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  1. Polk County, Tennessee County Commission notes for May, 2016Read the original story

    Jun 12, 2016 | Polk County News

    Eric Brooks is now Polk County's attorney. Commissioners discussed the appointment last month, but put it off to ensure no other applications came in.

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  2. Read to Be Ready Grant AwardedRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2016 | Polk County News

    The Polk County School System was recently awarded one of twelve Read to be Ready summer grants from the state department of education for a reading camp. "We were excited to know we were one of twelve chosen from over two hundred applications," said Joel Cox Polk County Schools Elementary Schools Supervisor.

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  3. Copper Basin Medical Center Corporate Board DissolvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | Polk County News

    Two hospital boards have become one as the trustees of the Copper Basin Medical Center make an effort to save the struggling hospital. Current and past employees, concerned city and county officials, and members of the two hospital boards met Mondaym May 23rd in a special called meeting.

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  4. Bid for ballfield lights at Ducktown Community Center higher than expectedRead the original story

    May 11, 2016 | Polk County News

    Polk's Board of County Commissioners met in Ducktown for their April monthly meeting. The Board discussed the appointment of a County Attorney, lights at the ballfields in Ducktown, water at the BMX park, and a request for Easley Ford Road.

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  5. Additional county employees needed to be in compliance, Audit Committee toldRead the original story

    May 9, 2016 | Polk County News

    Polk County's Audit Committee met Monday night to go over findings from the 2014-2015 State Audit. Most of the findings related to the proper segregation of duties, an issue that has plagued the county for years.

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  6. Ducktown Basin Museum to get Interpretive Signs, Brochures via USDA GrantRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | Polk County News

    The Ducktown Basin Museum is among several organizations in the region to receive Rural Business Development Grant Money. USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode visited the Museum last Wednesday to award the grant, which includes funds for interpretive signs, maps, and brochures.

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  7. Death Penalty no longer sought in Waters triple homicideRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2016 | Polk County News

    The State will not be seeking the death penalty against George Steven Waters, who is set to stand trial in September for the August 17, 2012 murders of Wanda Waters, Doug Waters, and Willard Waters. On January 25th, The "State's Notice of Withdrawal of Notice Seeking Death Penalty," was filed, along with the "State's Notice Seeking Life Sentence Without Possibility of Parole."

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  8. Election Commission Votes to Move Precincts, can't for primaryRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2016 | Polk County News

    The Polk County Election Commission voted in January to relocate both the Turtletown and Copperhill voting precincts to the Ducktown Community Center, but state law will not allow the move so soon. The Election Office later said there was a minimum of 45 days required before the first day of voting to move precincts.

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  9. West Polk County Garbage Contract UnsettledRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2016 | Polk County News

    County Commissioners voted on sanitation contracts for both sides of the county during the December monthly meeting, but is still without a contract for the west side. The current contract will expire at the end of January.

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  10. November County Commission notesRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2015 | Polk County News

    A budget amendment from the Department of Education was moved until next month. The amendment showed no proposed source of funds, and no one from the school system was on hand.

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  11. Ducktown Basin Museum's Holiday Fest & Country Store a SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2015 | Polk County News

    The Ducktown Basin Museum's First Annual "Holiday Fest & Country Store," was held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 and provided a great time for all festivalgoers. We would like to thank our corporate sponsors that helped to make this event a success.

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  12. Liquor Referendum a Possibility for November BallotRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2015 | Polk County News

    The possibility for a liquor referendum has moved slightly forward. Election Commissioners discussed the requirements for petitions during Monday's monthly meeting.

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  13. Early voting dates set for 2016 Polk County, TN PrimaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2015 | Polk County News

    Polk County Election Commissioners recently discussed roof issues and upcoming seminars, and set dates for early voting. Election Commissioner Anna Clark was absent.

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