July 24, 2014 - 06:39
FS Committee eyes volunteers
Date: July 18, 2014 - 17:24 | Views: 145 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Members of Polk County’s Forest Service Committee had an informal meeting with Forest Service representatives last Thursday to open lines of communication and discuss issues brought up after services were discontinued at several local camping and recreation areas.
Subsidized firefighting urged
Date: July 17, 2014 - 17:25 | Views: 136 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Chief Steve Lofty told the budget committee he was concerned about the future of the volunteer department.
Phone ping leads to lost hiker
Date: July 17, 2014 - 17:11 | Views: 110 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A woman was rescued from Gee Knob thanks to local rescuers and the accuracy of a phone ping from her call to 911.
Forest Service Committee gets started
Date: July 15, 2014 - 17:09 | Views: 84 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The County’s Forest Service Committee met July 1st with about half of the committee in attendance.
Audit committee looks over findings
Date: July 14, 2014 - 17:12 | Views: 99 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
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
Date: July 3, 2014 - 10:59 | Views: 235 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
After several months of waiting and a lengthy process, Polk County’s new Extension Agent has officially arrived.
Growth Plan turned down again
Date: July 2, 2014 - 10:58 | Views: 229 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Polk County Commissioners turned down Ducktown’s Urban Growth boundary and appointed members of the community to the Forest Service Committtee last Thursday during their regular monthly meeting.
Names protected by HIPAA
Date: July 1, 2014 - 10:55 | Views: 249 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Chancellor Jerri Bryant has made a ruling in the public records case brought against County Executive Hoyt Firestone by William Bracken.
Parksville precinct closed
Date: June 26, 2014 - 13:25 | Views: 240 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Parksville precinct voters will have to vote at Shiloh beginning with the August 7th election.
Head start applications being taken
Date: June 18, 2014 - 14:59 | Views: 223 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
We are now accepting applicants for the 2014/2015 school year at the Head Start classrooms located at Ocoee and Delano in Polk County.
Veterans honored
Date: June 18, 2014 - 14:46 | Views: 337 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Attempted murder charged
Date: June 15, 2014 - 14:49 | Views: 294 | Rating: 1.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
According to the report, Tracy Sherbern gave several inconsistent statements as to how the shooting took place.
Budget work begins
Date: June 12, 2014 - 14:20 | Views: 125 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
First District Commissioner Wendall (Buster) Lewis was elected Budget Chairman, and Property Assessor Randy Yates spoke to the board about the amount of money estimated to be brought in by each penny on the tax rate.
Date: June 1, 2014 - 17:18 | Views: 37 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
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Roof loan resolution passed
Date: May 28, 2014 - 13:38 | Views: 345 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The 12-year note will have a 1.950% variable rate and includes $10,980 in costs and underwriter fees.
County seeks committee members
Date: May 28, 2014 - 13:37 | Views: 302 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The county commission is looking for local citizens to serve on a committee that will discuss and address issues with the Forest Service.
Cell phones could be used in lessons
Date: May 19, 2014 - 16:22 | Views: 353 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Personal communications devices may become a part of class activity following a cell phone policy vote by school board members Monday Night.
Free lunches could be coming
Date: May 18, 2014 - 16:21 | Views: 448 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Wellness Policy eyes healthier students
Deed scam making the rounds again
Date: May 15, 2014 - 16:15 | Views: 576 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Register of Deeds Kandi Bramlett said “Record Processing Notices” are being mailed out to local residents offering copies of deeds for $83. Copies of deeds are available locally to property owners at no cost.
Baby and Me Tobacco Free Program begins
Date: May 15, 2014 - 14:56 | Views: 281 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Polk County is starting a three-year tobacco prevention program with funds from the tobacco settlement lawsuit.
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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 -
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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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Public Notices
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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
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