• 0

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…

  • 0

With the vote to select a new Monroe County director of schools just hours away, the lawyer representing DeAnna McClendon has said nothing in the investigation at her current school district will “result in employment action or criminal charges.”

  • 0

A couple of years ago Jordan Peele, known mainly as a comedic actor and part of the Key and Peele comedy duo, made his debut as a director with a movie called “Get Out.” That movie, while containing a lot of horror movie elements, also had some commentary on race relations in it.

  • 0

The Tennessee Trail of Tears Association and the Charles Hall Museum of History & Heritage are joining forces to have a special event in Tellico Plains on Saturday, June 22.

featured
  • 0

Ret. Air Force Col. Don Edmands escorts Peggy White, the widow of the late Ken White, during the opening ceremony of annual Ken White Memorial Parade of Flags on Friday. American Flags will stay placed around the Courthouse and other public buildings in Madisonville through July 31. The Down…

  • 0

A Sweetwater area man was arrested Monday afternoon after U.S. probation officers found alleged drugs in his home during a visit.

  • 0

A man was arrested for assaulting another man Friday, claiming the man had sold his son’s soul to the devil.

  • 0

An autistic man was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly hit several family members, including his grandmother.

  • 0

A few years ago, 2014 to be exact, Hollywood finally broke down and brought Godzilla back to the big screen. It had tried in 1998 to have the radiation spawned giant reptile roar to life and make untold millions of dollars, but it didn’t really take.

  • 0

The 5,000-square-foot Willow Event Center recently opened at 212 Pleasant Drive in Madisonville. Owners Hunter and Elizabeth Lankford host weddings and other events in the new center. For more information, call 423-519-9297. The Lankfords are pictured at the recent Bicentennial Homecoming ev…

  • 0

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…

  • 0

A Sweetwater man was arrested after Facebook alerted a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detective that the man was having inappropriate conversations with a 14-year-old girl.

  • 0

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…

  • 0

If you have noticed lots of work going on at Sweetwater’s popular Engleman Park, the end result is going to be worth the wait, city officials say.

featured
  • 0

From left: Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram, and State Reps. Lowell Russell and Mark Cochran open Monroe County’s Bicentennial Homecoming at Sequoyah High School on Saturday. See more photos from the Bicentennial Homecoming event on page B4 of the June 12 edition.

  • 0

If you are looking for things to do in Tellico Plains, there will be even more options soon as the City Council approved several new events during their monthly meeting on Thursday night.

  • 0

There are plenty of pressures on Monroe County Government’s budget, however, a $717,000 Monroe County School System proposed budget shortfall is a major concern and dominated much of a nearly three-hour budget workshop on Monday.

  • 0

Two incumbent Sweetwater city commissioners, Sam Moser and Billy “Buster” West, held onto their seats in Thursday’s city election, however, incumbent Ed Lee lost his job when all the votes were tallied.

  • 0

Stopping to get gas resulted in Madisonville Police Officer Adam Russell arresting a man for being a felon in possession of a weapon on June 5.

  • 0

With scientists now claiming that humanity could see the beginning of its end by 2050, expect the amount of end of the world stories to grow even larger, if that’s possible.

  • 0

KNOXVILLE-The East Tennessee Historical Society’s (ETHS) annual Awards of Excellence were presented at the organization’s Annual Meeting on May 14, at the Foundry on the World’s Fair Site in Knoxville.

  • 0

There has been limited activity in Monroe County’s Niles Ferry Industrial Park located in Vonore. So, what’s new in the Niles Ferry Industrial Park?

  • 0

After a little more than a month without a 10th commissioner, Sweetwater resident Adam Reynolds was appointed to the Monroe County Commission on last Tuesday (May 28) night at the Monroe County Courthouse in Madisonville.

  • 0

The Sweetwater City Commission on Monday unanimously passed the second reading of the 2019-20 budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

  • 0

It took around five and a half hours, but the Monroe County Board of Education completed interviews last week with the five remaining candidates who are vying to become the next director of schools.

  • 0

Robert Hooper has worked in the Monroe County School System for more than 30 years. He has worked under a number of director of schools and now, he is hoping to take on that challenge.