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Solar Eclipse Info Monroe County TN

Sheriff’s Department Addresses August 21 Eclipse

Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones posted a statement on Friday regarding the total solar eclipse of August 21 and its possible effect on the county residents and businesses and the actions of the sheriff’s department. “The Monroe County Sheriffs Office has an important message for the residents and business owners concerning the upcoming eclipse.” Read full statement here…
Solar Eclipse Info Monroe County TN

Tips for Residents As Eclipse Approaches

Compliments of the City of Sweetwater Sweetwater city officials released the following statement on Thursday, listing several suggestions and information regarding the August 21 total solar eclipse and how local community residents can prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime event. Read full statement here…
Solar Eclipse Info Monroe County TN

Schools Closing for Solar Eclipse

Will Burn an “Inclement Weather Day” The Monroe County director of schools said on Friday the county schools and the city schools of Sweetwater had decided to use an “inclement weather day” for the August 21 total solar eclipse. “Safety is always of the utmost concern when dealing with our students and employees,” said Tim Blankenship, “and we feel that it is in the best interest […]
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Is Monroe County Prepared for 111,000 Eclipse Visitors?

August 21 Total Solar Blackout Overwhelming Challenge According to the website “GreatAmericanEclipse.com” on Monday, projections for out-o-county visitation for the August 21 total solar eclipse are running from between 27,000 and 111,000 persons, the first figure the “lowest,” the second the “highest.” But expect the highest. Booking and reservations that began seven to eight months ago are reportedly sold out in Sweetwater and Tellico Plains […]
Solar Eclipse Info Monroe County TN

Solar Showdown – Events & Updates

MADISONVILLE Total Eclipse of Kefauver Park The “Total Eclipse of the Park” will take place at Kefauver Park in Madisonville on August 21, instead of the initial location of Houston Park behind the new library. The City of Madisonville made the announcement on Thursday. The solar eclipse event will still take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. complete with vendors, […]