Storms impacting local government operations

(Envato Elements)

FINAL UPDATE: 11:38AM – Anderson County EMS is fully back online. Again, there has been no interruption of services provided by our EMS team.

UPDATE: 10:29am – Things are coming back online, and there has been no interruption of services provided by our EMS team.

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Please be advised that storms in the area have impacted some isolated local government operations in Anderson County.

Some Anderson County Government operations – particularly Emergency Medical Service headquarters – have been impacted by a lightning strike this morning.

Teams currently are working to bring communication and operating systems back online as quickly as possible. Citizens are advised to be patient if they encounter difficulty contacting Anderson County.

No other information is available at this time.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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