With the arrival of spring, we begin fertilizing our lawns, shrubs, trees and plants so they look healthy, dark green and beautiful. Isn’t this what we all want?

Numerous quilters are putting their talents to good use to keep loved ones and others in the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village member Kevin Meyer put together a drive-through fundraiser Friday to support Loudon County Animal Shelter and the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County while practicing social distancing.

Tellico Village homeowners in partnership with local fishery and government officials are continuing to push solutions that will protect Loudon County waters from a potential Asian carp invasion.

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Members of the Community Church at Tellico Village and Good Shepherd Center worked together in hopes of ensuring area children have food to eat while they’re out of school.

The Art Guild of Tellico Village was forced to cancel a number of events and workshops due to COVID-19 but members remain hopeful for the rest of the year and into the future.

Residents are beginning to experience a return to normalcy following the Tellico Village Recreation Department’s strategic plan to gradually reopen facilities.

Bill Sitler, with wife Ruth, celebrated his 90th birthday recently when family and friends from Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church held a drive-by birthday party. More than 28 cars and one lawnmower participated in the parade passing the Sitler house. The Rev. Ingrid Schalk, church pastor,…

Villagers along Oonoga Way recently banded together for a good cause by collecting food and money for the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County.

The beautification committees at Tellico Village are working around COVID-19 to raise funds for various projects planned for the year.

Churches across Tellico Village have shut their doors over the last month but will look to soon reopen following Gov. Bill Lee’s decision to end a statewide safer-at-home order.

The coronavirus pandemic has created a plethora of health concerns for older patients in Loudon County.

The coronavirus has invaded all aspects of our lives — from toilet paper availability to stock market fluctuations to high unemployment.

Although still closed to the public, The Public Library at Tellico Village is offering curbside pickup of materials. A date for reopening is unknown.

Loudon County Mayor Rollen “Buddy” Bradshaw joined with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12135 to proclaim May 1 as Loyalty Day.

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With the spread of COVID-19, local residents are having to learn how to adapt to a digital world, even in the real estate market.

Two Tellico Village women have challenged themselves to stay active in a unique way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

One persistent Tellico Village resident is on a mission to provide local residents living with early dementia a place of their own.

Kathy Kutschera, as Kazooey, greets passersby with other Tellico Village Volunteer Clowns on April 22 alongside Highway 444.

Beverly Hawkins, as Peppi, hula hoops as drivers pass by April 22 near Food Lion in Tellico Village.

Nancy Carter, as Harmony the Clown, waves at drivers with six other Tellico Village Volunteer Clowns on April 22 alongside Highway 444 in front of Food Lion.

Student winners of the Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12135 include Lenoir City High School student Graysen Halverson, who with five classmates received certificates of merit and cash awards.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced shutdowns across the country, but many Tellico Village residents are still finding ways to get out of the house.

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With the introduction of texting to Loudon County E-911 Center, residents have another way to get help in an emergency.

Gov. Bill Lee recently announced a plan to give $200 million statewide in support grants for safety and local infrastructure that should soon benefit Loudon County and local cities.

Two Tellico Village residents have made it their mission to provide personal protection equipment to various fire and police departments and hospitals in the area for the last three weeks and into the foreseeable future.

Two little girls recently helped spread a little joy to Villagers on Saligugi Lane when they painted rocks and placed them at mailboxes.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced changes in the everyday lives of millions across the country, but some Tellico Village homeowners are making the best of the situation by getting outdoors and spending quality time enjoying the scenic beauty in the community.

The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations recently released a report identifying several infrastructure needs in the state and highlighted top priorities in Loudon County.

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As we face unprecedented and uncertain times, I want to assure you that the Tellico Village Property Owners Association remains fully functional, stable and capable of meeting your needs. While operations may look a little different, we are committed to serving property owners.

Orange Julius, Tilley and Marble are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.

Drivers passing along Toqua Road near Cheestana Way will see a large fish statue as part of a community’s ever expanding garden.