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More than 50 DENSO associates and 13 teachers from area schools participated in the 4 day Teacher Externship held at DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, Inc. during the week of June 19-22, 2018. We invited teachers from across the region to participate.

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A ribbon cutting was celebrated recently for Long Chevrolet Buick GMC located at 1900 Congress Parkway S in Athens. Chamber President/CEO Rob Preston, McMinn County Mayor John Gentry, Athens City Manager C. Seth Sumner, were among many community and chamber members who attended, as well as G…

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The conclusion of a recent five-year study of Tennessee Wesleyan's direct economic impact on the local community shows approximately 90 percent of Tennessee Wesleyan's expenditures are made, on the average, in the five counties of McMinn, Bradley, Monroe, Loudon, and Knox.

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At the annual meeting of the University of Tennessee's Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) Program's Board of Advisors, Athens City Manager C. Seth Sumner was elected to the Board's Vice Chair position by unanimous vote of the membership. Sumner has served as a member of the Bo…

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From March 19-21, four Tennessee College of Applied Technology Athens (TCATA) students participated in the SkillsUSA State Competition, which is held annually to identify Tennessee’s best technical students within each recognized technical field. TCAT students from across the state compete, …

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Shaw Industries Group, Inc., (Shaw), which operates a facility in Meigs County, has been ranked on Forbes magazine's 2018 list of America's Best Employers.

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Dilling Group Inc. (DGI) was proud to host the 2018 Tennessee SkillsUSA Welding Competition at our Charleston Fabrication Shop on March 19 and 20. There were 34 students (24 High School students and 10 Community College Students) from across the state of Tennessee participating in this 2-day…

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The new DQ Grill & Chill, owned and operated by Dairy Queen's largest franchisee, Fourteen Foods, opens on Tuesday April 24th at 10:30 a.m.

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Dollar General's newest store at 1030 N Congress Pkwy in Athens is now open! In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

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Beef production, feeder calf management, soil management, no-till drill calibration and updates on new technology and equipment for the beef industry are topics to be discussed during the Southeast TN Beef Summit on April 27 at the McMinn County Expo Center.

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Athens City Middle School recently recognized Galyon Manufacturing for the company’s contributions to the school through various projects. Pictured (from left) are Bob Owens with Athens City Schools, Jackson Smith and Mitch Galyon with Galyon Manufacturing, and ACMS Principal Mike Simmons.

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A ribbon cutting was recently celebrated for new Athens Area Chamber of Commerce member, Sprint by Your Wireless Solutions located at 1854 Decatur Pike in Athens. Joining the celebration and pictured here are Edward Goodman (A. Goodman Productions), Billie Crabtree (Chamber Diplomat), Rob Pr…

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On February 27, 1978, Patricia McKenzie walked into The DPA to apply for a job, and was hired that day to work in the Job Printing Division by Coil Burrell who was head of the division at the time. She was promoted in 1986 to management and ran the Job Printing Division for 23 years until it…

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Athens Federal Community Bank, N.A., in conjunction with WarrenJackson CPAs and Miller & McPhail CPAs, will host a free, informative Tax Seminar on Thursday, March 15, at 7:45 a.m. at Springbrook Golf & Country Club, located at 123 Country Club Road in Niota.

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Chris White, President and CEO of Peoples Bank, recently announced that Sandra Lemons and Joyce Terry had joined the Peoples Bank family of community bankers.

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Iron Horse Hot Dogs and Chili held its ribbon cutting to join the Etowah Area Chamber of Commerce Monday morning, a day that was also the grand opening for the new Etowah-based restaurant. Shown here are the owners of Iron Horse along with members of the Chamber of Commerce and elected officials.

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Chris White, President and CEO of Peoples Bank of East Tennessee, is proud to announce that Tom Hughes has joined the Peoples Bank family of community bankers. Hughes will be located at the main office of Peoples Bank of East Tennessee in Madisonville.

