July 24, 2014 - 10:38
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A Great Blue goes airborne on the Hiwassee (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Date: June 27, 2014 - 10:41 | Views: 306 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Passionflowers are in bloom. (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Swallowtail feeds
Date: June 18, 2014 - 14:21 | Views: 237 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A Yellow Tiger Swallowtail feeds on a thistle bloom at Bill Triplett’s barnyard. (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Flame on
Date: May 15, 2014 - 14:57 | Views: 437 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Native Flame Azeleas are in bloom in the mountains. (Photo by Rich Clayton)
Trips to win
Date: May 1, 2014 - 10:39 | Views: 444 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Triple Jack In The Pulpit on the Loop Trail. (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Bluebells blooming
Date: April 17, 2014 - 10:14 | Views: 498 | Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes) | Comments: 0
Virginia Bluebells are in full bloom on Towee Mountain. (Photo by Rich Clayton)
Bloodroot heralds spring
Date: April 2, 2014 - 10:50 | Views: 652 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Bloodroot is starting to bloom on Towee Mountain, a sure sign that spring is here. (Photo by Rich Clayton)
Homeplace daffodils
Date: March 19, 2014 - 13:35 | Views: 606 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Sometimes the prettiest daffodils are not in modern home flowerbeds, but are found in the overgrown yard of an old homeplace such as this one that belonged to Rob and Jessie Ward on Oak Grove Road. (Photo by Marian Bailey Presswood)
Spring is coming
Date: March 14, 2014 - 11:11 | Views: 692 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
If you look very closely, the signs of spring are everywhere. Tiny tree buds are beginning to bloom, a sure sign that warm weather is on the way.
Spring crocus
Date: February 27, 2014 - 12:57 | Views: 601 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Spring was in the air over the weekend, with blue skies and temperatures in the 60s. This crocus, one of the first spring flowers each year, poked its head out in Delano to bring some color to an otherwise dismal landscape.
Red-bellied woodpecker
Date: February 14, 2014 - 13:22 | Views: 773 | Rating: 5.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
A male Red Bellied Woodpecker plucks a kernel of corn from the feeder. (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Frost flower
Date: January 16, 2014 - 12:02 | Views: 674 | Rating: 4.5/5 (2 votes) | Comments: 0
Niki McLeroy sent in this picture of a frost flower she saw while walking on the John Muir Trail last week. McLeroy said the shape reminded her of ribbon candy.
Frozen circles
Date: January 8, 2014 - 11:37 | Views: 937 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Photos sent in by Jane Rollins show icicles in the Cherokee Nationl Forest and an interesting pattern of frozen circles on the ground at Gee Creek State Park. Temperatures and wind chills below zero hit the area early in the week.
Bald cypress
Date: December 1, 2013 - 20:49 | Views: 942 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Surprise! That’s not a red maple in this picture, it’s a rather unusual tree for this area and is located right on the side of the road on Hwy 314/Parksville Road between the Amos Bates place and Volunteer Co-op. It’s a bald cypress
Fall colors hit peak
Date: November 8, 2013 - 14:55 | Views: 1026 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Fall colors were at their peak last weekend in the mountains. (More photos in gallery)
Date: October 25, 2013 - 11:14 | Views: 1269 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
It’s that time of year again ... spiders are making their homes on decks and porches all over. This fella's underside seems happy that Halloween is just around the corner.
Change of season
Date: October 10, 2013 - 15:20 | Views: 1104 | Rating: 2.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
A falling leaf lands on the last blooms of a summer phlox, heralding the change of season.
Beauty Berry
Date: October 4, 2013 - 12:16 | Views: 982 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Marian Presswodd sent in this picture of Beauty Berry, taken at the old Mantooth Cemetery in Old Fort. Presswood said they were working on cleaning the cemetery, which had all grown up, but she didn’t have the heart to cut this pretty bush down.
Bee and flower
Date: September 12, 2013 - 14:53 | Views: 1172 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Bees are shown enjoying the blooms from a Rose of Sharon in these photos taken on the Ocoee River by Luther Tinsley.
Unexpected visitors
Date: September 5, 2013 - 14:21 | Views: 1314 | Rating: 5.0/5 (25 votes) | Comments: 0
“I’ll take mine rare.” There was an unexpected backdoor guest at the home of Melvin and Deborah Adcock in Carrianne Hills making use of the grill last weekend. (Photos by Deborah Adcock)
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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
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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
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TN Wesleyan honors
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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
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