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By a 168 vote margin, the sales tax referendum in the City of Athens passed Tuesday night. 

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Joseph Wielzen has been indicted by the McMinn County Grand Jury on charges of felony murder, first degree murder and aggravated rape. Wielzen is accused of murdering Etowah resident Kelsey Burnette in 2017. For more on this story, check Friday's edition of The Daily Post-Athenian.

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The Calhoun City Commission has cancelled its work session set for this Monday night. No reschedule date has been announced yet, but plans are reportedly being made to set a new date. 

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The City of Niota has rescheduled its regular monthly commission meeting from Monday at 7 p.m. to Tuesday at 7 p.m. The meeting will still be held at the Niota Memorial Building. 

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Due to inclement weather in the forecast, Saturday’s Tennessee Wetlands/Moofest Festival is being moved inside to Ingleside Elementary School, located at 200 Guille St. in Athens, across the street from E.G. Fisher Public Library.

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Due to rain in the forecast and the L&N Depot grounds already being saturated, the Etowah Easter Egg Hunt has been postponed until Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the depot. People helping to place eggs are asked to be at the depot at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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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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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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