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Former President George W. Bush to visit East TN

The money raised for this event will go toward rebuilding the chamber office, which was destroyed by a fire during the summer.

Cleveland State Announces Second Class Of Mechatronics Honors Institute Participants  The Chattanoogan

Cleveland State Community College has named its second class of the Mechatronics Honors Institute. The Mechatronics Honors Institute blends classroom ...

Harold N. "Prof" Powers | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Harold N. “Prof” Powers passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the age of 93 at his residence. Born in Meigs County, on Nov. 24, 1925, Prof influenced ...

Making an 'IMPACT' on the community | Schools  The Daily Post-Athenian

IMPACT is the Youth Health Taskforce in McMinn County and is comprised of students from McMinn County High School, McMinn Central High School and ...

James R. "Jim" Dodson | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

James R. “Jim” Dodson, 85, of Athens, died on Friday night, Jan. 18, 2019, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a son of the late ...

Roy Glass  Cleveland Daily Banner

On Friday morning, March 8, 2019, our Daddy, “Pop,” “Pap,” “Papaw,” brother, uncle and husband peacefully left this world to be with Jesus. He was met in ...

Virginia Gwen (Murphree) Lane | Obituaries |  The Daily Post-Athenian

Virginia Gwen (Murphree) Lane, 58, of Riceville, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 11, 2019, after a 10-year valiant and courageous battle ...

President George W. Bush heading back to East Tennessee for Athens fundraiser  Knoxville News Sentinel

President George W. Bush will be making his second trip to East Tennessee in a year's time later this summer when he'll be the keynote speaker at the 13th ...

Cleveland-Athens Cotillion holds Holly Ball  The Daily Post-Athenian

The Cleveland-Athens Cotillion held its 56th annual Holly Ball on Dec. 29, 2018 at the Cleveland Country Club.

Tickets are still available to see George W. Bush speak in Athens, Tennessee this summer  Chattanooga Times Free Press

George W. Bush is headed back to Tennessee next year.

Lunch menu - McMinn County Schools | Schools  The Daily Post-Athenian

Oct. 2-6. * School menus are subject to vary. ** McMinn County Schools offer a free break fast and lunch to Pre-K to 8th grade students every school day; ...

MCHS teacher relieved of duty after inappropriate communications with student  The Daily Post-Athenian

A McMinn County High School teacher's employment with the McMinn County Board of Education has been terminated after the teacher communicated ...

Michael Lynn Galyon  The Daily Post-Athenian

Michael Lynn Galyon, 60, of Athens, died Saturday morning, April 6, 2019, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County, and was a son of the ...

George W. Bush to speak at 2019 Athens Area Chamber of Commerce benefit  WRCB-TV

Bush's visit to Athens will mark the first time since 1985 that a U.S. president has visited the McMinn County seat, when President Ronald Reagan spoke from the ...

Kenneth "Kenny" Lynn Parson Jr. | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Kenneth “Kenny” Lynn Parson Jr., 57, of Athens, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center as the result of a stroke ...

William Madison Dender Jr. | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

William Madison Dender Jr., 62, of Ten Mile, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning, March 24, 2019. Born and raised in McMinn County, he was ...

William Chestnutt  Cleveland Daily Banner

William Porter “Bill” Chesnutt, 80, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Athens home peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, after a lengthy battle with ...

Consequences & rewards 2017 Life Maze teaches students about decisions  The Daily Post-Athenian

A maze simulating real life taught students the consequences and rewards of their decisions Tuesday.

McMinn Co. teacher dismissed for talking to student on Snapchat  WBIR-TV

McMinn County School leaders dismissed a math teacher for inappropriate communications with a student.

McMinn High's Erick Innis named Tennessee's science teacher of the year  The Daily Post-Athenian

Erick Innis, biology teacher at McMinn County High School, was recently named the Tennessee Science Teachers Association High School Science Educator of ...

Troy Burton - June 18, 2018 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Troy Burton, a lifelong resident of McMinn County, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018, at his home in Riceville surrounded by loving family members.

'Bikini Babe' from 'Baywatch' is a McMinn County native  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Casey McCullum, a 2007 McMinn County High School graduate, moved to Los Angeles last October chasing her dream of being an actor. She has small roles in ...

William Mason Campbell | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

William Mason Campbell, 73, of Powder Springs, Ga., passed away peacefully at Well Star Kennestone Hospital on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, following a battle ...

Athens Federal awards $171000 in donations  The Daily Post-Athenian

The Athens Federal Foundation capped off 2018 with donations of $171000 to nearly 50 local organizations recently.

