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Monroe Co. Commission will name interim sheriff on Dec. 9


The Monroe County Commission will appoint an interim sheriff on December 9.

Monroe County Attorney Jerome Melson said the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission determined eight of the candidates who applied are qualified to hold the office.

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UPDATE: Authorities find missing 15-month-old boy


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TBI issues Endangered Child Alert for 15-month-old boy


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered Child Alert for 15-month-old Paxton Sluter.

McMinn County deputies responded to Peggy Damen's home on Country Road 54 at about 11:15 a.m. Damen told deputies that the last time she saw her grandson was earlier that morning.

New business park to be built in Sweetwater


A new business park is coming to East Tennessee.

Officials in McMinn and Monroe counties along with Sweetwater have announced the development of the 75 Regional Commerce Park

It will be located on Interstate 75 at exit 60 -- the Sweetwater exit. Officials say the development's location between Knoxville and Chattanooga and the easy access to both I-40 and I-75 will lure in businesses.


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Lowell Russell picks up application for Monroe Co. sheriff job


A former Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who survived a fiery crash back in 2012 is considering applying for the open Monroe County sheriff's position.

Lowell Russell told 10News he picked up an application for the job, but isn't sure yet if he will apply because of his health.

Former opponents vie again for Monroe Co. sheriff job


The two men at the center of the debate over who will be the next Monroe County Sheriff will both apply for the job...again.

After submitting the applications to the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST), the Monroe County Commission will appoint the next sheriff.

Monroe Co. is accepting applications for sheriff


Monroe County is now accepting applications for people who are qualified to run for sheriff.

Candidates must have three years of full-time experience as certified law enforcement officers in the last 10 years to qualify to run.

The county will take those applications until Nov. 13. The county commission will then appoint one of those applicants to hold the sheriff's office for the next 18 months.