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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the state does not have the right to withhold ordinary public records just because they become part of a criminal investigation.

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JTEKT recently received an award from Honda acknowledging the Vonore plant’s work in producing parts for Honda cars and trucks. The award is called Excellence in Value award and is considered highly prestigious in the automotive industry. TEKT Automotive in Mexico, located in San Lois Potosi…

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Recently my wife and I were passing through Denver International Airport and as we were waiting on the train I noticed a sign on the wall that said, “60 to 70 million people per year are moving to cities in the next three decades.”

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Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Tennessee’s only tribally owned museum, will host its 28th annual Cherokee Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

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Ashley Ingram, of Sweetwater, recently won the Ms. World crown in Nassau in the Bahamas representing the United States. She will spend the next year traveling the world advocating for empowering women and social media safety. Ingram was crowned Ms. U.S. World while representing Tennessee in …

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A Sweetwater man was one of four men charged after a joint investigation by special agents with the Human Trafficking Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), detectives with the Cleveland Police Department, and investigators with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Department.

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The Sweetwater Police Department investigated a complaint that several men had made inappropriate gestures and comments toward several customers and employees at Walmart around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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Monroe County School System is once again a Level Five system!

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The state’s Court of Criminal Appeals has cut in half the 50-year sentence given to a former Coker Creek woman, who was convicted of attempted first-degree murder and conspiracy in connection with the poisoning death of her husband.

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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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Take some minor star power, add a dead on arrival plot, decide it’d work best as a Netflix original, keep the running time under 90 minutes and you have the perfect movie to watch on a hot summer night.

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What should have been a short and to-the-point meeting turned contentious after rumors spread on social media this week that the Monroe County Commission was going to vote down the Monroe County School System’s budget.

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A search is underway in Monroe County to find the 1,027 children who are not receiving books each month from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. All children from birth to age 5 can get an age-appropriate free book each month in the mail addressed to them. The Imagination Library is curren…

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A new attraction at the Aug. 6 National Night Out in Sweetwater was very popular along with the many other usual activities. The soap machine captivated children of all ages. The Sweetwater Police Department worked with all the city departments, businesses and volunteers to make the event on…

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For the first time ever, the Tellico Plains Police Department hosted National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. There was a variety of free activities for children and families, including water inflatables. National Night Out is celebrated annually across thousands of communities to enhance the …

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Sweetwater City Schools Director Rodney Boruff said the first week of school got off to a great start, when he discussed the new academic year with the Sweetwater Board of Education on Monday night.

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U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann came to Monroe County last week to meet with local officials and sit in on a “top secret” meeting at Tellico Reservoir Agency (TRDA) A about a potential new very large industry coming to the Tellico West Industrial Park. From left: Monroe County Economic De…

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If you tend to fly the friendly skies or regularly spend time in federal government buildings, you have probably heard you need something called a “Real ID.”

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With high school activity buses being removed from this year’s Monroe County Schools budget due to the financial crisis, Tellico Plains High School thinks they have found a solution to the expensive cost of transporting athletes to away games.

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A Madisonville man was arrested on Aug. 6 after he allegedly shoplifted, then tried to get in a car with a woman in the parking lot.

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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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Quentin Tarantino is a movie director who doesn’t actually make that many movies. In a career that spans nearly 30 years, he has made nine movies. Most directors hit movie number nine in year nine.

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The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office made a drug arrest early Thursday after a confidential informant told Deputy Billy Littleton a drug buy would be going down in a superstore parking lot.

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Madisonville Mayor Glenn Moser presented a proclamation to Steve Duncan on Monday honoring Duncan’s role in saving the lives of two men who fell into the water near Fort Loudoun Dam on July 29. Moser said Duncan and a friend were able to pull the men out of the water after they were taken un…

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A Tellico Plains-area woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault Saturday even though she was the one who was shot.

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A great honor is coming for one of Sweetwater and Monroe County’s most distinguished citizens as the New Highway 68 bridge that spans Interstate 75 will be named after World War II hero Clinton Riddle at 10 a.m. on Friday (Aug. 9).

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Voicing frustration with the Monroe County Commission, the Monroe County Board of Education voted last week to eliminate several teaching positions to help balance its 2019-20 fiscal year budget, which was facing a $481,728 deficit.

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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 effectively given a life sentence in Monroe County Criminal Court after he was sentenced to serve 100 percent of a 40-year sentence for child rape.

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Monroe County Criminal Court wrapped up its July session as the month came to an end and heard the following guilty pleas and indictments.

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An Athens man who was charged in an October 2018 shooting has been indicted in Monroe County Criminal Court.

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Every summer there’s a thriller novel that comes along to dominate the reading lists of most people. It’s usually hyped by big name authors and you could almost bet the house on it becoming a movie in the near future.