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Eric Shawn Bazemore, 22, Monroe Street, Sweetwater, violation of probation, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, reset for 6/16.

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A Madisonville man allegedly didn’t want to pay for a pair of boots, but he did manage to offer a cop $20 if he’d throw away some meth and forget the whole thing.

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While court proceedings remain closed to the public and no hearings are being held for people not in jail, those behind bars did make appearances in Monroe County Criminal Court in May.

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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@advocateanddemocra…

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The Monroe County Cattlemen’s Association (MCCA) is expanding their Robert L. Sliger Scholarship Fund to include a scholarship for a college student who has completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year in good standing at an accredited college or university. This will be awarded at the…

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Typically, I try to speak to topics that pertain to everyone in our county from the youngest to the oldest. However, this month I want to deviate from that a bit and speak to our high school seniors as they try to navigate this very difficult and uncertain time and set their sights on the ne…

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The recipient of this year’s L. Cpl. Frankie Watson Memorial Scholarship is Sequoyah High School senior Jacob Kadau. Kadau is joining the Marine Corp and is currently set to attend boot camp in October after having his date pushed back due to COVID-19. Kadau (center) is pictured with State R…

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Anthony Gregory Clowers, 44, Old Federal Road, Madisonville, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, bound over to grand jury; criminal trespassing, dismissed.

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Chota Community Health Services (CCHS) is currently conducting the 2020 Monroe County Quality of Life Survey. This survey is designed to gauge various health related aspects of life in the community from the perspective of those who live here.

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Peoples Bank of East Tennessee has awarded three students from Tellico Plains High School the Ernestine Hawkins Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is being awarded in honor of the late Ernestine Hawkins, the wife of Harold Hawkins, former county commissioner and director of Peoples Bank.

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As Monroe County and communities across the nation begin to reopen while continuing to face the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to continue to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These recommendations include frequent and proper hand washing,…

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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@advocateanddemocra…

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He reportedly cursed at ambulance personnel and a couple of women and brought a hammer out of the house, but in the end a Sweetwater man was arrested without incident May 11.