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Niota is the home to one of the most inspirational stories of the 19th Amendment, when a letter written from a front porch in Niota made its way to, and was delivered on, the steps of the Tennessee State Capitol Building, it swayed one vote that made it legal for women to vote.

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Shown here, Bunny Browder (right) presents a donation to Athens Anchor Club President Caelyn Turner. Browder’s family was involved years ago with Anchor Club. As a lifetime educator, she said she wanted to encourage local youth. For more information on how to help this youth-led service club…

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The latest group of Elks Teens of the Month have found the perfect balance for success in all of their high school endeavors: Autumn Faith Ritsko, Caleb King, Carly Lowery and Alay Mistry.

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of Highway 305 and County Road 250 in McMinn County on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m.

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The 4-H County Public Speaking contest was held on Friday, Jan. 17, at East Athens Baptist Church. The contest is sponsored by Farm Bureau. The fourth grade winners are: 1st place — Marley Hicks; 2nd place — Allie Adkins; 3rd place — Daisy Bovard. Fifth grade winners are: 1st place — Bryant …

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A ribbon cutting was held recently for new Athens Area Chamber of Commerce member Goosehead Insurance, located at 130 E. Washington Ave. Suite 5 in Athens. Chamber friends joining the celebration are (front row, from left) Amy McDonald, Chamber diplomat/Athens Utilities Board; Karen Raby, Ch…

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U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tennessee) recently discussed various current topics, including the ongoing presidential impeachment and attempted removal and the recent heightened tensions with Iran. On Dec. 18, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump …

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Each year, eight high school juniors from East Tennessee have the chance to spend a week in the nation’s capital getting a front-row view of government, leadership and public policy. The Washington Youth Tour, sponsored by Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) and the Tennessee Electric Coopera…

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On Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11, the McMinn Central High School band volunteered to play at the Etowah AmVets Post 100 Veteran’s Day program. The music was so enjoyed by all that Post Commander Roy Nivens held a vote, which was unanimous, to donate $100 to the band. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, …

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During the recent Tennessee Water and Wastewater Association Meeting in Murfreesboro, two Etowah Utilities water professionals received recognition. Brandon Frost, water quality coordinator, received the James F. Pilken Award for Wastewater Collection and Mike Cheek, water superintendent, re…

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The Cherokee Beekeepers Association will present a free short course on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McMinn County Senior Activity Center located at 205 McMinn Ave. in Athens.

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Certificates of Appreciation were presented by the Hiwassee Chapter Sons of the American Revolution to the Alexander Keith Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and a Medal of Recognition to Mary Ellen Nolletti for her service to their society at the Hiwassee Chapter’s annual awards b…

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A ribbon cutting was held recently for new Athens Area Chamber of Commerce member Selena Smith of Lockmiller & Associates, located at 112 E. Washington Avenue in Athens. Chamber friends joining the celebration are (front row, from left) Billie Crabtree, Chamber diplomat; Karen Raby, Cham…

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The City of Niota drew names for its Hog Raffle recently and the winner is Brian Lewis. The hog was donated to the city by Mel and Jennie Cagle. The proceeds from the raffle were raised to help fund the outdoor city stage that is planned to be built in the grassy area between city hall and t…

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During Monday night’s regular meeting, the Athens City School Board recognized CapStar Bank for its support for and partnership with ACS. Shown here is ACS Board Member Chris Adams, who received the plaque as a representative of CapStar, with Athens City Middle School Principal Mike Simmons.