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Tires illegally dumped at business

Someone illegally dropped off about one hundred used auto tires outside a Clinton business over the weekend and now the business owner is left to clean up the mess. James Comer called police to J&R Tires on Clinch Avenue shortly after 7:15 am Monday and showed officers where the tires …

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Man drowns in Roane

A 20-year-old Harriman man drowned Saturday night while fishing with his father and his girlfriend on Watts Bar Lake. Authorities identify the victim as Dustin Branson and say that he had been fishing at the Caney Creek boat ramp and dock across from Roane County Park when he jumped into …

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Rocky Top woman accused of sex with minor

A 23-year-old Rocky Top woman will be arraigned in Anderson County Criminal Court on August 31st after she was indicted August 4th on a charge of statutory rape. Shelby Carolann Flores was indicted last week and arrested and released Friday after posting a $10,000 bond. Flores is accused of having …

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McKamey seeks second run as Chairman

Longtime Anderson County Commissioner and current Commission Chairman Robert McKamey has formally notified his colleagues of his desire to serve a second term as Chairman. In a letter sent to fellow commissioners and the media, McKamey writes that “I understand the complexity of the County Commission’s relationship as it relates …

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RSCC offers extended office hours before school starts

Roane State Community College will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the start of fall classes. Extended hours for the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses are: Monday, August 17-Thursday, August 20, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Monday, August …

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ORT: OR Council meets Monday

(Oak Ridge Today) In addition to considering possible changes to the popular Secret City Festival, the Oak Ridge City Council on Monday will consider a $50,000 contract for design and survey work, among other tasks, for an eighth rowing lane at the city’s rowing course. Officials announced a $250,000 state …

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Hazelhurst graduates from Police Training Academy

Clinton Police Officer Weston Hazlehurst  recently completed a 10 week Basic Police School at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) in Donelson (Nashville), Tn. Several officers and city officials attended his graduation ceremony last week. Weston, who lives in Clinton with his wife Kassie, and their son River, started …

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CHS excels in academic progress

For a second consecutive year, Clinton High School excelled on the state’s Tennessee Value Added Assessment System—or TVAAS—results. The TVAAS measures student academic progress by looking at academic growth from year to year based upon student performance on tests throughout the school year. The State Department of Education says that …

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CPD, FBI host bank safety seminar

Thursday, the Clinton Police Department hosted employees from Clinton-area banks for an FBI-led seminar on how to deal with bank extortion attempts. Twice so far this year, someone has kidnapped bank employees and/or their families in East Tennessee in an attempt to force the bank executives to rob their institutions. …

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