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Ducktown talks park, trails project
Date: April 17, 2014 - 10:18 | Views: 64 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Ducktown receives Clean Air Award
Date: April 17, 2014 - 10:05 | Views: 62 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards honoring nine projects from across the United States and one individual for their work on clean air and climate initiatives.
Copperhill lowers water rates
Date: April 2, 2014 - 10:49 | Views: 247 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
CSCC To Host Get Covered America/Affordable Care Act Event
Date: March 24, 2014 - 14:03 | Views: 243 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Those who desire can register during the event for the plan that fits their needs and budget.
Festival celebrates spring
Date: March 14, 2014 - 10:48 | Views: 358 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The First Annual Ocowassee Festival will be hosted by Gee Creek State Park and offers games, sports, nature hikes, classes, and a host of other events to showcase the recreational opportunities of the area in a family-oriented festival.
Fire destroys Copperhill building
Date: February 14, 2014 - 13:27 | Views: 559 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
An early-morning fire demolished a Copperhill Industries building last Thursday morning. No injuries were reported, but the building was a total loss.
TVA requests electricity reduction
Date: January 23, 2014 - 11:52 | Views: 504 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Frigid temperatures are causing high demand for electricity across the Southeastern United States.
Beekeepers look to help others
Date: January 16, 2014 - 14:00 | Views: 449 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The Ocoee Region Beekeepers Association holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at the Benton Municipal Building
Ducktown notes
Date: January 16, 2014 - 13:59 | Views: 529 | Rating: 1.0/5 (3 votes) | Comments: 0
The Ducktown City Commission met Thursday January 2nd with all members present.
Polk libraries receive donation
Date: January 16, 2014 - 12:55 | Views: 393 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Polk County libraries recently received a $500 donation from Smith Management which operates 10 area McDonalds restaurants
Hooker given community service award
Date: January 16, 2014 - 12:43 | Views: 741 | Rating: 5.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
These pictures were submitted by Marian Presswood
Presswood featured in national magazine
Date: January 16, 2014 - 12:03 | Views: 464 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Marian Presswood, Polk County Historian and Archivist, President of the Polk County Historical and Genealogical Society, past President of the Polk County Retired Teachers’ Association, and Polk News columnist, was featured in the January 2014 issue of the national magazine, This Active Life, published by the National Education Association.
Burglary suspects sought
Date: January 16, 2014 - 11:59 | Views: 330 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Copperhill Police have released images captured on surveillance video of the two suspects responsible for a December 15th burglary at Tallent Drug Company on Ocoee Street.
Burglars strike Tallent Drugs
Date: December 27, 2013 - 10:46 | Views: 687 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Copperhill Police are searching for the two masked burglars who broke into a local drug store early Sunday morning making off with a large quantity of prescription drugs.
Date: December 17, 2013 - 14:37 | Views: 599 | Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes) | Comments: 0
Breanna Adcock (left), Brandie Adcock (center) and Braylee Adcock (right) of Turtletown dressed as Penquins and a Snowman for their ride on the United Community Bank Float in Saturday’s Copperhill Kiwanis Christmas Parade. (Photo by Rich Scott)
Armed robber strikes Piggly Wiggly
Date: December 14, 2013 - 14:35 | Views: 704 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The hunt is on for an armed robber who struck the Piggly Wiggly on Five Points Drive in Ducktown late Saturday Night.
Warner pleads guilty
Date: December 1, 2013 - 20:48 | Views: 670 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Chad Warner plead guilty to 2nd Degree Homicide on November 4th, and was sentence to 15years by Judge Ross in the Criminal Court of Polk County.
Copperhill notes...
Date: November 16, 2013 - 13:37 | Views: 785 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Ducktown Growth Plan moves forward
Date: November 14, 2013 - 13:36 | Views: 614 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Public Hearings have been slated for November 21st in Ducktown and December 3rd at the Polk County Courthouse.
Kidnapping convictions reversed
Date: November 14, 2013 - 13:34 | Views: 576 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
An Appellate court has reversed the aggravated kidnapping and especially aggravated kidnapping convictions against Davis Bradley Waldroup, Jr.
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The North Potato Creek Treatment Plant treats water contaminated with elevated concentrations of metals and acid. It began operation in 2005.
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Ducktown talks park, trails project
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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
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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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Ft. Loudoun explores Euro-Indian trade
Retirement event
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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
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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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