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On Friday, Waupaca Foundry surprised Etowah City School students with hundreds of schools supplies for the 2019 school year. This marks the fourth year of Waupaca Foundry donating supplies. Throughout June, July and August, employees collected donations for the pre-kindergarten through eight…

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A ribbon cutting was celebrated for new Athens Chamber of Commerce member, MIG Athens Mortgage Investors Group, located downtown at 14 East Washington Ave., in Athens. Athens Chamber friends joining the celebration are (front row, from left) Tabatha Fox, Shelter Insurance; Lisa Dotson, Main …

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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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Shown here is a Gulf Fritillaria butterfly feasting on a Mexican sunflower at Susan Woods’ residence in Englewood recently.

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Athens City Schools System is ranked number one in achievement, grades three through eight, in the Southeast District based on data recently released from the state.

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The Athens City Council is set to consider entering into a joint agreement with McMinn County government to apply for additional Eureka Trail funding.

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A year-to-year comparison of recently released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows the July 2019 statewide seasonally adjusted rate of 3.5% matches the figure from the same month a year ago.

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The University of Tennessee has announced that it will implement alcohol sales at Neyland Stadium starting with the Brigham Young University game on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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On Aug. 24 at 11 a.m., the Hiwassee College Alumni Association, Inc., will hold an Alumni Rally in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Madisonville.

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DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee recently made a donation to the United Way of McMinn and Meigs Counties for the nonprofit’s Stuff the Bus charity. Shown here are the products donated by DENSO.

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In 1917, Marietta, Georgia native Hugh V. Manning came to the booming railroad town of Etowah to build a movie theater.

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A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon when the car she was a passenger in was involved in a crash with a McMinn County Sheriff’s Department patrol car.

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The City of Athens presented The LITE House a proclamation on Aug. 9 for International Coworking Day in honor of its inception as a coworking and entrepreneurial center. Shown here (from left) are McMinn County Mayor John Gentry, Tennessee Wesleyan University President Dr. Harley Knowles, LI…

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Local Korean War Veterans, shown here, were honored on Korean War Day at the Athens Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5146.

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A ribbon cutting was recently celebrated for new Athens Chamber of Commerce member Silver Springs Vineyards, located at 3725 Highway 11 South in Riceville. Chamber friends joining the celebration are (front row, from left) Dana Ferguson, Chamber diplomat/McMinn County Economic Development Au…

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Athens resident Ashley Ingram was recently named Ms. World 2019-2020 at a competition held in Nassau, Bahamas this week. Ingram was crowned Ms. US World on Nov. 19, 2018, in Reno, Nevada. She is a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan University.

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The McMinn County Highway Department has announced that construction is completed on County Road 67 (Bell Springs Road) and the road is open.

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At around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, on Highway 39E at County Road 468 in Englewood, this 2004 Audi reportedly left the roadway and struck a tree before it began smoking. The driver and two pets were pulled out to safety by Trey Winder, then the vehicle burst into flames. The driver was transported…

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A gift from a local church led to a chain reaction of kindness, which culminated in Tri-County Center receiving a new vehicle to aid its services.

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Savana Casteel recently graduated from the Cleveland State Law Enforcement Training Academy. Casteel (center) is shown here with fellow members of the Athens Police Department and Athens City Manager C. Seth Sumner.

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Citing an attempt to strengthen and expand workforce development programs in Tennessee’s rural counties, the Tennessee Workforce Development Board recently approved a $3 million investment to support Gov. Bill Lee’s rural initiatives.

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DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee made a donation of $100,000 to Cleveland State Community College. Shown here are DENSO and CSCC representatives during the check presentation.

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Shaw Industries has earned national recognition for its education and training efforts. For the ninth consecutive year, the company has been named among Elearning! magazine’s Learning! 100 for its comprehensive approach to education and training.

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Morning Pointe of Athens will host a fashion show on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 5-7 p.m.