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In 1932, new school board members were George Nichols of Delano, Lake Sappington of Isabella and Paul Norton of Copperhill ... The quarterly court decided that Judge Davis would continue as gasoline tax dispenser ... Charles Higdon was elected sealer of weights and measures for a term of five years ... An order was passed allowing Sheriff Biggs 75 cents per day for boarding both county, state and federal prisoners.

In 1942, the War Department took over 56,000 acres in Anderson and Roane counties for a training ground for the Army ... The new member on the County Court was W.C. rose from Copperhill ... The 48th semi-annual Singing Convention was scheduled for Zion Church ... Truck drivers were told they have to a job to help win the war  by saving the tires because it may e a long time before new ones would be available ... The farmers reported a good cotton crop but not enough hands to pick it. In some instances small children were being hired .. Some of the lady school teachers and others could be seen our horseback riding in place of cars.

In 1962, five-year-old Woodby saved the life of her four-year-old playmate Kevin Johnson, holding on to him when he fell in a cistern while other children ran for help ... Someone broke into Zion Church in Benton and stole the safe, which contained only church records ... The quarterly court granted a five-year tax exemption to Delta Manufacturing Co. of Conasauga for its expansion in the manufacturing of clothing ... Bill Green of Newtown was elected to the beer board ... Officials from Polk, McMinn and Bradley met on a houseboat in the Hiwassee River where the counties join together to discuss plans to create a Tri-County Port Authority ... Dora Trotter died at age 81 ... Bobby Nicholson, Jimmy Rogers, Spencer Gilliland and Douglas Davis were attending the National FFA Convention.

In 1982, five people were arrested and more than 150 pounds of marijuana was seized off Old Federal Road in Old Fort ... Royal splendor a two-year-old racking horse owned by Joe Lanning, was winning area and national shows ... Area druggists were taking Tylenol off their shelves after seven people died in Chicago from cyanide-laced Tylenol.

In 1992, a federal lawsuit was filed against conditions at the jail ... The Ocoee River was continuing with a record-breaking pace for rafting ... Funding was approved for an elderly housing project in Benton ... Isabella was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places ... The Cougars were ranked 10th in the state.

In 2002, A petition was being circulated asking the Tennessee Dept of Transportation not to run a proposed version of Hwy 64 through Cookson Creek Rd … A decision regarding buildings for East Polk Schools was needed … School audits improved … Tri-Cities Business Association was planning their 4th annual Fall Festival … Distance learning efforts were continuing … CBHS was broken into … Register of Deeds Kandi Bramlett began offering longer office hours … $H Week was being celebrated.

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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
Local News
Ducktown School discussed
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.
Overhill looking for artists and craft..
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
Copperhill notes...
Relay for Life Friday
School News
CMS Open House July 31
CBHS rallies around student
Students compete at Lee
CBHS team takes first
CBHS wins state, heads to nationals
Students learn to avoid jerks
Club 21 rewards acheivement
Benton Elementary Junior Beta Club rec..
Enriques on Dean’s List
Co-op experience leads to employment
90, of Charleston
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Food for Thought
Letter to the Editor
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
Polk’s Political Power Struggle
Williams and Walker Family -
Polk County Heritage...
I’m My Own Grandpa!
Sheep in the Meadow . . Cows in the Co..
Local Events
Bulletin Board 7-16-14
Bulletin Board - 7/2/14
Bulletin Board 6/25/14
Bulletin Board - 6/18/14
Delano Baptist VBS starts Friday
Bulletin Board - 5/14/14
Production benefits Health Care Founda..
Craft Bazaar May 3
Bulletin Board - 4/30/14
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
Classifieds - 7/16/14
Classifieds - 7/9/14
Classifieds - 7/2/14
Classifieds - 6/25/14
Classifieds - 6/18/14
Classifieds - 6/11/14
Classifieds - 6/4/14
Classifieds - 5/28/14
Classifieds 5-14-14
Classifieds - 4/30/14
Public Notices
Public Notices - 7/16/14
Public Notices - 7/9/14
Public Notices - 7/2/14
Public Notices - 6/25/14
Public Notices - 6/18/14
Public Notices - 6/11/14
Public Notices - 6/4/14
Public Notices - 5/28/14
Public Notices - 5/21/14
Public Notices - 5/14/14

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