The following is a game story from the McMinn Central versus Polk County football game from Friday night. See Monday’s edition of The Daily Post-Athenian for more coverage, including comments by Coach Derrick Davis and senior running back Jordan Ledford along with game statistics.

BENTON — Hunter Cook ran for 271 yards and scored five touchdowns, while Tristian Miller added 165 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown in the McMinn Central Middle Chargers' 40-14 win Thursday at Chilhowee Middle School in Polk County, improving their record to 5-0.



Ralph Taylor Benson, 86, of Athens, went home to be with the L…

Mitchell Shope, 80, of Athens, passed away Wednesday morning, …

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Police Reports

• Robert Cox, 42, of 191 County Road 887, Etowah, was arrested on Sept. 8 by the McMinn County Sheriff’s Department and charged with domestic assault. He was being held without bond and faced a date in General Sessions Court on Sept. 9. Read more