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ATLC, UT-Battelle reach accord

Union workers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have ratified a new five-year labor contract that will provide them with annual pay raises and a $1,000 signing bonus. The Atomic Trades and Labor Council represents 13 unions at ORNL, held its ratification vote Wednesday evening. The contract covers about 700 hourly …

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AC Lady Mavs take District title

The Anderson County Lady Mavericks won the District 3-AAA volleyball tournament Wednesday night at Halls. AC cruised through the semifinal round, sweeping Gibbs 3 games to none, and squared off against Oak Ridge—themselves 3 game to one winners over Halls—in the title match. Anderson County won the championship 3-1 over …

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Wayward bear makes second stop at ACHS

The young black bear that authorities tried to scare away from Anderson County High School on Tuesday returned for another visit early Wednesday morning. The wayward bear was spotted near the entrance to the school at around 6:30 am Wednesday but was gone when a school resource officer arrived about …

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Rocky Top meeting notices

The City of Rocky Top will have their regular scheduled meeting on October 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 195 South Main Street, Rocky Top, TN 37769. The City of Rocky Top Water Board will meet for their regular scheduled meeting on October …

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Campbell authorities investigate woman’s death

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman who was found with an apparent gunshot wound on Wednesday night. Deputies responded to the 600 block of Quail Run lane in Lafollette at around 10:30 pm Wednesday discovered her body and the victim was pronounced dead at …

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Tennova announces Lafollette renovation

(Tennova) Tennova Healthcare today announced plans for a $3.2 million construction project at the LaFollette Health & Rehabilitation Center, located at 200 Torrey Road in LaFollette. The 98-bed facility will receive major improvements including a new main entrance and solarium, the addition of an activities-of-daily-living suite, a physical therapy gym …

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Bear visits ACHS

A wayward black bear hung out on the campus of Anderson County High School on Tuesday, calmly eating acorns and bothering nobody until it was chased away by Anderson County deputies and TWRA officers. The bear was spotted on the east side of campus shortly before 4 pm, just after …

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Fire injures none, cause unknown

A fire on Lobster Lane Sunday morning did about $2000 worth of damage but did not injure anyone. Clinton firefighters responded to 102 Lobster Lane shortly before 9 am Sunday and found the resident of the house already outside. Heavy smoke was coming from inside the house but no flames …

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ACSD nabs Georgia fugitive

Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended a fugitive from justice on Sunday. The report does not indicate how he was located but 49-year-old Ralph Larry Merrill was taken into custody at a home on Brushy Valley Road on a warrant from Catoosa County, Georgia on a charge of child molestation. Merrill, …

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Port-a-potty set on fire at Claxton park

A port-a-potty was set on fire at Bull Run Park in Claxton over the weekend and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is searching for the culprit or culprits. Deputies were called to the park on New Henderson Road early Monday after firefighters from the Claxton Volunteer Fire Department had extinguished …

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