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From the files of the Polk County News ...

In 1922, pay raises were set for elementary teachers from $60 a month to $80 a month.

In 1932, a Majestic radio, complete with tubes, was on sale for $44.50 ... Nine girls received letters at the basketball banquet: Captain Madge Smith, Grace Willson, Katherine Witt, Doris Tankersley, Catherine Love, Mabel Tankersley, Mauvine Brown, Ruth Haskins, and Nadine Wood. the first year Home Economics class prepared and served the banquet ... Second graders were making doll cradles out of oatmeal boxes.

In 1942, Democrats nominated their candidates in mass convention: Vance Davis, reelection for county judge; B.E. Biggs, sheriff; R.E. McClary, trustee; L.H. Park, county court clerk; C.L. (Roxy) Campbell, circuit court clerk; J.A. Harbison, register ... One of the worst fires in the history of the county was burning in the Cherokee National forest ... The spring session of the Fannin County Singing convention was held in the auditorium of McCaysville high school Housewives were allowed to apply for sugar ration books.

In 1952, Gubernatorial candidate Frank Clement charged that Gov. Browning failed and refused to enforce the laws in Polk County ... The Cherokee National Forest planned a new ranger district office in Etowah ... Robert Boyd was elected sentinel of the state FFA ... Benton’s first election was scheduled after having been incorporated in 1951.

In 1962, Benton Manufacturing Company added a second manufacturing plant ... A.J. Hillard was nominated for Sheriff by the GGL. Everett Bates was nominated for trustee and Richard Moorhouse for county court clerk ... The Benton Church of Christ began having regular services ... On the Star honor roll at Copper Basin: Sharon Bell, w.L. Bice, Carolyn Harris, Phyllis Hughes, Richard Jones and Larry Sheehan ... For the tenth time in 13 years the Tennessee Copper Company won the National Safety Council Award of Honor.

In 1972, the Conasauga branch of American Uniform had increased employment to 80 ... Clyde Stephens announced his candidacy for reelection as Benton mayor ... Matt Witt was running for Sheriff ... Esther Sharp was president of PCEA ... Clifford Wood died at age 87 ... Feba L. Coe died at age 87 ... On the Dean’s List at UTK: Pamela Brackett, Marion Kerr, David Annand, Roger Campbell, Buael McNelley, Deborah Williams, Brenda Cole, James Guy, Patricia Hawk, Sarah Jones, Susan Payne, Kathy White, Gary Wright.

In 1982, almost 1,000 turned out for the Republican convention. Charles Stevens defeated Curtis Hampton for the county executive nomination and Imogene Frady defeated Robert Cheek for county clerk court ... The house built by students of Gary Mantooth was to be sold ... Freddie McFareland announced for Benton city commission ... On the Dean’s List at UTK: Angela Culpepper, Melynda Davis, Kathy Lillard and Cynthia Woody ... Bob Barclay Jr. was running for county executive in the Democrat primary.

In 1992, questions and anger surrounded the recently completed reappraisal process ... Sheriff bill Davis denied that he has refused to respond to an emergency dispatch call from Copperhill ... A planning document suggested there would be significant benefits to the county after the Olympics ... Traffic counts were on the rise on local highways ...  ... Jackie Keith was named Miss Polk County. Wee Miss was Chloe Ledford.

In 2002, Approval was given by CSX to abandon the Old Rail Line … The Family Resource Center was staying busy providing help with clothing, coats and shoes to those in need … A single vehicle accident on Hwy. 64 claimed the life of Scotty R. Kaylor … CBHS FBLA students attended a leadership conference … Friends of the Library celebrated their first year of success … Election races were heating up.


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Jon Tucker new Wildcats coach
Jon Tucker has been named the new head basketball coach of the Polk County Wildcats’ Basketball Team.
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Trips to win
Bluebells blooming
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Spring crocus
Red-bellied woodpecker
Frost flower
Recreation & Visitor Information
Ocoee getting busy
River getting busier
Olympic model removed
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Poker run a success
Kids Fishing Days slated
Changes made at Tumbling Creek
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Turkey shoot
Outdoor Sporting
Hog season changes urged
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