Miss Chasity Moses was chosen as 2015 Basketball Homecoming Queen this past week and she was crowned by Senior LaShawn Couey between games with Sequoyah. The Homecoming Court was made up of Senior Class Princess Chloe Cross, Junior Class Princess Maeson Stewart, Sophomore Class Princess Jessica Kirksey, and Freshman Class … Continue reading
By Joe Gaskill
The Ducktown City Commission met Thursday January 8th, 2015 with all members present. City Manager James Talley was also in attendance, but was removed from the position at the end of the meeting over the objections of Mayor Doug Collins and despite the provisions laid out in … Continue reading
A lesson in literacy at South Polk gave a South Polk student a glimpse of life in The White House. Nakia Woody sent her “Flat Stella” to Washington where she joined President Barak Obama on his daily activities.
Teacher Cayce Dalton explained that the book, “Flat Stanley” is utilized … Continue reading
Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $3,500 in grants to the Polk County organizations in November.
The program, founded in October of 2001, has donated more than $5.1 million to various community-service organizations throughout VEC’s 17-county service area.
Polk County groups collecting awards in November include the … Continue reading
Benton, Tenn. – The Polk County Health Department reminds everyone to get a flu vaccine this year. Influenza-like illnesses are increasing across the Volunteer State, so it’s very important for all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now.
Remember the Big Four. That’s … Continue reading
Local youth at the Benton Boys & Girls Club recently had the opportunity to learn more about the health implications and consequences of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. UT Extension Agents Donna Calhoun and Kelley Frady along with 4-H program assistant Joe Gaskill led the 10 week program to help youth … Continue reading
A familiar sound is once again heard in Benton on Sunday mornings. In 2014, the original bell of Benton First Baptist Church found a new bell tower. The bell was cast in 1900 by the C. S. Bell Company in Ohio. It was brought to Benton to be placed atop … Continue reading
A Christmas Luncheon for the Polk County High School Class of 1954 was held at the Ocoee River home of Opal Deverell and W. A. Wilhite on December 9, 2014, the celebrate the Christmas season and the birth of Christ. Good food and fellowship was enjoyed by 21 classmates and … Continue reading
Tastes of summer can be enjoyed all year by preserving those fresh fruits and vegetables either from your home vegetable garden or the local farmers market. Home canning involves adding food to jars and heating them to a high enough temperature to kill microorganisms that can make you sick, such … Continue reading
Members of Polk County’s Wildlife and Fisheries Committee are not happy with a proposed 30% rate increase from TWRA for hunting and fishing licenses. Committee members met last Tuesday to discuss the issue; another meeting is planned for Thursday just before the commission meeting, where a representative from TWRA will … Continue reading