Bolling to kick off campaign March 30
David Bolling, candidate for Anderson County mayor, will officially kick off his campaign Tuesday, March 30 at the Flatwater Grill, 100 Melton Lake Drive in Oak Ridge.

The kickoff event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

"I'm very excited about taking my message of progress over politics to the people of Anderson County, and look forward to being with everyone on the 30th as we kick-off the campaign."

Disaster training
Disaster training for Red Cross volunteers will be offered at mini-institute at the Appalachian Chapter of the American Red Cross, 908 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.

An introductory course will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 26. Additional classes will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, including topics on mass care, disaster shelter operations, and how to interview clients that have been affected by a disaster.

In addition, some disaster classes may be taken as online self-study courses.

All disaster services course are free.

For more information about schedules, prerequisites, registration, etc., call the Volunteer Disaster Training Coordinator at 483-5641 or e-mail appredcross@comcast.net

Second caucus set by GOP
The Anderson County Republican Party will hold a second caucus to nominate candidates for the August election.

The Republicans will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at the Anderson County Courthouse.

The party’s web site notes the meeting will be “for vacated and currently-unfilled candidate positions.”

The Republicans nominated candidates at a February caucus, but one candidate, John Ragan, withdrew from a race against Trustee Rodney Archer and picked up qualifying papers to run for state representative.

At the February caucus, the party nominated:

• Incumbent County Mayor Rex Lynch

• Incumbent Road Superintendent Gary Long

• Alex Mosely for register of deeds

• Zach Farrar for juvenile court judge

• Ragan for trustee.

Clinton’s annual ‘spring clean-up’ set for April 5
Clinton Public Works Department will hold the annual “spring clean-up” Monday, April 5.

Public Works crews will collect items that normally are not collected during household garbage pick-up and take them to the Chestnut Ridge Landfill.

Residents should place refuse and rubbish items beside the street, ensuring that nothing protrudes into the street or obstructs sidewalks, utility poles, water meters, fire hydrants, or mailboxes.

Public works crews will follow a scheduled route to make collections one time on each street.

Items for collection must be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 5.

Once a crew has cleared an individual street, it will move to another area and will not be able to return for a second or late collection.

The maximum quantity of items per household is the equivalent of one pick-up truck load.

Items for collection may include:

• Water heaters, stoves, mattresses or box springs, furniture, and appliances.

Recyclable items (newspapers, magazines, plastics, cardboard, glass, and cans) should be separated so we may deliver them to a recycling center, rather than the sanitary landfill.

Crews will not collect the following:

• Tires

• Building materials or debris from remodeling

• Hazardous materials (paint, solvents, batteries, petroleum products)

• Air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers

(Some hazardous wastes may be disposed of on certain collection dates. Call Anderson County Solid Waste at 463-6845 for details.)

Brush and leaf collections are covered under a separate schedule and policy.

Residents with questions or comments may e-mail lmurphy@clintontn.net or call 457-6495.

Relay survivor dinner April 9
All area cancer survivors are invited to attend in the Relay For Life Survivor’s Celebration Dinner Friday, April 9.

The dinner will be held at the Junior Achievement Building by Anderson County High at 2135 N. Charles G. Seivers Blvd. Harrison’s Restaurant will cater the meal. 

Dr. Dale Henry will be the guest speaker and entertainer for the evening.  He is a well known motivational speaker from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

He has written a book, “The Proverbial Cracker Jack:  How to Get Out of the Box and Become the Prize.”

Invitations have been mailed to area cancer survivors, but the list may be missing local cancer survivors.  Anyone who is a cancer survivor may call Kelly Lenz at 457-1649 or email at CPTCKLenz@aol.com to be added to the mailing list. 

Anyone who plans to attend must RSVP by April 2.

The 2010 East Anderson County Relay For Life will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, and conclude early Sunday morning, June 6, at the Anderson County High School football field and track. Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s national signature activity, is a team event that raises awareness and money for cancer research. 

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