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Athens Police Arrest A Man For Allegedly Kidnapping And Beating A Woman

34-year old Graylon Scott Ervin faces charges of aggravated burglary and kidnapping.

DENSO Adding 130 Auto Jobs in Athens, TN

130 new auto industry jobs will be coming to Athens.

Etowah Shooting Suspect A Person Of Interest In Robertson County Fire

A suspect ends up in the hospital after being involved in a shooting with police last night in McMinn County.

JOE FRUGAL: Free Admission to Loads of U.S. Museums on Saturday for Smithsonian Day!

My favorite freebie of the year arrives Saturday! The annual Smithsonian Museum Day returns.

Amy McConkey Uses Positive Reinforcement to Teach Students To Be Their Best

Amy McConkey always knew she wanted to be a teacher. While in elementary school, she "played" teacher in her free time. The influence some of her teacher had on her at a young age help guide her today at Calhoun Elementary.

McMinn Central’s Kim Cantley Tailors Lessons Toward Each Students Talents

From the time she gets to school, students are waiting on Kim Cantley. This mom away from home helps teens with their day to day problems, while creating ways to overcome the limitations of traditional classroom learning.

Stephanie Davis’ Class Learning Through Fun, While Striving to be Perfectly Purple

Stephanie Davis finds teaching moments in everything, even mundane activities. When students walk to their seats, they move to syllables. The Calhoun Elementary first grade teacher commands her classroom.

Athens Jr. High Principal Mike Simmons wins Golden Apple Award

Thanks to the Golden Apple award WDEF News 12 has recognized dozens of Tennessee Valley teachers for the outstanding work they do in the classroom...But we haven't yet recognized a principal. Now we honor a McMinn County principal who treats every kid like one of his own.

Englewood Elementary’s Jodi Mull keeps 1st graders focused & learning

At Englewood Elementary there's a very special 1st grade teacher who not only makes it fun, she makes sure everyone stays on track.

Brian Kyle makes all students feel important

Students can sense when a teacher really cares. One teacher in McMinn County makes sure all his students feel important. He's this week's Golden Apple Winner.



Mom To Mom – Broccoli Cheese Tots

Looking for a quick, easy and healthy snack option for those kids? Today on Mom to Mom we've got you covered. We're making broccoli and cheese tots.

Lee Flames Win Home Opener Over Shorter 70-60

(leeuflames.com) After five road games and three home postponements the Lee men's basketball team finally got back on its home court inside Walker Arena,...

Local coalition concerned about coronavirus testing

DALTON, Ga. (WDEF) - "These are elected officials and they serve the people. They do not serve corporations. They do not serve their political...

Officials back Tennessee Guard amidst inauguration loyalty concerns

"If anyone challenges your loyalty, it is unfortunate."