There’s a reasonable possibility the word “racketeering” will be a word of interest in coming days. It’s seldom used in small towns but appears for the most part in cities and urban areas where crimes and gang members proliferate. Racketeering – it has a ring. It’s used to describe “organized crime.” For the record, racketeering is a criminal activity best defined in 18 US Code 1961 […]
In Custody Late Thursday, Out Friday A Monroe County Sheriff’s auxiliary deputy was placed in custody by federal agents at his workplace on Thursday and held in detention at the Blount County Jail for approximately 30 hours before being released. He was identified by the Blount County Jail‘s “online inmate system” as 32 year old Brian Keith “Worm” Hodge. Reportedly, agents arrested him while he […]
Between Madisonville and Tellico Plains sits a house that is home to young Ethan and his family. Ethan Rickman is an eight-year-old child who is a student at Tellico Plains Elementary School. He loves riding the bus to school and back home each day. And he actually leaves home with excitement each morning, ready to […]
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Reaching out to East Tennessee’s Literary Community Tabitha Prock East Tennessee is a place filled with natural beauty and rich cultural heritage to which writers of all genres have been drawn including James Agee, Alex Haley, and Cormack McCarthy. An exciting convergence of our local literary community will take place Saturday, April 30 from 10 […]
Tabitha Prock Jasmine Wade is a bubbly two-year-old little girl who loves Spongebob Square Pants, Hello Kitty, and her new baby brother. Daddy is her best friend and mommy is the center of her world. In a recent visit to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH), it was determined that Jasmine had an inoperable mass on […]
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Calling on the Hearts of Monroe County – OAA Worship Opens Winter Warming Shelter By Tabitha Prock With temperatures falling well below freezing this week, most area residents dread venturing outside. Those few minutes of pumping gas, carting groceries from the supermarket, and scraping ice from windshields can feel brutal. It’s hard for many to imagine […]
State Republicans Dismiss Challenge Less than a week since a challenge to Republican sheriff candidate Bryan Graves was filed with the Tennessee Republican Party, contesting his status as a faithful member of the GOP, state party Chairman Ryan Hayes chucked the protest on Thursday, clearing the way for the former sheriff ’s chief deputy and highly decorated National Guard first sergeant to pursue his party’s nomination in March. “Tennessee Republican Party Chairman […]
Locals Seek to Remove Bryan Graves Name from Republican Primary Ballot A two-tour Iraqi war veteran and Bronze Star recipient is under fire from registered voters in Monroe County who have challenged his status to run for sheriff in next year’s Republican primary election. On Saturday, Bryan Graves, who is at present out of state […]
November 24th, 2015 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 22, 2006, executed by MELANIE ANN MAHAFFEY, ROBERTY MAHAFFEY, JAMES ALBERT RUSSELL AND MARIE ELIZABETH RUSSELL, conveying certain real property therein described to TITLE ENTERPRISE, LLC, as […]
Do the Crime – You’ll Not Only Do the Time, but You’ll Pay for It According to several law enforcement officers and personnel in the local court system, there appears to be some confusion in the system regarding court costs, fines, and bonds and what each one represents and why it’s a part of the […]
August 29th, 2014 ABSOLUTE AUCTIONCourt Ordered Property Sale Monroe County Circuit CourtSATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 20TH 10:00 A.M.NO. V14058SBLANCHE McCARRELL andALICE SANDEFURPlaintiffsVS.LISA BIVENS,RUTH MILLSAPSEARL WATSON, DEWEY WATSON, JR,DAVID WATSON and DEXTER WATSONDefendantsIn compliance with the Order of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Tennessee entered on the 6th day of June, 2014, in the above styled case, I will on the […]
August 22nd, 2014 The 2nd and final reading of ORDINANCE 14-221-O (originally scheduled to be heard on September 1, 2014) has been rescheduled to be heard on September 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Board Room at Madisonville City Hall. This ordinance is a proposed rezoning of two lots located on Hicks Street in […]
August 16th, 2014 TOWN OF VONOREThe Town of Vonore’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen will hold a Called Meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Vonore City Hall. This meeting will include the first reading of the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year Budget CANCELLEDThe Monroe County Board of CountyCommissioners will meet in regular […]