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Tom Tallent has retired from the Tellico Area Service System (TASS). He joined the organization in 1989 and served in various ways. As a board member, Tallent was instrumental in building TASS from a small water facility to a vast complex of services known as Tellico Area Service Systems. Af…

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The special investigations section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted an investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Lowry Halden Jones of Monroe County.

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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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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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A Madisonville man was arrested Jan. 14 after Madisonville Police, Vonore Police and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation that lasted several weeks.

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A ribbon cutting was held at the new Monroe County Justice Center on Friday. Cutting the ribbon in the center of the photo are Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones and Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram.

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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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Destination Transportation is a free, new volunteer driver program created by the Monroe County Health Council to assist community members throughout the area by providing unmet transportation needs of eligible individuals who have no other means of transportation to and from approved services.

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A Sweetwater man was given an effective life sentence when he pleaded guilty to rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery in Monroe County Criminal Court.

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Two men were arrested Jan. 9 after they led deputies on a chase that nearly crashed into a group of people trying to move a tree.

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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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Dr. Hugh McCampbell is a retired large animal veterinarian from Sweetwater. He is a native of Knox County, having grown up on a farm in the Ritta Community.

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A Virginia man was arrested Dec. 31 after he stopped at the Sloan Center in Madisonville and reportedly started drinking a beer he hadn’t paid for.

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Linda (Wagner) Stingle Knox, age 70, of Sweetwater, was peacefully ushered into the presence of her heavenly Father on Thursday morning, Dec. 26, 2019, at her home with her family and former husband of 36 years by her side.

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Shown here is Executive Director for Compassion Ministries Robin Rolland and Pastor Steve McCullar during the event they held at Coker Creek Elementary School to give food to Families in need on Dec. 21. For more photos from the event, see Page A8