal Building Courtroom. Among the items on the agenda will be consideration of the city’s budget on second and final reading. The Council will also vote on a resolution authorizing the city to enter …

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Cougars’ #1 fan passes away

What Freddy Fagan is to Clinton High School is what 54-year-old Edward Woods has been for decades to Campbell County High School, namely each squad’s biggest fan on and off the field. The Campbell County community is mourning Woods’ loss today after he was found unresponsive in his home Wednesday …

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