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Southern Orthocare, a Prosthetic & Orthotic clinic headquartered in Morristown, has opened a full-time clinic in Athens. They celebrated their new clinic by joining the Athens Chamber of Commerce and holding a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- They are business survivors -- owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers, forgo salaries or find new ways to earn money.

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Bowater Credit Union member Melba Baumuller, and Bowater CU account owner Cheryl Bressler have each won $1,000 from Bowater Credit Union to their favorite non-profits: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 81 and Kairos Prison Ministry, respectively.

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A ribbon cutting was celebrated recently for new Athens business and Athens Area Chamber of Commerce member Southern Charm Gift Shop located at 23 Congress Parkway S in Athens. Joining the celebration and pictured are (front row left to right) Lisa Harrison (Chamber Diplomat), Carley Bledsoe…

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A ribbon cutting was recently celebrated for new Athens Area Chamber of Commerce member, Affordable Used Furniture, located at 712 S. White St., in Athens. Welcoming the owners and joining the celebration were local officials, Chamber representatives, friends and customers. Pictured from lef…

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A ribbon cutting was held recently for Athens Area Chamber of Commerce member U.S. Cellular’s newly remodeled store located at 2029 Congress Parkway S in Athens. Joining the celebration and pictured here left to right: Lisa Harrison (Chamber Diplomat), Dick Pelley (Athens City Councilman), C…

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As part of AT&T's continuing commitment to supporting quality education across Tennessee, the company has donated $3,000 to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Athens. The contribution will provide for the purchase of network storage units which help support training for high-…

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A ribbon cutting was held recently for East Tennessee Properties’ new location at 521 Congress Parkway S in Athens. Many friends, family, City of Athens, McMinn County, and Athens Area Chamber of Commerce representatives and officials joined Ozzie Webb, Owner/Broker, (pictured in white shirt…

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Belk recently hosted a grand re-opening celebration at its Athens location as part of a $40 million investment in remodels, new stores, and capital improvements.

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Dominion Senior Living recently celebrated the grand opening of its new one-of-a-kind assisted living and memory care community, Dominion Senior Living of Athens. The senior living community hosted a ribbon cutting and open house at the community, located at 2090 W. Madison Ave. Hundreds of …

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Sharon Brown, a State Farm Insurance Agent in Athens, was recently presented with the Legion of Honor Crystal Excellence 2016 award. Brown has been an agent with State Farm Insurance for more than 25 years.

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Southern Ionics, Inc., a manufacturing facility headquartered in West Point, Miss., which operates a facility in Calhoun, presented the City of Calhoun a donation of $10,000 towards the completion of the new pavilion at the Hiwassee Meadowland Park.

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CHATTANOOGA - The week of Sept. 25-29 is "National Employ Older Americans Week." Led by the U.S. Department of Labor, the week aims to increase awareness of the older employee segment of the workforce and to develop strategies to tap into the potential held by experienced workers. It also sh…

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Charles Lachlan Baker, of Riceville, has been selected as this year's recipient of Bowater Credit Union's Annual $2,000 College Scholarship. In order to receive this scholarship, Baker competed against many other students who were evaluated based on grades, school activities, civic activitie…

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Dominion Senior Living of Athens will host a ribbon cutting and open house this Friday, Sept. 22. The event marks the grand opening of the new, one-of-a-kind assisted living and memory care community. The public is invited to attend the free event.

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Athens Federal Community Bank, N.A., in conjunction with East Tennessee Properties, LLC will host a free, informative Home Selling Seminar on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. at Tennessee College of Applied Technology (1635 Vo-Tech Drive in Athens). The seminar is open to the public and will be…

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ABINGDON, Va. - In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Food City officials announced yesterday that the company is partnering with several local media affiliates to host a chain-wide fundraising campaign to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Food City has pledged a …

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Aug. 18 MET Com Credit Union in Downtown Athens. Pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Lamar Dugan, Lynsey Million, Randy Tallent, Kim Womac, Janice Pitt, Jeff Pitt (directly behind Janice), Dick Fortney (with shovel), Jim Pitt (founder and chairman of b…