Government Services in McMinn County, Tennessee
McMinn County Sheriff’s Department
The McMinn County Sheriff’s Departments are collectively overseen by the County Sheriff, who is currently Sheriff Joe Guy. This elected position requires him to be directly in charge of all of the McMinn County Sheriff’s Departments, and to ensure that the residents of McMinn County are fully protected by the police force. In addition to these duties, the County Sheriff is also responsible for the inmates who are confined within institutions located within McMinn County.
McMinn County Fire Department
The McMinn County Fire Department encompasses a number of fire departments that are located throughout the entire county. The fire departments that are currently under the umbrella of the McMinn County Fire Department are: Athens Fire Department, Calhoun Fire Department, Englewood Fire Department, Etowah Fire Department, Niota Fire Department, Riceville Fire Department and Claxton Community Volunteer Emergency Services.
McMinn County Libraries
The two main libraries located in McMinn County are E.G. Fisher Public Library and the Etowah Carnegie Public Library. The E.G. Fisher Public Library is located in the town of Athens, Tennessee and serves the local town of Athens and surrounding areas. This library is complete with a number of programs that cater to both the young and old alike. The Etowah Carnegie library is located in the town of Etowah, Tennessee and also offers not only books and media but a variety of programs to the surrounding areas.
McMinn County Schools
McMinn County Schools serve students throughout McMinn County. Currently, there are six different elementary schools located throughout the county. Two high schools are found in the county, and those pursuing undergraduate education have the option of attending Tennessee Wesleyan College or Cleveland State Community College.