2022 McMinn Regional Job Fair Set for July 21st at Athens Regional Park

The McMinn County Economic Development Authority is hosting the 2022 McMinn Regional Job Fair at Athens Regional Park on July 21. The job fair will be held from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (EST) and will host over 20 regional employers with current job openings ready to hire.

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Kayleigh McEnany, Former Press Secretary Under President Trump, Set to Speak in Athens This Saturday

Kayleigh McEnany, former White House Press Secretary under President Trump and current co-host of ‘Outnumbered’ on the Fox News Channel, is scheduled to speak in Athens this Saturday, June 25th, at the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Benefit.

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National MooFest and Sounds of Summer Music Festival Happening in Athens on Saturday

Families are able to enjoy two events – the National MooFest festival and Sounds of Summer music festival – this Saturday, June 4th, in downtown Athens. Both events are pet-friendly and free to the public.

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Dr. Tyler Forrest Set to Become New President of Tennessee Wesleyan University

The Tennessee Wesleyan University Board of Trustees announced Thursday that Dr. Tyler Forrest will become the next President of the University on July 1st, 2022. Dr. Forrest is currently the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Athens Police Department Seize Multiple Firearms, Drugs During Domestic Violence Call

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On Friday, officers with the Athens Police Department responded to a residence on Sweetfield Valley Road “in reference to a subject with a firearm threatening to harm people at the residence,” according to a press release by the department.

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Illinois Man Charged with Homicide in McMinn County Cold Case from 1996

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A man has been indicted and charged in a cold case homicide that occurred in McMinn County more than 25 years ago, following an ongoing investigation and the re-testing of evidence according to a press release by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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Two Separate Georgia Murder Suspects Arrested in Tennessee This Week

Two suspects in separate murders in Georgia were arrested in Tennessee Monday, according to reports. 

“The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 29-year-old Alyssa Danielle Wild of East Dublin, Georgia was pulled over in Franklin,” according to WTVC. “Wild is charged with murder in the death of 38-year-old Charles Stephen Holmberg of Cuthbert, Georgia. Holmberg was found shot dead Saturday in a vehicle parked at a motel in Dublin.”

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Emails Reveal McMinn County, Tennessee Principal Lobbied Teachers Against School Vouchers

  A McMinn County public school principal warned legislators and her teachers that school vouchers are bad and irresponsible parents are the reason public schools are in such bad shape. This, according to a series of emails Principal Angela Miller of Mountain View School in Etowah sent out last month.…

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