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It’s hard to believe that we’re only days away from Thanksgiving holidays.

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Next Monday, Nov. 11, is the official day to honor our veterans. This annual recognition is important to our country.

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Now that we have cooler weather, rainy days and nights, and Halloween coming tomorrow, it’s time to change our clocks for the end of Daylight Savings Time to Eastern Standard Time.

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Recently, eighth grade students at Riceville Elementary School were given the opportunity to apply for Student Council positions. Students were chosen based upon grades, work ethic, and ideas for service and improvements in their school and community. Officials gave a special thank you to Ch…

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Fall Break is officially over and judging from the Facebook entries, almost everyone took a trip and enjoyed the week.

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McMinn County Schools volunteer Terri Monroe was recently named the 2019 TSBA Southeast School Volunteer of the Year. Monroe (right) is shown here with McMinn County School Board Chair Sharon Brown at a recent McMinn County Board of Education meeting.

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McMinn County students cheer on the Cherokees during their 42-7 win Friday at Notre Dame High School.

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Hundreds of Tennessee’s top middle school runners gathered together in Clarksville last Saturday for the TMSAA State Cross Country Championships.

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This school year, the hallways of Mountain View Elementary School look a bit different than last year. Teachers and support staff worked together to place a Blast Off Sensory Path down the hallway of the first and second grade wing. A Sensory Path is comprised of adhesive film that sticks to…

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October is here! However, the weather is still like August. If we get some rain next week as predicted, it will begin to really feel like fall.

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A pre-K teacher at Niota School, Renee Nicolo, saw a need and then, instead of complaining, worked to fix it.

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Every school will offer assorted fruits and Mayfield’s milk with each lunch meal. In addition to the meals, every school sells USDA approved items that may be purchased by the student.

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McMinn County Schools named Stephanie Swafford the Volunteer of the Month during the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 12 at the McMinn County Center for Educational Excellence. Shown here, from left, are Rogers Creek Elementary School Principal Glen Puryear with Swafford.

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Athens City Schools Board of Education celebrated that the Tennessee Department of Education deemed it an Exemplary District for the second consecutive year — which only seven districts statewide accomplished — at the Board of Education meeting on Monday. From left are Board Members Johnny C…

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Each year, our elementary schools have a Walk-A-Thon during the year. It’s always lots of fun, with a theme, special shirts, and lots of interest.

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Etowah City School was recently deemed a Reward School by the Tennessee Department of Education for its growth and achievement. Shown here, Etowah City teachers and faculty pose for a picture at the school.

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Athens City Middle School will be hosting all its families for its annual Open House on Thursday, Sept. 5.

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For Lauren Jenkins, a senior at McMinn Central High School, this past summer involved more than the usual road trips and summer jobs.

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The Athens City Schools Board of Education recognized its new teachers at its meeting on Aug. 12 at Athens City Middle School. The new teachers are, from left, Renae Miolen, Brenda Overboe, Kara McConkey, Katie Morgan-Harper, Kylene Raper, Cody Yearwood, Christina Grisham, Parker Morgan, Lau…

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Athens City Middle School has sports team traveling everywhere in our area this fall. We have a great group of sports opportunities offered during the school year. Our coaches are diligent and work hard to guide these young athletes in their growth and competence.

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The school bells are calling students back to the classroom and the American Red Cross is giving tips on making sure your student is safe as they head back-to-school for the upcoming year.

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All Athens City Schools will be off on Tuesday, Aug. 20, for the City of Athens Election Day.

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It was really a thrill to see all the excited youngsters as they made their way into our schools. They were greeted by community leaders, civic group members, local employers, and ACS board members and central office staff.

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Every school will offer assorted fruits and Mayfield milk with each lunch meal. In addition to the meals, every school sells USDA-approved items that may be purchased by the student.

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Christ’s Legacy Academy, in partnership with the Athens Movie Palace Summer Series, recently donated $1,592 to the Friends of E.G. Fisher Public Library. Shown here, from left, are Everett Gillespie, Joyce Baker, Kavitha Reddy, Shane Arnold, Craig Hardin, Rhonda Price, Cathy Bessom, Bill Bes…