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From left: State Rep. Mark Cochran, Monroe County Airport Director Tom McCosh, State Rep. Lowell Russell and State Sen. Mike Bell celebrate the Monroe County Airport being recently named Airport of the Year for Tennessee. The presentation was part of a large event as the Monroe County Airpor…

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Monroe County E-911 dispatchers Rhinna Colquitt, Faye Black and Rachel Duckett, along with E-911 Director April White, look on as Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram signs a proclamation declaring April 14-20 as Public Safety Communications Week in Monroe County. The proclamation said dispatche…

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Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram, left, presents Tellico Plains Mayor Patrick Hawkins, right, with a $25,000 check from the county for the town to use for community development. The City Council has requested to use the grant funds for the following: $15,000 towards the town’s matching part …

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Kindergarten student Katie Cleveland gets down to serious Easter egg hunting at Sweetwater Primary School on Thursday. Hundreds of students took part in egg hunts before getting a day off from school on Good Friday.

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A Niota man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly drove all over the countryside trying to avoid a Sweetwater Police officer.

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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’s hard to find a family that has not been affected by the nasty “c” word in some way.

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This summer, the Monroe Area Council for the Arts will be hosting two summer arts programs to serve students in the Monroe area in fifth through 12th grades.

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Whether or not to allow an internet sales-based business that sells high-tech gun locks to locate in Willow Creek took up about 45 minutes of a nearly 90-minute Sweetwater Regional Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals meeting on Monday.

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A man was arrested early Monday after he allegedly ran because he had a bag of syringes on him.

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Two people were arrested on drug charges late Friday after a Sweetwater Police officer noticed one of them was wanted on outstanding warrants.

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From a woman lying on the side of the road to a man who allegedly picked up a vacuum cleaner from a shelf and took it to returns, Sweetwater Police ran into all kinds over the weekend.

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Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram, center, presents Madisonville Mayor Glenn Moser, right, and Alderman Fred Cagle, left, with a $25,000 check from the county for the City of Madisonville to use for community development. Madisonville will be using the county grant funds as a match for the Co…

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Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram, left presents Sweetwater Mayor Doyle Lowe, right, with a $25,000 check from the county for the City of Sweetwater to use toward community development. Sweetwater will use their grant as matching funds for an Agriculture Grant, which will be used for infrastr…

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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 Mayor Mitch Ingram signed a proclamation recently declaring April 2019 as Autism Awareness Month in Monroe County. The proclamation stated that one in 59 children were diagnosed with autism in 2018 and that it is a reality that many children and adults with deal with. The procl…

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Monroe County Criminal Court wrapped up its March 2019 session with guilty pleas and a handful of grand jury indictments.

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The Monroe County Good Scout Award Dinner held recently at the First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater was a night to celebrate Scouting and honor those who have meant so much to the Scouts.

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Editor’s note: This is the second of three parts in a series by Adams Publishing Group newspapers about the nation’s ongoing and evolving opioid crisis.

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A strong storm system will move across the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians on Sunday producing widespread storms, the National Weather Service said on Friday.

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A variety of science-based careers were on display recently when the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Traveling Science Fair came to Sweetwater High School (SHS).

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The Monroe County School System held an open house last Thursday, April 4, for the new office of Coordinated School Health, the Family Resource Center and Behavioral Health Services, which moved into the former Maternity Center at 3459 New Highway 68 in Madisonville. The Monroe County Chambe…

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Proving that an old-fashioned letter writing campaign can still work, TDS Telecom (Tellico Telephone Company) announced last week that it has plans to install lines that will bring broadband service to those who live outside of the Vonore city limits.

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A Wisconsin man already facing charges in connection with a missing Madisonville teenager now faces more charges when a new superseding four-count indictment was handed down against him this past week in federal court in Madison, Wis.

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A fire at Lynn Lumber Company on Wiggins Road in Tellico Plains on Thursday afternoon quickly spread, bringing devastation to the long-time, family-owned sawmill. Fire departments from across Monroe County responded to the flame, and fire responders from other counties were also called in to…

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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 recent announcement that the City of Sweetwater’s Main Street organization has been awarded $70,000 in Placemakers grant funds brings the total of grant funds awarded to the city since 2010 to $4,402,067.