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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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