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Area churches assist Good Shepherd Center in time of need

Recently two area churches held separate food drives to assist the Good Shepherd Center in a time of special need. Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church located in Tellico Village and Corntassel Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Provo Road in Vonore assisted the Good Shepherd in achieving their mission by holding food drives for those Monroe County residents requiring assistance.
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Record breaking seasons, stats define Monroe County baseball

Baseball in Monroe County in 2021 brought a number of firsts and milestones that are not seen every year. After missing the chance to play in the spring one year ago, numbers of sophomores turned seniors and players with only freshman year experience were forced into leadership roles for their respective squads.
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SHA celebrates opening of women's clinic in Vonore

A new option is available for women who seeking medical attention in Vonore. Sweetwater Hospital Association (SHA) opened a new women’s clinic in the town last week. SHA Chief Clinical Officer Melissa Harris stated the ribbon cutting ceremony held for the new clinic went well. “We had a really good...
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CSCC works to equip inmates with skills through bootcamp

Inmates in the Monroe County Justice Center are prepared with the tools and skills they need to become HVAC professionals as part of the Quick Job Recovery Bootcamp at Cleveland State Community College. CSCC partnered with the justice center to provide individuals with a nationally recognized certification as a HVAC...
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Manhunt underway in Madisonville following motorcycle chase

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the search for a suspect is underway. Authorities said they were called to the Taco Bell Sunday night on Highway 411 in Madisonville after a woman ran into the business asking for help. Officers said when they arrived...
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Decatur man arrested in Sweetwater sting

A two-day, undercover operation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Unit, the Sweetwater Police Department, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the 10th Judicial District Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump has resulted in the arrest of several men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors.
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Man believes children need protecting, allegedly attempts to kidnap them

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who reportedly attempted to kidnap a woman and three kids on May 27. Detective Jason Filly said Rodney Millsaps came to the Monroe County Justice Center and said Michael Kince Rodgers had attempted to kidnap his wife, his two juvenile children and his 8-year-old nephew.
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Argument leads to shots fired on Cedar Valley

A Niota area man was arrested outside of Sweetwater on May 31 after he allegedly shot his gun during an argument. Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Ferree said he went to Cedar Valley Road just after 9 p.m. and talked with Chrystal Brown, who said she drove to a house on Cedar Valley Road with Albert McCowan where he got into an argument with Michael Smith.
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Franklins' 67th

J.C. and Joyce McCammon Franklin will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary today, June 6. They were married in 1954, at Toqua Presbyterian Church in Monroe County by the Rev. C. McCoy Franklin. J.C. is a veteran, a former Blount County commissioner, retired from ALCOA and is still living on the...
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TBI: Meigs County man among 6 charged in undercover sex trafficking operation

MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. — Local and state investigators have arrested six men from East Tennessee for sex trafficking and seeking illicit sex from minors. Beginning May 26th, special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and other agencies carried out a 2-day undercover operation to catch people involved in human trafficking in the region.
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Monroe on the Go!

Madisonville Public Library will hold its Summer Reading Program in person this year. The theme will be “Tails and Tales.” Shows are scheduled for Thursday, June 10, and Thursday, July 22, in Houston Park. For every 10 books (20 pages of a chapter book count as one “book”), the child will get to come into the library and pick a toy out of the treasure chest. They will also be entered into a drawing for prizes. Sign ups are going on now at the library.
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Douglas-Cherokee to distribute USDA commodities on June 24

USDA Food Commodities will be distributed at the Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority’s Monroe County Neighborhood Service Center, located at 884 Englewood Road in Madisonville, on Thursday, June 24, beginning at 9 a.m. The distribution will continue until all food is distributed or until 2 p.m. There will not be a separate...
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Six East Tennessee Men charged in undercover human trafficking case

SWEETWATER, Tennessee (WDEF) – The TBI has announced the arrest of six suspects in an undercover operation into human trafficking in Monroe County. The men are charged with seeking illicit sex with minors. The sting took place last week. Investigators posted decoy ads on sites known for prostitution and commercial...
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Six charged in Monroe County human trafficking sting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Six men were arrested after a two-day undercover operation by the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Sweetwater Police Department and several other law enforcement agencies, officials said. The men were accused of various crimes including sex trafficking and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor. According to...
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Six Men Arrested, Charged in Monroe County Human Trafficking Operation

SWEETWATER – A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI’s Human Trafficking Unit, the Sweetwater Police Department, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the 10th Judicial District Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump has resulted in the arrest of several men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors.