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A day of reassuring: TVA preaches ‘Highest Standards’

TVA CEO Jeff Lyash addresses Anderson County Commission Monday night. - Ken Leinart

Tennessee Valley Authority tried its best to be reassuring Monday. Government officials were given a bus tour of Bull Run Steam Plant Monday, and a “lunch and learn” session was held for those same officials and the media. And then TVA CEO and President Jeff Lyash spoke before Anderson County Commission Monday night. The message: TVA is closing Bull Run, they will clean up Bull Run, they will do it right, and they will be transparent. Lyash said there has been much speculation in the early days of the process — one being that Bull Run will be taking in coal ash from other sites before it is closed. “Bull Run is not going to take coal ash from other sites,” he said Monday night. Lyash told commissioners it is “Important TVA listens to the voices in the communities we serve.”

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Educating seniors on the symptoms of elder abuse

Wendy Sokolowski talks to senior citizens about the warning signs of elder abuse. - Crystal Huskey

Officers with local law enforcement agencies spoke at the Clinton Senior Center last week to educate senior citizens about the warning signs of elder abuse. The event was in coordination with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15. Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Community Relations Director Greg McBroom told those who came to learn that if anyone has any concerns, reach out to him directly. “We’re here to help and if we can ever do anything to help you, reach out,” he said. One of the things discussed was scams. McBroom said he frequently speaks at the senior center to discuss what scams to watch out for and reiterated information about IRS and jury duty scams. “The IRS isn’t calling anybody,” he explained. “They’ll send a certified letter.” He said one scam that’s currently making the rounds is people calling elderly citizens and claiming to be their grandchild or nephew. They will claim to either be in jail or in need of money, and will request that money be wired to them. He and other officers present recommended that everyone create a password with family members, so that if they are called, the person on the other end can say the password and confirm their identity.

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2019-2020 budget unveiled

It’s been speculated about and fussed over and fidgeted with. Anderson County Budget Committee held a public hearing to unveil the 2019-2020 county budget Monday night before the monthly Anderson County Commission meeting. Overall those who spoke Monday night, spoke in favor of the proposed tax increase with the caveat, “Do it for the kids” and increase funds for education. The two who spoke against the proposed increase suggested the county needs to make more cuts rather than raise taxes. Eugene Chaney of Andersonville said the county needs to “sell the Ford building” and have deputies write more speeding tickets — especially in the Andersonville area. The 2019-2020 plan calls for a 18.25-cents property tax increase, setting the property tax rate just shy of $3 ($2.9728) per assessed $100 in value.

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Tip leads to arrest of man suspected of selling drugs

On June 12, agents with the 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force (CTF) received a narcotics tip from Oneida Police Department (OPD) about Damon West, a narcotics dealer from Scott County, allegedly operating out of a hotel in Clinton. Agents did locate this subject at a hotel in Clinton. Upon locating West, agents requested assistance from Clinton Police Department for making contact with West and the following investigation. Law Enforcement made consensual contact with him. West consented to a search of his hotel room as well as agreed to speak to investigators. A search of the hotel room yielded about six grams of Methamphetamine, ten grams of marijuana, and two firearms. One of the firearms was deformed in a way to conceal the serial number. Agents spoke to West and learned that he was in Clinton in order to sell methamphetamine in an area where law enforcement was unfamiliar with him.

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