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13 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

AC sheriff candidate responds to suspension Anthony Lay, Republican...

A five-day suspension in May by the Tennessee Highway Patrol was the result of political attacks on him, says Anthony Lay, the Republican nominee for Anderson County sheriff.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Sports

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Anderson panelists fret over mounting legal costs for ouster suit

Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank talks to county commissioners on Monday while county law director Jay Yeager listens in background.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

New law to cut counties' prisoner health care costs

Counties across Tennessee spend millions of dollars every year on health care for prisoners; but a new state law passes some of those costs to the federal government.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Prison

WBIR-TV Knoxville

THP trooper & sheriff's candidate injured in crashTHP trooper &...

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who is also running for Anderson County sheriff was injured in an accident while on duty Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Rockford, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Soldier who fought with East TN native to be awarded Medal of Honor

A soldier, who fought alongside an East Tennessee native killed in Afghanistan, will be awarded the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House Monday, July 21. Soldier who fought with East TN native to be awarded Medal of Honor A soldier, who fought alongside an East Tennessee native killed in Afghanistan, will be awarded the Medal of ... (more)

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Related Topix: White House, TN, Knoxville, TN

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Cleveland Daily Banner

SAR speaker Ralph Martin talks about King's Mountain battle

The Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently held its monthly meeting at the Elks Club.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Oak Ridge, TN, Charleston, TN, Watauga, TN

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Clinton PD nab burglary suspect, working to identify recovered property

A Georgia man is facing multiple charges after police say he stole jewelry and other property from several homes in Anderson County.

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Related Topix: Oak Ridge, TN, Knoxville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Editorial: Frank endorsed as Anderson's mayor

The contest for Anderson County mayor features challenges to incumbent Republican Terry Frank from Democratic former state Rep. Jim Hackworth and Independent Bradley Rickett.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Walgreens hires people with disabilities in Easta

Walgreens stores in East Tennessee are hiring more people with disabilities than other stores in the state, said Doug Walgreens hires people with disabilities in East Tenn.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Blount County, TN, Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Clinton man pleads to girlfriend's death

James Richard Wylie, accused in the death of his girlfriend after she toppled out of his van while he was driving it, entered guilty pleas Friday in Anderson County Criminal Court.

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Related Topix: Clinton, TN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Lake City, TN

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Challenger says incumbent AC judge doesn't work full time

The current Anderson County General Sessions judge for Division I, Don Layton, "fails to work full-time for the people of Anderson County" and spends his time at a lakeside retreat in Townsend, challenger Ryan Spitzer says in a news release.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sports

WATE-TV Knoxville

3 arrested and charged with July 4th murder in Athens, Tenn.

Two McMinn County women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.

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Related Topix: McMinn County, TN, Athens, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Record-setting pace for Anderson Fair attendance

Blue ribbon-winning roosters crowed from the livestock exhibit while the plaintive sounds of a bluegrass band entertained hundreds of seniors in the next-door Underwood-McRae Pavilion.

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Related Topix: Clinton, TN, Sports

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Weekend Watch: Splash Jam, Marvel movies, summer festival and more

Dutch artist Karel Appel's "Sad Cat" lithograph is among the objects in "The Collector's Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum" at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

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Related Topix: Oak Ridge, TN, Tennessee, University of Tennessee, Blount County, TN, Maryville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Drug roundup continues in Anderson County

A grand jury returned 26 indictments in cases that ranged from dealing painkillers to methamphetamine to marijuana, Anderson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mark Lucas said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Sports

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Man, 56, pleads guilty to luring victim to Anderson County mausoleum for sex

He'd received texts and a photo on his cellphone purportedly from a young woman named Nicole who wanted to meet him at an odd location for a tryst - a cemetery mausoleum.

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Related Topix: Powell, TN, Sports

Knoxville News Sentinel

'In God We Trust' going up in Roane County

Roane County commissioners voted 13-1 to place the words "In God We Trust" over two entrances to the courthouse in Kingston.

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Related Topix: Kingston, TN, Sports

Sun Jul 13, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Anderson County church holds celebration for "Rocky Top" name change

A resident of a West Knoxville apartment complex was quick to notify Emergency 911 Sunday afternoon when he noticed smoke coming from the laundry room of his apartment unit.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Gatlinburg, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Elections to watch outside Knox County

Frank was elected two years ago to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Rex Lynch, a Republican who resigned in January 2011 after he was indicted on a charge of sales tax fraud.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Clinton, TN, Roane County, TN, Rockwood, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Anderson County woman keeps barn quilt tradition alive

Over the past five years, Miller has done her part to make people aware of an art form that was once an important way rural communities communicated.

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