McMinn Central had a flashback to the McMinn County loss by giving up an early touchdown off a miscue, but this time the Chargers bounced back to earn a 48-25 victory at Polk County on Friday night.

DECATUR — Meigs County used a pounding game to grind out a 28-0 victory over visiting Clinton on Friday.


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In case you haven’t heard, our lawmakers have returned from their six-week, summer sabbatical, ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.

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Mark Sanford, the former representative and governor of South Carolina, has now joined former Rep. Joe Walsh and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld in challenging President Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination.


Essie Lee Elrod, 78, of Madisonville, passed away on Thursday,…

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Police Reports

• Bridget Robinson, 32, of 294 Jones St., Athens, was arrested on Sept. 11 by the McMinn County Sheriff’s Department and charged with violation of probation and failure to appear. She was being held on a $1,006.45 cash bond plus five days in jail and faced a date in General Sessions Court on… Read more