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The Monroe County Buzz is owned by Bee Publishers, LLC. and is Monroe County’s only locally owned and operated daily newspaper of general circulation. Address The Monroe County Buzz 113A Main Street Madisonville, TN 37354 Call or Email Phone: 423-442-1635 Fax: 423-442-1636 thenewbuzz@gmail.com  

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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 […]

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 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.

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 […]