Copper Basin High School’s Powderpuff Team participated in the 2014 Pink Ribbon Bowl at Walker Valley High School on October 2nd. The Lady Cougars went head to head with Meigs County High School. Copper Basin’s tight defense gave them many opportunities to score, but it wasn’t until late in the … Continue reading
The Wildcats put forth a great effort against the visiting Sequoyah Chiefs this past Friday night but still fell to the Chiefs by a score of 21-0. In spite of the loss there were some positives that came out of the game for the Wildcats: Kendrick Tinker made his first … Continue reading
After losing a tough match last week to Chattanooga Central, the Polk County Lady Wildcat volleyball team has proceeded to reel off five wins in a row as they approach the end of the 2014 regular season. “We played well at Chattanooga Central, but they have a very good team … Continue reading
Celebrating our county’s 175th Anniversary
by Marian Bailey Presswood, Polk County Historian
High on the priority list when establishing a new community was the building of grist mills to grind the corn and wheat, and they were really the first industries. It was right up there with building schools … Continue reading
Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) President/CEO Rody Blevins says the recently approved TVA budget for 2015 and will impact VEC members.
“The first thing most people will be interested in knowing about the TVA budget is whether or not it will mean higher electric bills,” Blevins said. “For VEC members … Continue reading
The Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association (TOHA) is looking for musicians, bands, choirs, and vocalists who reside in McMinn, Monroe, and Polk counties. TOHA is developing an online directory of musicians, bands, and other artists that will become part of the TOHA Website. The directory will generate multiple benefits. It will … Continue reading
Local area residents are invited to participate in the 5th annual Quilt Court, a quilt show held during Benton Arts and Heritage Days on the last Saturday in October. This year’s festival is slated to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 25th.
Quilt Court is held annually in … Continue reading
The Ocoee Grape Escape, a regional wine tour in Southeast Tennessee, will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 3 – 8 p.m. EST. Three wineries in the Ocoee River area – Savannah Oaks Winery, Morris Vineyards and Ocoee Winery – are partnering for a coordinated wine trail experience. … Continue reading
The Chilhowee Gliderport is in the midst of a massive project to upgrade the runway surface. After years of persistence the Chilhowee Soaring Association Inc. has acquired state support for improvements to their grass runway. In May the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission approved a 95/5 runway safety improvement grant for engineering … Continue reading
By Joe Gaskill
The Ducktown City Commission met Thursday October 2nd, 2014. All members were present with the exception of Commissioner Doug Collins. Items on the agenda included the Financial Policy for TML insurance and changes to the building rehab project.
The first item of new business regarded the … Continue reading