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In 1923, seven persons were killed -- two white men and five negroes -- in the Rosewood community in Florida as officers searched for negro wanted for an alleged attack on a white woman. The entire negro section of Rosewood was burned to the ground ... J.H. Walker of Ducktown, Polk County’s oldest citizen, died at age 93 ... Benton banking Company declared a 10% dividend ... Sarah Lillard died at age 70.

In 1943, the Hiwassee, Ocoee and Conasauga rivers were at flood stage ... New officers of the Ocoee Lodge were John Prince, Worshipful Master; Lawrence J. Woods, senior warden; Robert Latimore, junior warden; Wallace Higgins, treasurer; G.A. Lillard, secretary; Isham P. Lyle, senior deacon; Fred Stewart junior deacon; Ransom Clark, senior steward; Ed Caldwell, junior steward; Herbert Smith, chaplain, and G.LO. Gilliland, Tyler .. Native son Percy N. Love received the Westinghouse Order of Merit for his work there ... John B. Standridge, Clyde Holden and A.J. Trotter left for service in the Coast Guard.

In 1963, A roaring fire destroyed the warehouse of the W.a. Lewis Hardware and a portion of the building occupied by the Campbell-Trotter Oil Company and destroyed a city block in Benton before it was brought under control ... More than 100 baskets were distributed to the needy by the Benton Lions Club  ... Savings accounts were earning 3% interest.

In 1983, an angry crowd confronted the School board over budget cuts. They were told the cuts were mandated by the County Commission. a joint meeting was sought ... Plans were underway to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Polk County News ... Denise Harrison was getting ready to represent the county in the Miss Tennessee U.S.A. pageant ... Dale Thomas resigned as coach of the Cougarettes.

In 1993, TVA said it was not bluffing in its requirement that the county participate in the National Flood Insurance Program in order to have federal funding for the Olympics ... Polk County’s unemployment rate was the highest in the state for November, at 12%. the total labor force had fallen from 6,800 in 1983 to 4,400.

In 2003, the Home Bank in Copperhill was robbed…Mike Stewart, accused of murder, escaped from Polk County Jail for a total of 8 hours…the Wildkittens Basketball team finished 3rd in Battle of States… Benton Motors business owner Howard “Abe” Shipley was charged with possession of methamphetamine for resale and felony possession…the Polk County News announced that the preservation of the Old Line Railroad between Etowah and Copperhill was 2002’s top story…Polk County had a “white” Christmas, but the snow melted before the morning was over.

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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
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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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Sale raises $1000 for libraries
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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
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Enriques on Dean’s List
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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
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Calling All Old Timers!
Polk’s Political Power Struggle
Polk’s Political Power Struggle
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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
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