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This female ruby-throated hummingbird recently settled on a perch set up in the yard at Jennifer Hardison’s Athens residence.

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Several people are facing criminal charges after a traffic stop by McMinn County deputies reportedly produced a firearm, drug paraphernalia and syringes containing apparent heroin last week.

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The Athens Public Works Department announces the following street closure:

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Etowah Health Care’s Annual Chili and Dessert Cookoff was held Thursday, Oct. 17 at the facility. All hospice companies that Etowah Health Care has a contract with are challenged to bring a homemade dessert and homemade chili for a winning prize of a trophy and a $25 gift card. Shown here ar…

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Athens City Schools SRO Hunter Cardin, an officer with the Athens Police Department, was named the City of Athens’ Employee of the Quarter at Tuesday’s Athens City Council meeting. Cardin (right) is shown here with Athens City Manager C. Seth Sumner, who made the presentation.

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The sixth annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Event and Walk will take place on Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Event Center in the Colloms Student Center at Tennessee Wesleyan University. The event is co-sponsored by the Luncheon Pilot Club, the Social Work Club, Phi Alpha Honor Society and Sigm…

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Three decades of former educators and students of J.L. Cook School were honored Friday at Cherokee Stadium before the start of McMinn County High School's football game against Cleveland.

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Tennessee Wesleyan University athletics are becoming more accessible as a result of a project by one of its students.

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A recent police response to a potentially dangerous incident served as a case study for advanced preparation, but also as a cautionary tale, according to Athens’ chief of police.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Simmons Bank launched a completely new mobile app, developed in collaboration with Jack Henry’s Banno software and led by newly recruited Alejandro “Alex” Carriles, Simmons’ executive vice president and chief digital officer.

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On Oct. 26 from noon to 6 p.m., the skies at the 33-acre Sculpture Fields at Montague Park will be filled with colossal and colorful kites, stunt kites and Rokkaku battle kites at the Spooktacular Sculptures in the Sky event.

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A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday afternoon for the Athens Chamber of Commerce at the office of Corey Madding/Edward Jones Investments at 2418 Congress Parkway S #2 in Athens. Shown here are (from left) Brenda Lowe, Mortgage Investors Group; Lisa Harrison, Chamber diplomat/Guardian Home Care…

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Jimmy Liner Christmas Parade is set for Nov. 30

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McMinn County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

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SouthEast Bank has announced the launch of a new affiliate, SouthEast Insurance Services. SouthEast Insurance Services will provide customers and non-customers alike with many insurance options in the areas of property, vehicle, personal and business insurance — including specialty products,…

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According to the American Red Cross, earthquakes can occur anywhere, but most earthquakes in this country happen in the west in Alaska and California.

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The Monroe Area Council of the Arts has already held two sessions of its annual Madisonville Ghost Tour this month with a few more planned shows to come.

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Morning Pointe of Athens resident Neil Womac and the Tennessee Wesleyan University Lady Bulldogs softball team share a laugh together during a recent visit from the softball players. “Our assisted living community utilizes the great pool of volunteers at Tennessee Wesleyan University and the…

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Morning Pointe of Athens resident Peggy Watson, Life Enrichment Director Diane Hutsell and resident Bea Rowe celebrate the inaugural meeting of the assisted living community’s Trail Blazers walking group with an outing to Veterans Memorial Park. The club meets at least once a week to explore…

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The Athens Public Works Department announces the following closure: The Athens Animal Shelter will be closed to intakes and adoptions on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The shelter will tentatively reopen on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

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The Daughters of the American Revolution chapters are encouraged to perform a “Day of Service” in their communities around the founding of the National Society on Oct. 11. Alexander Keith Chapter served meals and provided desserts for the Senior Olympians at the McMinn Senior Activity Center…

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The sixth annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Event and walk will take place on Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Event Center in the Colloms Student Center at Tennessee Wesleyan University.