April 23, 2014 - 02:39
Election will use paper ballots
Date: April 17, 2014 - 10:07 | Views: 123 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A new process for voting will be in effect now, with early voting for the May 6th Primary Elections beginning April 16.
Outcry continues over Tumbling Creek
Date: April 14, 2014 - 14:16 | Views: 218 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Much of the infrastructure in Sylco, Spring Creek, Tumbling Creek, and Jacks/Conasauga River has also been removed.
North Potato Creek treatment moves to next phase
Date: April 2, 2014 - 10:56 | Views: 260 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The North Potato Creek Treatment Plant treats water contaminated with elevated concentrations of metals and acid. It began operation in 2005.
Commission seeks to protect privacy
Date: April 2, 2014 - 10:47 | Views: 241 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
During their regular meeting last Thursday, County Commissioners passed a resolution relating to a petition and claim filed in Chancery Court requesting documents about county health insurance.
Commission rejects Ducktown plan
Date: April 2, 2014 - 10:47 | Views: 223 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Ducktown’s Growth Boundary was rejected by the County Commission last Thursday, sending the city back to the drawingboard.
Audit shows overspending in school system
Date: March 16, 2014 - 11:23 | Views: 317 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Polk County had a relatively clean State Audit this year, with eight findings and recommendations, but the school system was cited for overspending.
Felony Murder charged
Date: March 15, 2014 - 11:16 | Views: 699 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A man and woman are in the Polk County Jail on $75,000 bond after a grand jury indictment for felony murder and aggravated child abuse.
Scam suspects sought
Date: March 14, 2014 - 11:12 | Views: 593 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Anyone who recognizes the subjects is asked to call Detective Kevin Cole at the Sheriff’s Office.
May Primary ballot set
Date: March 1, 2014 - 13:13 | Views: 452 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The deadline for petitions to be placed on the May 6th Primary Election ballot has passed, and all candidates who turned in a petition have been approved by the Election Commission.
Roof plan sent to Fire Marshall
Date: February 28, 2014 - 13:12 | Views: 301 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
School Board members went over the details of the plan during a workshop held last Tuesday.
Parksville precinct to stay open
Date: February 27, 2014 - 13:09 | Views: 264 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Polk County’s Election Commission went back on an earlier vote to close the precinct; it will remain open at least through the May Primary.
Standards mean accountability
Date: February 14, 2014 - 13:24 | Views: 502 | Rating: 5.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
As part of our continuing series on Common Core and its implementation in our schools, we recently spoke with Polk County High School teacher Julie Faulkner about the changes and her experiences as a Common Core Coach.
Election Commission to answer Interrogatories
Date: February 14, 2014 - 13:02 | Views: 435 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A hearing was held last Friday in Federal Court to address a motion from Melitte Harrison to compel the Polk County Election Commission to answer a set of Interrogatories and produce documents in the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Harrison.
Jury finds in favor of Mountain Club
Date: February 14, 2014 - 13:01 | Views: 513 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants in the civil suit filed against Ocoee Mountain Club.
Vehicular homicide charged
Date: February 14, 2014 - 12:59 | Views: 773 | Rating: 5.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
A single car accident on Sunday, Feb. 2 ended in the death of one, and a vehicular homicide charge for another.
Election petitions filed
Date: January 18, 2014 - 13:59 | Views: 733 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Several petitions have been filed and a few more have been picked up for the May 6 primary election.
Hospital bond paid off
Date: January 17, 2014 - 13:57 | Views: 625 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Dr. William Lee joined members of the Copper Basin General Hospital District Board and Copper Basin Community Hospital, Inc last Friday for a note-burning ceremony at the hospital.
Parksville precinct closed
Date: January 16, 2014 - 13:53 | Views: 286 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Voters who generally vote in Parksville on election day will now vote at Shiloh Baptist Church on Hwy 64 in Ocoee.
Boards discuss roofs
Date: January 13, 2014 - 13:33 | Views: 796 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
School Board and County Commission members got together last Thursday and the first official step has been taken toward replacement and repair of roofs at Benton Elementary, Copper Basin Elementary, and Chilhowee Middle School.
Train kills one
Date: December 27, 2013 - 10:47 | Views: 979 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A Summerville, Georgia woman was struck and killed by a train December 18th just south of the York Road crossing.
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Top News
North Potato Creek treatment moves to ..
The North Potato Creek Treatment Plant treats water contaminated with elevated concentrations of metals and acid. It began operation in 2005.
Commission seeks to protect privacy
Commission rejects Ducktown plan
Audit shows overspending in school sys..
Felony Murder charged
Scam suspects sought
May Primary ballot set
Roof plan sent to Fire Marshall
Parksville precinct to stay open
Standards mean accountability
Local News
Ducktown talks park, trails project
Copperhill lowers water rates
CSCC To Host Get Covered America/Affor..
Festival celebrates spring
Fire destroys Copperhill building
TVA requests electricity reduction
Beekeepers look to help others
Ducktown notes
Polk libraries receive donation
Hooker given community service award
School News
Benton Elementary Junior Beta Club rec..
Shown in the picture are the students who stayed and wrapped gifts after school.
Enriques on Dean’s List
Co-op experience leads to employment
Leadership team project raises $1900
Late score puts Boyd on top
PCHS wins STEM contest
Copper Basin Elemetary Honor Roll
Copper Basin Elementary Honor Roll
CMS Fuels Up to Play 60
PCHS 2013 Salutation
Mrs. Dana Renae Worley, age 50 of Farner, TN
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Local Events
Guided Spring hike Saturday
Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes on March 22. At Hiwassee / Ocoee State Park, Join Ranger Angelo for an easy 3 mile hike along the beautiful Hiwassee river.
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Benefit singing March 8
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Ft. Loudoun explores Euro-Indian trade
Retirement event
Holocaust Survivor Ester Bauer Back to..
Grape Escape Saturday
Griefshare seminar Nov. 2
A Gem of a show starts Friday
Local Sports
Polk loses ‘Cat fight
Size and speed were important factors in each of the games and three point shooting played an important part
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
Copper Basin 2013-2014 Homecoming Court
Juniors lose
Crickets season at 7-2
Lady Cats season ends
Runners in Regions
Friends & Neighbors
Whitmire retires
Whitmire will be honored with a retirement reception on Friday, March 28th from 11 am – 3:00 pm at the 219 Ward Street First Volunteer Office in Benton.
TN Wesleyan honors
Ocoee Region Beekeeper's Association F..
2013 Miss Christmas Belle
Fairest attends convention
Zion Baptist awarded second place for ..
1980-81 Miss Christmas Belle Photo
Burger and Stevens Engaged
Twin sisters arrive
Brock Celebrates Birthday
Nature & Environment
Homeplace daffodils
Sometimes the prettiest daffodils are not in modern home flowerbeds, but are found in the overgrown yard of an old.. » FULL STORY
Spring is coming
Spring crocus
Red-bellied woodpecker
Frost flower
Frozen circles
Bald cypress
Fall colors hit peak
Change of season
Beauty Berry
Recreation & Visitor Information
Kids Fishing Days slated
The first event, hosted by the Forest Service, TWRA, and Trout Unlimited, will be held at Spring Creek on Saturday, April 26th from 7:00 am till 11:00 am.
Changes made at Tumbling Creek
Rail trips start April 5
Turkey shoot
Ocoee River most popular in nation
Recreation season beginning
Watch for flash flooding
Indian Boundary Overflow closed May 7-9
Kid's Fishing Days slated
Advance reservations accepted at Gee C..
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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