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Posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:10 am

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in identifying an elderly woman found deceased seven years ago at the entrance to Foster Falls State Park in Marion County.   Efforts to determine who she was since her body was found in February 2007 have not yet led to her identity, so agents hope someone seeing her description may recognize her.   The woman is a white

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Fannie Mae Autumn Stomp

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:26 am

Altamont is gearing up for the Second Annual Fannie Moffitt Autumn Stomp on October 11. The Festival, named for the eccentric and colorful Fannie Moffitt, is a celebration of Altamont’s rich heritage and a time for old friends and family to reunite. One might simply enjoy the day in a place you may have never been before. One thing is for certain, there are so many things to do you

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  • The Sheriff’s Summary

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Clint Shrum

    clint shrum Let me start by congratulating Chief Tony Bean for his successful completion of the New Sheriff School and Captain David Lance for his successful completion of Corrections Training. As I mentioned in last week’s summary the Sheriff’s Office had recovered some stolen firearms from a burglary in Monteagle. All of the firearms had been recovered with the exception of two. In the past week, the other two guns

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  • Election Office News

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    GRUNDY COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE donna basham September is National Voter Registration month and if you are not registered to vote, October 6 is the deadline to do so in order to vote in the November 4 election. The November election will have candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, State House Member, and four constitutional amendments. Altamont, Beersheba Springs, Coalmont, Palmer, Monteagle, and Tracy City will have city

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Pirates Sail Away From Jackets 49-27

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:55 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie Grundy suffered their third straight loss Friday night at the hands of their longtime rival South Pittsburg. The loss dropped the Jackets’ record to 2-3 overall. They remain 1-1 in the district heading into this week’s district game at Chattanooga Christian. “Breakdowns and special teams, you give them the ball on the 20 on a missed tackle by a senior and they score easy. You throw

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  • Junior Jackets Notch Fifth Win

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:31 am

    The Junior Jackets continued to roll over the competition and crushed Bledsoe Middle School 46-14 last Thursday in Pikeville. Grundy is now 5-0 on the season. “We came out and played our most complete game yet. It’s always tough playing a team twice in one year, and our first game was close all the way until the fourth quarter. Bledsoe’s game plan was to slow Josh Wingo down on offense

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  • Grundy Golfers Finish Season At Region

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:15 am


    The GCHS golf season came to a close last week, with three players advancing and competing in the Region 4A-AA Tournament at Fall Creek Falls.  Qualifiers Ethan Smith represented the boy’s squad, while his sister Emily Smith and Maty Partin represented the girls. Ethan Smith carded a 91, while Emily Smith and Maty Partin shot 109 and 133, respectively.  Coach Trey Foster commented on the 2014 season, “This has been one of the

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Long wedding

Long And Seratt To Wed

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:53 am

Tiffany Brooke Long and Dalton Grey Seratt, both of Cookeville, TN. will exchange vows on October 4, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Living Water Independent Church in Tracy City, TN. The bride is the daughter of Carla Long and Mark Long. She is the granddaughter of the late Bobby and the late Charlie Mae Norris, Teresa Norris and Charles and Bennie Long, all of Beersheba Springs, TN. The groom is

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  • Meet Your Neighbor

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Neighbor of the week stacy williams

    Each week we get many suggestions for the Herald’s “Meet your neighbor” column. Stacy Williams is by far one of the most requested local residents by our readers. It was great to sit down with him at Grundy County High School while he took a break from volunteering for the Lady Jackets Tip-Off Club. Thank you for taking time to talk to us. We can start with your childhood. You

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  • POW/MIA Recognition Week

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Marvin Phillips

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced September 19 to 25 as POW/MIA Recognition Week.  Since 2011, the remains of seven Tennessee service members who previously listed as Missing In Action (MIA) were recovered and returned to their country. Specialist Marvin Phillips went missing on September 26, 1966 while serving with the United States Army in Vietnam.  The Palmer native was laid to rest

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The Boxtrolls

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

The self-stylized descendants of the Brothers Grimm and Neil Gaiman (whose “Coraline” they adapted for their first of three features), Laika seems to yearn for a little more darkness, a touch of Gothic in our children’s films — a laudable and very welcome impulse that makes one inclined to celebrate their fanciful grotesqueries on intentions alone. Laika’s talented animators, though, often seem to conjure their puppetry whimsy quicker than their

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  • The Maze Runner

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:20 am


    In a rigidly structured dystopian future, one plucky teenager dares to think for himself, shake up the status quo and start a revolution–or, at least the beginning of a trilogy. Such is the stuff of “The Maze Runner,” which hews pretty closely to the YA-novel formula that’s reliably produced so many hugely successful film adaptations in recent years. And, indeed, director Wes Ball’s film is based on the best seller

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  • Dolphin Tale 2

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:06 am


    (AP) — Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy and his dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smith’s “Dolphin Tale 2” is another engaging film inspired by the real-life inhabitants of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Bringing together the original cast, headed by Harry Connick Jr., and, of course, Winter, the remarkable dolphin outfitted with a groundbreaking prosthetic tail who put the CMA on

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