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Robertson, Willene Wade  The Chattanoogan

Williene Wade Robertson, 83, a resident of Hixson, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Willene was born on Feb. 1, 1936, in Decatur, Tn., to the ...

Making an 'IMPACT' on the community  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 ...

Baseball Cherokees get only one hit in extra-inning loss to Ooltewah  The Daily Post-Athenian

McMinn County just couldn't get much going at the plate, and it doomed the Cherokees to a season-opening loss Tuesday.

James R. "Jim" Dodson  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 ...

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.

Tickets on sale now for Daddy Daughter Dance  The Daily Post-Athenian

Athens Parks and Recreation will host the 34th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, at the McMinn County High School ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Robert Lawrence Versa Jr.  The Daily Post-Athenian

Robert Lawrence Versa Jr., 62, went to Heaven on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. He was a graduate of McMinn County High School Class of 1974, where he played ...

Martha Ann Goins  The Daily Post-Athenian

Martha Ann Goins, born Sept. 8, 1952, went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Ann attended McMinn County High School. She was ...

Kenneth "Kenny" Lynn Parson Jr.  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 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 ...

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 ...

Lunch menu - McMinn County 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; ...

Jeffery E. Sliger  The Daily Post-Athenian

Jeffery E. Sliger, 51, of Decatur, and formerly of Athens, died on Monday morning, March 4, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a native of ...

Virginia Bryant Creasman  The Daily Post-Athenian

Virginia Bryant Creasman, 84, of Riceville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Starr Regional Health and Rehabilitation in Etowah.

Bo Jackson visits Athens Saturday  The Daily Post-Athenian

Bo knows Athens, or at least he will. Former Auburn University running back Bo Jackson, who rose to fame as a two-sport athlete in the NFL and MLB along with ...

William Kevin Rouse  The Daily Post-Athenian

William Kevin Rouse, 40, of Athens, passed away on Sunday night, Dec. 2, 2018, at Starr Regional Medical Center. Kevin was born on March 24, 1978, ...

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.

Troy Burton - June 18, 2018  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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Leslie and Sue Anne Jones, Aug. 27, 1968  The Daily Post-Athenian

Leslie and Sue Anne Jones of Ten Mile were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 1968.

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

David Nolan Guffey - May 24, 2018  The Daily Post-Athenian

David Nolan Guffey, 73, of Athens, passed away Thursday evening, May 24, 2018, at his home.

Donna Lynn Gentry Hoover  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,

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 ...

Ron Baker fights cancer  The Daily Post-Athenian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

McMinn cross country made strides  The Daily Post-Athenian

McMinn County cross country made some pretty large strides this season that Coach Jeff Galloway celebrated with the team earlier in November at Western ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Elementary tourney finals set  The Daily Post-Athenian

Girls' 2-3 matchups produces pair of upsets. Both No. 2 vs. No. 3 girls' matchups yielded upsets in the McMinn County Elementary School Basketball ...

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

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

Sandra Jo (Nipper) Ratledge - Feb. 19, 2018  The Daily Post-Athenian

Sandra Jo (Nipper) Ratledge, 69, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at her residence after an extended illness.

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 ...

Students realize the 'Dream'  The Daily Post-Athenian

The early civil rights activist and educator W.E.B. DuBois once said, “Education and work are the levers to uplift a people.” On Sunday, a special group of local ...

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.

Calhoun girls were an area power  The Daily Post-Athenian

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part two of a two-part series about Calhoun High School.

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 ...

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.

John Nolan Seaton - Feb. 15, 2018  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.

Sports Clips for June 29  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 ...

'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 ...

Samaritan House offers a 'safe haven' for area's homeless men  The Daily Post-Athenian

A few "Good Samaritans" have extended their hand to provide shelter to those in need.

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

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

Vant Hardaway: Man of the Year  The Daily Post-Athenian

The Man of the Year has the "soul and spirit of a warrior" and the "heart and humility of a servant."

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.

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 ...

Rev. D. Oran Creasman - Oct. 8, 2016  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.

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 ...

TSSAA-mandated dead period starts  The Daily Post-Athenian

It's that time in the year again for all workouts, practices and facilities in high schools around the state to shut down for two weeks.

Webb and Sisson  The Daily Post-Athenian

Brooklyn Webb and Hunter Sisson, both of Athens, were united in marriage on Oct. 14, 2017, at Hiwassee Farm Venue in Delano during a ceremony officiated ...

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 ...

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

Alana Jade King, 21, died suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Athens.

Brooke Denise Matthews - Aug. 15, 2016  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 ...

40 students from Chattanooga area named National Merit Semifinalists  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County. • Baylor School: Ashley Augustine, Sophia Conwell, Jesse Fowler, Austin Ngo, Meghan Ray, Darby Schumacher. • Chattanooga Christian ...

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 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.

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

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

Academic Olympians bring home gold  The Daily Post-Athenian

While many competitors took home medals, all of this year's Academic Olympics participants were winners.

Sports Clips for Friday, May 13, 2016  The Daily Post-Athenian

Meigs softball rained out. The District 3-A softball tournament championship round between top seed Meigs County and second-seeded Midway was postponed ...

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.

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 ...

'Second season' tips tonight  Cleveland Daily Banner

Forget “Cupid” and all that mushy Valentine's Day stuff, the much-anticipated “second season” tips off tonight. While restaurants will be filled with couples having ...

Spotlight on Yashan Long - Big business step pays off  The Daily Post-Athenian

Yashan Long has been part of the family business since he was a young boy and now he's striking out on his own as the sole owner of his own.

Kim Ann Whitlock Altstatt - Jan. 29, 2017  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.

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 ...

* Spotlight on Peyton Eastman * Children's librarian ready for challenge  The Daily Post-Athenian

When Peyton Eastman took on the position as children's librarian at E.G. Fisher Public Library on April 11, she knew she would soon be facing her busiest time ...

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 ...

Wiedmer: What if Tim Tebow had gone to Alabama?  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Everyone who follows college football knows Tim Tebow won national championships at the University of Florida in 2006 and 2008 sandwiched around his ...

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 ...

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 ...

McConnell, Carrie Elizabeth Wolf (Athens)  The Chattanoogan

Carrie Elizabeth Wolf McConnell, 26, of Athens, Tennessee, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016. Carrie brightened the lives of all who encountered her and ...

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 ...

Wiedmer: Manning an all-pro in more ways than one  Chattanooga Times Free Press

ATHENS, Tenn. -- Jason Estes and his family wanted so badly to see Peyton Manning speak at the ninth annual Athens Chamber of Commerce's Benefit Dinner ...

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 ...

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 ...

Going out his way: Sportscaster Darrell Patterson retiring after almost 40 years  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Darrell Patterson has spent the last three months cataloging and watching 760 3/4-inch video tapes (the old-school, pre-digital kind about the size of a decent ...

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