‘I AM ONE’ campaign kicks off

Sgt. Robert Mansfield of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department places an “I AM ONE” sticker on his patrol vehicle following Friday’s press conference.
At a networking event on Friday, Sept. 8, Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) launched the ‘I AM ONE’ campaign, a community wide effort to help reduce underage drinking in Anderson County.

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Republicans ask for ‘bona fides’

Julia Hurley, State Executive Committeewoman for the Tennessee Republican Party speaks Thursday at the Anderson County Republican Forum.
The Anderson County Republican Party held a candidates’ forum inside the Anderson County General Sessions Court Division II in Oak Ridge on Thursday, Sept. 7.

The meeting was to increase voter awareness of Republicans seeking elected office, and to clarify the qualification process required to run as a ‘bona fide’ Republican candidate.

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Rocky Top officials ask for support for resort, golf course

City of Rocky Top officials are asking for the support of Anderson County Commission in pushing forward the development of a future golf course and resort that would bring revenue and several jobs to the county.

The location of the golf course and resort would primarily be in Campbell County, officials said, but to enter the resort visitors would go through portions of Anderson County via US 441.

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Scam alert from Sheriff's Department

The Anderson County Sheriff's Department has information on a crime alert. A local resident has reported receiving a call from someone with the "Neighborhood Watch Initiative" calling in response to "break-ins" in the area. The caller asked if the homeowner had an alarm system and said they were giving away security systems to those that did not. The caller also tried to obtain other personal information including the address of the homeowner. The call came from what is apparently a "spoofed" local telephone number.

Anderson County residents are warned this may be an attempt to gather a homeowner's address and if they have an alarm as a possible target to commit a burglary. Legitimate neighborhood watch groups or law enforcement agencies do NOT make such calls. NEVER give out personal information or address to anyone over the telephone.

Anderson County residents having received these types of calls are asked to contact the Sheriff's Communications Center at 865-457-2414 or their local police department.

Wandell named Chairman of county’s Operations Committee

During the Anderson County Operations Committee meeting on Monday, Sept. 11, Anderson County Commissioners on the Operations Committee voted 7-2 to nominate Tracy Wandell, Commissioner for Dist. 1, to serve as the committee’s new chairman.

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Former CPD officer dies in Mt. Union

Mt. Juliet Police Department Officer Brittany Frazier was found deceased at her Mt. Juliet residence Saturday morning, Sept. 9.

She was 33-years old.

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