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WYSH expands listening area

Ron Meredith, owner of WYSH-AM, laughs as he has a conversation with a caller on Trading Time. WYSH-AM has added a second FM Translator to its broadcast and is now simulcast on 101.1 FM as well as the newly added 99.5 AM frequency. - Tony Cox

Approaching his 30th anniversary as owner of Clinton radio station WYSH, Ron Meredith is increasing the size of the listening area. Already airing on the 101.1 FM frequency, WYSH added the 99.5 frequency last week, joining programming also heard on the 1380 AM frequency. All three stations air identical programming. “Being able to do this increases the ability of listeners to hear our signal from Roane County well up into Campbell County,” Meredith said Monday afternoon. “The 101.1 signal is directed more toward the east and south while the 99.5 signal will enable us to be heard better in Oak Ridge and further west. We are literally adding hundreds of additional square miles of coverage.” In addition to expanded Clinton radio coverage, Meredith now has a transmitter being tested this week in LaFollette airing WQLA-AM 960 while adding WQLA-FM 95.9. The AM signal has simulcast WYSH programming for several years and the new FM signal will also simulcast when it becomes fully operational – perhaps this week. “We went up with the 95.9 signal Sunday, but we’re still working some things out,” Meredith said.

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Scarboro Community Alumni Association announces scholarship recipients

Pictured are, from left: Rose Weaver, SCAA board member, Kai’Reese Pendergrass, Javonte Thomas, Makiya Garrett (scholarship receipients), John Spratling, SCAA board member, Edward Jackson and Kjuan Stacy Wright (scholarship recipients), and Deborah Booker, SCAA board member. Not pictured Tina Henderson-Porter(SCAA board member), Jadakiss Guinn and Alexis Hammond (scholarship recipients)

The Scarboro Community Alumni Association (SCAA) held a reception to honor their 2019 Scholarship recipients on Aug. 4, at Spurgeon Chapel A.M.E.Zion Church. The recipients were selected by their essay submissions on how these funds would assist them financially. The deadline for the Scholarship was July 8,2019. “It was difficult as essays were well written and expressive, “ said Tina Henderson-Porter, however the selection committee determine those who met all requirements of the essay application were awardees.” The following students or guardian represented were presented book scholarships in the amount of $250.00 by Vice President John Spratling and treasurer, Deborah Booker: Makiya Garrett; Tusculum University Jadakiss Guinn; Tennessee Tech Alexis Hammond; Auburn University Edward Jackson; Belmont University Kai’Reese Pendergrass; Carson-Newman University Javonte Thomas; Bryan College Kjuan Stacy-Wright; Tennessee Wesleyna University

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Mayor won’t veto 10-cents property increase budget

Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank informed Anderson County Commission she will not veto the proposed 2019-2020 Anderson County Budget. In July the mayor vetoed the proposed 2019-2020 budget which called for an 18.25-cents property tax increase. During its monthly meeting later that month commissioners could not muster a vote to override the veto and instead recalled the Anderson County Budget Committee to rework the budget. The final result was a budget calling for a 10-cents property tax increase with five-cents earmarked for the county school system, 4.5-cents will be earmarked for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and ½-cent is set aside for Anderson County’s capital outlay projects. If the 10-cents increase passes, the Anderson County tax rate would sit at $2.8903 per $100 assessed value. Clinton residents’ property tax will be $2.8589 per $100 assessed value.

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It could be ‘months’ before officer related shooting report is completed

It could take “several months” before The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) releases its findings on an officer involved shooting in Clinton last Tuesday, Aug. 13. A release from the TBI stated Jerry Orlando Weaver, 51, was shot following a 10-15 minute standoff with law enforcement officials shortly before 6 p.m. A call to 911 reported there was an armed man who was thought to be “suicidal” in the 600 block of West Broad Street in Clinton. Officers with Clinton Police Department, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Seventh Judicial District Crime Task Force responded to the vicinity and found Weaver “near the roadway” with a handgun. Officers attempted to pursuade Weaver to drop his weapon. Officers reported Weaver was threatening to “harm himself” and would not lay his gun down. At some point during this time period — about 10 to 15 minutes — Weaver reportedly raised the handgun and pointed it at law enforcement officers.

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