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Misleading TCRS letters circulating
Date: September 25, 2013 - 10:52 | Views: 437 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) has become aware of a Texas-based company making incorrect and misleading statements about TCRS.
No Refusal in effect for Labor Day
Date: August 27, 2013 - 15:08 | Views: 488 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
This special enforcement will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 30 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 2.
Treasurer Lillard Warns that Fraudulent Check Cases Are on the Rise
Date: June 21, 2013 - 10:12 | Views: 592 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
If you have questions about a suspicious check, please call (615) 741-1337.
Earthtalk The “Monsanto Protection Act”
Date: June 20, 2013 - 10:21 | Views: 39518 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
What is the “Monsanto Protection Act” and why are environmentalists so upset about it?
THP Reminds Motorists to Never Leave Children in Unattended Vehicles
Date: June 13, 2013 - 13:38 | Views: 557 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
State Troopers are urging motorists to take extra precautions
Honor older Americans by protecting them from scam artists
Date: June 6, 2013 - 13:30 | Views: 43717 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Older Americans are a tempting target
TDOT SmartWay app helps drivers
Date: May 10, 2013 - 19:28 | Views: 629 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
“Providing real time traffic information can help motorists avoid delays and in turn, reduce congestion on our roadways,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.
Clean Water week is May 5-10
Date: May 4, 2013 - 14:04 | Views: 1580 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Tennesseans can do their part in promoting good stewardship of the state’s water supply by helping protect our source waters from pollution, practicing water conservation, actively supporting the upkeep of drinking water infrastructure and becoming involved in local water issues.
Beware letters from Corporate Records Service
Date: April 18, 2013 - 14:01 | Views: 644 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office has received inquiries about an official-looking notice from Corporate Records Service.
Keep fire safety in mind
Date: April 18, 2013 - 13:56 | Views: 61792 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Summertime means outdoor grilling time for many Tennessee residents. It is also the peak season for grilling fires.
TBI Citizens' Academy accepting applications
Date: January 15, 2013 - 18:18 | Views: 886 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The academy is scheduled for May 7 through May 28, 2012 at TBI Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.
Housing waiting list opening
Date: December 30, 2012 - 22:48 | Views: 1542 | Rating: 2.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
Burn permits required
Date: October 23, 2012 - 13:57 | Views: 1162 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
f you are planning to do any outdoor burning from October 15 through May 15 you will need to check with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry first.
No Refusal enforcement on Labor Day
Date: August 30, 2012 - 16:29 | Views: 1283 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
“No Refusal” is the latest enforcement strategy aimed at deterring impaired driving and reducing fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways.
Hepatitis can come in unexpected ways
Date: August 27, 2012 - 14:22 | Views: 1146 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Those who use someone else’s lancet and glucose meter diabetes testing devices to prick themselves to test their own blood sugar levels are at risk.
Health Department recommends vaccine
Date: August 23, 2012 - 13:19 | Views: 1420 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is on the rise in some parts of the United States.
Credit Union scam circulating
Date: August 10, 2012 - 12:08 | Views: 1490 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Local residents have been receiving text messages that state: “THE CREDIT UNION CENTER ALERT: Your CARD has been DEACTIVATED. Please call 423-665-1106.”
Wide load moves continue
Date: July 30, 2012 - 11:45 | Views: 1218 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Each oversized load will be transported along the section of I‑75 South from Exit 49 to Exit 36 on one evening, then from Exit 36 to Exit 33 the following evening.
Online WIC education available
Date: July 26, 2012 - 12:49 | Views: 1393 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
If WIC clients do not have a computer, a WIC kiosk is available at the Polk County Health Department.
Historic preservation grants available
Date: July 2, 2012 - 11:21 | Views: 1478 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The Tennessee Historical Commission is accepting grant applications for historic preservation projects for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
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Top News
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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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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
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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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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
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1980-81 Miss Christmas Belle Photo
Burger and Stevens Engaged
Twin sisters arrive
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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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