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A car reportedly hit a transformer behind Ingles in Athens Tuesday evening, leading to a power outage in town and requiring Ingles to close while work was being done.

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Decatur Mayor Jeremy Bivens and Police Chief Monty Rowland would like to remind Decatur residents to use extra caution when driving in residential neighborhoods because there are many families taking walks and bike rides together. Bivens said that police are conducting more patrols through n…

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On Monday, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced a second phase of its partnership with statewide PBS stations to help ensure children continue to have access to educational content during the summer.

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Riceville Elementary School held its 8th grade graduation ceremony in drive-in fashion recently due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. See the story and more photos on Page A8.

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Andrew Lee, “The Combat Quilter,” will be the guest of the Heritage Quilt Guild on Tuesday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum.

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On Wednesday, the Tennessee Department of Education launched the TN Teacher Jobs Connection, a new initiative to connect job-seeking teachers with opportunities in Tennessee’s schools and support district recruiting efforts.

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The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce recently donated $500 to Tennessee Wesleyan University on behalf of the Chamber members to help provide food for over 40 students residing on campus this summer who are having food struggles due to COVID-19. Shown here are (from left) Tonya Hipps, Athens C…

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Tennessee officials are extending free pandemic child care until mid-August, while letting more categories of workers qualify for the program.

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Starr Regional Medical Center announced Thursday that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions at its Athens facility as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services.

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Eligible Tennesseans can request a ballot to vote absentee by-mail for the Aug. 6 State and Federal Primary and County General election without ever leaving their home. The opportunity to requests ballots by mail began on Tuesday.

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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.