A new law requiring Tennesseans to show photo identification when they vote went into effect.
The Heritage Center in Tracy City was one of the sites to see in the “Pie in the Sky” brochure, a new self-guided driving tour brochure that features local businesses and attractions on the South Cumberland Plateau.
Players of the Week included Chelsey Wiseman, Terrince Bramhall, Haley Coffelt, Hayden Holland, Jerica Davis, Austyn Cooper, Kristin Hill, and Levi Miller.
Tracy City Elementary School third grade student Austin Thomas led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the January meeting of the Grundy County Board of Education.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included Jack and Jill and War Horse.
GCHS football seniors Austin Fults, Gage Dodson, and Johnny Cook were included in the 2011 Lakeway Publishers All-Area Football Team.
Bobby Roddy was surprised with an 80th birthday part at the Coalmont Community Center.
Grundy County Historian William Ray Turner celebrated his 86th birthday.
Harry and Ollie’s Restaurant, Country Market and Café opened for business in Pelham.
A lawsuit was filed with the Grundy County Circuit Court by the Covert Law Group of Chattanooga seeking damages from Grundy County Sheriff Brent Myers and GCTV Channel 6 (My Productions LLC) over comments reportedly made by the sheriff before, during and after county elections in 2010. Plaintiffs James E. (Eddie) Campbell and Kelly Foutch claim Myers made false comments on GCTV during the campaign in response to statements Foutch made as a county mayoral candidate in a July 2010 debate. The suit seeks $250,000 on claims of invasion of privacy and seeks unspecified amounts for the claims of libel and slander.
The January Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Nutrition Site was Virginia Lucille Ladd.
We remember in memorial: Kathleen Hallman, Elisha Joseph “Joe” Tate, Stephen Mankin Roberts, Anthony Clark Smartt, Charles Mitchell “Mitch” Payne, Margaret Louise Hampton, Teresa Darlene “Tweety” Tate, Shawna Carol Short, Connie Butner Sargent, Daniel Christopher Fox, Rose E. King, Melvin Franklin Campbell, Leslie Sanders, Hoyel David Parsons, and David Vernon Long.
A local soldier, U.S. Army SPC Tanner D. Hankins returned from a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan and received a warm welcome in Monteagle by his family and friends.
Charles Hobbs, Commander of the American Legion Post of Beersheba Springs, presented Certificates of Commendation to Fernando King and Thomas Rollins recognizing their 50 years of continuous membership in the organization.
Players of the week included Macey Meeks, Chelsey Wiseman, Austyn Cooper, the senior basketball girls, Evan Stiefel, Jalen Christian, and the girls basketball team.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included War Horse, Joyful Noise, and This Means War.
The Tracy boys and Swiss girls were the Big 8 tournament winners. Big 8 regular season champs were Coalmont boys and Swiss girls. The Big 8 coaches of the year were Ricky Meeks and Bill Seavey. Barry Rollins of Citizens State Bank presented the first “Highest Big 8 Academic Average Award” to the Pelham Tigers basketball program. The Big 8 Spirit Award was presented to Coalmont and North Elementary cheerleaders.
A celebration was held at the South Cumberland Visitors Center in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Tennessee State Park System.
Kendale James was the winner of the Pelham Elementary School Spelling Bee. Team members also representing the school included Lacy Nunley, Courtney Durm, Katie Payne, Taylor Buckner, Elizabeth Layne, and Dylan Myers.
Winners of the Coalmont Elementary School Spelling Bee included seventh grader Makayla Nunley, first place; seventh grader Hunter Meeks, second place; seventh grader Jacob Nunley, third place; fifth grader McKinley Thomas, fourth place; and fifth grader Katie Layne, fifth place.
It was announced that the cost of a stamp was now 45 cents, the first price rise since 2009.
Palmer Troop 40272 with assistance from their Troop Leader Lisa Magouirk and Assistant Troop Leaders Marie Robinson and Angie Lewis led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the February meeting of the Grundy County Board of Education.
LaDue Nunley was chosen as the February Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Senior Nutrition Site.
Palmer Elementary School won the 2012 Spelling Bee Team Award with participants Jase Rollins, Amanda Morgan Fann, Emilee Meeks, Lauren Cantu, Dixie Nunley and Hagen Cash.
A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration identified January 2012 as the fourth warmest January on record for the contiguous United States.
Senior basketball players and cheerleaders were honored on senior night at Ricky Richards Gym. Lady Jackets included Chelsey “Pelham” Wiseman, Haley Coffelt, Jerica Davis, Haley Sons, Courtney Stiefel, Sierra Bramhall, and Savannah Cleek. Yellow Jackets men included Evan Stiefel, Jalen Christian and Shane Lang. Lady Jacket cheerleaders included Macy Partin, Lyndsey Guffey, Carissa Brady, Tosha Jones and Haley Tate.
