By Joe Gaskill
The Ducktown City Commission met Thursday December 4th, 2014 with Commissioner Doug Collins presiding. Items on the Agenda included the swearing-in of the newly elected commissioner, appointment of the positions of Mayor and Vice-mayor, the appointment of position responsibilities, acceptance of a resignation and new appointments to … Continue reading
West Polk County Fire and Rescue recently had its annual awards banquet at First Baptist Church in Benton. This event always held on the first Tuesday in December recognizes special members for their participation in Firefighting and Rescue Operations and for achieving excellence in training in many specialized areas. Chief … Continue reading
At a luncheon held November 14 at the Resolute Forest Products paper mill in Calhoun, Resolute presented $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Club Benton Unit. In August the employees at Resolute achieved 500,000 safe hours worked. For every 250,000 milestone, the mill receives a monetary award from the corporate … Continue reading
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received two search and rescue vehicles from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Supply Office (LESO). The donation was coordinated by District 22 State Representative Dan Howell who worked with PCSO Captain Brian Fields and Special Deputy Richard Jackson to facilitate the exchange.
Polk County … Continue reading
The Copperhill City Council met Monday November 17, 2014 with all members present. Items on the agenda included a presentation by the Tennessee Overhill Association, first reading of the city emergency plan, trash pickup discussion, Ocoee river mist project update, and Christmas bonuses for city employees.
The TN Overhill … Continue reading
In Commemoration of Polk’s 175th Anniversary
By Marian Bailey Presswood, Polk County Historian
If someone asked you to name the biggest change you have witnessed or read about since the founding of Polk County November 28, 1839 what would you say? The industrial or technology revolution, invention of the … Continue reading
The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year due to deer-mating and -hunting season. Last year, two people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.
“The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related … Continue reading
Several Tennessee State Parks were recently named “Best” in Tennessee by readers of The Tennessee Magazine. The publication announced the winners of its annual Best of Tennessee Readers’ Choice Awards earlier this month.
Hundreds of entries were submitted nominating the best food, attractions and accommodations across the state. The … Continue reading
Residents who attended last Saturday’s information session at the West Polk Library heard from trained counselors about available health insurance options for uninsured Tennesseans. Counselors scheduled a return trip to Polk County on December 9th to provide one-on-one assistance with applying for a Marketplace policy, TennCare, or CoverKids.
Nancy … Continue reading
During our October meeting, elections for new officers for next year’s term were held. It is with great pleasure to announce the following individuals who have been selected for office by the membership of Ocoee Region Beekeepers Association.
Allen Haines has been elected to represent the organization as President … Continue reading