CHARLESTON — It wasn’t until after halftime that McMinn County lost its lead, but the Cherokees had lost control of the basketball game well before then.

Former McMinn Central High school football player and coach Landius Wilkerson is back in the Volunteer State. Wilkerson recently left as Jacksonville State’s (Ala.) defensive ends coach to take over coaching the entire defensive line at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he wi…

Top-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan’s rally fell short in a battle of NAIA top-five ranked baseball teams Wednesday at Athens Insurance Stadium, as the Bulldogs took a 7-6 loss to No. 5 Georgia Gwinnett.


In a fleeting moment, Judas made the decision to betray his closest friends. He let his greed or ideology get in the way of his loyalty.



Clarice M. Young, 89, formerly of Hydetown, Pa., passed away T…

Police Reports

• Carmen Smith, 50, of 316 N. Georgia Ave., Etowah, was arrested on Feb. 18 by the McMinn County Sheriff’s Department and charged with a warrant for shoplifting. She was released without bond and no court date was listed. Read more