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State Rep. Ron Travis (R-Dayton) announced Wednesday he will seek re-election to serve the constituents of Tennessee’s House District 31, consisting of Rhea, Bledsoe, Sequatchie and part of Roane County.

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Rc3 board members hosted an appreciation brunch honoring staff and volunteers on Saturday, Dec. 7. Board member Manny Carril thanked honorees for their work throughout the year and gave each a hooded sweatshirt.

Unemployment dropped in more than one-third of Tennessee’s 95 counties in November, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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A Dayton man is behind bars after allegedly fighting deputies with the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department [RCSD] and possessing methamphetamine, according to an arrest report on file at the sheriff’s department.

After considering the issue since the summer, the Rhea County Commission is now set to vote on a proposal that would allow the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department to patrol within the Graysville city limits.

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, cheered passage of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), after a long period of negotiations among the House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans, to reverse harmful military cuts under the Obama…

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A Hamilton County man died in a kayaking accident in Rhea County on Sunday, according to the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department and officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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Jim Vincent was sworn-in on Tuesday to represent District 7 of the Rhea County Commission after his predecessor Ronnie Raper passed away at the end of October.

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The Rhea County Commission approved a resolution on Tuesday, asking that the state government take further measurers to stop an invasive species of fish — Asian carp — that could destroy local ecosystems and in turn hamper efforts to draw fishing tournaments to Rhea County.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed the assessment of a $145,000 civil penalty to the Tennessee Valley Authority for submitting incomplete and inaccurate information to the NRC that was material in a licensing decision at the Watts Bar nuclear plant.

Newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows 38 counties experienced a drop in unemployment during October, while rates remained the same in 24 counties, and increased in 33 counties.

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With Thanksgiving and the unofficial kickoff of Christmas shopping — known as Black Friday — on tap for next week, MainStreet Dayton is doing its part to encourage local shoppers to chip away at their shopping list here in the local area.

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Thanksgiving is nearly a week away and officials with the Rhea County Community Thanksgiving Dinner are preparing to help make the holiday memorable for those needing a hot meal.

Tennessee’s 2019-20 statewide gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, Nov. 23. Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.

The Rhea County community is still holding a “Hygiene Drive” to help assist local elementary, middle and high school students and senior adults in the community.

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U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais toured parts of Rhea County last week, and said in an interview with The Herald-News that while he does expect House Democrats to vote to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, he also expects the president will be acquitted in the Senate.

It’s been the state’s greatest public health crisis of the 21st century. Opioid abuse has skyrocketed in recent years, with Tennessee at the epicenter of the national health epidemic. This means the devastating effects of opioid addiction have touched the vast majority of Tennesseans in some…

Employees with the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department are collecting donations for the Toys for Children Christmas benefit program, and applications to receive toys can be picked up at the sheriff’s department

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A Graysville woman is suing the Graysville police chief, two city officers and the City of Graysville for $3 million, claiming she was falsely arrested twice and alleging that the police chief forced her to shower in front of her.

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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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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…

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.