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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, […]

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 […]

Monroe County, TN 2012 Election Results

2012 Monroe County, TN Election Results – We’ll be posting the results and winners for Monroe County, TN Property Assessor, Monroe County, TN School Board Member 2nd District, and Monroe County, TN School Board Member 3rd District as they come in!  As we update this, we’ll post it on Facebook, so keep checking back!

Important Information from Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative

An Announcement from Fort Loudoun Electric Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) is releasing the following announcement regarding recent power outages that affected part of its membership. First, Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative’s phone number is 1-877-353-2674 (1-877-FLEC-ORG). Please record this number so it is easily found in times of a power outage. I apologize for the […]

Madisonville Lions Club Talent Show

The Madisonville Lions Club raises money to help buy eye exams and glasses for the less fortunate. Join us on Saturday, August 11 at 7:00 pm! (View event details and location here)  1st Place – $100.00 2nd Place – $75.00 3rd Place – $50.00 Admission: Individual ticket – $5.00, Family ticket $15.00 Refreshments will be available. […]
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, […]