Rhea County, TN

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Buck to Direct Scopes Trial Play in Dayton

Buck, associate professor of theatre at Lee University, will direct this year’s Scopes Trial Play in Rhea County’s annual Scopes Festival. The play, “The Scopes Trial: Monkey in the Middle,” written by Dayton playwright Gale Johnson, will be performed four times between Friday, July 15 and Sunday, July 17.
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“Monkey In The Middle” Set For Scopes Festival Play

Next month, the Scopes Festival returns to Dayton, Tennessee - from July 15th through 17th. The annual gathering commemorates the July 1925 trial in Dayton of John Scopes, a high school teacher accused of violating a Tennessee law that barred the teaching of evolution in public schools. The festival features...

Mix of warmer weather and new snow expected to cause avalanches in Glacier National Park

GLACIER NAT’L PARK, Mont. - Around two feet of snow has settled in Glacier National Park and officials are warning of avalanches. Anticipated warmer weather is causing expected avalanches of the new snow over the next few days, with large amounts of avalanche debris being deposited on the road between Road Camp and Siyeh Bend the park said. Due to the storm, plow crews were delayed in clearing the Going-to-the-Sun Road and crews should be returning to higher elevations Tuesday.

Industrial fire forces worker evacuations at La-Z-Boy plant in Dayton Friday

DAYTON, Tenn. — Dispatchers in Rhea County confirm that several firefighter crews are on the scene of the La-Z-Boy plant in Dayton Friday investigating a report of a fire. The Graysville Volunteer Fire Department later confirmed on Facebook that it is a "working industrial fire" with several companies on the scene.

La-Z-Boy Foundation hands out nearly $160K in local grants

The La-Z-Boy Foundation recently granted $160,900 to local organizations. Recipients include: Rhea County Fair Grounds – $2,500; Rhea County Dept of Education – $15,000; Animal Shelter alliance of Rhea – $2,000; Rhea County United Way – $60,000; Rhea County Sheriff’s Office – $5,000; We Care – $4,000; City of Dayton Fire Department – $8,000; Special Olympics Tennessee – $2,000; Rc3 - $8,000; Rhea Central School – $3,000; Rhea County Imagination Library – $3,000; Rhea County Build the Bus – $3,000; Clyde Roddy Public Library – $2,000; Dayton City School – $3,000; Frazier School – $3,000; Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors - $4,000; American Red Cross –$ 5,000; Rhea of Hope – $8,000; Bledsoe County Imagination Library – $2,400; Chattanooga Autism Center $2,000; First Southern Baptist Church – $4,000; Rigsby Elementary School – $3,000; and Graysville Elementary – $2,000.

Rhea County Executive candidates speak at forum

Candidates for Rhea County Executive spoke at a public forum on Monday at the Rhea County Courthouse, outlining their visions for Rhea County should they win the upcoming election in August. Candidates Jim Vincent, Rusty Rogers, Dustin Henderson, Brittany Fisher Dean, Marty Revis and Adam McRorie each answered six questions that were given to the candidates before the debate. Questions focused on promoting growth, while maintaining Rhea County’s “small town...

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- Current unemployment rate: 3.51% --- 1 month change: +0.2% --- 1 year change: -1.1% - Total labor force: 14,061 (493 unemployed) You may also like: Cities with the most expensive homes in Tennessee

4H Club opens doors for Walker

From its inception, the 4-H Club has sought to develop members’ skills, knowledge, and confidence in order to add quality to their youth and adulthood. Numerous Rhea County 4-H alums credit their 4-H experiences with contributing to their life’s successes. Several upcoming columns will introduce you to some of them. Can she bake a cherry pie? That was one of the questions asked in the folk song, Billy Boy. If you were talking about 4-H alum Sue Ann Martin Walker, the answer would be yes....

The Herald-News to hold Senior Expo on Wednesday, June 29

The Herald-News, in partnership with Rhea Medical Center, will be holding a free Senior Expo for local residents aged 55 and up on Wednesday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rhea County High School auditorium. The event will feature a variety of local organizations, groups and businesses that provide information and services for seniors. The Herald-News Publisher Sara Jane Locke said that as of press time...