Wet/dry petition is short of signatures

Posted September 13, 2022 at 12:07 pm

Albany and Clinton County will continue to be a “dry island” where the sale of alcoholic beverages is concerned, after a petition seeking to get the question placed on the ballot failed to have enough valid signatures.

Clinton County Clerk Nathan Collins told the Clinton County News on Monday of this week that he had completed the task of certifying the signatures on the petitions that had been placed in several locations, and the total number of valid signatures had not reached the 1,070 needed.

Collins noted that in order for the question to have been placed on the November general election ballot, there would have had to have been an amount of signatures equal to 25 percent of the votes cast in the previous general election.

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    Posted September 13, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Law enforcement officers from the area continue to battle the local war on drugs, and criminal activity in general, which resulted in the following arrests:

    The Albany Police Department arrested four individuals last week, including one for unlawful

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    Fire destroys barn

    Posted September 13, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    The Albany Fire Department was called to the scene of a barn fire located on U.S. Hwy 127 at the home of Chris Ballenger on Sunday afternoon, September 11, at 5 p.m. Firefighter Bozie York said the cause of the fire was undetermined at

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    Council delays vote on tax rates

    Posted September 13, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Albany City Council met in regular session last Tuesday, September 6, with all members present. Although the agenda was light, there was much discussion and many actions taken during the meeting, which lasted approximately an hour.


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    Important election date reminders

    Posted September 13, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    The ending of Labor Day weekend usually signals the beginning of the final stretch for campaigning in the November General Election, and the year 2022 in Albany and Clinton County is no exception.

    Campaign signs are

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    Separate accidents claim two lives

    Posted September 8, 2022 at 9:39 am


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    David A. Thrasher

    Clinton County was plagued with two accidents this past weekend that took the lives of two Albany residents.

    On Saturday night, September

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    Posted September 8, 2022 at 9:35 am

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    John N. Maynard

    Law enforcement officers from the area continue to battle the local war on drugs, and criminal activity in general, which resulted in the following arrests:

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    Fiscal court adjusts employee entry level pay

    Posted July 28, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Clinton Fiscal Court held its regular meeting last Thursday, July 21, before a room filled with spectators and all court members on hand.

    Although the meeting was brief, lasting only about 20 minutes, several important actions were

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    Fiscal court holds call meeting last Thursday

    Posted December 15, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a just over half hour special call meeting last Thursday afternoon, December 9, with five of six magistrates present.

    The court heard one presentation and voted on three items of business that

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    Grand jury true bills released

    Posted December 1, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Clinton County Grand Jury indictments have been released, and as previously reported by the Clinton County News, those indictments included a 152 count indictment by a local grand jury for alleged sex related offenses involving minor children.

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    Fiscal court has busy October meeting

    Posted October 27, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Clinton Fiscal Court had a busy regular meeting last Thursday, October 21, with all members present and several items of business on the agenda for the meeting that lasted a little over an hour.

    Included on the

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted September 1, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Dawgs still looking for win #1 after Celina loss

    Our Bulldogs had another hard night Friday in front of a nice home crowd on Bulldog Field where they played host to a big, hard hitting and very

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 17, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Football hits Bulldog Field this Friday night

    Rocky Tallent and company will get their chance to fire up on a new season this Friday night when Clinton County plays host to Wayne County.

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    Golf team splits tri-match Monday

    Posted August 17, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Clinton County Golf Dawg Blaine Melton watches his chip shot fly toward the cup Monday afternoon on the sixth hole at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Golf Course. The Golf

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 28, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Congrats to the Albany Angels

    The future of girls softball at Clinton County High School is looking more than just little bright in the past few weeks, with the success of several travel teams from Albany and

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    Albany Angels pick up 4th at nationals

    Posted July 28, 2022 at 8:50 am

    The Albany Angels, Coached by Todd Messer, Chris Marlow, Jay Longwell, Michael Rains and Chris Ipock, took its game to Gulf Shores, Alabama, to compete in the USSSA 14U Nationals last week. The team finished the tournament with a

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 19, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Summer marches on, gymnasium renovations will be split

    Summer marches on, all too quick, of course, but at this writing, there still isn’t a ton of sports activities to report on.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 12, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Dead period ends, expect to see a ‘crank-up’ in high school sports

    With the end of the “dead period” last week, teams can begin to gather, hold team meetings and even do some practicing in

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 29, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Athletes, coaches take a break (sure, they do)

    As I mentioned a few weeks ago, there is a stretch during the early summer weeks known as the “dead period” when coaches are not supposed to have any

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    Extension Notes … by Colby Guffey

    Posted August 30, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Late summer is the best time to establish cool-season forages

    Source: Jimmy Henning, extension forage specialist

    The period from late summer into early fall is the best time

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    VFW donates to local law enforcement agencies

    Posted April 26, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    The VFW Post 1096 used funding from the chili supper fund raiser to purchase individual first aid kits for all active law enforcement officers in Clinton County. The number of law enforcement officers shot this year nationally has increased

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    NEWS travels with the Irwins to Bahamas

    Posted April 12, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    The Clinton County News took a spring break cruise and a stopover to the Bahamas with the Nick and Jessica Irwin family recently, enjoying the beach sun and several special sites, including a tour of the

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    Big Blue Santa visits the NEWS Grinch

    Posted December 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Albany’s Big Blue Santa – AKA Clinton County Attorney Michael Rains – was out and about town recently and he made a stop by the office of the Clinton County News to say “Hi” to the

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    Walker, Fitzgerald to wed

    Posted December 21, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Leon Walker and Christina Fitzgerald would like to invite friends and family to their wedding, January 1, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at Family Christian Fellowship, next to the Dixie Cafe in Byrdstown, Tennessee. All friends and family

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    Chamber of Commerce SHOP at HOME winner

    Posted December 15, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Paige Armstrong was the first prize winner of $100 from the entries of the SHOP after Thanksgiving shopping local and small event sponsored by the Albany-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce.


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