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A Sweetwater man was arrested early Oct. 9 after he led deputies on a chase that ended up with very little room to maneuver.

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A Sweetwater man is scheduled to be in court Nov. 5 on charges he broke into his ex-girlfriends home Oct. 1 and held her at gunpoint.

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The following is compiled from records of Monroe County General Sessions Court. Readers are cautioned that persons may exist with similar or identical names to those listed below. The term “11/29” means the defendant received a sentence of 11 months, 29 days — generally the most severe sente…

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State Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and State Reps. Mark Cochran (R-Englewood) and Lowell Russell (R-Vonore) announced on Friday that Monroe County will receive a total of $840,000 through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The local lawmakers made the announcement after receiving the…

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The Monroe County Health Department, along with Sequoyah’s school resource officer, held a special program to inform people of the dangers of vaping and narcotic use last week.

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The Advocate & Democrat runs most community calendar and church calendar items free of charge. Deadline for submissions is noon on Friday. Items will run as space is available and we cannot guarantee items will run more than one time. Submissions can be emailed to news@advocateanddemocrat.com

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NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The annual baiting program admin…

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As we start moving into October and finally see temperatures lower to a more comfortable average, I have started to look toward autumn and a whole new season of festivals, fairs and gatherings around Monroe County. From September to December, Monroe County has become one of the top destinati…

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Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram recently signed a proclamation declaring the first week of October as Industry and Business Appreciation Week in Monroe County. In the proclamation, Ingram pointed out that Monroe County has more than 150 industries and business that play a vital part of supp…

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The following is compiled from records of Monroe County General Sessions Court. Readers are cautioned that persons may exist with similar or identical names to those listed below. The term “11/29” means the defendant received a sentence of 11 months, 29 days — generally the most severe sente…

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Unemployment rates for each of Tennessee’s 95 counties dropped during August 2019 according to data released Sept. 26 by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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Sweetwater World War II veteran Clinton Riddle, second from right, spent much of September in Europe for the 75th Anniversary of key World War II battles. Riddle is a veteran of D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and other major campaigns. Riddle will turn 99 in early 2020. In June, he visited F…

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The National Muscadine Festival as always produced a stompin good time with the muscadine grape stomp. The two-day event was held at Tsali Notch Vineyard this past weekend and organized by the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. Blistering heat both Friday and Saturday did not hamper the popu…

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The following is compiled from records of Monroe County General Sessions Court. Readers are cautioned that persons may exist with similar or identical names to those listed below. The term “11/29” means the defendant received a sentence of 11 months, 29 days - generally the most severe sente…

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With an emergency radio system that has seen better days, the Monroe County Commission voted by a narrow margin on Sept. 24 to sign a contract with Motorola to provide new radios for all county offices that use them.

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A Sweetwater man was arrested Sept. 22 after he allegedly choked his cousin and then had to have a knife pulled on him to get him off another person.

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The following is compiled from records of Monroe County General Sessions Court. Readers are cautioned that persons may exist with similar or identical names to those listed below. The term “11/29” means the defendant received a sentence of 11 months, 29 days - generally the most severe sente…

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The idea that the cream will always rise to the top has usually been a saying associated with sports. Would Lou Gehrig or Babe Ruth have success in the modern day baseball world? Would Johnny Unitas still throw touchdown passes in the NFL of 2019?

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It started out Sept. 16 as a search for a truck that drove through the grass at the Lifestar helipad on Pleasant Grove Road in Sweetwater, and ended with a man being arrested when counterfeit money was found in his car.

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A 2018 state law that allows cellphone companies to place smaller communication towers in municipal right-of-ways should improve service, however, it will mean there will likely be several of these smaller towers scattered around in many towns.

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SHS Homecoming Parade and powder puff football games

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Do you love pictures of cats? Would you be available and willing to take some kitty snapshots at the Monroe County Animal Shelter a few times during the week?