Volleyball program sees improvement at McMinn County | Sports  The Daily Post-Athenian

McMinn County High School's volleyball team celebrated a season that was a step forward in the program's direction.

Church Events | Religion  The Daily Post-Athenian

The Greenhouse: The Greenhouse is offering the Athens community an opportunity to join in a gathering at the Athens Market Pavilion. The free, Good Friday ...

Ron Baker fights cancer  The Daily Post-Athenian

A McMinn County High School legendary basketball coach is caught in a fight for his life.

Biology teacher uses 'Hamilton' rap to connect with students  WBIR-TV

ATHENS, Tenn. - A McMinn County High School biology teacher is grabbing students' attention through music. His creativity is connecting with students all while ...

VEC helps cheerleaders buy new uniforms | Sports  The Daily Post-Athenian

The McMinn County High School varsity cheerleaders model their new uniforms, which were purchased with assistance from Volunteer Energy Cooperative's ...

A community comes together to aid Green Hill  The Daily Post-Athenian

Some volunteers from Etowah have been collaborating to maintain the Green Hill Cemetery and Mausoleums.

Emily Boles finding success in blooming bull riding career  The Daily Post-Athenian

For Emily Boles, it began with a quick call from a friend. It's quickly turned into a major and successful part of her life.

Free medical clinic coming to McMinn County in July  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Remote Area Medical, which delivers free medical, dental and vision care to underserved and uninsured individuals, children and families, will hold a clinic July ...

Middle school baseball now part of TMSAA | Sports  The Daily Post-Athenian

It has been a long time coming, but sanctioned middle school baseball is finally a reality in McMinn County.

Bo Jackson continues stellar run of Athens Chamber speakers  Chattanooga Times Free Press

There is only one person in the history of this planet to earn an opportunity to compete in Major League Baseball's All-Star game and the NFL's Pro Bowl.

Dillon Scott Clayton - April 2, 2018 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Dillon Scott Clayton, 23, of Niota, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018.

Donna Lynn Gentry Hoover | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Donna Lynn Gentry Hoover passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2019, at her home with family by her side in Suffolk, Va. Donna was born in Athens, on Nov. 25,

James Robert "Bob" Long - Sept. 30, 2016 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

James Robert "Bob" Long, 74, of Etowah, passed away on Friday evening, Sept. 30, 2016, at a local healthcare facility.

Englewood police chief resigns  The Daily Post-Athenian

After a recent attempt by the City Commission to fire him, Englewood's chief of police has resigned his position.

Police: 3 dead in McMinn plant shooting, including gunman  The Tennessean

A worker at the Thomas & Betts Corp. factory killed two co-workers and then turned the gun on himself, police said.

George W. Bush to visit Athens for benefit in 2019  WRCB-TV

He will be the keynote speaker for the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce at their 13th annual benefit to be held June 22, 2019.

Calhoun School Celebrating 100 years of 'Minks'  The Daily Post-Athenian

"Minks? Who has a mink as a mascot anyway?" This a question Calhoun School often gets, but the answer is a resounding, "We do! That's who!" Minks are ...

CHS rolls to region crown  Cleveland Daily Banner

ATHENS — When the state traditionals wrestling tournament gets underway Thursday in Franklin, the local area will be well represented as 32 athletes from ...

Luttrell earns DYW honors  The Daily Post-Athenian

Anna Luttrell was named the 2017 McMinn County Distinguished Young Woman at the conclusion of the 55th Annual Distinguished Young Women program.

Dr. Vant Hardaway: the power of prayer  WTVC

You've heard the saying the power of prayer, but for one young man he says it's literally transformed his troubled life.It's why he nominated the person he calls ...

Casey Wade Nunley - May 9, 2017 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Casey Wade Nunley, 37, of Riceville, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at his residence.

Harrill trading Central Blue for West Point Gray  The Daily Post-Athenian

For McMinn Central High School senior Lucy Harrill, summer school consisted of a week of throwing grenades, shooting M240 machine guns, and attending ...

George W. Bush to speak at Pigeon Forge conference  WRCB-TV

Folks in East Tennessee will have two chances to see the 43rd president of the United States in person.

George W. Bush speaks at Pigeon Forge conference

The 43rd president of the United States spoke in East Tennessee Wednesday in front of a crowd of nearly 8,000 people. George W. Bush was the featured ...

John Nolan Seaton - Feb. 15, 2018 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

John peacefully passed away at his home on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. He was 78 years old. John was born on March 30, 1939, to Paul Revere and Mary Nolan.

