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Dominion Senior Living of Athens is partnering with Tennessee Wesleyan University on a new internship program, and the community is pleased to announce its very first intern, Bellansira Horusenga. She started training June 26 and will have to complete a total of 480 hours to receive credit.

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A ribbon cutting was recently celebrated for new Downtown Athens business and new Athens Area Chamber of Commerce member, The Beanery Uncorked, located at 2 N. White St. Joining the celebration were (from right to left) Mandie Thacker Beeler (Chamber Diplomat), Kim York (Chamber Diplomat), C…

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted recently for new Athens Area Chamber of Commerce member Blooms and Heirlooms located in Englewood. Welcoming Heirlooms and Heirlooms to the chamber and joining the celebration were, from left to right, Phil Tuggle, John Gentry, Connie Woodcock, Angela …

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The Etowah Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting to announce the opening of Niena Felina’s Cupcakes located at 122 Ninth St., in Etowah. On the first row, from left, are Blake McCaslin, Cassie Bell, Scarlett Carter, Bonnie Law, Mary Ann Triplett, owners Rick and Niena Wilhelm, Ama…

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Athens Federal Community Bank was nationally recognized as the Category Excellence Winner for banks between $300-$500 million in assets in the categories of Financial Literacy and Philanthropy by The Institute of Extraordinary Banking during the recent Profit-Growth Banking Summit in Chicago, IL.

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SouthEast Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Clough to the bank's Mortgage Division. Clough is a 20-year veteran banker with her primary focus on mortgage lending and first time home buyers.

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Johnny Brady, of Riceville, is the new chairman of Tennessee Farmers Cooperative's board of directions. He was elected at a re-organizational session during the TFC's recent annual meeting at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.

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ATLANTA - McMinn County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Kathy Price has been selected as the alternate state director of Tennessee on the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) Board of Directors. The alternate state director will serve a one-year term on SEDC's board.

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On Nov. 4, 2015, Tennessee Wesleyan College students, faculty and staff combined with DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee representatives to complete phase one of the Knight Park beautification project. Phase one of the project included the planting of new flowers and bushes, spreading mulc…

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CLEVELAND - Cleveland State Community College welcomes a new, yet familiar face to its Institutional Advancement Department. Rick Platz was recently hired as the development officer and will be assisting the college in a variety of efforts. Platz retired as the director of the Small Business…

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ABINGDON, Va. - Food City officials recently announced that they will be rolling out their highly successful School Bucks program to their newly acquired supermarkets in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area.

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Starr Regional Medical Center recently announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's …

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Billie Crabtree (left) and Jeanne Nichols were among the shoppers finding great deals at The Gallery Boutique & Day Spa last week. The "Cash Mob" event was sponsored by the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Belk's Spring Charity Sale on Saturday, May 2, provides an opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts of 15 to 70 percent off of purchases made during the four-hour event from 6 to 10 a.m.

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