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David Wilson, a 27-year-old from the struggling town of Jellico, on the Kentucky border, has been in recovery from opioid addiction for nearly three years. “It took me a long time to get where I am now,” he said. “I’m the happiest I’ve been in my entire life.” Here, he forms a triangle with …

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Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram signed a proclamation recently declaring April 2019 as Autism Awareness Month in Monroe County. The proclamation stated that one in 59 children were diagnosed with autism in 2018 and that it is a reality that many children and adults with deal with. The procl…

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From left: Wayne Key, who heads up various safety programs for the Sweetwater City Schools, accepts a $16,734 grant check from Tennessee Risk Management’s Jason Baggett at the recent Sweetwater Board of Education meetings. The Sweetwater City School System received the largest grant in the s…