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The Sweetwater Utilities Board (SUB) will open its new office to the public at noon on Monday, Sept. 30.

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The Monroe County Health Council’s second annual Rally 4 Recovery, a celebration of hope event, was held on Saturday at Engleman Park in Sweetwater. Throughout the evening, there were testimonies, vendors and a kid’s zone, free Narcan training, Hepatitis A shots and giveaways.

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Effective Oct. 1, The Advocate & Democrat will no longer be operating out of our current location at 609 Sweetwater-Vonore Road in Sweetwater.

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For more than 17 years, United Way of Monroe County has been coordinating Santa’s Helper to provide a complete Christmas for underprivileged children in the county. United Way of Monroe County will hold sign-ups for this year’s Santa’s Helper on the following dates and locations:

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Carl Esposito, publisher of The Daily Times for nine years and regional president for Adams Publishing Group for nearly three years, will retire effective Nov. 1, Adams Publishing Group announced in a press release.

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The City of Sweetwater had a good year when it comes to the 2018-19 fiscal year, which just closed on June 30.

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Monroe County Wildlife Officers along with USDA Forest Service Officers from the Cherokee National Forest have closed a bear baiting case. The Forest Service and TWRA work closely when dealing with issues on the South Cherokee Wildlife Management Area, which is part of the Cherokee National Forest.

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Rubiks Groove performs at the Bicentennial Bash at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum on Saturday. The performance was the kickoff to the Monroe County Area Council for the Arts (MACA) annual Performance Series and honored the Bicentennial Year for Monroe County. The state officially acknowledged Mo…

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If everything goes according to plan, Genera, the company that gained fame with switchgrass about a decade ago, will start expanding its Vonore location in a couple of weeks, culminating 80 new jobs by next summer.

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It’s been many years since I had to impress a woman enough to get her to marry me, and I’ve only had to do it once so far (can’t imagine any circumstances where it would happen again), but I think the thing that really got her on board was my declaration that with a two-household income, she…

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If you’re a fan of Stephen King’s work, and you’ve been around long enough, you know it’s almost impossible to make a movie from one of his books that will satisfy everyone.

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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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The volunteer thrift store and the volunteer fundraising staffs of Monroe County Friends of Animals (MCFA) are preparing a big welcome for all who come to this year’s Dining for Dogs and Cats.

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Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram, far left, looks on as Monroe County EMT Director Randy White, center, and Monroe County Veteran’s Services Director Andy Boyd place a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial at the Monroe County Courthouse Wednesday. During the brief ceremony, Ingram talked about all th…

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When the sheriff goes bad, you have to call out the K-9 Unit. Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones II played the bad guy during a K-9 Unit demonstration at the Monroe County Animal Shelter on Saturday. K-9 Officer Clint Brookshire used his dog Eros to take down the “rogue” sheriff and place him…

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The 2019-20 school year has already been in session a month and, so far, there were not a whole lot of issues to discuss when the Sweetwater Board of Education met on Sept. 3.

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The American Cancer Society’s fourth annual Monster Dash 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk and costume contest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Kahite Club House, located at 400 Kahite Trail in Vonore.

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Despite his alleged pleas to be shot, a Sweetwater-area man was taken into custody after fighting with a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy late Friday night.

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Employees from the Cash Advance Offices in Sweetwater and Madisonville recently presented a cake and signed posters to members of law enforcement, the Rescue Squad, fire departments and emergency services as a way to honor the memory of 9/11 and the people who continue to serve the country.

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Davy N. “Crock” Armour, of Sweetwater, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. He was a member of Glenlock Baptist Church, of Sweetwater. Crock was a well-known livestock farmer in Monroe, McMinn and Meigs counties.

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An alleged drug deal in one parking lot led to a wreck in another lot after the alleged seller decided to he wanted the marijuana back on Sept. 2, investigators said.

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A man was arrested Aug. 31 after he reportedly threw a woman to the ground and hit her multiple times in a grocery store parking lot.

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“I Am Mother,” yet another Netflix original about the end of the world, has all the marking of a 1970’s science fiction flick. A very small cast, an almost entirely indoor location, the inability to figure out who the good guys are and an ending that will leave you confused and depressed.

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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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The highlighted Character Counts trait for the past month has been “responsibility.” These students have been picked by their teachers because they have been wonderful role models on what responsibility should look like. Top row, left to right, second grade: Heidi Croft, Kailyn Vestal, Payso…

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September is National Recovery Month and a free, family-oriented event hopes to destigmatize addiction, celebrate recovery and rally the community together to find a solution.

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A Street next to Sweetwater Creek in Sweetwater was closed several days last week due to a leak cleanup at Bryant Boats. “Over the weekend, we experienced a leak in our resin tank,” the company said in a statement. “Quick reaction from our team contained the leak and addressed environmental …

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The official grand opening celebrating the new splash pad at Engleman Park in Sweetwater is set for 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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

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Madisonville received a $25,000 grant from the Randy Boyd Foundation last week to go toward a dog park in the Industrial Park. Boyd, currently serving as the interim president of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, awarded grants to several counties and cities, including Madisonville a…