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Suspect still sought in break-in, ATV theft at Tommy’s Motorsports

Tommy’s Motorsports posted these images on its Facebook page taken from its security cameras of this man who broke into the business off I-75, Exit 122, on Thursday morning, July 15, and stole a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle. The ATV was recovered, but the suspect got away from police after a chase that ended in the woods off Norris Freeway.

The suspect in the break-in at Tommy’s Motorsports and theft of a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle from the store just off Interstate 75, Exit 122, remained at large this week, despite a massive manhunt shortly after the event last Thursday. Clinton Chief of Police Vaughn Becker said the suspect wrecked the ATV in a creek just off Norris Freeway while being pursued by police Thursday morning, and escaped on foot into the wooded area south of Andersonville Highway. Clinton and Norris police officers and Anderson County sheriff’s deputies joined in the search, but were unable to locate the man, who reportedly was barefoot and shirtless as he escaped into the woods.

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Farm Bureau Insurance to open second Clinton location

Workers from Southern Signs of Knoxville install a sign on the front of the new office of Farm Bureau Insurance in the same shopping center as Buddy’s bar-b-q and the Tenno- va Primany Care clinic on North Charles G. Seivers Boulevard on Thursday, July 15. Up in the bucket is Brandon Beler, while carrying the ladder is Keith Brooks Jr. - G. Chambers Williams III

Tennessee Farm Bureau Insurance plans to open a second Clinton office Sept. 1 in the same building as the new Buddy’s bar-b-q and Tennova Primary Care Clinton clinic. Michael Bowers, the agency manager for the current local Farm Bureau office in South Clinton, said that Jarrett Galloway, one of the agents from that office, will manage the new location. The new office will be at 2204 N. Charles G. Seivers Blvd., sandwiched between Buddy’s and the Tennova clinic. Workers from Southern Signs Inc. of Knoxville installed a large “Farm Bureau” sign at the top front of the building late last week. Farm Bureau is opening the new office to handle the growth in the area, and Bowers said that it eventually would add a second agent.

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Short-term rentals are no vacation for government officials

Short-term summer rentals — those properties you can rent for a week, or a weekend — are putting Anderson County government in an awkward situation when it comes to enforcing existing resolutions and regulations. The subject came up Monday night during the Anderson County Commission’s monthly meeting — in particular one summer rental listed on Vrbo, located in the Henderson Bend subdivision. In 2018, the state legislature passed a law that effectively pulled the rug from under county and city governments when it comes to enforcing any alleged violations on the use of the property. “In 2018 the state of Tennessee, dealing with this issue all across the state, has something known as the Short Term Rental Act,” Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank told the body. “In many states, there was so much tourist revenue being generated [that] state legislatures went in and pre-empted all local prohibitions and regulations on short-term rentals.

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ACSO awarded mental health transportation grant

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded the state’s Office of Criminal Justice Program’s Mental Health Transportation Grant of $153,000 for the second year in a row. The grant does not require a county match and will solely be used by the Sheriff’s Office. Under state law, the Sheriff’s Office is required to transport mental health patients to facilities across the state once they are evaluated and committed by a physician at Methodist Medical Center. After receiving the grant last year, the Sheriff’s Office contracted with Amerimed, an authorized subcontractor, for mental health transports.

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CMS cheerleaders summer clinic  Read More

Dragons ‘on the road’  Read More

NAGAF practice started Monday  Read More

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Summer programs at Norris Dam State Park  Read More

Wrapping up the 2021 Anderson County Fair pageants  Read More

Good things at the Fair  Read More

Build a habitat for the Eastern screech owl  Read More

2021 Beef Show champions  Read More

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