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Mass. man charged with having sex with Monroe Co. teen


A Massachusetts man is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Monroe County girl.

, 55, is charged with 13 counts of statutory rape, 5 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and 4 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The girl's mother caught Sutton dropping the girl off at school.

When questioned, both Sutton and the girl admitted that Sutton had picked her up from school and took her to a hotel room to have sex on several occasions.

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3 Monroe Co. teachers arrested in one month


In a month, three Monroe County teachers have been arrested in three separate incidents.

The latest is Vonore Middle School teacher Andi McCallie. Director of Monroe County Schools Tim Blankenship said deputies arrested McCallie on Saturday and charged her with failure to appear in general sessions court in Loudon County. Blankenship said McCallie was arrested for shoplifting in Loudon County in June 2014.

Officials hope to appoint new Monroe sheriff by December


Despite a plea to the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission on Thursday, a judge's decision to remove Randy White as Monroe County sheriff will stand.

White beat former sheriff Bill Bivens in the August election, despite a POST ruling after early voting started that White didn't have the minimum three years of law enforcement employment required for the job.

Poo prank shuts down Athens recycling center


ATHENS, TN (WRCB) - Some people in McMinn County are having a tough time finding a place to recycle after someone intentionally recycled bags of human feces at the Athens Recycling Center.

The city's facility has been closed all week. But this isn't the first time the facility has been forced to shut down. The exact same thing happened in May, prompting security cameras to get installed on the premises.

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Vonore teacher arrested for DUI on administrative leave


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A Vonore teacher accused of driving drunk has been placed on administrative leave without pay for three days.

Mississippi man dies in I-75 crash in Monroe County


A Mississippi man is dead after his SUV crashed on Interstate 75 in Monroe County.

It happened around 4 a.m. Saturday near mile marker 61 in Sweetwater.

Bobby D. Buckalew, 47, was driving northbound when his Jeep Laredo went off the left side of the interstate, through a median and into a culvert, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report. The SUV rolled over, returned to an upright position, then continued north in the median. The SUV stopped when the right side hit a tree.


Judge: Randy White won't serve as Monroe Co. Sheriff


ID=13432671A special judge ordered that Randy White will not serve as Monroe County sheriff, despite winning the election by popular vote in August.