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Reports: New commission rule irks some

According to published reports, a new rule instituted on Tuesday during the Anderson County Commission meeting by Chairman Steve Emert has drawn criticism from at least one former commissioner. At the beginning of Tuesday’s regularly scheduled January meeting, Emert announced that members of the audience would no longer be able …

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Winter weather update (with important LINKS)

According to dispatchers with the Clinton Police Department and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, there were no major weather-related incidents on Wednesday night as sub-freezing temperatures settled in over the fresh coat of snow the region was blanketed in during the day. That means that, for the most part, drivers …

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Race leads to pursuit, arrests

Two men were arrested Monday after fleeing from Sheriff’s deputies who tried to pull them over for racing on New Henderson Road in Claxton. Shortly before noon, Anderson County Deputy Jason leach saw two cars—a gold Honda and a gray Honda—that appeared to be racing. After clocking the vehicles traveling …

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Broadband survey underway

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today the launch of a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage in Tennessee. The survey of businesses and households begins today and continues through March 15. Businesses and residents may take the online assessment at www.tn.gov/broadband. Boyd said …

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AC Commission meets Tuesday at 6:30 pm

The Anderson County Commission meets this evening at 6:30 pm, one day later than normal due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Among the items on the agenda will be consideration of the Operations Committee’s recommendation that the county change the way its budget is managed, switching from the …

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8 area players named to All-PX Football

The News-Sentinel released its All-PrepXtra football team today and several area players were recognized for their outstanding 2015 campaigns. Clinton quarterback Tyler Thackerson was named to the First Team Offense as an all-around athlete, while Oak Ridge wide receiver Tee Higgins and Harriman offensive lineman Treyton Peters joined him on …

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Norris home destroyed by fire

A fire destroyed a home in Norris early Monday morning, but a resident escaped and no injuries were reported. The fire in the home at 88 Hilltop Lane was reported at 3:25 a.m. Monday. The resident was able to escape. The cause of the fire is not known and is under …

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