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2 complete Court Security School

(Submitted)  Deputy Joseph McCulley and Bailiff Rex Lynch have completed a Court Security School sponsored by the Roane County Sheriff’s Office. The course is required training for all appointed court officers. It is designed to train judges, sheriff’s, county administrators, county commissioners, district attorneys, bailiffs, clerks and other law enforcement …

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Teen rescued from Claxton cave

A 16-year-old boy was rescued from a cave in Claxton on Thursday afternoon. Personnel from the Anderson County Rescue Squad, Sheriff’s Department and EMS responded to the 800 block of Mehaffey Road at around 12:30 pm Thursday after the teen was able to call 911 from inside a cave behind …

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State aims to attract retirees with re-branding, website

(AP) Tennessee tourism officials are launching a website that aims to recruit retirees to settle down in the state. A Tennessee Department of Tourist Development news release Thursday says Retire Tennessee’s new website (www.retiretennessee.org) offers information on health care, experiences, shopping, retirement developments and communities, testimonials and sample housing stock. …

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Unemployment up in all 95 TN counties

The unemployment rate increased in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties in June 2017, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The county unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted, whereas the state unemployment rate is modified to account for seasonal fluctuations. “We’ve seen …

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State bans ‘Fireball’ ride after Ohio tragedy

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today issued an order prohibiting all Fireball amusement devices, manufactured by KMG, from operating within the state.  This is the device involved in a fatal accident Wednesday evening at the Ohio State Fair. “After much consideration and thought, and with the safety of …

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