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Joe Barlow, Kim Sutton fund-raiser NEXT weekend

The Joe Barlow and Kim Sutton Car and Bike Show will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Main Street in downtown Mountain City. There is an error in the printed version of The Tomahawk this week. The headline states the event is this weekend, when in reality it is next weekend. The body of the story contains the correct dates, but the headline is in error. The Tomahawk apologizes for the error.

There will be a bike and car show, food and merchandise vendors, with music and public service vehicles on display. Admission is free to the public. There is a $10 for vehicle registration for the show. The theme is back to the 50ís, so put on your poodle skirt, blue jeans and come out and join the fun. The Joe Barlow Memorial Ride will be held Saturday, August 2nd with registration beginning at 10:00 am at Ralph Stout Park. The ride leaves at 12:00 noon. The events are held to sponsor the Joe Barlow and Kim Sutton Scholarship Fund. Visit www.johnsoncountyknights.com for more information.


Tomahawk printing one day early week of election

The Tomahawk will be printing a day early the week of election. The election will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014, and The Tomahawk will be coming out on Tuesday, August 5 rather than the usual Wednesday publishing date. Deadlines will be adjusted for advertising and editorial content to accommodate the early print date. Classified advertising must be in The Tomahawk office by Friday, August 1 at noon, with retail advertising and editorial deadlines the same day at 4:30 p.m.


Watauga Lake Cleanup nets 130 bags of garbage

By Marlana Ward

Since its completion in 1948, Watauga Lake has been a family-friendly source of recreation for the peoples of Johnson and Carter counties. †No matter what socioeconomic class, there is much to be enjoyed at the lake by everyone. †Families enjoy fishing, camping, boating, skiing, swimming, diving, and a number of other activities, all thanks to the creation of the lake. †A serious downside to the many visitors the lake sees each year is the large amount of trash and debris left behind.

While portions of the lakeís shoreline is maintained by Tennessee Valley Authority and forest service maintenance, some parts go unattended with debris piles floating through and collecting in the coves and shores which are home to many fish and other wildlife. † More...

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Weekly Poll

Do you think the City Council should allow the Farmer's Market to put in a permanent pavilion at Ralph Stout Park?

Yes. I don't understand why they turned it down in the first place.

Definitely. It's a win-win situation with no negatives that I can see.

No. The council is right to not allow commercialism in the park.

No. It's opening up a can of worms and other businesses might want to come into the park.

It doesn't matter to me. I'm a carnivore and don't eat vegetables.