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Changes being made in Court Clerk’s office

Newly elected circuit court clerk Rex Lynch has had a busy 30 days in office already. He’s re-interviewed all the current employees — only three went on to find other employment — written job descriptions and titles for every employee, hired a collections officer and extended the hours of operation. He’s also added a very important question to ask jurors every morning that they are on duty: have you moved since you were last here? Back in January, a clerk noticed that a check was going out to one of the jurors on the Anderson County grand jury; but, it was being sent out to a home in Blount County. Jurors legally have to live in the county they serve. That one mistake caused three months of criminal indictments to be thrown out.

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Trevor Davis’s big run

When the South Clinton Cutters hosted the Clinton Cutters Saturday night, football took a back seat. For one play at least. Trevor Davis, who has Trisomy 21, or Down Syndrome, took the game’s first hand off and raced 50-plus yards for the night’s first score. He had a wall of blockers before him and a host of defenders giving chase. Davis would not be denied the end zone. And he had the crowd — the ENTIRE crowd — cheering him on. Davis ran onto the field with his team, took midfield as a captain and took part in the coin toss. And after his touchdown he was carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates. Saturday night was not about blocking and tackling, play calling or stats. It was about compassion, caring, being decent. It was about community. Davis wore jersey number 21. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

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News

Changes being made in Court Clerk’s office  Read More

Taking advantage of park closure  Read More

It’ll be a whole new routine  Read More

A woman of words and art  Read More

CPD making effort to meet the people they ‘protect and serve’  Read More

Clinton 5K to once again benefit local schools  Read More

Clinton resident promoted to Chief Petty Officer  Read More

Opinion

Supporting Scott Burton  Read More

Prepare your garden for spring  Read More

Roundtable discusses health of Tennesseeans  Read More

Sports

The 2018 Lady Mavericks District 4-AA Volleyball Champions  Read More

Kingston falls victim to Anderson County on ‘Senior Night’  Read More

Dragons find rough sledding at Fulton  Read More

CHAMPIONS  Read More

Final results from Blaze cross country team at championships  Read More

Clinton youth basketball sign-ups run through Oct. 27  Read More

Dragons hosting OR in cross-county rivalry  Read More

Trevor Davis’s big run  Read More

Mavs look to keep unbeaten streak going  Read More

Clinton basketball holding ‘Alumni Banquet’ Nov. 10  Read More

District 4-AA volleyball accolades  Read More

Community

Fall Antique Festival is back this weekend with some additions  Read More

Thacker to present the story of Norris  Read More

Sharon Byrge to be honored as ‘MG Walk Local Hero’  Read More

CHS Class of 1954  Read More

LCES ‘Music Makers’ first performance will be Veterans Day program Nov. 7  Read More

Parkinson’s support group to meet Oct. 16 in Oak Ridge  Read More

NAACP of Oak Ridge selects youth council  Read More

Celebration  Read More

Veterans free breakfast is Oct. 13  Read More

Pickin’ in the Park draws huge crowd  Read More

Norris’ recreation committee continues to build community spirit  Read More

School

Dragons volunteer at food pantry  Read More

LCES Walkathon  Read More

Top coupon book seller  Read More

RSCC Oak Ridge campus hosts ‘Health Sciences Boot Camp’  Read More