Industrial Hemp applications being accepted

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The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from farmers and producers interested in growing industrial hemp.
In 2013, the Tennessee General Assembly enacted Public Chapter 916 tasking the department with development of a licensing and inspection program for the production of industrial hemp in Tennessee. As provided … Continue reading

Strategic Planning session encourages leaders to consider Polk’s positives

UT Extension Agent Donna Calhoun, Adrian Lambert with the Polk County
Chamber, and Beth Jones with Southeast Tennessee Development District discuss
how challenges and opportunities are sometimes the same thing.

Local business owners and elected officials joined Polk County Chamber of Commerce members for a strategic planning session last week. Led by the Southeast Tennessee Development District, the workshop encouraged leaders to consider the positives of Polk County and look toward the future.
Participants were first asked to discuss … Continue reading

Commissioners discuss airport, judicial commission, probation, and more

Polk County Commissioners had a long January meeting, discussing emergency communication equipment, the airport, surplus items, judicial commissioners, misdemeanor probation, Grassy Creek Road, the amusement tax, and the TWRA license fee.
Questions were raised during budget amendments about the sale of old election equipment. After the county received its … Continue reading