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NACF Awards Over $11,000 in Grants

Brianne Kibler, Board Member of the Norris Area Community Foundation, announced that the organization awarded a total of $11,968 to three Anderson County schools and one non-profit organization for a total of five funded projects. Chrystal Frevre, on behalf of the Anderson County Career and Technical Center, was awarded$2500 for …

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Sen. Yager secures $25 million for joint higher education facility in Fentress County

Contact:  Zachary Clark (615) 741-2255 or email: zachary.clark@capitol.tn.gov (NASHVILLE, TN), April 25, 2022 — Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announces the Tennessee General Assembly has approved $25 million for a new joint facility for Roane State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Oneida/Huntsville in Fentress County. The funding is included …

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Norris Water Commission to Begin Sewer Line Inspections

The Norris Water Commission (NWC) will be starting an inspection of the sanitary sewer system during the week of April 25th. This work is expected to continue for several weeks. The NWC staff and contractors will be in the area performing CCTV (closed-circuit television) or video inspections of the sanitary …

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Need for workers spurs resumption of Healthcare Job Fair

By Bob FowlerRoane State staff writer It’s back by popular demand. Roane State’s Healthcare Job Fair was revived April 19 at the request of healthcare providers in urgent need of employees. Roane State dental hygiene students check out the Fast Pace Urgent Care table during the community college’s Healthcare Job …

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UPCOMING HYPER-REACH TEST SCHEDULED; SIGNUP NOW

We are working on final details and are planning our yearly test of Roane County’s FREE Emergency Notification Alert System, Hyper-Reach. This notification system alerts you of any disaster or emergency in your specific area that may require you to take action such as seeking shelter, shelter in place, evacuation …

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GRANTS AVAILABLE TO TENNESSEE ANIMAL SHELTERS

NASHVILLE — The application period is now open for Tennessee animal shelters to apply for grants to provide low-cost spay and neuter services. Funds from Tennessee’s specialty license plate Animal Friendly – Spay and Neuter Saves Lives go to Animal Friendly Grants, a program administered by the Tennessee Department of …

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CAUSE OF SEVIER COUNTY WILDLAND FIRES DETERMINED

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Agricultural Crime Unit (ACU) completed their investigation into the cause of two recent Sevier County wildland fires. “Based on the results of our origin and cause investigation, it was determined the two large wildland fires were caused by downed power lines,” ACU Captain …

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