Local law enforcement doesn’t believe calls nationwide for the defunding of police departments is wise.

The Tellico Community Players hope to open up the theater doors in August for the first time in months, but as of now it’s uncertain.

The coronavirus pandemic has hampered many nonprofit organizations in Loudon County, but the Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village is continuing to give back.

Residents passing on Toqua Road may soon notice a sprawling garden for butterflies just across from Cheestana Way on the Toqua Golf Course.

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Months after its initial planned completion, the Loudon County jail expansion remains empty.

Dr. Peter Stimpson for years has wanted to open a seashell museum showcasing his vast collection.

Motorists and golfers driving between holes 11 and 12 along The Links at Kahite golf course will recognize a new, unique wildlife kiosk to celebrate the beautiful nature that envelopes the community.

The Tellico Village Lions Club has been forced to replan and rethink many activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Timeless Tellico Foundation has funded an opportunity for all Tellico Village residents to have access to a free injury assessment provided by Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics.

The Village Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 10 at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church.

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Morris, Murphy, Gypsy and Wesley are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.

Coronavirus quickly turned the world upside down with all nonessential business operations forced to shut down to some degree.

Since its early founding, Dennis Drake has been instrumental in letting area residents know that Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12135 is in the community helping local veterans in need.

The Tellico Village Property Owners Association Board of Directors was given an update June 17 on how Asian carp could impact Loudon County’s waterways.

The Toqua Golf Course parking lot was full June 17 as golfers flooded the driving range to pick up tips and tricks from Tellico Village golf professionals.

Although the novel coronavirus pandemic is in full swing, STAYinTV volunteers are doing what they can to help Villagers.

The Kahite Annex Enhancement Committee recently made a final donation of $59,350.39 to the Tellico Village Property Owners Association for curtain enclosures and heaters for the Kahite patio at the Kahite Clubhouse complex.

Some Tellico Village neighborhoods will see road closures through July as a pavement preservation product called HA5 is applied.

Members of the community and veterans properly retired hundreds of flags Sunday afternoon behind the Tellico Village Volunteer Fire Department station.

A growing number of concerned residents in Tellico Village are making their voices heard against the rapid invasion of unwanted vegetation popping up in various neighborhoods.

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Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding in Lenoir City had to shut its doors for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one program remained to help veterans in need.

Soaring summer temperatures will soon prompt us to water our lawns. We all know that too much of a good thing is harmful. Overwatering lawns is harmful to the grass and potentially the lake.

The Rev. Charlie Barnard, pastor of First Baptist Church in Tellico Village, has teamed up with Our PLACE creator Sue Newman to raise money for the cause by riding 7,000 miles cross-country on a motorcycle with his wife and two friends.

Residents along Oonoga Way rallied May 27 to wish neighbors Wil Van De Ruit and Bas Drijver a safe trip to their new home in Germany.

The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted many businesses across the state, but several Loudon County campground owners have touted “business as usual” the last two months.

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Loudon County Commission in June will consider extending a moratorium initially implemented a couple of months ago on multifamily developments.

Opening a new business is an exciting and stressful endeavor, but opening a new business during a pandemic can add an extra layer of unprecedented stress.

The sounds of laughter, shoes scuffling and pings of pickleball paddles are again filling the air where silence and empty courts previously inhabited the Wellness Center property.

The Tellico Village farmers market had a successful opening day May 27 despite cloudy skies and social-distancing measures.

Tellico Village Property Owners Association’s four restaurants are making their way back as the community reopens during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.