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Monroe County TN Sheriff Bill Bivens Honors Deputy

Williams Honored by Sheriff in Ceremony

Williams Honored by Sheriff in Ceremony A newly hired deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff ’s Department received a Life Saving Award on Thursday, after rescuing a choking man at the man’s home a day earlier. The department released the following statement: “One of Monroe County’s deputies will be presented with a Life Saving Award […]

“Rock House” Gets Historic Status

Preservation Alliance Releases 2012 Endangered List One of the most distinctive one-of-a-kind buildings in Madisonville has made the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance’s 2012 Endangered Heritage list. It is one of 16 surviving structures that have ties as far back as the Revolutionary War, the War Between the States, the Great Depression, and the country’s segregation […]

Tornado Tears Through Tellico Plains

A devastatingly powerful tornado ripped through the heart of Tellico Plains in early afternoon on Friday, cutting a path of destruction through the town that barely missed the downtown square It walloped streets and neighborhoods, shearing power poles and snapping lines, uprooting trees, flattening homes and buildings, and wreaking a ruinous swath of carnage. Amazingly, […]