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Beginning June 1 for two weeks, the hours of operations for the Etowah Community Center will remain Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Tuesdays when the center will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for Municipal Court.

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Local electric power rates will rise a bit in June as the spring season moves into summer and brings somewhat higher base rates from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

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The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA) will be distributing USDA commodities to eligible Meigs County residents on Wednesday, June 3, at the SETHRA office in Decatur.

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This plane landed hard on the McMinn County Airport runway Friday morning after an apparent malfunction caused it to divert from its original course. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash. Departments that responded included Athens Rural Fire Department, Etowah Rural Fire Depart…

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Etowah Utilities Lineman Brandon Moses practices Pole Top Rescue using a simulation mannequin during recent training by the Tennessee Job Training and Safety Program.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters can apply for a disaster loan before the June 23 deadline.

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On Friday, Gov. Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 38, which allows groups of up to 50 people to participate in social and recreational activities while encouraging strong social distancing measures.

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The Athens Public Works Department announces the following traffic notice: The area affected is Sweetfield Valley Road, from Cedar Springs Road to Old Madison Avenue. This section of street has open street cuts that will be covered until Tuesday, May 26, at 7 a.m. Additionally, lane closures…

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CapStar Bank recently released an exclusive PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Guidance pre-recorded webinar and forgiveness estimation calculator in response to the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application (SBA Form 3508) now available from the US Treasury.

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Every May, the U.S. focuses on bringing awareness to mental health by promoting steps for better mental wellness and trying to reduce the stigma around mental health disorders, including substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and suicide.

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The Athens Municipal Building, Public Works, Recycle Center, and Animal Shelter will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

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The Athens Recovery Team, comprised of members of the Council Advisory Committee and other community leaders, has launched a new one-stop shop of information and resources available for the community titled “Friendly City Forward.”