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Smoky Mountain Lights

The Lampyridae are a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged soft-bodied beetles, commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous use of bioluminescence during twilight to attract mates or prey.Did you know that Tennessee is one of the only places in the world that…

Place of Good Abode the History of Memphis

Native Americans were drawn to the bluffs overlooking the river of what is known as Memphis, building their settlements on the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff which protected them from flooding by the mighty river that also provided easy transportation.It was Hernando DeSoto that arrived in 1541 with his army to explore…

Happy Birthday McMinn County

Birthdays happen every year. Usually we look forward to them and eagerly await aday to celebrate ourselves or someone we care for. Certain birthday celebrations carry special weight, the day you become 10! You have two digits to describe how old youare, small detail but still meaningful. 13 in some…

Calhoun

The Calhoun area was settled by John Walker (c. 1770-1834), a part-Cherokee grandson of Nancy Ward and a prominent gure in the formation of McMinn County. Walker operated a ferry along the Hiwassee River and helped contract the Cherokee Turnpike Company in 1806, which maintained the road between Knoxville and…

From House to Home

All of us have moved from house to house but not many of us has moved a house. The year is 2000, a new millennium. Our house movers are regular people; one a school teacher at Ingleside Elementary in Athens, her husband working at Crescent Hosiery Mill in Niota. A large…

Apple Pie Contest

Everybody loves the all American Apple Pie! Last fall 2017 Etowah added a new feature to their annual Fall Festival, an Apple Pie Baking Contest. Pies came in from McMinn & several surrounding counties. All ages of bakers entries from high school students to grandmothers. The judges were Tennessee State…

Smoky Mountain Lights

The Lampyridae are a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged soft-bodied beetles, commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous use of bioluminescence during twilight to attract mates or prey.Did you know that Tennessee is one of the only places in the world that…

Place of Good Abode the History of Memphis

Native Americans were drawn to the bluffs overlooking the river of what is known as Memphis, building their settlements on the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff which protected them from flooding by the mighty river that also provided easy transportation.It was Hernando DeSoto that arrived in 1541 with his army to explore…

Happy Birthday McMinn County

Birthdays happen every year. Usually we look forward to them and eagerly await aday to celebrate ourselves or someone we care for. Certain birthday celebrations carry special weight, the day you become 10! You have two digits to describe how old youare, small detail but still meaningful. 13 in some…

Calhoun

The Calhoun area was settled by John Walker (c. 1770-1834), a part-Cherokee grandson of Nancy Ward and a prominent gure in the formation of McMinn County. Walker operated a ferry along the Hiwassee River and helped contract the Cherokee Turnpike Company in 1806, which maintained the road between Knoxville and…

From House to Home

All of us have moved from house to house but not many of us has moved a house. The year is 2000, a new millennium. Our house movers are regular people; one a school teacher at Ingleside Elementary in Athens, her husband working at Crescent Hosiery Mill in Niota. A large…

Apple Pie Contest

Everybody loves the all American Apple Pie! Last fall 2017 Etowah added a new feature to their annual Fall Festival, an Apple Pie Baking Contest. Pies came in from McMinn & several surrounding counties. All ages of bakers entries from high school students to grandmothers. The judges were Tennessee State…

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