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Tidal Wave Auto Spa making a splash on Charles Seivers

A car makes its way through the wash tunnel at the new Tidal Wave Auto Spa in Clinton on Friday, Nov. 17. - G Chambers Williams III

Tidal Wave Auto Spa, Clinton’s newest car wash, has opened on North Charles G. Seivers Boulevard at Doe Run Boulevard. Site leader Matthew Roberts stood in front of the new building holding a sign proclaiming “Free Wash” on Nov. 15 as the business began a week of free washes to introduce itself to the community. Now, though, customers will have to pay for their washes. Prices range from $12 to $30 for a single wash, or from $23.97 to $49.97 for “unlimited” washes for a month, per vehicle. In actuality, there is a limit of once a day under the monthly plan, Roberts said. “We’re an express car wash with double the number of brushes” as the nearby Miracle Car Wash on the same road, he said. Hours for Tidal Wave are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

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Restaurant’s giving tradition continues serving community

John Fletcher (center), owner of Vega Cafe and Smokehaus in Norris, and manager Tere- sa Mundal hand out dinners during the cafe’s annual giveaway on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Vega Café & Smokehaus handed out free Thanksgiving dinners-to-go to people who showed up last Wednesday at the restaurant in downtown Norris. Those receiving the food were treated to individual dinner plates of fresh smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, a fresh-baked roll, and sliced carrots. Restaurant owner and head chef John Fletcher said a total of 250 meals were prepared for the event, with 50 of them earmarked for the Norris Garden Apartments. The rest were given to people who showed up at the café. About 15 people were in line when the door was opened at noon. Each meal was in a single-serving aluminum container, ready to be heated up. This year’s Thanksgiving handout was the fourth for Fletcher, who began the gesture in 2020 during the pandemic with 200 meals given out. He prepared 300 dinners for Thanksgiving 2021 and 2022, but had some left over.

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Norris approves measure for water leak bill adjustments

Norris residents who experience high water and sewer bills as a result of leaks in underground pipes will be able to apply for some adjustments under an ordinance the City Council passed on first reading last week. Ordinance 664 would allow qualifying customers to pay for the excess water use based on the city’s “bulk rate” of $2.52 per 1,000 gallons – the rate charged to other utilities that buy Norris water for resale. And if they qualify for the reduced water rate and can prove that the excess water volume did not go into the city’s sanitary sewer system, the customers also would be given a break on their sewer bills. Leaks that qualify for the adjustments are limited to those caused by breaks in the water line from the water meter to the home’s plumbing system, but not any leaks or excessive water use resulting from “malfunctioning or leaking commodes; busted water hoses; pressure washing; car washing; malfunctioning or leaking faucets; malfunctioning equipment or appliances; water for lawns, gardens, pools, and hot tubs; etc.”

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AC Commission votes ‘No’ on zoning changes

The Anderson County Commission recently turned down rezoning requests for two areas in Clinton, citing public complaints. The Planning Commission brought the two measures to the county commissioners, who voted them down on Monday, Nov. 20. The two parcels were 120 Old Tacora Hills Road and 700 Sulphur Springs Road. County Commissioner Tim Isbel said the Planning Commission had unanimously approved both. The Old Tacora Hills Road property would have been rezoned from Residential District to Suburban Residential District. During the meeting, Planning and Zoning Coordinator Danny Phillips said the difference was that there is no mention of multiple family residential in Residential, whereas there is in Suburban Residential. Larry Koontz stated at a public hearing before the meeting that he had torn down a mobile home and wanted to put in a duplex. Isbel made the motion and Commissioner Michael Foster seconded to approve the rezoning. However, the motion failed. “I’ve had seven calls against it, and I’ve heard no calls for it, so I strongly urge the commission to vote against this,” Commissioner Jerry White said.

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