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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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