The Rhea County Fair winds up this weekend, with special events including lawnmower races and an antique car show today and trick shooting, a bluegrass festival and a special ceremony in honor of the victims and heroes of 9-11 on Saturday. The fair is open 4-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Sept. 14th, 2010  |
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The 23rd annual Scopes Festival is today and Saturday at the Rhea County Courthouse. "One Hot Summer," the story of how the Scopes Trial came to Dayton, will be presented at 8 p.m. today and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. The play tells of the economic problems of the community, the problem of a hostile reporter and the famous courtroom confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow.

Through July 30, hundreds of young people will be attending the Summit at Bryan College.

Dayton Golf and Country Club will host the second annual Relay FORE Life golf tournament on Wednesday.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will stop at the Rhea YMCA Childcare Center for two weeks in July, and appointments may be scheduled now.

Congratulations to the Dayton Fire Department for being selected for the Excellence in Fire and Service Award by the Tennessee Municipal League, recognizing improvements made in the past two years.

The Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s June coffee gathering will be held Tuesday at the Welcome Center. Members are invited to bring a guest and a door prize for the informal gathering, which runs from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

The Rhea County Fair will host a "Rhea County Mow Down" lawnmower race event on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Ag Center across from Rhea County High School in Evensville.

The Clyde W. Roddy Public Library is getting ready to kick off its summer reading program June 1, with adults invited to participate this year for the first time.

The Rhea County Historical Society will watch a video, “Dayton on Parade” which was produced in the late 1940s, for its program Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Rhea County Courthouse.

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