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From the files of the Polk County News ...

In 1942, Broughton Biggs won a landslide victory in the floterial race ... The Benton garden Club was sponsoring a movement to clean off the town graveyard ... Nearly half the 389 new cars rationed for civilian  use in Tennessee during September went to war workers.

In 1952, the Benton school planning committee recommended a new grade school building, with the high school remaining at the present location. it would cost an estimated $400,000 to renovate the existing grade school ... The Turtletown Community Improvement Club won first place in the county with work centered around the school grounds. In addition, 21 homes in the community were remodeled and 10 added home freezers.

In 1962, A suit was filed to oust the two Democratic election commissioners for alleged irregularities in absentee voting ... Daphne Campbell was Senior Class President at PCHS ... Carolyn Yarnell was the football queen ... Judy Higgins and Johnny Dixon were king and queen of the Fall Festival.

In 1972, the trustee refused to sign the paycheck of newly appointed School Superintendent Robert Wilson because he was not certified. He was to be certified in December, but trustee J.E. Firestone said it cold jeopardize state funds sine Wilson was not yet qualified ... Bill Lawton was promoted to plant manger at Carwood ... S.L. Hickey and Howard Bramlett purchased the hardware in Benton, to be known as H and H Sales company.

In 1982, the commission approved $250,000 in tax anticipation notes to cover costs until property tax money came in ... The School Board accepted a $19,350 bid for a computerized energy system to regulate energy consumption at South Polk ... William Westman was named vice president at Tennessee Chemical Company ... The L&N name was to become a part of history with a name change planned following its consolidation with Seaboard ... Denny Trew as nominated to receive the American Farmer Degree ... A resolution for a one-cent local sales tax increase was n the ballot ... Lamar Alexander faced Randy Tyree for governor.

In 1992, George Bush faced Bill Clinton in the presidential election, with independent Ross Perot also in the race .. Richard Fisher and Chris Newton squared off in the race for state representative, and Zach Wamp challenged Marilyn Lloyd for U.S. Rep ... BIT built several containment ponds to catch runoff before it gets to the river ... The Cherokee National Forest gathered public input on a possible Olympic venue on the Ocoee ... The Cougars captured the district championship with a win over Whitwell.

In 2002, the Old Line Railroad between Wetmore and Copperhill was sold to the Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association. ..Tennesseans were preparing to vote whether or not approve the Lottery…Both the Cougars and Wildcats Football teams scored big wins…TWRA charged a man with illegally killing a rare wild Elk that had recently been introduced into the wild…Rocky King continued to dominate the Pigskin Football Contest.;;


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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
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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
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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 -
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I’m My Own Grandpa!
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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
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Classifieds - 5/28/14
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Public Notices
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Public Notices - 6/25/14
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