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In 1932, the Benton Garden Club sponsored a clean  up campaign ... John Shamblin told the story of the former Cherokee resident referred to as “Snake Tail,” who had two wives, each with her own cabin, near the foot of Chilhowee  ... Those making perfect grades in 5th grade spelling were Anna Ruth Taylor, Jessie Lowery, Fetzer, Helen Witt and Joe Van Taylor ... Ruth Pippenger was voted most popular girl in the freshman class. Amos Burchfield was most popular boy, Lennie Lee was prettiest, and Kinzel Trevena was handsomest.

In 1942, police believed they solved the famous skeleton mystery of Starr Mountain, which was found in August 1940. A soldier in Panama who attempted suicide left a note confessing to the murder of Charlie Queen of Etowah. Two other men were implicated as well ... The Navy was seeking construction men for jobs.

In 1952, Polk boys beat Englewood in the district tournament, making them the most potent threat to Bradley supremacy ... Frank Clement visited the county in his bid for the democratic nomination for governor ... A.L. Dalton was elected chairman of the local Republicans, with James Passmore as secretary ... The Turtletown Community Club hosted the Linsdale Community Club for special music and a tour of the new school.

In 1962, Ed Oldham was named chairman of the Polk Democrats, with Neil Higgins vice chairman, Bill Smith secretary and Charles Williams treasurer ... F-H Land Judging Team members were Harrold McClure, Hoyt Freeman, Raymond Thomason, Tommy Daugherty and Jimmy Baker. FFA Land Judgers were Louis Moore, Bruce Rymer, Don Frady, Roger Evans and Billy Davis ... Member of the 4-H Honor Club were Wanda Freeman, Judy Boring, Delpha Davis, Jimmy Rogers, Charlotte Lewis, Harrold McClure, Bobby Lewis, Sue McClure, Jimmy Baker, Ronnie Garren, Charles Freeman and Wayne Lawson.

In 1972, The Jaycees named Ronald Davis as Young Farmer of the Year ... Amos Bates was seeking the nomination for a County Court seat ... John Miles were a key talent at the Cherokee Folk “Getherin” ... John Bramlett celebrated his 80th birthday.

In 1992, the state increased the sales tax from 5.5 to 6% to fund a waterred-down version of Gov. McWherter’s Better Education Plan. An income tax was rejected ... The county commission sent a wheel tax vote to referendum. A $25 tax was expected to generate $225,000 a year. the money would go to debt service in order to reduce the amount of property tax money for that fund and also to eliminate the need to borrow money to make payments before property tax money comes in ... A new business and professional group was being considered in West Polk ... The unemployment rate was 18.1%.

In 2002,  A state budget proposal threatened to cut $1.2 million from the school system … A bus use fee was debated for school trips … Garden Club members visited the Lodge of Copperhill for a lunch … The Lady Cougars and The Wildkittens were both ousted in Regional basketball tournament play … An open house was slated to discuss the Lost Creek drainage area and Starr Mountain … The Chamber of Commerce was developing a marketing plan.


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Top News
Audit committee looks over findings
Committee members are charged with doing an independent review and making recommendations to the County Commission. This was the first meeting of the committee.
New Ag Agent on the job
Growth Plan turned down again
Names protected by HIPAA
Parksville precinct closed
Head start applications being taken
Veterans honored
Attempted murder charged
Budget work begins
Local News
Ducktown School discussed
A group of former students and educators from Ducktown School met with members of the Fourth Fractional Township Saturday July 5th to get a report on what was being done with the school.
Overhill looking for artists and craft..
Ducktown school preservation eyed
Celebrate history and independence
Solar offsets Ducktown energy use
Sale raises $1000 for libraries
Benton notes...
Amendments can be viewed online
Copperhill notes...
Relay for Life Friday
School News
CMS Open House July 31
CBHS rallies around student
Students compete at Lee
CBHS team takes first
CBHS wins state, heads to nationals
Students learn to avoid jerks
Club 21 rewards acheivement
Benton Elementary Junior Beta Club rec..
Enriques on Dean’s List
Co-op experience leads to employment
90, of Charleston
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Food for Thought
Letter to the Editor
Food for Thought
Letters to the Editor
Polk County Heritage
Rev. Jason Matlock Has No Marker
The Esso Station
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
Calling All Old Timers!
Polk’s Political Power Struggle
Polk’s Political Power Struggle
Williams and Walker Family -
Polk County Heritage...
I’m My Own Grandpa!
Sheep in the Meadow . . Cows in the Co..
Local Events
Bulletin Board 7-16-14
Bulletin Board - 7/2/14
Bulletin Board 6/25/14
Bulletin Board - 6/18/14
Delano Baptist VBS starts Friday
Bulletin Board - 5/14/14
Production benefits Health Care Founda..
Craft Bazaar May 3
Bulletin Board - 4/30/14
Guided Spring hike Saturday
Local Sports
Jon Tucker new Wildcats coach
Jon Tucker has been named the new head basketball coach of the Polk County Wildcats’ Basketball Team.
Hindman new head coach
Softball banquet held
Former Polk player awarded
Polk athletes playing nationally
Polk loses ‘Cat fight
Two ‘Cats named All State
Polk County High School Powder Puff Fo..
Zach Miller and Tanner Plemmons were n..
Polk splits in Battle of States
Friends & Neighbors
Williamson in two episodes
UDC meets
Education Foundation meets
Griswold graduates basic
Pittaway to attend Congress of Future ..
GAs have visitor
Whitmire retires
TN Wesleyan honors
Ocoee Region Beekeeper's Association F..
2013 Miss Christmas Belle
Nature & Environment
Swallowtail feeds
A Yellow Tiger Swallowtail feeds on a thistle bloom at Bill Triplett’s barnyard. (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Flame on
Trips to win
Bluebells blooming
Bloodroot heralds spring
Homeplace daffodils
Spring is coming
Spring crocus
Red-bellied woodpecker
Frost flower
Recreation & Visitor Information
Ocoee getting busy
River getting busier
Olympic model removed
Battle of Athens map available
Road Construction Won’t Delay Memori..
Poker run a success
Kids Fishing Days slated
Changes made at Tumbling Creek
Rail trips start April 5
Turkey shoot
Outdoor Sporting
Hog season changes urged
Wildlife Committee members from Polk and surrounding counties met with local lawmakers, wildlife commissioners, and TWRA last Tuesday to discuss the need to revisit hog hunting regulations in Tennessee.
Greasy Creek could close on stocking day
Big bass brought by
Tellico River fishing day slated
Coon hunting to continue
Opposition voiced to coon hunt change
Wild hog regulations change
Record bear harvest in 2011
Comment deadline Feb. 24
Hunter Safety classes available
Classifieds - 7/16/14
Classifieds - 7/9/14
Classifieds - 7/2/14
Classifieds - 6/25/14
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Classifieds - 6/11/14
Classifieds - 6/4/14
Classifieds - 5/28/14
Classifieds 5-14-14
Classifieds - 4/30/14
Public Notices
Public Notices - 7/16/14
Public Notices - 7/9/14
Public Notices - 7/2/14
Public Notices - 6/25/14
Public Notices - 6/18/14
Public Notices - 6/11/14
Public Notices - 6/4/14
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