Eleven of Rhea County’s high school juniors will be participating in the 2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Rhea County Scholarship Program this weekend.
A Rhea County man plead guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual battery on Friday and will spend 18 years in state prison, according to Rhea County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Rocky Potter.
After kicking off with the Strawberry Festival Pageant in late April, the 2022 Tennessee Strawberry Festival returned on Monday with Family Fun Night at Centennial Park, featuring games for children and food and craft vendors.
Incumbent Rhea County Sheriff Mike Neal won the Republican Primary on Tuesday, defeating challenger Cary Taylor 2,750 to 2,589. Also in Tuesday’s Republican Primary, challenger Jace Cochran defeated incumbent Rhea County General Sessions Judge Shannon Garrison as well as fellow…