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Roundtable Addresses Addiction in Grundy County

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 8:14 am

        Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum hosted an addiction roundtable to discuss the problems facing Grundy County and offer solutions on Wednesday, November 19. “How Bad Is It” was theme of the evening as speakers from a wide range of agencies detailed the addiction problems facing Grundy County. “The problem is real,” said Shrum. “The programs presented tonight are good, needful programs and we need them. But,

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Williams Promoted To Major

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:30 am

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott on Friday announced changes to the highway patrol’s top command staff. Stacy Williams has been promoted from Captain to Major, supervising the Special Investigations Bureau. The command staff change was prompted by the retirement of Lt. Col. Richard “Dean” Hurley, who joined the THP in 1977. He has served as Lt. Col. since

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  • Hwy. 41 Bridge Opens

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials today to celebrate the official opening of the newly-completed bridge on U.S. Hwy. 41 over the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake in Marion County on November 7. The new concrete and steel structure has two 12-foot lanes and full 10-foot shoulders and replaces a nearby 1929 truss bridge. The contractor on the $21.5 million project is Britton Bridge,

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:51 am

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    GRUNDY COUNTY MAYOR michael brady It is my pleasure to serve you as your Grundy County Mayor. I hope each of you is doing well. The Mayor’s office is your office, and will diligently keep you informed on the important issues we face. We have been very busy with day-to-day tasks, as well as a host of important issues. First, I would like to address the recent audit of Grundy

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Grundy Hoops Down Coffee County

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 8:21 am

  SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie Both Jacket teams got big wins over Coffee County November 18th on the mountain and both had to come from behind to do it. The teams fell Friday at Huntland before heading into this week’s Thanksgiving tournaments. The Lady Jackets moved to 2-4 on the season and the men improved to 1-5. Coaches Nick Bryant and Derek Moon continued to lead the Yellow Jackets while

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  • Big 8 Roundup

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:01 am

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    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie Deadline for Big 8 results to be turned in to the Herald is Noon on Mondays. All names are spelled as turned in on the score sheets. If your school’s results are not listed it is because they have not turned in their results to the Herald. Scorekeepers please fill out all areas of the score sheet including quarter-by-quarter score and first and last names of

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  • Basketball Jackets Hit The Hardwoods

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:24 am

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    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie Grundy’s basketball teams hit the courts hard to open the season with four games in five days playing Hall of Fame games at Tullahoma Thursday through Saturday and then hosting South Pittsburg Monday night in Ricky Richards Gym. Through Monday the Lady Jackets are 1-3 on the season and the men are 0-4. Coach Julie Davis was happy to get the first win Monday night. “It

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Neighbor of the Week Christine Hopkins

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 8:17 am

“Neighbor of the Week” This week, we stepped of the Mountain to talk to Christine Hopkins, Executive Director of Middle Tennessee Rural Recovery. Christine spoke at the recent Grundy Addiction Recovery Roundtable and will be bringing the re-entry program to our county on December 1. The Rural Reentry program sounds very exciting. How did you come to work in the addiction field? “I have a Master’s Degree in Administration and

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  • Tenth Annual Bill And Mendia Patton Awards

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

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    On November 11, Beth Brown, English teacher at Grundy County High School, presented three juniors with the Bill and Mendia Patton Patriotic Award. This award is given each Veteran’s Day to the top essay winners in the junior class at GCHS. This year’s winners were all former students at North Elementary School. Pictured (l to r):  Karen Dickerson (sophomore English teacher), Lisa Myers (seventh and eighth grade English teacher), Halie

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  • Neighbor Of The Week Claude Hoback

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

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    Claude Hoback is known by many as a businessman in the Tracy City area. He is also very involved with his church and the local community. You currently live in Tracy City. Were you raised here? “No, my parents, George and Ida Mae Hoback lived in Sewanee and I grew up there. I went to Sewanee Elementary and played basketball. I graduated from Franklin County High School in 1966. All

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Mockingjay Part 1

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

Katniss Everdeen becomes the face of a revolution in “Mockingjay — Part 1,” The film-makers have kept Collins’s best lines, allowing Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, as Katniss’s two love rivals, to show off their genuine acting skills and Woody Harrelson and Philip Seymour Hoffman — orchestrating violence by means of propaganda — to make us chuckle. For the millions who have read Collins’ bestselling trilogy and are awaiting this

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  • Big Hero 6

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:34 am

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    As the Disney-Marvel mash-up “Big Hero 6” moves toward its big-action finale, the images will look strikingly familiar. A supervillain wreaks havoc. A portal to another dimension looms. A showdown goes airborne over a metropolis. It could be the finale of a dozen superhero films, with one difference: “Big Hero 6” is animated. But the majority of comic-book films are also computer-generated, particularly their large set pieces. Never has that

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  • Interstellar

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 8:38 am


    Since his breakthrough with the backward-running “Memento,” Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In “Interstellar,” he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its particles. It’s an absurd endeavor. And it’s one of the most sublime movies of the decade. As our chief large-canvas illusionist, Nolan’s kaleidoscope puzzles have often dazzled more than they have moved, prizing brilliant, hocus-pocus architecture over emotional interiors. But a

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