On Saturday, June 27, 2015 the Etowah Historical Commission will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the completion of the Old Line Railroad between Etowah, TN and Copperhill, TN by offering a special train excursion to follow the same route taken on the first train that ran between Etowah and Copperhill … Continue reading
Polk County High School students will have the opportunity to travel to Dallas Texas this summer representing Polk County and Tennessee at the Technology Students Association National Competitions in Architectural Renovations, Promotional Graphics, Video Game Design and Web Design. Eight Polk County students placed in the top 3 in the … Continue reading
By Marian Bailey Presswood, Polk County Historian
I’m sure many of you have no recollection of when you were able to flip a switch, or in my case, pull a string, and light up your house for the very first time. You have always had that convenience and totally take … Continue reading
The Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association (TOHA) is pleased to announce its new Waterfall Brochure. The Tennessee Overhill area is blessed with more than 60 waterfalls and the new brochure features over 20 waterfalls. Directions are provided to each of the waterfalls, its height, and degree of difficulty for the hike. … Continue reading
Pilots from four nations will race gliders in the upcoming first Pan American Gliding Championship at the McMinn County Airport. The event was originally scheduled to take place at the Chilhowee Gliderport in Delano but has been moved to Athens because of some recent surface upgrade at the Chilhowee site. … Continue reading
It was a very special day for a dozen organizations in Polk County as they received grants from the United Way of Bradley County.
These nonprofit groups received more than $20,000, which was raised during the recent campaign to help those in need in Polk County. The funds included … Continue reading
The Polk County Commission met Monday night for the February monthly meeting, which had been postponed multiple times due to the weather. Agenda items included private acts for hunting and fishing, county insurance, and misdemeanor probation. Residents from the Rocky Ford Road area addressed the board about the name of … Continue reading
Doing nothing about the 280,000 uninsured Tennesseans stuck in the healthcare gap is not an option for a local coalition outraged by Senator Mike Bell’s recent vote against Governor Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan. Members of “Senate District 9 for Insure Tennessee” have announced a four-day march across the district to … Continue reading
One member of the Lady Wildcats and two members of the Wildcats basketball teams have been named to the All District 5-AA Honor Team. The teams are selected by the district coaches.
Named to the Ladies team is Niki Ball. Ball is a freshman and the leading scorer on … Continue reading