April 17, 2014 - 00:02

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Bloodroot is starting to bloom on Towee Mountain, a sure sign that spring is here. (Photo by Rich Clayton)

Outcry continues over Tumbling Creek
April 14, 2014 - 14:16
Much of the infrastructure in Sylco, Spring Creek, Tumbling Creek, and Jacks/Conasauga River has also been removed.
North Potato Creek treatment moves to next phase
April 2, 2014 - 10:56
The North Potato Creek Treatment Plant treats water contaminated with elevated concentrations of metals and acid. It began operation in 2005.
Commission seeks to protect privacy
April 2, 2014 - 10:47
During their regular meeting last Thursday, County Commissioners passed a resolution relating to a petition and claim filed in Chancery Court requesting documents about county health insurance.
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