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At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Triston Stephens was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Check the Friday issue of The Daily Post-Athenian for full coverage of the verdict.

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Englewood Police Chief James Paris turned in his letter of resignation to interim Town Manager Sherri Denton Wednesday. Denton has put in place an interim chief and is planning to advertise for a permanent chief. For more information, check the Friday issue of The Daily Post-Athenian.

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McMinn Central surrendered 50 first-half points to Region 3-AAA foe Red Bank on Friday night en route to a 57-7 defeat at the hand of the Lions.

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There was no letdown from last week for McMinn County in Friday's Region 2-6A match-up with Heritage, as the Cherokees scored on their first five possessions and demolished the overmatched Mountaineers 48-8 on Homecoming.

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AUB is alerting some two dozen customers in the Housley Drive/Miami Street/Valley Drive area of Athens that power may be out through the morning after an underground power distribution line failed overnight.

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Meigs blasted Cumberland 40-6 Friday night. Quarterback Aaron Swafford ran for two touchdowns and threw two to Jon Jon Beeler and Caleb Hyde. Also scoring were Eli Loren on a short run and Trace Corn on a fumble return.

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In a Black & Blue Game that was first lightning-delayed for 45 minutes, and then was soaked by a steady downpour from start to finish, McMinn County shut out McMinn Central 39-0.

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A man has been taken to the hospital after reportedly being shot at Cook Park Sunday night. 

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ATHENS, TENNESSEE – July 5, 2018 – On Thursday, July 5, 2018 at approximately 12:15 pm, Officers from the Athens Police Department were dispatched to 1012 North Avenue in reference to a man causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers Roberts, Holmes, and Gonzalez observed a man (later iden…

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The Athens Fire Department (AFD) was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 306 Woodward Avenue yesterday evening at 6:04 pm and arrived on scene at 6:07 pm.

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All but two incumbents won in contested McMinn and Meigs county races during Tuesday night’s elections.

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The McMinn County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting in the Nonaburg community near Englewood. The shooting was fatal, but currently it is believed that it may have been accidental. For more information, check the Thursday issue of The Daily Post-Athenian.

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A woman who was a victim of a fire in Athens earlier this week has passed, according to city officials.

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DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee has announced this morning it will invest $190 million in its Athens facility, adding four new production lines and creating 320 jobs. For more information, see today's edition of The Daily Post-Athenian.

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I recently read an article on the Knoxnews.com website which discussed a new "report" issued by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. This so-called study purports to reveal what are the safest cities in Tennessee. I was initially concerned to find that the study named Athens as…

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Threats made on social media have resulted in an arrest in Meigs County, and officials with both McMinn and Meigs county school systems say they believe schools are now safe after swift action by local law enforcement agencies. However, both will be heightening security today as a precaution…

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Etowah City School will not be in session from Wednesday, Feb. 7, through Friday, Feb. 9, due to illness. According to Dr. Mike Frazier, director of Etowah City Schools, about 100 students or roughly 30 percent of its total enrollment was unable to attend on Tuesday. About 27 percent of teac…

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The paper is late today due to technical issues. Expect about a 2 hour delay. Paper delivery will begin by 3 p.m. We fully expect everything to return to normal time tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.

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The Bradley County Sheriff’s Department reports that at approximately 11:54 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017, a call was received at the Cleveland / Bradley County 911 Center to report a stabbing at a residence on Leyland Drive in Charleston. The caller indicated a male had been stabbed a…

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Mills Products has been cleared by the Athens Fire Department, TEMA, and McMinn County Emergency Management. No new cases of illness have been reported, and some of the employees treated earlier this morning have been released by their healthcare providers. Mills Products will continue monit…

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Athens City Middle School was locked down Wednesday morning after two bullets were turned in to school officials.

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A nearly two-year investigation into illicit drugs in Meigs County has resulted in charges for 19 individuals accused of contributing to the proliferation of illicit drugs in the area.

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Meigs County whipped South Greene 46-7 in the first round of the playoffs Friday night.

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McMinn Central brought a difficult season to a disappointing conclusion on Friday night with a 38-0 loss to visiting Brainerd.

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Meigs County completed an undefeated season with a 60-8 victory over Wartburg Friday night.

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McMinn County's upset bid of playoff-bound and Region 2-6A third-place team Cleveland fell short Friday on Senior Night at McMinn County High School in a 42-38 loss.

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