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The Appalachian Athletic Conference announced the suspension of all athletic contests through April 5 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. This includes all competition involving Tennessee Wesleyan University, as it is a member of the AAC.

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Former Etowah Police Chief Eric Armstrong turned himself in at the McMinn County Justice Center Thursday morning. 

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Due to the Christmas holiday falling on Wednesday, there will be no Wednesday, Dec. 25 edition of The Daily Post-Athenian this week. We will publish the Friday, Dec. 27 edition on the normal day and time. Keep an eye on dailypostathenian.com as it will be updated with news on Tuesday and Thu…

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Joseph Wielzen has been declared guilty on all charges in the murder trial in which he was accused of raping and killing Etowah resident Kelsey Burnette. A full story will follow on dailypostathenian.com

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The jury has been selected in the Joseph Wielzen felony murder, first degree murder and aggravated rape trial. Opening arguments began Wednesday afternoon. Check dailypostathenian.com and each print edition of The Daily Post-Athenian for updates on the trial. 

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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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