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From the files of the Polk County News ...

In 1932, names on the ballot included: For Sheriff, B.E. Biggs vs. Frank Tate; Trustee, C.L. Roxy Campbell vs. G.W. Passmore; for tax assessor, R.G. Hood vs. L.B. Mason ... Grading and work on the grounds for Kimsey Junior College was resumed after the supreme court allowed the erection of the college on the present site instead of a disputed site near Copperhill.

In 1952, the county court was faced with raising the $2.99 tax rate in order for the same school program to continue, since the school board carried over  deficit of $80,000 .. Franklin Lewis, world War ! veteran, was re-elected commander of Polk County American Legion Post No. 169 ... Former Sheriff John Edwards, who had been ousted by the Circuit Court, was on the ballot for election on the GGL ticket. Paul Campbell was the Democrat candidate ... There were around 7000 registered voters ... Four rural schools were to begin classes Aug. 18. The three high schools and the other 9 elementary schools were to begin Sept. 1 ... James Lively was serving on the USS New Jersey.

In 1962, the election was considered to be relatively quiet. Around a third of the voters had voted absentee ... Robert Ross was attending summer band camp at UT ... Zion Baptist Church began construction of a parsonage ... Mrs. Lily Barker celebrated her 79th birthday.

In 1972, voter registration was at an all-time high of 7,701 ... For the first time, countians were electting the County Court on a district basis following reapportionment. The offices of County Judge and Road Superintendent had also just been created. Dennis White and Keith Ballew sought the county judge seat. Alley Bruce and Austin McClary wanted to be the first road superintendent ... The Rev. Allen McKee, pastor of St. Mark’s Episcopal in Copperhill, was killed in a wreck on Hwy. 64 .. A state health department engineer suggested a 40-mile pipeline and water system that would furnish water from McCaysville to Copperhill, Cities Service, Ducktown and Farner.

In 1992, the Forest Supervisor took information about Polk County to Barcelona during his trip to check out preparations there for the Olympics ...  Election races included Lynn McGee vs. alley Bruce for Road Superintendent and Deborah Williams for Boyd Trew for School Superintendent.

In 2002, twenty-six teachers were hired to fill vacancies in the school system … TCAP scores showed some improvement … A meth lab was found on Chilhowee … A Georgia woman was killed in a wreck at the Polk/McMinn line … Election day was coming with nearly every county office up for grabs … Mike Stewart was officially charged with first degree murder in the death of Willard Trentham … The process for signing out a warrant was made more difficult in the hopes of stopping people from taking out a warrant and not showing up to court … The Ducktown Museum was to reprint “TC Topics.”


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Top News
Audit committee looks over findings
Committee members are charged with doing an independent review and making recommendations to the County Commission. This was the first meeting of the committee.
New Ag Agent on the job
Growth Plan turned down again
Names protected by HIPAA
Parksville precinct closed
Head start applications being taken
Veterans honored
Attempted murder charged
Budget work begins
GERALD B. JACKSON
Local News
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A group of former students and educators from Ducktown School met with members of the Fourth Fractional Township Saturday July 5th to get a report on what was being done with the school.
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Ducktown school preservation eyed
Celebrate history and independence
Solar offsets Ducktown energy use
Sale raises $1000 for libraries
Benton notes...
Amendments can be viewed online
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CBHS rallies around student
Students compete at Lee
CBHS team takes first
CBHS wins state, heads to nationals
Students learn to avoid jerks
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Enriques on Dean’s List
Co-op experience leads to employment
Obituaries
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90, of Charleston
JAMES (PETE) BLACKWELL
FELECE ANN WELLS
JAMES MONROE DAVENPORT
FLOYD ELMER SUIT
MARY PAULINE PRESLEY
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Food for Thought
Letter to the Editor
Opinions
Food for Thought
Letters to the Editor
Polk County Heritage
Rev. Jason Matlock Has No Marker
The Esso Station
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
Calling All Old Timers!
Polk’s Political Power Struggle
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Bulletin Board 6/25/14
Bulletin Board - 6/18/14
Delano Baptist VBS starts Friday
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Production benefits Health Care Founda..
Craft Bazaar May 3
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Guided Spring hike Saturday
Local Sports
Jon Tucker new Wildcats coach
Jon Tucker has been named the new head basketball coach of the Polk County Wildcats’ Basketball Team.
Hindman new head coach
Softball banquet held
Former Polk player awarded
Polk athletes playing nationally
Polk loses ‘Cat fight
Two ‘Cats named All State
Polk County High School Powder Puff Fo..
Zach Miller and Tanner Plemmons were n..
Polk splits in Battle of States
Friends & Neighbors
Williamson in two episodes
UDC meets
Education Foundation meets
Griswold graduates basic
Pittaway to attend Congress of Future ..
GAs have visitor
Whitmire retires
TN Wesleyan honors
Ocoee Region Beekeeper's Association F..
2013 Miss Christmas Belle
Nature & Environment
Swallowtail feeds
A Yellow Tiger Swallowtail feeds on a thistle bloom at Bill Triplett’s barnyard. (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Flame on
Trips to win
Bluebells blooming
Bloodroot heralds spring
Homeplace daffodils
Spring is coming
Spring crocus
Red-bellied woodpecker
Frost flower
Recreation & Visitor Information
Ocoee getting busy
River getting busier
Olympic model removed
Battle of Athens map available
Road Construction Won’t Delay Memori..
Poker run a success
Kids Fishing Days slated
Changes made at Tumbling Creek
Rail trips start April 5
Turkey shoot
Outdoor Sporting
Hog season changes urged
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.
Greasy Creek could close on stocking day
Big bass brought by
Tellico River fishing day slated
Coon hunting to continue
Opposition voiced to coon hunt change
Wild hog regulations change
Record bear harvest in 2011
Comment deadline Feb. 24
Hunter Safety classes available
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