Touch-A-Truck with Clinton emergency crews

Some visitors to last Saturday’s Touch-a-Truck event at Jaycee Park look over Clinton fire and rescue vehicles on display. There were police and fire vehicles, along with a Knox County sheriff’s helicopter, on the grounds for people to see. - G. Chambers Williams III

Vets raft free

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park invites all military veterans to raft down the Ocoee free of charge Monday, July 4, and their family members will get 50 percent off regular rafting fees.

Tennessee State Parks are partnering with all 23 Ocoee outfitters for the Rafting 4 Freedom adventure.

“We want to show our appreciation for our Armed Services,” said Park Manager Angelo Giansante. “Our veterans have given so much for our country, and the Ocoee community would like to give a little back.”

Veterans interested may contact any outfitter they wish and schedule a trip. Outfitters may also be found at