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American Legion Post 256 members were provided with a briefing during their recent monthly meeting. M. Kevin Knowles, cemetery director for Veterans Services in Tennessee, laid out information of the benefits to interring eligible service members and dependents in one of the five Tennessee s…

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Cleveland State Community College started a program of welding instruction for individuals housed in the Monroe County Jail. Last week, the first cohort of students completed training and received a certificate of completion. The program started in late January 2021 and the local workforce b…

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Seven 4-H members from Monroe County competed at the State 4-H Meats Judging Contest at UT Knoxville on June 1. The youth participated as two teams, and placed third and seventh. Team members identified retail cuts of beef, pork, and lamb, and also judged several classes, such as fresh hams,…

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Lauren Hawk, a student at Tellico Plains High School, is pictured with her second-place poster for the state June Dairy Month poster contest. Approximately 1,007 posters were submitted across 25 counties in Tennessee. Hawk received a cash award of $300.

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Bryant Woods is Monroe County’s very first student to earn the Occupational Diploma. Woods completed two years of the WBL-Transitions program to earn this honor. He did so well that he was hired at Food City in Vonore as a full-time employee.

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