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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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Shown here is the U-Like-It Restaurant that used to operate in Downtown Sweetwater. This restaurant was on the lower floor of the building that housed Harry T. Burn’s law office. Burn, a Niota native with strong Sweetwater ties, cast the deciding vote to pass the 19th Amendment, allowing wom…

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A woman from Tellico Plains was sent to Blount County Memorial Hospital after reportedly being attacked by a humanized white-tailed deer recently.

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The State of Tennessee will use millions of dollars in grant money to help 38 distressed and at-risk counties across Tennessee bolster workforce development efforts. The funding was approved by the Tennessee Workforce Development Board and aligns with Gov. Bill Lee’s rural initiatives.

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To emphasize the significance of agriculture on the life and economy of Monroe County, the UT Extension Monroe County, Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Monroe County Cattlemen’s Association (MCCA) hosted an Agriculture Day of farm tours for the Monroe County Chamb…

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USDA Food Commodities will be distributed at the Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority’s Monroe County Neighborhood Service Center, located at 884 Englewood Road in Madisonville, on Thursday, Nov. 21, beginning at 9 a.m. The distribution will continue until all food is distributed or until 2:30 p.m.

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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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After being postponed to Saturday, Nov. 2, due to the threat of rain and inclement weather on Halloween, sunny skies and fall temperatures brought a large crowd out to Madisonville’s annual Halloween in the City. Shown here are Volunteer Federal Bank employees giving out candy while particip…

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I once heard a gentleman refer to Kahite’s oldest residents as “the original settlers.” That probably sounded as odd to my ears in 2019 as it would have to evict Confederates in 1865, Cherokee marching west (at gunpoint) in 1838 or local tribesmen in 1600 — tribesmen who inhabited the Vonore…

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Beginning Nov. 8 and leading up to Nov. 11, Monroe County has several events planned in honor of Veterans Day, including:

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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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Sawdust was flying at the Cherohala Skyway Festival on Saturday as children of all ages dug for treasures during the popular Sawdust Dig, sponsored by Volunteer Federal Savings Bank. See more photos from the festival on Page B8 of the Oct. 30 edition.