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Grundy County Jail Unfit For Inmates

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

Large yellow school buses began pulling up in front of the Grundy County Jail in Altamont in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 16. Responding to a call from the sheriff’s office, the school system provided buses and drivers to transport approximately 73 inmates to seven different facilities throughout the state, the result of a notice by the Fire Marshal that major electrical problems posed a hazard to the

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Officers Discover Marijuana Plants

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:52 am

After a two-week investigation led by Investigator Andrea Davidson, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department seized 110 marijuana plants on July 14. Officers searching a secluded area off Highway 156, close to the Marion County line discovered the plants – ten four-foot tall marijuana plants with a street value of approximately $110,000.The sheriff’s office did not identify any suspects and the investigation is on-going, said Sgt. Chris Guess. “The plants will

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  • Grundy County Schools Orientation

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Grundy County Schools Orientation for grades K-12 will be Wednesday, August 6. Students in grades K-12 will need to attend school from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Teachers will use this opportunity to go over class rules and schedules so students will be prepared to begin instruction on Friday, August 8. Buses will run and breakfast will be served on this day. Students will be in class on this day.

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  • Revitalization Makes Its Mark In Tracy City

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:23 am


    Oliver W. Jervis, Chairman of the Tracy City Downtown Revitalization Committee, has announced the completion of the committee’s work. An application filed with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development on November 1, 2013 requested admission to its Tennessee Downtowns Program. On February 1, 2013 Tracy City was advised it had been selected as one of six towns in Tennessee for round three of the program. The admission to

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Yellow Jackets Undefeated In 7 on 7

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:12 am

Coach Nick Bryant reports his team was hitting on all cylinders July 10 when they competed in the 7 on 7 passing league event at Boyd Buchannan. Grundy won all four varsity passing league games and scored a 1-1 tie in the junior varsity game. “Houston Mainord led the charge at the quarterback position by reading the defensives and finding the open receivers. Houston was looking sharp at quarterback and

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  • Junior Jackets Perform Well In 7 on 7

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:11 am

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    Thursday, July 17, the junior jackets participated in a 7 on 7 tournament in Bridgeport, Alabama. The Grundy County Junior Jackets played five games, winning 4 out of 5. Other teams participating were South Pittsburg, Bridgeport and Pisgah AL. Coach Casey Tate was pleased with the results as his team tied for first in the event. “Assistant coaches Nick Jensen, Brad Dees, and Skyler Seals had the boys well prepared.

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  • Brothers Win State Championship Bow Shoot

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

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    Tyler and Trenton Sanders, sons of the late Misty Sanders and Brian and Candie Sanders of Coalmont, recently participated in the ASA Championship Shoot at the Old Hickory Lake Bowman Club. Trenton, 11, shooting on the Senior Eagle class, won his fourth state championship. Tyler, 7, won his first state championship in the Junior Eagle class.

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Annual St. Jude Horeshow

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am

The 10th Annual St. Jude Horse show will be held Saturday, July 26 at the Gruetli Laager Park Horse Arena starting at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $3 and the entry fee to ride in the show is $5. There will be a variety of classes for Racking, Walking, Spotted, and Quarter Horses. A Mule Pleasure Class is also included. There will also be a stick horse class for the younger

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  • Collins River Bridge Dedicated In Memory Of Alf Adams

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:55 am

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    Adams, a resident of Beersheba Springs for over 20 years, spent summers in the town every year since his birth. His daughter, Karin Adams Barro said, “Everyone knew Alf.” Adams passed away just over a year ago, and his first cousin, Garrett Adams, sought to remember him by having the state name the Collins River Bridge in his honor. State Senator Janice Bowling, who introduced the legislation in Nashville, read

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  • Senior Of The Month

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:15 am

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    Inez Winton has been chosen as Senior of the Month for July at the Monteagle Senior Nutrition Site. Inez was born May 6, 1926, to Abbott and Gladys Conry Carden of Pelham. She is the widow of Lewie Winton, a former sheriff of Grundy County. Inez is a former secretary of Selective Services in Grundy County. Inez is the mother of three daughters and one son. Inez has been a

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And So It Goes

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:44 am

While the title of Rob Reiner’s “And So It Goes” seems intended as take-it-on-the-chin affirmation of life’s inevitable detours and potholes, the movie itself feels like a surrender — to the kind of geriatric burlesque that increasingly seems to be the only game in town for A-list stars of Social Security age. Rivaling headliner Michael Douglas’ recent altacocker ensembler “Last Vegas” in its quantity of arthritic slapstick and tearjerking platitudes,

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  • Planes: Fire and Rescue

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:22 am


    Dusty Crophopper is an international celebrity, used to winning one aerial race after another. However, his gearbox is giving out. His fuselage is failing. It might be time to come up with life’s Plan B. That’s the start of Disney’s new kids cartoon, “Planes: Fire and Rescue” and it’s a strangely different one. Most children’s movies preach the California gospel of self-esteem, a contradictory creed (everyone is the same, everyone

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    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 8:27 am


    In Rise of the Planet of the Apes something magic happened, the goose-bump inducing moment that Caesar says “NO,” one of the most enduring sci-fi franchises in cinematic history asserted its dominance on the contemporary blockbuster landscape. The series, continuing with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Dawn), has smarts, gorgeous innovation and pure, arresting entertainment. It’s ten years after the “simian flu” has wiped out all but a

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