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In 1933, Hill McAlister the oat as governor of Tennessee ... Independence was granted to the Philippines after Congress overrode a veto by President Hoover ... The Reconstruction Finance company was providing relief work in the county .. Genevieve Russell was president of the new drama club ... The death angel claimed the spirit of Mrs. Nep Thompson.

In 1953, Gov. Frank Clement was inaugurated ... The quarterly court was to choose from four candidate for school superintendent -- I.P. Lyle, C.P. Price, Cecil Lillard and William Cross ... Flotorial Rep Thomas Lynn Johnson planned to co-sponsor the Clement administration’s free textbook l legislation to give free textbooks to children in grades 1-12 ... At the movies: Singin’ in the Rail with Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds.

In 1963, James L. Passmore, Chairman Pro Tem of the County Court, was attacked by several men after the meeting of the court ... H.c. Sartin was named court chairman. the next day, bullets flew through the windows of the grocery of Sartin and Bell ... Charles Williams was re-elected president of Benton Banking Company ... First Baptist voted to build a pastor’s home ... On the dean’s List at UTK: Melba Davis and Brenda Newman ... Marietta Gross was elected Worthy Matron of Benton OES ... E.J. Jenkins was Worshipful Master of Reliance Lodge.

In 1973, the quarterly court was looking at the possibility of a human services center in the Copper Basin ... Glenn R. Sullivan received the Legion of Merit in the air Force ... Robert Wilson was re-elected school superintendent ... Warren Hatcher was named Pork All American for the state ... On the Honor Roll at Cleveland State: Trilba Sue Deal and Frances Victoria Hamby.

In 1983, TVA said its power plant would not be in operation until fall, giving whitewater rafters another year of water ... Julie White represented the county in the state Fairest of the Fair contest.

In 1993, Congresswoman Marilyn Lloyd visited the Olympic site. Redistricting put Polk back in her district instead of John Duncan’s district ... The first Environmental Impact Statement for the Olympics was nearly complete ... Ocoee River Rates filed a lawsuit saying the rafting tax was unconstitutional ... Planning Commission members said road signs are needed ... There was concern in Copperhill that the old building owned by Jerry Stepp could collapse ... Copperhill officials met with TVA to discuss river cleanup ... Mobile home parks, residential zoning and historic preservation were among the topics at the Copperhill Planning Commission ... Holly Arp was headed for the state Fairest of the Fair pageant.

In 2003, Polk County hunters meet with State Officials to voice concerns over the unfairness of hunting regulation…TDOT discussed plans for a Hwy. 64 bypass across the mountains…Doris Housley was named Principal of Turtletown School...a 27-lot subdivision was planned in Benton…Glenn Springs Holdings presented a video explaining the environmental cleanup process…the Basin Senior Center began offering new programs…Murray County school bus driver Rhonda Cloer, charged with three counts of vehicular homicide after her bus collided with a freight train, asked that her case be dismissed.

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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
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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
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Classifieds - 5/28/14
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Public Notices
Public Notices - 7/16/14
Public Notices - 7/9/14
Public Notices - 7/2/14
Public Notices - 6/25/14
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Public Notices - 6/11/14
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