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Clinton Library returns to Phase I reopening plan

Due to the escalating number of active cases of COVID-19 in Anderson County, the Clinton Public Library has returned to Phase 1 of its Phased Reopening Plan, effective immediately.

Beginning July 7, the Clinton Public Library was closed to the public and moved to a no-contact curbside service.

Checkout periods have been extended and no fines will accrue on any library accounts while the library is closed. Once the pandemic is under control, checkout times will return to normal and the library will move to the next phase of its reopening plan, following guidelines determined by the Anderson County Library Board.

Asbury UMC bids farewell to the Rev. Cedric Jackson


The Rev. Cedric Jackson, with his wife Audrey.
Pastor Cedric Jackson of Asbury United Methodist Church said farewell to his congregation on June 14 after serving five years at the church in Clinton.

After five years as pastor, Jackson of will be passing the torch to the Revs. Clarence and Jackie Carter. Jackson’s future includes reassignment to a congregation in Albany, Ga.

He will become pastor of West Town United Methodist Church in Albany.

He delivered his last sermon in Clinton on Sunday, June 14. The sermon title was “Tomorrow.”

Jackson’s five-year tenure is one of the longest in the congregation’s recent history. But it will more importantly note the accomplishments of the couple, who have devoted much of their time and faithful service to Asbury endeavors.

Jackson, with his wife, Audrey, and C.J., his son, will relocate to his new assignment.

Providing Asbury’s congregation with spiritual guidance and emotional support has been foremost for Jackson in the past five years.

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‘Thank you’ Fox Toyota


Coal Creek Lodge would like to thank Fox Toyota of Clinton for being a part of the success of its annual Scholarship Fund Drive. The scholarship fund provides a select number of local high school seniors with a financial contribution towards higher education. Fox Toyota has been an integral part of the scholarship fund program by providing a vehicle to be auctioned by the lodge with all of those proceeds being donated to the fund. This year, the auction brought in $3,400, all of which will go toward rewarding deserving area seniors with a helping hand toward college. “From all of us at Coal Creek Masonic Lodge in Rocky Top, thank you FOX Toyota for being a part of this amazing success.” the group said. Pictured is Coal Creek Masonic Lodge Worshipful Master Terry Jones along with this year’s auctioned vehicle.

Celebrating ‘The Fourth’

Museum of Appalachia’s anvil shoot tradition carries on


Attendees at the 2 p.m. anvil shoot waiting patiently moments before the fuse was lit. William Bear Stevenson was the guest lighter for the 2 p.m. shoot. The museum placed large red X’s every six feet to encourage social distancing and give attendees a reference for how far apart they should stand.