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The Rhea County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special “FightFluTN” vaccination event Nov. 19.

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The 2019 statewide muzzleloader/archery season for deer opens in Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 9 and continues through Friday, Nov. 22 in all of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent…

Next month The Herald-News, as well as people all across the nation, will join together in honor and celebration of our veterans — the men and women who have pledged to keep this nation free.

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Emergency responders from federal, state and local agencies will join Tennessee Valley Authority personnel in an emergency preparedness exercise involving the Watts Bar nuclear plant on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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On Wednesday, Rhea County High School [RCHS] Career and Technical Education [CTE] held its eighth annual fall advisory council luncheon in the auditorium of RCHS.

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Next month The Herald-News, as well as people all across the nation, will join together in honor and celebration of our veterans — the men and women who have pledged to keep this nation free.

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In the words of Dayton City School (DCS) Sweatbees’ head football coach, Jeff Hill, “We came out tonight on fire and fired up, ready to play football, and I’m very proud of you guys.”

Santek Waste Services, operators of the Rhea County landfill, recently donated $10,000 to the construction of the Frazier Fire Hall No. 2. Santek officials are pictured above with county officials and Rhea County Executive George Thacker.

The Rhea -Dayton Retired Teachers Association [RDRTA] are selling $1 raffle tickets for a Rhea County High School throw blanket. The winner be given the blanket at the Rhea-Marion County football game on Friday, Nov. 1. Tickets will be on sale at that game, or call Maxine Vincent, pictured a…

YMCA facilities across the State of Tennessee will no longer offer SilverSneakers programs beginning Jan. 1, 2020, according to a news release by SilverSneakers.  

The Rhea County Historical and Genealogical Society met on Sunday, Sept. 15. The meeting was held in Grandview at the site of the Grandview Normal Institute. Attendees were met at the parking lot by Eddie Starring, a member of the Board of Director of the Grandview Heritage Foundation. From …

The Herald-News is hosting the U.S. Army Field Band’s Jazz Ambassadors and will be holding a free concert at Bryan College in Rudd Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. This concert, according to officials, will be a salute to the Greatest Generation.

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Omega Graduate School Chancellor David Anderson, standing left, speaks during the school’s Degree Day Celebration on Saturday at the school in south Rhea County. Omega Graduate School is an independent, free-standing, research institution committed to providing a quality educational experien…

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development [TNECD] Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently announced the 59 counties that will receive ThreeStar grants.

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Through a partnership between Rhea County High School’s Career and Technical Education Department [CTE], NAPA Auto Parts of Dayton recently donated a Hunter DSP600 wheel alignment system to the Transportation program.

The Dayton Rotary Club sponsored five outstanding Rhea County High School junior class students to participate in the annual September Rotary Youth Leadership Awards [RYLA] Conference at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville, Tenn.  

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Johnson’s Taekwondo Academy [JTA] hosted the 5th annual Kicking For a Cure event on Saturday and raised a total of $6,500 for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. JTA students went around the community asking for donations and in return they broke wooden boards the day of the event. The breakin…

After months of uncertainty, confusion and frustration for city residents needing their garbage picked up on a routine basis, change is coming after the Graysville Mayor and Board of Commissioners elected to contract out the service during Thursday’s special called meeting.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Atlanta have selected Wesley Deschaine as the NRC Senior Resident Inspector at the Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant near Spring City, located approximately 60 miles southwest of Knoxville.

With hot and dry weather leading into our fall fire season, Tennessee’s State Forester is requiring a burn permit for all open-air outdoor fires beginning Sept. 23.

Nokian Tyres has been included in Dow Jones’ DJSI World sustainability index for the third year in a row. The company was also selected for the more strictly defined DJSI Europe index.

A Spring City man is facing numerous drug-related charges after deputies with the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department found him unconscious in his vehicle in Evensville, according to an arrest report.

Rhea County High School named Maddie Smith the 2019 Homecoming Queen prior to kickoff of Friday night's 48-3 win over Lenoir City. Smith was escorted by Ricky Guthrie.

The Rhea County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to allocate nearly $60,000 to fund two different fishing tournaments in February 2020.

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Pictured above, construction continues at the new Burger King in Dayton. The new restaurant will be located on Couchwood Drive across from Lowe’s on Rhea County Highway and is set to open Nov. 1.

The Care Center held its annual Walk for Life on Saturday and raised nearly $51,000, according to director Lisanne Boling. Boling said it was a record-breaking year for the annual event.

Rhea County and Dayton received a $25,000 grant from the Boyd Foundation on Thursday to construct a dog park at the city’s swinging bridge park near the farmer’s market.

The Care Center will be holding its annual Walk for Life on Saturday, Sept. 14.Officials said the event serves as the second largest fundraiser for The Care Center.

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Tickets are still on sale for MainStreet Dayton’s fourth annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The Rhea County Sheriff’s Department issued numerous citations and made arrests over the Labor Day weekend, funded in part through grants from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.

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On Thursday, Sept. 12, Rhea County High School will host its first annual Family Literacy Night. The event, which will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., will feature several events designed to help high school students and their families improve students’ grades and teach them more effectiv…

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Prior to kickoff of Friday night's home football game against Tuscola (N.C.), longtime Herald-News Sports Editor Terry Goins was honored for his 30 plus year career covering Rhea County Athletics.

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Rhea County High School will recognize one of its biggest fans and supporters for the last several decades when school officials honor Terry Goins prior to kickoff at Friday night’s home game against Tuscola (N.C.).

When Mark Porter, TVA Nuclear online scheduler, saw a swarm of 25,000 bees outside the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant maintenance building, he was uniquely equipped to not panic.

Dayton City School was recently recognized by the Tennessee Department of Education [TDOE] as an Exemplary School. The TDOE provides annual accountability determinations to districts that reflect performance and growth in accordance with state and federal law.