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County accepts offer from Oak Ridge

City will help fund Sessions Court to keep it in OR

The General Sessions Court in Oak Ridge will have a new home, thanks to a partnership between Anderson County and the City of Oak Ridge.

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County receives ‘Healthier Tennessee’ grant

Stacy Baugus presented a $5000 check to Mayor Terry Frank at the Anderson County Health Department on April 18, 2017 for Anderson County’s work to become a Healthier Tennessee Community (#activeanderson) Committee shown with the check are: In front from left, Anderson County Schools Coordinated School Health Anna Hurt, Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, Anderson County Health Dept. Health Educator Kathy Scruggs, AC Tenn Kids Lay Outreach worker Nan Lynch and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce’s Kim Mitchell. In back from left, Oak Ridge City Schools Coordinated School Health Jenifer Laurendine, ASAP’s Stacey Pratt, AC Health Dept. Director Art Miller, Clinton Drugs’ Tyler Dougherty, ASAP’s Adam Guinn, and Clinton City Schools Director, Kelly Johnson.
The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness announced Anderson County has been awarded a $5,000 Healthier Tennessee Community Grant to help sustain community-wide projects that encourage and enable physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence.

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Hwy. 116 closed for ‘at least a month’

An entire section of pavement has about collapsed and the road is closed between Lower Briceville Road (State Route 116) and Slatestone Road due to torrential flooding that occurred earlier over the weekend.

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Sheep shearing at the museum

John Cooper, a farmer from Monticello, Ky., is pictured shearing the wool off a sheep during a demonstration — one of several demonstrations Cooper did — on Friday, April 21, at the Museum of Appalachia’s annual sheep shearing day event. More than 600 students — public, private, and homeschooled — attended the event on Friday, said President of Museum of Appalachia Elaine Meyer, one of the event organizers.

Lady Dragons beat Oak Ridge

Although the Clinton Lady Dragons started the week with a loss at Karns, they wrapped up the week with a regular season sweep of Campbell County and Oak Ridge.

On Monday, Clinton dropped a road game to Karns by a score of 8-1.

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Updates made at animal holding facility

County Mayor Terry Frank, Animal Care and Control Director Brian Porter and Officer Jimmy Miller show off the new website andersonanimals.org and the new smart phone app to connect lost pets with owners.
Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, Anderson County Animal Care and Control Director Brian Porter and Officer Jimmy Miller announced the unveiling of a new website www.andersonanimals.org to help better connect Anderson County citizens with the information they need.

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County earns award for ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting’ from GFOA

Certificate being presented by Steve Emert, County Commission Chairman and Myron Iwanski, Finance Committee Chairman to Natalie Erb, Finance Department Director.
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Anderson County by the Government Finance Officers Association for its comprehensive annual financial report.

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