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DAYTON, Tenn. — Rhea County economic leaders this week discussed plans for a 60-mile, countywide bicycle race in September, just one of a series of events planned to draw tourists this year.
DAYTON, Tenn. — The Rhea Economic and Tourism Council board has hired county native Dennis Tumlin as its new executive director and announced goals for 2014.
EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — Rhea County Fair organizers recently bought 14 acres next to the fairgrounds in Evensville to allow for expanding the event.
SPRING CITY, Tenn. — For 15-year-old playwright Bailey Hufstetler, tackling dramatic themes in his play "Changed" was inspired by the tragic loss of 5-year-old Rhea County resident Landon Robbins earlier this year.
Terry Wilkey, a former manager and longtime collector, said that his passion and expertise over the years for finding rare items helped with the transition as a business owner with his gallery of items.
DAYTON, Tenn. — Rhea County's new finance director, William Watson of Hixson, is expected to start his new job today.
DAYTON, Tenn. — Rhea Economic and Tourism Council members have weeded through nine applicants in their search for an executive director and are awaiting a response from their chosen candidate.
BIRCHWOOD, Tenn. — Looking at the names incised on a granite wall at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park on Sunday, Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, had to choke back tears.
DAYTON, Tenn. — After Jennie and Mike Landreth adopted their eldest child, Abbie, feelings of helplessness overshadowed the joy they'd anticipated.