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FBI offers reward for ATM thief


ATM thief

The FBI has offered a reward for information leading to the identity, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for theft and vandalism to automated teller machines in two East Tennessee counties. The first incident occurred in Union County in August, while the second was in Oak Ridge in October. On Aug. 10, the culprit vandalized and gained entry into the ATM at the Commercial Bank in Luttrell. The perpetrator, and possibly an accomplice, was able to take an undetermined amount of cash from the ATM. The second attempt occurred Oct. 18 at the Tennessee Bank on the Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge. The ATM was damaged but no money was removed from the machine. The perpetrator from both incidents is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 200 to 220 pounds. The person was wearing a camouflage ski mask, dark clothing, and red gloves. If you know this person, or have any information on these incidents, you are asked to call the FBI’s Knoxville Field Office at 865-544-0751, submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov , or contact your local law enforcement agency.

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Advance Auto, Dollar General round out trio of new businesses


The new Clinton Dollar General store on South Charles G. Seivers Boulevard near the Lewallen Brige has opened for business. It’s the third Dollar General store inside the city of Clinton.

The trio of new businesses on South Charles G. Seivers Boulevard just west of the Lewallen Bridge is just about complete. Advance Auto Parts is expected to open its new store this week; Dollar General opened its new location late last week; and the Fast Pace urgent care clinic has been up and running for more than a month. The new Dollar General, at the north end of the strip center that includes all three businesses, is the third store inside Clinton for the Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General Corp. The company has more than 16,000 stores in 44 states, and several more in the immediate area, including Andersonville and Rocky Top. And contrary to prevalent rumors on local social media, the new store at 330 S. Charles G. Seivers Blvd. will not be a replacement for the Dollar General less than five minutes away at 620 Clinch Ave., according to Dollar General spokeswoman Angela Petkovic. “We do not currently have plans to close our location on Clinch Avenue,” Petkovic said Monday in an email. “The store that just opened on South Charles Seivers Boulevard is an entirely new store, not a relocation.”

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FFA teams win silver at nationals

Members of the Anderson County FFA Chapter competed in two National contest this past month. These events were held in conjunction with the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind. FFA Food Science and Technology CDE Team The National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event (CDE) had 41 teams from across the nation. This team, led by advisor and coach Philip Warfield, was awarded the Silver Team Medal. Rebecca Byrge received a gold individual award, Tamara Heath and Brookelyn Housley received a silver individual award and Jessica Kiser received a bronze individual award. The National FFA Food Science and Technology CDE is designed to test a student’s basic knowledge of food science as well as the student’s ability to apply this knowledge to practical situations. Each team participates in a timed team product development project, and each individual participates in practicums involving food sensory evaluation and food safety and sanitation as well as a written exam.

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Dragons fare well in Blount

Clinton traveled to the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic Tournament over the holiday weekend. Their first game against Heritage High School ended with a strong victory over Heritage, with the Dragons finishing 67-57. The game stayed close until the final quarter, with the Dragons getting a shaky start and losing the lead multiple times until they finally seemed to find their footing in the fourth. During the fourth quarter, though, they steadily climbed ahead of Heritage to finish a full 10 points ahead. The Dragons held an impressing 50-percent effective field goal percentage alongside a 76-percent successful free-throw stat. Clinton dominated on three-pointers especially, sinking eight baskets to Heritage’s four. Heritage had trouble holding onto the ball, totaling 12 turnovers by the end of the game, and Clinton capitalized on those mistakes, too, gaining 12 points off of turnovers before the final buzzer.

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School

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Business

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