DECATUR — Decatur’s Archer Reese may not yet be a high school student, but he is already dreaming of Olympic gold.

AKRON, Ohio — Wednesday’s local challenge races in Akron, Ohio, were a success despite neither of Athens’ racers getting out of the second round.


“That Takes the Cake” is the theme for the annual Ladies Summer Luncheon on Saturday, July 28, at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum. The Luncheon will kick off with delightful drinks at 11:30 a.m., and a delicious lunch at noon catered by Ambiance Catering. Tickets for the event are $30.


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A few weeks ago, I gave a guest lecture on rural culture to a social work class at Tennessee Wesleyan University. I spoke, in part, about how single stories of rural America do not capture the richness of life in a small place. The essay below is a beautiful reflection on that lecture by one…


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Christopher Dodson, 41, of Etowah, passed away on Thursday, Ju…

Bart Rual Johnson, 60, of Etowah, passed away on Tuesday, July…

Ronney Townsend, 71, of Englewood, passed away at 7:10 a.m. on…

Martha Davis of the Linsdale community in Delano, went to be w…

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• Casey L. Watkins, 25, of 556 Old Federal Rd., Madisonville, was arrested on July 18 by the Etowah Police Department and charged with driving on a suspended license. He was released on $1,000 bond and faced a date in General Sessions Court on July 19. Read more