Camping in the overflow section may resume as normal the evening of Thursday, May 9 at approximately 4 pm.
Fall trips on the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure are quickly selling out. On Oct. 22, the train traveling along the Old Line took 210 passengers to Copperhill for a two-hour layover. (Photo by Robert J. Duncan Sr.)
As part of our continuing series on Common Core and its implementation in our schools, we recently spoke with Polk County High School teacher Julie Faulkner about the changes and her experiences as a Common Core Coach.
School Board and County Commission members got together last Thursday and the first official step has been taken toward replacement and repair of roofs at Benton Elementary, Copper Basin Elementary, and Chilhowee Middle School.
Miss Cheyenne Campbell, the reigning 2013 Polk County Fairest of the Fair, will be attending the upcoming 2014 State Tennessee Association Fair Convention to be held January 16th through the 18th in Nashville, Tennessee.
Photos sent in by Jane Rollins show icicles in the Cherokee Nationl Forest and an interesting pattern of frozen circles on the ground at Gee Creek State Park. Temperatures and wind chills below zero hit the area early in the week.
Wildlife Committee members from Polk and surrounding counties met with local lawmakers, wildlife commissioners, and TWRA last Tuesday to discuss the need to revisit hog hunting regulations in Tennessee.