TBI releases names of Athens, TN workplace shooting victims  WMC Action News 5

According to McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy, a shooter walked into a factory on Thursday in Athens, ,TN and began firing.

Austin Jerel Dotson - Dec. 23, 2016 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Austin Jerel Dotson, 28, of Athens, went to be with his Lord on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at a local hospital.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marshall ...

Brooke Denise Matthews - Aug. 15, 2016 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Brooke Denise Matthews, 25, and would have been 26 on Aug. 16, of Riceville, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Starr Regional Medical Center in ...

Sports Clips for June 29 | Sports |  The Daily Post-Athenian

McMinn All-Stars advance. The McMinn County 9-10 All-Stars advanced to the next round of District 6 Tournament by defeating Grainger County 26-6. McMinn ...

Police reports | Police Reports  The Daily Post-Athenian

The following information was gathered solely from police and jail records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction, and guilt or innocence is determined through ...

Rev. D. Oran Creasman - Oct. 8, 2016 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Rev. D. Oran Creasman, 82, of Riceville, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Former Wildcat standout directing successful AAA program  Cleveland Daily Banner

Editor's Note: This is part two of a four-part July series checking in with former local athletes. “Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and ...

no healine provided in file  The Daily Post-Athenian

Local students on TWU Fall 2017 Dean's and Honors lists.

Martin & Swafford named All-State | Sports  The Daily Post-Athenian

DECATUR - Meigs County High School football players Aaron Swafford and Jawan Martin have been named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association's 2A ...

Spotlight on Adam Cook, He's changing careers, but serving the same people  The Daily Post-Athenian

Adam Cook is making a career change, but he hopes that it will simply mean serving the same people in a different uniform.

Anderson Drugs not closing  The Daily Post-Athenian

Even though the City of Etowah is entering into negotiations to buy the Anderson Drugs building in Downtown Etowah, the store is not closing.

CT Ziegler - August 27, 2017  The Daily Post-Athenian

C.T. Ziegler, 95, of Athens, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.

Alana Jade King - Oct. 2, 2016 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Alana Jade King, 21, died suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Athens. She was a nursing student at Cleveland State Community College, and an assistant ...

UPDATE: Thomas & Betts facility in Athens set to reopen on Monday  WRCB-TV

The Thomas & Betts facility in Athens reopened on Monday. The facility was temporarily closed as loved ones mourned the loss of two employees, after they ...

'Big Game' Bob will be missed  Cleveland Daily Banner

One of the greatest benefits of my job is the friendships you build and enjoy. I was saddened this last week to learn one of the coaches I have had a strong ...

Sports key to Adamses' legacy  Cleveland Daily Banner

Throughout history men have handed down their beliefs and practices to their children. For many dads, sports has been the means by which life lessons have ...

Spotlight on Jon Wilson - Dog trainer got start in military  The Daily Post-Athenian

A desire to serve his country led an Athens native to a career in and around the military and then law enforcement, but a passion for training dogs drives him.

Money, meth confiscated, two arrested  The Daily Post-Athenian

Two arrests were made last week as officers discovered 1.5 ounces of meth and more than $2000 in a local motel room.

Man dies in single-car wreck on Bowater Road Monday  The Daily Post-Athenian

A local man was found dead after apparently wrecking his vehicle on Bowater Road Monday.

McMinn's Underdown signs with Maryville College | Sports  The Daily Post-Athenian

The environment, the familiarity and the winning program all made Maryville College too much to resist for Caleb Underdown.

Harold Scott Miller & Sheila Marie Miller - July 3, 2018 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Harold Scott Miller, 44, and his wife, Sheila Marie Miller, 41, of Madisonville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in a car accident.

Plea deal drops 11-year sentence down to 1  The Daily Post-Athenian

An 11-year sentence was reduced to 360 days in prison in recent McMinn County Criminal Court action.

Shots fired, two arrested  The Daily Post-Athenian

Two people are in jail after shots were fired at Cook Park in Athens Wednesday afternoon.

Picturing 'The Battle of Athens'  The Daily Post-Athenian

While a proposed mural to commemorate the 70th anniversary of "The Battle of Athens" would seem to depict a violent scene, artist Sam Welty and McMinn ...

Teacher Aide indicted for relationship with teen  WRCB-TV

By WRCB Staff. MCMINN COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- The McMinn County Grand Jury has returned indictments against teacher aide Tonia Martin for relationship ...

