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September

Tuesday, Sep 25th Timely Topics meeting Timely Topics Club will holds its first general meeting of 2018-19 at noon Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Clinton Community Center. Dot Howell is president. Christina McNally, a member, will present a program on the South Clinton Inclusive Playground for which ground was broken Aug. 29. It is at 232 Hiway Drive.
Tuesday, Sep 25th Timely Topics Garden Group I meeting The Timely Topics Garden Clubs will begin the club term with meetings next week. Garden Group One, whose chairman is Betty Hollingsworth, will gather for a covered dish luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at hostess Nancy Large's house. The theme will be "Catchin' Up." Garden Group Two, whose chairman is Linda Saylor, will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Apple Blossom Cafe. Betsy Robinson is chairman this year. The group will preview the year using the yearbook produced by Miss Robinson
Wednesday, Sep 26th - CarFit check-ups at Morning Pointe. - The Lantern at Morning Pointe will conduct CarFit check-ups in Clinton on September 26, 2018 at Faith Promise Church, 96 Mainer Point Dr, Clinton. At a CarFit event, trained volunteers complete a 12-point checklist with each driver. Among the items checked: Correct position of driver’s seat; Driver’s ability to easily reach pedals; and, Proper adjustment of mirrors. Occupational therapists are on hand also to provide a consultation, if needed, that will teach drivers how to maintain and improve aspects related to their driving health. The therapist can also provide information to participants addressing individual needs, including information about local community resources on exercise, nutrition and other programs to help keep them safe on the road.
Saturday, Sep 29th The Clinton High School class of 1961 Reunion The Clinton High School class of 1961 will hold its 57th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Calhoun’s in Oak Ridge, starting with the balloon release honoring their deceased classmates at 5pm, followed by a deluxe buffet at around 6 pm. A cash bar will be provided. On Friday, the 28th, they class will meet at 4 p.m. to tour the new Sports Multiplex at CHS, which their class helped to sponsor, then gather at Hoskins Drug Store before proceeding to the football field for the CHS vs West game at 7:30. The class will all be seated together to cheer on the team. Please contact Jim Paul Pemberton at 865-457-1702 for more information and to make reservations by Sept. 10.

Charter Commission back on

The Anderson County Charter Commission is back. Forced back, it seems, by a lawsuit alleging the Charter Commission is not fulfilling its obligation. Last month Anderson County Commission approved extending the Charter Commission. That approval was vetoed by Mayor Terry Frank, leaving the body with no legal means to reconvene. Monday night County Commission voted to override the mayor’s veto … So it can fight the lawsuit. And here’s where it gets tricky: County Law Director Jay Yeager told County Commission that if the Charter Commission could not meet, could not face the lawsuit, who knows what could happen. The plaintiffs, led by Mark DeVol, could win the suit and the county may be required to go through the whole process of electing another Charter Commission, or even be required by a judge’s order to draw up paperwork to begin the process of forming a charter government.

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Spirits high at Days of the Pioneer festival

According to Museum of Appalachia office manager Jan Marshall, attendance was slightly down at this year’s Days of the Pioneer festival, but spirits were high. “It was a very good one,” she said. “Lots of people were happy.” She attributes Hurricane Florence as one of the factors in the lower attendance. Still, those that came really enjoyed it, according to Marshall. “It was plenty warm!” she added. Luckily, there was plenty of ice cream on hand to combat that problem.

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News

Riverside Drive closed for bridge work  Read More

The ‘heart and soul’ of Claxton closes its doors  Read More

Charter Commission back on  Read More

Finding healing: Raising awareness for those who lose hope  Read More

Senate passes pay raise for troops  Read More

Hallsdale-Powell receives USDA loan for projects in Anderson County  Read More

Emergency responders to take part in exercise in Oak Ridge  Read More

Opinion

Warm temperatures expected this fall  Read More

The American Constitution  Read More

Sports

CHS Wall of Fame part of homecoming festivities  Read More

Dragons Come Home  Read More

Ryland Ford made Cherokee Classic more than a race  Read More

Mavs win region tilt over Chattanooga Howard  Read More

CMS Hawks get back on track vs. Lenoir City  Read More

Freeman, Lady Mavs ‘dig’ wins during busy week  Read More

Blaze and Apple Blossom Cafe team up for pancakes  Read More

CHS will face Central for homecoming  Read More

Community

International Friendship Bell to be dedicated Sept. 20  Read More

Mark O’Gorman is speaker at Democratic women’s meeting  Read More

Cleanup team looking for volunteers  Read More

Mount Harmony yard sale, baked goods sales in October  Read More

Spirits high at Days of the Pioneer festival  Read More

Museum of Appalachia planning more fall events  Read More

Charity Baptist has new pastor  Read More

School

Anderson County school board recognizes CMS cafeteria staff  Read More

CHS Class of 1965 reunion  Read More

Summer reading program show gains  Read More

Two from county selected for Rural Principals Network  Read More

Eighth graders show up for ACT practice  Read More

‘High achieving’ Hawks honored  Read More