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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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What came in as a family dispute ended up involving a knife and a man being Tasered by a deputy who snuck up on him.

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Sometimes the volunteers with the Monroe County Rescue Squad can be unsung and under appreciated, but all the people in attendance at last Saturday’s annual Officer Installation and Dinner for the Rescue Squad know and appreciate what they do.

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Not wanting a cigarette butt in the car led to a Sweetwater man being arrested on drug charges Tuesday night.

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After the highest yearly amount of rainfall ever recorded across the Tennessee Valley by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 2018, wet weather is continuing into early 2019.

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Following the action of the Sweetwater City School System and surroundings counties, the Monroe County Board of Education voted on Thursday night to adopt middle school football and start play this fall.

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By his own admission, it was not a murder at the top of his cold case list, but then fate intervened and 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Crump’s team was able to make an arrest for a March 1973 homicide.

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A team of students at Sequoyah High School are meeting on Saturdays to work with algebra 2 teacher Cynthia George, chemistry teacher Dakota Stephenson and retired engineer Alex Leus.

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A New York-native’s passion for medicine, advice from the man he replaced and a little warm weather and the beauty of Tennessee helped Sweetwater Hospital Association (SHA) land a new doctor.

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Restaurants located with the city limits of Tellico Plains now have the option to brew specialty beer and other alcoholic beverages.

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A Madisonville man was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly pulled a gun while holding a baby.

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The City of Sweetwater in many ways paved the way educating much of East Tennessee about the 2017 total solar eclipse and the city certainly seized the rare celestial event and made it an economic windfall for the community.

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Dennis “Denny” Graham will be the new director of the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) for Monroe County, Mayor Mitch Ingram announced on Monday.

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The town of Tellico Plains is losing more than $10,000 each year in unpaid water debts, and it’s getting worse, said Utilities Manager Robert Patty.

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The Tellico Plains City Council met on Thursday night and finalized plans on how to spend a $25,000 grant from Monroe County Economic Development but ended the night with an exciting announcement.

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An arrest was made in a 46-year-old murder case last week, bringing back memories of a murder mystery that baffled investigators, the media and local residents for almost half a century.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced his first legislative initiative, the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) to expand access to vocational and technical training.

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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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Monroe County Criminal Court wrapped up its January session, hearing guilty pleas from the following defendants:

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For at least a couple days this past week, temperatures soared into the upper 60s and 70s and Monroe Countians enjoyed a breath of fresh air while dreaming of spring days ahead. Bridgett Combs’ dog Rocky was so excited to see sunshine that it was hard to figure out where to run first--after …

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USDA Food Commodities will be distributed at the DCEA Monroe County Neighborhood Service Center at 884 Englewood Road in Madisonville on Thursday, Feb. 21, starting at 9 a.m. and will only last until all food is distributed or until 4 p.m. The distribution is offered through Douglas-Cherokee…

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Due to an alarming decline in attendance rates because of illness, the Monroe County School System was forced to close Thursday and Friday. The Sweetwater City School System stayed open on Thursday, but the attendance rate continued to drop, leading to their schools closing on Friday.

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With the number of flu cases rising in Monroe County, health officials are urging residents to take precautions to prevent further spreading of the virus.

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Sweetwater city commissioners on Monday unanimously voted to require lodging businesses to charge their guests a 2.25 percent privilege or “hotel” tax.

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A husband and wife have been charged with custodial interference and making a false report to investigators after they allegedly harbored a missing 15-year-old Sweetwater girl then lied to authorities about it.

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Citing a desire to go in another direction, Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram fired Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director David Chambers last week.

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After arresting a couple on drug charges after they were allegedly spotted having sex in the parking lot of Plaza 68, a couple of days later, Sweetwater Police arrested two more after being told they were fighting in a Cadillac.

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It was a meeting without much to shout about as the Madisonville Mayor and Aldermen on Monday afternoon and looked at revisiting their agreement to provide fire protection outside of the city and hiring more patrol officers.

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Each February for Scout Week, the Boy Scouts of America sponsor a food drive. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Sweetwater Scout Troop 98 and Cub Scout Pack 117, distributed door hangers in the Broad Street, Mayes Avenue, McCaslin Avenue, and Church Street area, as well as, Borden Addition, Buena Vista, …

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There wasn’t enough snow at her house to build her own snowman, but Faith Yearwood made the best of it, dressing up like a snowman and enjoying the beauty of the winter wonderland.

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2018 was certainly an amazing year and 2019 is off to a bang as well.

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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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It has been a great year for sales tax revenue in Sweetwater so far, City Recorder Jessica Morgan reported during the Jan. 28 monthly city workshop.