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IT Saves County $400k

There are many people helping to save the Anderson County taxpayers money by reducing cost in government spending. The Director of the Anderson County IT Department, Brian Young, is definitely one of them. Through extensive research, he has been looking to switch vendors where necessary and to unify the IT department’s systems. It was revealed at the County Commission meeting Monday, June 18, that Young has succeeded in making the correct changes in Anderson County’s expenses, leading to savings of more than $400,000. Commissioner Theresa Scott said, “You’ve more or less taken a box of shoe strings that was held together with band – aids and bubblegum and you’ve made sense out of it. You’ve cleaned up a lot of the offices and the departments in the county and I appreciate it very much.” Commissioner Chuck Fritts stated that he was one of the commissioners many years ago that was hesitant about hiring an IT Director because of the cost. Fritts then said, “You are showing every one of us that we can’t afford to not have you.” Young finished by saying, “There is more to come. I’ve got some more plans to save a little more money for us.”

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Girls Inc. plans to expand in Briceville

Rhoni Basden, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of the Tennessee Valley, went in front of County Commission Monday, June 18, to discuss a new expansion program they are bringing to the Briceville community. Girls Inc. has been in Anderson County since 1978. They offer after school, summer and sports programs. “A couple of years ago we started administering an outreach program in Briceville Elementary School,” Basden said. It was identical to a program that already had success in Oak Ridge. “We had enough funding to do one day a week and we served about 45 girls a day on that one day we were there.”

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News

‘Common Joe’ enters mayor’s race as write in  Read More

But, God intervened  Read More

IT Saves County $400k  Read More

Girls Inc. plans to expand in Briceville  Read More

First Emergency Response class graduates  Read More

Soccer club offers way to get youth involved  Read More

You don’t need a pencil to cast a write-in vote  Read More

Boys Scouts, America Legion place flags  Read More

Sandersons celebrated 50th anniversary  Read More

Are you called to teach?  Read More

CHS Volleyball Camp 2018  Read More

Opinion

Father’s Day  Read More

Three ways a smile can help a child  Read More

Sports

Sams named new softball coach at CHS  Read More

ACHS Mavericks Summer Football Camp  Read More

Clinton High School Mini-Cheer Camp  Read More

Lady Dragons Basketball Camp held  Read More

Roane State to host tryouts for golf team June 28  Read More

Maddie Sickau and Allen Russell to represent ACHS in Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game  Read More

CBI Schedule  Read More

Community

Interfaith forum will focus on recovery from substance abuse  Read More

Elrod vying for ‘America’s Homecoming Queen’  Read More

Rocky Top plans Second Annual July 4 events  Read More

Music will fill the summer air in Anderson County  Read More

Eagle Scouts scholarships  Read More

Milly’s Wings joins push for all-inclusive playground  Read More

Registration open for Clinch River Cleanup  Read More

Reserve Grand Champion  Read More

Marie Norman celebrated 90th birthday  Read More

Be wary of student loan ‘repayment’ pitches  Read More

School

Maryville College lists graduates, academic honors  Read More

Lenderman on Samford’s Dean’s List  Read More

Three locals earn Berry honors  Read More

Tennessee Tech names spring Dean’s List  Read More

It was a busy spring for ACHS’s Jessica Stroud  Read More