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Official Ballot for Monroe County, TN Election

OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR MONROE COUNTY ELECTION Held on May 6, 2014 View/Download/Print Early voting by personal appearance: LOCATION: MONROE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE 401 Main St. Madisonville, TN 37354 (DOWN the hill from the court house and across the street from White’s Marble Works) OFFICE DATES & HOURS: Office dates and hours for early voting at […]
Monroe County TN School District News

Teachers Carry Financial Burden

It all began with a Facebook post on the Buzz page last Friday night. The post read, “Based on the budget that the director of Monroe County schools and Board of Education are prepared to present to the county commission, we feel that The public can only assume that the classrooms, schools, teachers, and students […]
Monroe County TN School District News

School Board in Commotion to Balance Budget

Fund Balance Shot, Expenses Smother Revenue The Monroe County Board of Education on Tuesday called an emergency budget workshop for next week to “rework” and “finalize” the school system’s 2013-14 budget. It declared that immediately following the workshop it would convene a “special called board meeting” to approve the budget. The announcement came after the board […]

Hiwassee College Out Front: Reducing Tuition by $6,000 Per Year

Hiwassee College Out Front: Reducing Tuition by $6,000 Per Year Madisonville, TN – At a time when the price to attend college is increasing by an average rate of 20 percent every four years, the Board of Trustees at Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tennessee has taken the bold step to reduce its cost of attendance […]
Monroe County TN Farmers Market

If We Grow It….. Will They Come?

Monroe County Farmer’s Market Proposed People who would like to see a good old-fashioned farmer’s market should not give up hope by any means. An interest meeting for such a market was held Tuesday at the Madisonville Farm Bureau building. Hosting were Stacy and Kara Warwick of Warwick Environmental Engineering. However, Monroe County UT Ag Extension Agent Jonathan Rhea also attended and provided useful information. “You have to […]

Officers Address Postal Thefts

Suspect Facing Possible Lengthy Prison Term Persons should promptly report possible mail or identity theft to authorities and can take steps to prevent it, Vonore residents were told Thursday. At the town’s community center, Monroe County Sheriff ’s Lieutenant Detective Jennifer Bledsoe said mail from 140 persons has been recovered in the case of a male subject who has been charged […]

Local Superhero in Need

Help Super NooDy Find A Service Dog! Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes.  Some have incredible strength and stamina at their command.  Others have trained studiously for years and years, and are now masters of a martial art or three. Or perhaps these heroes can move the very elements, rely on the gizmos and gadgets their intelligent minds have created, or are blessed with […]

Hope Fades for Public Ten Commandments Display

Attorney Says Past Support Now Working Against Any Exhibit County Commission Gives Ground to Defending “God’s Law” It’s been over seven years since the Monroe County Courthouse lost its public showing of the Ten Commandments. In the ensuing 90-month duration, county residents, local officials, church members, spiritual guides, and other religious luminaries have been devoutly earnest and vehemently unrelenting in calling for a renewed public hanging of the cherished […]

Stand Next To These Veterans, “ You’ll Never Stand Alone”

Graves Delivers Touching Patriotic Speech at Ceremony With hundreds of school kids, parents, teachers, business owners and employees, government officials, Gold Star Mothers, military veterans, and others crowded onto the wide street and sidewalks in front of the Monroe County TN Courthouse, Veterans Day received a memorable observance on Friday, two days before the yearly November […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

People passing by the courthouse in Madisonville around noontime Friday would know the county is helping observe the month. As Crystal Russell said, the county mayor’s office allowed trees to be decorated to call attention to the observance. Russell is project director of STOPe (Standing Together Offering Protection and Encouragement). The organization is one of […]

Chota Welcomes New CEO

Following a nationwide search the Board of Directors of Chota Community Health Service announced a change in leadership with Puspa Das as the new Chief Executive Officer who assumed the role on July 2, 2012. Das has over 22 years of clinical and administrative experience in health care and non-profit organizations, including seven years as executive director of Community Health Care Centers.  She holds a Bachelor of Law and a Masters […]

The Marcella Center – Big Things Going On In Little Place

There is still a place where people help each other out in an uncomplicated fashion. The Marcella Center for the Arts and Education is located at 117 Washington Road in Sweetwater. To get there, turn off Oakland Road onto North Point Road. Actually, it just about becomes complicated to hear what all goes on at the center. Director (and former teacher) Patricia King said things like ballet, voice, theatre, clogging, […]

TBI Requests Public’s Assistance… Victim’s Family Offering Reward

TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION REQUESTS PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN SOLVING ROANE COUNTY MURDER Victim’s Family Offering Reward Knoxville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is requesting the public’s assistance today to generate new information about an unsolved Roane County homicide case currently under investigation by the TBI, Roane County Sheriff’s Office and 9th Judicial District […]

Monroe County Clerk’s Office Now Accepting Debit and Credit Cards

The Monroe County Clerk’s office is now accepting debit or credit cards for motor vehicle transactions. A small convenience fee is paid to the processing agent for this transaction. Newly available also is online renewal for county residents. The website for this service can be accessed at: The Monroe County Clerk’s office continues to […]

Monroe County Health Dept. is Now Open Access

The Monroe County Health Department is now an Open Access (Walk-In) Schedule. The clinic hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 -10:30 a.m & 12:30-3:00 p.m.  Family Planning Services only on Tuesday and Thursday No appointment is necessary. However, if the clinic is full you can choose to wait or come back at another time.

Harrill, Lovingood, Lynn, Rogers Win School Board Races

Board of Education Gets New Blood: Three New Faces Depending on who you talked to before yesterday’s school board election, the candidates who won were outright shoo-ins or else the outcome was something not many saw coming. But when all the votes were counted after the polls closed at 8 p.m., it was a solid […]