Anderson County, TN


AAUW focuses on Girls Inc. of the Tennessee Valley

AAUW's last speaker for this fiscal year is the Girls Inc. of the Tennessee Valley Executive Director Kirby Deal. Deal is expected to speak about how her organization serves the needs of, and helps, girls between ages 5 to 14. Kirby originally began her work with Girls Inc. in 2014...

WATCH NOW: Sullivan East state-bound behind Mitchell’s arm

CLINTON, Tenn. – Sullivan East pitcher Tyson Mitchell works fast and carries a deadly slider. That combination made the difference Friday as Mitchell guided the Patriots to a 2-0 win over the Anderson County Mavericks in the Class 3A sub-state baseball playoffs. The win clinched the first state tournament appearance for East in 19 years.

'They hit all day, every day' | Vape sensors in schools reveal major student nicotine, THC consumption

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Anderson County School District is seeing just how many students are vaping at their middle and high schools. They installed vapor sensors in the school bathrooms. The detectors can recognize smoke in the air and decipher whether that smoke contains nicotine, tobacco or THC. Once the smoke hits the sensor, it sends an email to the administration. The administration can then send faculty to check the restroom.

Class of 2022 at Anderson County High School graduates

More than 200 Anderson County High School students graduated on Friday, May 13, at the school's football field. A graduation section with the formal grad photos from Anderson County High School, Clinton High School, Oliver Springs High School and Oak Ridge High School is included in the Friday, May 20, edition of The Oak Ridger. Galleries with the photos can also be found on Special photo pages from the May 20 graduations at Oak Ridge High School and Clinton High School graduations will be included in the print edition of The Oak Ridger next week. ...
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CHS Class of 2022 graduation ceremony tonight

After three Anderson County Schools held graduation ceremonies a week ago, Clinton High School seniors will celebrate tonight at Dragon Stadium in downtown Clinton. The Clinton High School Class of 2022 will graduate Friday evening beginning at 7 pm. If you cannot make it to graduation in person but still...
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Plans announced for 14th annual AC Memorial Day program

Anderson County’s 14th annual Memorial Day Remembrance Program will be held on Memorial Day Monday, May 30th at 10 am at the Veterans Memorial in front of the Courthouse in Clinton. Anderson County Director of Veterans Services Leon Jaquet once again invites everyone to this annual program, which pays...

Anderson County Commissioners Approve Changes at the Anderson County Animal Shelter After Allegations of Abuse by the Shelter’s Director

Cameras and more oversight will be added to the Anderson County Animal Shelter following allegations of abuse by the shelter’s director, Brian Porter. County commission approved the changes which include a veterinarian to oversee euthanasia’s at the shelter. Porter is accused of inhumane euthanasia’s and performing them unnecessarily.
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Commission OKs veterinary director, cameras for Animal Shelter

Meeting Monday night, the Anderson County Commission passed a proposal recommended by the Operations Committee to have County Mayor Terry Frank hire a veterinary director for the Anderson County Animal Shelter, and install security cameras inside the facility. Commissioners also voted to create a committee to provide additional oversight of the Shelter’s operations.

County to hire vet director amid concerns about euthanizations

After months of tensions, the Anderson County Commission unanimously decided Monday to hire a veterinary director, install cameras and create a new advisory committee to address concerns about euthanization of cats and dogs at the county-owned animal shelter. Public concerns about the how many animals were being put down and by what method reached a tipping point...

Accusations spark change at Anderson County Animal Shelter

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - In 2017, 71% of cats and 24% of dogs were euthanized at the Anderson County Animal Shelter. Those numbers were provided by Anderson Co. Mayor Terry Frank, who was the immediate superior of animal shelter director Brian Porter who has seen accusations thrown his way over the last several months.

Anderson County residents continue to raise concern over animal shelter

CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) — For some residents of Anderson County, the commission meeting Monday evening was a step in the right direction after months of criticism that dates years when it comes to the Anderson County Animal Shelter. “We’ve got one person that mainly oversees the shelter and makes the decisions and that can be for […]
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Norwood Middle wins ‘Dream It Do It’ competition

Tuesday, Norwood Middle School was named the winner of this year’s “East Tennessee Dream It Do It” video competition, which just wrapped up its seventh year. Sponsored by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and Consolidated Nuclear Security, the contest pairs up area middle schools with local industries, and after learning all about that business, the students then produce videos focusing on that company and what they do.