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When the call went out to help fellow Tennesseans dig themselves out of the recent winter storms, the Spring City branch of the Rhea County Rescue Squad answered.
The McMinn County Sheriff’s Office and Athens Police Department [APD] are seeking the public’s help in locating a man with numerous charges against him.
It ‘s doubtful any Tennessee high school football team will accumulate as many road miles as Rhea County’s Eagles once the upcoming season kicks off in late August.
The Dayton City Council will soon be accepting bids to dredge the area around the Dayton Boat Dock after city council members voted to bid out the project at a special-called meeting on Friday.
More new people and events are coming aboard the 2015 Strawberry Festival, and one event is sailing into a new spot on the festival schedule.
Dr. Andrew Jones has joined the staff at North Park OB-GYN Associated, PC
Over 1,000 people were without power and area schools were closed for much of the week as a wintry mix of snow and ice was dumped on Rhea County earlier this week.
The Rhea County Commission tabled Tuesday a proposal to help finance the construction of a covered arena at the Rhea County Fairgrounds in Evensville.
The Spring City Lions Club is starting a Leo Club for area youth from ages 12 to 18.
An early morning fire caused significant damage to a home on Mingo Lane in Spring City Tuesday. Rhea County firefighters were dispatched to the residence at around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Women’s Care Center of Rhea County will be holding its annual fundraising banquet on Thursday, March 5, in the Lattimer Student Center at Bryan College.
The road to recovery for any addiction can be a long, grueling journey. However, Chad Holtz, pastor at Mountain View United Methodist Church of Dayton is helping to make that walk easier for residents in Rhea County.
The Rhea County Sheriff’s Department is beefing up its arsenal after receiving a $20,000 state grant to purchase new rifles, law enforcement officials announced on Monday.
A lit candle left unattended is believed to be the unofficial cause of a Monday afternoon house fire on Five Points Road in Dayton, according to county fire officials.
Weather forecasts are predicting some of the coldest temperatures in the last 30 years in parts of the TVA service area and as a result TVA is requesting that all customers conserve electricity as much as possible beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.
There is a buzz in the air among the welding program at Rhea County High School and rightfully so.
Stray animals in the city of Graysville may have a greater chance at a longer life.
Members of the Rhea County Commission will consider on Tuesday whether or not to support the construction of a covered arena at the Rhea County fairgrounds.
Frazier Elementary School students were treated to an anti-littering message from world-renowned cartoonist Guy Gilchrist on Thursday.
The wife of a Dayton man that is currently facing child rape charges has been charged for her role in the alleged 2014 rape, according to law enforcement officials.
Sheriff’s department investigators said Tuesday that a child’s behavior counseling sessions uncovered an alleged sexual battery that has landed a Rhea County man in jail.
The Tennessee Republican party voted down Saturday a proposal to advocate closed primaries in statewide elections.
A Spring City man was indicted by the Rhea County Grand Jury on Monday for the alleged rape of a runaway teenage girl, according to law enforcement officials.
A Graysville man is facing numerous rape charges for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl and taking photos of the alleged incident, according to law enforcement officials.
Misty Angel, 36, of Dayton, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 11 years and six months in prison by U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier.
A lawsuit filed by opponents of Tennessee’s Amendment 1 could force the Rhea County Election Commission to borrow voting machines from another county for the upcoming Dayton municipal election.
City officials approved 5-0 on Monday the second reading of an ordinance that mandates all property rights voters — voters who do not live within the city limits but do own property in the city — cast their vote via absentee ballot.
A Saturday morning residential fire on Fisher Road in Dayton claimed the life of an 80-year-old woman, according to a Rhea County Emergency Services report.
DECATUR, Tenn. — Meigs County commissioners are hoping a short-lived meeting will result in a long-lasting solution.
Donors have stepped up in a big way at Ft. Bluff Camp on Dayton Mountain and have provided enough funds to install a new gymnasium floor as well as a new roof over the gymnasium.
Details for the 2015 Scopes Festival are taking shape as the 2015 Scopes Trial Play and Festival is set for July 17, 18 and 19.
A Hamilton County woman is charged with TennCare fraud in Rhea County, for allegedly doctor shopping for prescription drugs using TennCare as payment, according to state officials.
MainStreet Dayton is working to preserve the history of Rhea County by cleaning and repainting the sidewalk timeline in front of the Rhea County Courthouse.
The Dayton Police Department arsenal is increasing after law enforcement officials announced the arrival of 14 new 5.56-cal. rifles on Monday.
Members of the Strawberry Festival Planning Committee announced Monday that the state’s construction along SR-378 leading to downtown Dayton will likely not be complete before the festival.
A truck driver was killed Friday in a wreck on Highway 68 on Grandview Mountain, according to reports.
The District 6 seat on the Rhea County Commission was filled on Tuesday when commissioners voted 5-3 to install commissioner Doyle Montgomery to the post.
An agreement among Rhea County, the City of Dayton and La-Z-Boy was finalized on Tuesday when the county commission voted to allow the furniture manufacturer to lease land near the La-Z-Boy plant along Walnut Grove Road for possible future expansion.
Planning for the 2015 Strawberry Festival is sailing smoothly as the Strawberry Festival Committee recently chose it’s logo for this year’s “Strawberries at Sea” themed festivities.
The University of Tennessee Head Baseball Coach Dave Serrano will be guest speaker at this year’s Rhea County High School Baseball Banquet.
A Spring City man was forced to jump from a second story window in order to escape his burning home on Monday, according to a Rhea County fire report.
A Dayton man was arrested for moonshining on Thursday, Jan. 15, after deputies with the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department [RCSD] originally pulled him over for driving on a revoked license, according to an arrest report.
The Tennessee Valley Authority and Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning spent Saturday morning preparing the Whites Creek Small Wild Area in north Rhea County for the upcoming spring hiking season.
County officials announced Tuesday that state election guidelines bar them from holding a special election to fill the vacant District 6 seat on the Rhea County Commission.
The holidays may have come and gone, but the work of We Care keeps the spirit of Christmas alive 365 days a year.
The Graysville Board of Mayor and Commissioners took the initial steps to get the City of Graysville its first traffic light.
The deadline to submit qualifying petitions to run for the Dayton City Council passed on Thursday, and three individuals have returned petitions, according to election officials.
A Rhea County High School student was arrested Thursday after law enforcement officials said the boy brought an unloaded handgun to school.
A 14-year-old girl has been charged with arson after investigators with the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department [RCSD] said she deliberately set fire to a dorm at Laurelbrook Academy on Dayton Mountain on Friday.
There will be a day of trail maintenance work at Whites Creek Small Wild Area on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m.