Polk County, TN

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McMinn Central shows promise in first 7-on-7 event of Matt Moody era

BENTON — McMinn Central could be putting the football in the air a bit more than it has recently starting this season — making the return of 7-on-7 passing league events this summer especially welcome for the Chargers as they learn their new spread offense scheme under first-year head coach Matt Moody.
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Etowah man involved in Polk County wildlife case

CROSSVILLE – An Etowah man was involved in one of three wildlife cases in Polk County that, together, have resulted in over $20,000 in restitution. TWRA officers closed three cases in the county all tried within the last two weeks. The illegal take of a black bear cub resulted in...
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Motorcyclist dies after car crash in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Tenn. — One person has died after a car and motorcycle crash on Saturday in Polk County, the Texas Department of Public Safety reports. The crash happened on US 190, near the Tyler County line. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 2:30 p.m., a 2021 Nissan SUV was traveling west on US 190 and failed to yield right of way and attempted to turn left onto Park Road 56 in front of an eastbound 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
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Polk County wildlife cases result in over $20,000 in restitution

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — Polk County wildlife cases have resulted in over $20,000 in restitution. Officers closed three cases in the county all tried within the last 2 weeks. The first case involved a 50-year-old man from Old Fort and the illegal take of a 10-point buck. The man was charged with hunting out of season, hunting without a license and illegal transport and possession of wildlife. This case resulted in $6,500.00 in fines, costs, and restitution to the state as well as suspension of hunting privileges until restitution is paid in full.
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TWRA reports 3 local hunting violations with big fines

CROSSVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports three cases of hunting violations in our part of the state. All three cases involve illegal hunting in Polk County, but the suspects come from neighboring communities. CASE 1: ILLEGAL DEER HUNT. A 50 year old hunter from Old Fort...
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Blake Burris

Blake Burris, 34, of Delano, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at a Chattanooga Hospital after a lifelong battle with diabetes. Born on May 27, 1987, he was a lifelong resident of the Linsdale community and a 2005 graduate of Polk County High School. He loved knives and guns, working at Benton Shooter’s Supply since he was young, and spending time with his family, especially his daddy.
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Police reports for Friday, June 4, 2021

• Margie Haven, 30, of Highway 411, Delano, was arrested on June 1 by the Etowah Police Department and charged with a warrant out of Polk County. She was released to Polk County authorities. • Brandy M. Johnson, 37, of Moore St., Athens, was arrested on June 1 by the...
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Martha ‘Annette’ Gatlin

Martha “Annette” Gatlin, 83, a beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away peacefully at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, with her beloved daughter at her side. Annette was born on Aug. 26, 1937, to the late Dudley William and Lucy Derrick White in Delano. Throughout...
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Florence A. Wilcox

Florence A. Wilcox, 86, of Athens, and formerly of the Greasy Creek community in Polk County, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021. As a communicant of the Christian faith, she practiced with great belief, raising her beloved family in the church. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter Ray Wilcox; son, William Herbert Wilcox; parents, Willie and Hazel Campbell; infant baby brother; two sisters, Geraldine Green and Mae Goforth; and son-in-law, Rick Rowland. She is survived by five daughters, Mary Rowland of Niota, Lois and Roger McLemore of Niota, and Dianne and Eddie Grier of Kennesaw, Ga., Wanda and Terry Smith of Riceville, and Lisa and Tommy Satterfield of Niota; two sons, Doug and Karen Wilcox of Decatur, and Charles Wilcox and Sissy Scruggs of Athens; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Wilcox of Sweetwater; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Stephens and the Rev. Scottie Lyle officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Family and friends will meet at Greasy Creek Cemetery for a 10 a.m. committal service on Saturday, May 15. Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements. If you are unable to attend, sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com.
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Floyd Henry Eaves

Floyd Henry Eaves, 85, of Delano passed away peacefully on May 2, 2021, at his home surrounded by his beloved family. He was born on May 9, 1935, to the late Jordan and Beatrice Eaves and was a 1953 graduate of Polk County High School. A kind and compassionate man, Floyd was loved by all who knew him, especially his church family at Patty Church of Christ, where he served in many capacities throughout life, including song leader. He was an avid farmer and loved to hunt, fish and travel. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and later retired from Bowater Newsprint after 40-plus years of service. Playing slow-pitch softball (pitcher) was always a favorite, as well as telling stories about his adventurous younger days. In addition to his parents, Jordan and Beatrice Eaves, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Opal Maxine Lance Eaves; siblings, Gladys Rogers, Dorothy Morrow and Leonard Eaves; and stepson, Herman B. Fox, Jr. Survivors include his beloved wife, Bettie Bradford Fox Eaves; stepdaughters, Anita Bain, Jennifer (Rick) Heath, Elizabeth (Teddy) Rainwater, Cheryle (Ray) Cooper and Karen Fox; sister, Sandy Eaves; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and one nephew, Heath Hamilton; brothers-in-law, Harley (Judy) Bradford, and Claude (Phyllis) Bradford; and sister-in-law, Cheryl Bradford. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Minister Joe Guy officiating. Interment will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens with Dale Hall, Gilbert Firestone, Jeremy Allen, Dan Oswald, Ted Wilson, Zeke Williams, Claude Bradford, and Kenny Burris serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Green, Glenn Sisson, Cody Eaves, Dan Guy and Bill Davis. His family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.