* Spotlight on Hailey Armstrong Gaskin * Medical practice dream now a reality  The Daily Post-Athenian

Hailey Armstrong Gaskin knew how to treat a patient before she ever took a class in nursing.

EPD drug roundup snags 10  The Daily Post-Athenian

ETOWAH - Ten people with drug charges against them were taken off the street during a special Etowah Police Department operation Wednesday.

Jacqueline Danielle Clemmer Jones - April 8, 2018 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Jacqueline Danielle Clemmer Jones, 27, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at her home.

Prof Powers Park upgrades  The Daily Post-Athenian

When you hear someone say there's nothing to do around here, tell them to pay a visit to Prof Powers Park.

Kim Ann Whitlock Altstatt - Jan. 29, 2017 | Obituaries  The Daily Post-Athenian

Kim Ann Whitlock Altstatt, of Englewood, passed away following a long illness on Sunday night, Jan. 29, 2017. She was 53 years old.

County road signs stolen, vandalized  The Daily Post-Athenian

A rash of theft and vandalism has McMinn County Highway Commissioner Dan Evans seeking help from the community to identify the culprit.

Heather Michelle Lowe - Sept. 28, 2017  The Daily Post-Athenian

Heather Michelle Lowe, 25, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Fairview Christian girls win fourth straight state title  The Daily Post-Athenian

Another year, another state championship for the Fairview Christian Academy girls' basketball team.

Three receive 2-year sentences after pleas  The Daily Post-Athenian

A trio of two-year prison sentences were among the results from recent McMinn County Criminal Court action.

TWU School of Business named for Goodfriend  The Daily Post-Athenian

Business has gone from "good" to "Goodfriend" at Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Humble beginnings, twists and turns led Mincey to Carson-Newman  The Daily Post-Athenian

EDITOR'S NOTE: Johnny Coffman is the long-time "Voice of the Cherokees." This is the second installment of a three-part article. Part 3, detailing Michael ...

Mayfield ice cream brand expanding  The Daily Post-Athenian

DALLAS - Dean Foods Company (DF) announced this week its iconic Mayfield Creamery ice cream brand is expanding further across the southern U.S. to a ...

Robert “Bob” Hargis  Cookeville Herald Citizen

MONTEREY — Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Hargis, 77, of Cookeville, will be conducted on Wednesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at Monterey High School, 710 ...

Lady Owls take 'feisty' out of Fillies' streak  Cleveland Daily Banner

ATHENS — After splitting their first two meetings this season, by a margin of just one run, Ooltewah flexed its muscle at the plate and in the circle to snap Walker ...

5K fundraiser set for McConnell Memorial Scholarship  Cleveland Daily Banner

A family is honoring the memory of a lost loved one by establishing a scholarship in her honor. In order to raise funds, the Carrie Wolf McConnell Memorial ...

Fairview looking to add more titles | Sports |  The Daily Post-Athenian

Fairview Christian Academy's basketball teams are both coming off of Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) state championships last ...

Lyon, Elizabeth Parris  The Chattanoogan

Elizabeth Parris Lyon, 94, died on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. A resident of Manor House Assisted Living in Chattanooga for the past 13 years, she was ...

Good for you: Deborah Smith, principal at Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts, wins national arts award  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Deborah Smith, principal at Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts, received the Jeffrey Lawrence Award from the Arts Schools Network during its annual ...

Lively, Sondra Kay  The Chattanoogan

She was born and raised in Athens, Tn. Sondra graduated from McMinn County High School and Tennessee Wesleyan College. She started her career as an ...

Robertson pastor serves as 1 of 2 TBI midstate chaplains  The Tennessean

One of the last times Robertson County pastor Randall Harmon was called to serve as chaplain for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) was when the ...

Sunday School Lesson - Faith Without Works Is Dead  The Daily Post-Athenian

James 2:14-26. I. Faith without Works (James 2:14-18). Christian friend, we are now about to enter on the most debatable ground of the Epistle of James. It is an ...

Gendron, Meagan Rachelle (Cleveland)  The Chattanoogan

Meagan Rachelle Gendron, 20, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the family residence. Meagan was a 2010 graduate of Bradley ...

Sunday School Lesson - God's Covenant With David  The Daily Post-Athenian

2 Samuel 7:1-6, 8-10, 12-16. I. David's Request (2 Samuel 7:1-3). "When the king sat in his house" (verse 1) - That is, when he became resident in the palace ...

Little bit of common sense goes long way  Cleveland Daily Banner

When the Walker Valley and Bradley Central basketball boys played for the District 5-AAA championship a week and a half ago, more than 3,000 fans witnessed ...

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