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2014 Grundy County Homecoming

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

2014 Football Court Pictured (l to r): Kristin Weaver, Jessica Green, Amanda Morgan Fann, Summer Shipley, Mallory Seals, and Courtney Borne. Escorts (l to r): Kevin Stewart, Koty Anderson, Steven Baskin, Eldon Posey, Jack Rice, Nathan Carreto, Alex Nunley, Logan Meeks, Terrince Bramhall, Michael Richardson, Sam Cassidy, Greg McDaniel, and Christian Brown. Flower Girl: Elliot Brady. Crown Bearer: Brooks Lusk. 2014 Student Body Court Pictured (l to r): Blaine Harris

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Early Voting

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

You can vote early for the November 4 election. Weather conditions may not be the best for your situation on Election Day, so the Election Commission urges everyone to vote early- now through October 30. “One good thing about the early voting process is that a voter chooses their election day…anytime during the two week period,” stated Donna Basham, Election Administrator. The November ballot has offices extremely important to our

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  • Drug Burn

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Grundy sheriff drug burn

    Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum and Franklin County Investigator George Dyer carry out a destruction order from the court on several totes of confiscated drugs. This is the first destruction order carried out since the evidence room audit began September 1.

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  • Youth Deer Rally

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 9:52 am

    The third annual Grundy County Youth Deer Rally will be held on October 25 at Ministry Baptist Church in Pelham from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Successful hunters are encouraged to bring their morning’s harvest to the event and have it checked in. Youth deer hunters and anyone who would like to come out and participate in the fun may attend. Mountain Archery will have the 3D archery range set

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Junior Jackets Play For Perfection

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:17 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie With just one more win, the Junior Jackets quite possibly will make history for a middle school level program in Grundy County. If they defeat Whitwell Thursday night at John A. Anderson Field, they will be a perfect 8-0 and Sequatchie Valley Conference champions. No one can remember a 7th-8th grade football team in the county going undefeated before. The Junior Jackets defeated Whitwell 20-0 last

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  • Yellow Jackets Improve To 4-4

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

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    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie Grundy picked up their second win in a row Friday night downing Bledsoe County 28-7 for homecoming. It was the Jackets third district win against just one loss and it all but assures them a trip to the playoffs. Grundy is now 4-4 overall and 3-1 in District 7 AA. “The kids played hard. They played tough. It was a great week for Grundy County. We

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  • GCXC

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

    GCCX TEAM PIX 2014

    The GCXC traveled to Sharp Springs Recreation Area in Smyrna on Saturday for the league’s championship race. With runners from AAA, AA and A schools, the starting lines contained well over 500 runners, but they all came with the determination and stamina to be fierce competitors! The men raced first on this cool, rainy race-day. Out of 192 runners from AA and A schools, John David Dickerson finished 8th, earning

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Nolan To Receive Award

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Sgt. Lecil Nolan, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, is the 2014 recipient of the twenty-ninth annual Palmer Veteran’s Appreciation Award, presented each November by Palmer Town Historian David Patton and sponsored by Citizen’s Tri-County Bank. After basic training at Fort Campbell, KY, during the summer of 1970, Nolan served as an infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam from January to December 1971. When you are

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  • SMES Students Study Indian Civilizations

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:31 am

    SMES study indians

    Ms. Clayta Cleek’s fourth graders have been learning about Paleo, Cherokee, Swawnee, Choctaw, and Woodland Indians. They also studied about ancient civilizations such as the Olmecs, Mayas, and Aztecs Indians. The children completed the unit by building a model of a village of their favorite tribe or civilization. The SMES students did an excellent job.  

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  • Baby Girl Born

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:23 am


    A girl, Emily Michelle, was born September 29, 2014 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, TN to Kyle and Christa Borne. She weighed 6 lbs. 3.9ozs. and was 17 inches long. Maternal grandparents are the late Roger Clay Meeks, Jr. of Tracy City, TN and Elizabeth Ladd of Monteagle, TN. Paternal grandparents are Don and Cindy Borne of Gruetli-Laager, TN.

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The Best of Me

The Best Of Me

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

You can be pretty sure you’re watching a love story based on a Nicholas Sparks bestseller if it meets at least most of the following criteria: A) It is set somewhere in the South, near a photogenic body of water. B) It’s about a star-crossed pair of lovers. C) It features plenty of passionate kissing in the pouring rain. D) It contains heaps of revelation, and maybe even closure, in

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  • The Book Of Life

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:45 am


    A lively animated tale that mixes age-old myths with today’s toon tropes. To ensure every viewer has a window into the story, the central narrative is framed as a legend being told by a motherly museum tour guide (voiced by Christina Applegate) to a group of rebellious school kids on Nov. 2, the Day of the Dead. While that choice initially plays like an unnecessary distancing device, it also reinforces

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  • The Good Lie

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm

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    JOCELYN NOVECK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The movie poster for “The Good Lie” features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character is the film’s star – not in the essential sense. The real stars are the Sudanese children at the bottom of the poster, their backs to us, trudging across an empty, sun-scorched expanse. “The Good Lie” tells a fascinating story, that

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