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FBLA Competes in Chattanooga

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:47 am

  On April 7through April 9 fifty Grundy County High School students traveled to the Marriott hotel in Chattanooga for their state-level competitive events for the Future Business Leaders of America. These students competed in events that varied from Client Service to Digital Video Production.   Of the competing students Grundy County brought home several winning places. Senior Ben Brewer placed fourth in Database Spreadsheet. Sophomore Alex Martin placed fourth

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STLS awards 24,000 in scholarships

STLS Awards $24,500 in Scholarships

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:04 am

  To the Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society, five years of hard work and dedication has paid off.  The organization has awarded scholarships to seven middle Tennessee students totaling $24,000. Grundy County High School senior Joseph “Cole” Johnson is one of the recipients. Johnson is an honor student and member of the Grundy County Jackets baseball team. In his spare time he is head umpire at the Tracy City baseball field.

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  • Tennessee Denies Increased Insurance to Children With Autism

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Tennessee families struggling to have their autistic children treated liked other kids were dealt another blow when they learned a bill was pulled in the Tennessee General Assembly that would have increased insurance coverage for children with autism. Children that are on the autism spectrum deal with developmental disabilities that typically cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Medical costs associated with doctors, pharmaceuticals and similar medical necessities as well

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  • Former School Bookeeper Arrested for Theft

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:56 am

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    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a former school bookkeeper, Lois Alene Vandergriff, in an ongoing theft investigation. The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s Division of Investigations audited the records of Whitwell High School for the time period between July 1, 2009 and October 31, 2010. The investigation revealed school collections totaling at least $35,332 were misappropriated by the 49-year-old Whitwell woman, who resigned her position October 26, 2010. The

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Sports

Clay To Be Inducted

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:41 am

  Longtime Grundy County baseball coach Frank Clay will be the final inductee into the Grundy County High school Sports Hall of Fame for the 2013-2014 class. He will be inducted during Saturday’s game against DeKalb County beginning at 3:00. All former players of Coach Clay are encouraged to come out and honor the man credited with not only coaching a team but keeping a program alive during lean times.

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  • Softball Struggles Over the Last Week

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

    By: David Lowrie, sports correspondent After picking up a big district win last Tuesday over Bledsoe County the Lady Jackets dropped their next six games one in South Pittsburg, three in the Hits for Hope tourney over the weekend in Chattanooga and two in DeKalb County Monday. The girls fell to 8-11 overall but improved to 2-2 in district play. Tuesday Grundy hosted Sequatchie County. Friday they host DeKalb County

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  • Baseball Wins 5 out of 7

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:24 am

      By: David Lowrie, sports correspondent     The Jackets got several games in last week and notched five wins in seven tries. They improved their overall record to 18-9 and upped their district mark to 3-1. Rain moved Monday’s game with Signal Mountain to Tuesday and weather could have pushed both games with the Eagles off another day. Tuesday the Jackets traveled to Signal Mountain. Friday they travel to

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Pastor Appreciation

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:21 am

  PASTOR APPRECIATION/FAREWELL DINNER   The Rev. Robert Johnson, his wife, Ruby, and their family are pictured here with members and friends of Harrison Chapel Congregational Methodist Church in Midway. The occasion was an appreciation farewell dinner to honor Pastor Johnson for his 27 years of faithful, devoted and dedicated service to Harrison Chapel Church.  

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  • The Wild Side of Tennessee

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:14 am

        Tennessee State Parks is now a partner and sponsor of “Tennessee’s Wild Side,” which is in its 14th season. The show airs on all six PBS stations in Tennessee. “This is a picture perfect fit as we share a similar mission,” Tennessee State Parks Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said. “We want people to know what outdoor adventures are available to them in Tennessee and how valuable nature is

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  • Easter Egg Hunts in Gruetli and Monteagle

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

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    Monteagle and Gruetli-Laager hosted Easter egg hunts and visits from the Easter Bunny on Saturday April, 12th.  

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National Park Week April 19 – 27

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:56 am

         Stones River National Battlefield National Park Week begins this Saturday, April 19. All national parks will offer free admission during the opening weekend, April 19 and April 20. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our national heritage.   In addition to free admission during the opening weekend, the week will include several other exciting opportunities:   April 22 – Earth Day. Everyone is invited to look for a

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  • Mississippi Native Donna Tart Wins Pulitzer

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:19 am

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      Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch,” already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country’s top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia.” Annie Baker’s “The Flick” won the Pulitzer for drama, a play set in a movie theater that was called a “thoughtful drama with

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  • Strahan to Join Good Morning America

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:14 am

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    The former football star and current co-host with Kelly Ripa of “Live With Kelly and Michael” got a red-carpet welcome from the “GMA” team. Anchor Robin Roberts expressed excitement that Strahan will be there “a couple of days a week.” Then the cast presented him with an alarm clock and a huge coffee cup. His brief appearance ended with promises he’ll be back “next week.” Strahan joins Roberts, George Stephanopoulos,

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