The Lady Yellow Jackets won the District 7AA Tournament for the third year in a row. Macey Meeks, Courtney Stiefel, Haley Coffelt and Chelsey “Pelham” Wiseman were all named to the All District 7AA team. Meeks and Wiseman were also named to the All Tournament team.
Grundy County Yellow Jacket junior Austyn Cooper was named to the All District 7AA team for the regular season. Levi Miller was named as an honorable mention to the squad.
The winners of the 28th Annual Grundy County Spelling Bee included Lacy Nunley of Pelham Elementary, first place; Kendale James of Pelham Elementary, second place; Amanda Fann of Palmer Elementary, third place; and Lauren Cantu of Palmer Elementary, fourth place. The Louise Geary Layne Courtesy Award was presented to Amanda Fann of Palmer Elementary. The Y.B Ashby Teamwork Award was presented to Brianna Weaver of Swiss Memorial Elementary. The Faithful Attendance Award was presented to Jase Rollins of Palmer Elementary.
We remember in memorial: James Allen Rollins, Billy Joe Fowler, Carl W. Suter, Billy Arvill McHone, Vernon E. Johnson, Orene Marie Clark Tant, Ruth Hazel Parsons Moore, Lynnie E. Doepel Dill, Margaret Anita Stubblefield, James Edward “Boots” Seagroves, Irene Mildred Gipson, James Kenneth “Kenny” Fultz, Margie Janie Kilgore Doss, George W. “Rick” Kilgore, Mary Regena, Smartt, Dodson, Stem, Connie Louise Hoosier, Sherwin Hallis Northcutt, Robert “Bob” Keith Goodman, William A. “Bill” Mayfield, Jr., Mary Frances Malhoit, Nicholas Keener, Calvin Keener, Lt. Col. Delbert E. Goodman (retired), Joy Alfreda Nunley Kilgore, Anita Hill, Sandra Darlene Marquette Bateman, and Thursa Meeks Sanders.
The 12th Annual Taste of the Mountain Food Fair was held at the National Guard Armory in Monteagle.
The GCHS Class of 2012 Academic Honors Students included Co-Valedictorians Allison McKinzie Burrows, Jerica Kristan Nicole Davis, Emily Rose Grimes, Savannah Kay Hobbs, and Tessa Layne Wright. Co-Salutatorians were Aubrey Clayton Nunley and Sierra Rose Shipley. Other Academic Honors Students included Robert Christopher Northcutt, Dylan Patrick Brown, Summer Ruschelle Owens, Chelsy Mariah Winton, Alaycia Amber Pickett, Justin Dayl Birdwell, Jamalyn Isabella Jacks, Autumn Noelle Cleek, Kasi Brianna Argo, Johnathan Heinz Cook, Savannah Rebecca Ajade Cleek, Nicole Dawn Winton, Thisha Danielle Worley, Katherine Brooke Anderson, Dara Courtney Stiefel, Larisa Nicole Rippy, Sierra Desiree Bramhall, Makayla Dean Fincher, Macy Ann Partin, and Kaylin Sarah Karr.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included Journey 2, John Carter, and Hunger Games.
Players of the week included the girls’ basketball team, Nick Shrum, Sierra Bramhall, Chandler Knight, Harley Davis, and Austyn Cooper.
The grand opening of the new Citizens State Bank building in Monteagle was held.
The 2012 Presidential Preference Primary was held with a total of 1187 absentee, early votes, and Election Day voters in Grundy County for a county turnout of 19.74%. In the Republican Primary, Presidential candidate votes included Michele Bachmann (3), Newt Gingrich (262), Jon Huntsman (1), Gary Johnson (0), Ron Paul (60), Rick Perry (4), Charles “Buddy” Roemer (3), Mitt Romney (210), and Rick Santorium (289). In local races, for County Commissioner District 1, Republican Wayne Harris received 227 votes and for Assessor of Property, Republican Iva Michelle Russell received 411 votes. In the Democratic Primary, Presidential candidate votes included 235 votes for Barack Obama with 69 uncommitted votes. Public Defender 12th District Democrat Jeff Harmon received 276 votes, Assessor of Property Incumbent Democrat Joanne Childers received 327 votes, and for County Commissioner District 1, Democrat Kelly Foutch received 93 votes.
Swiss girls and Coalmont boys won the 5th and 6th grade Big 8 Tournament. Monteagle girls and boys took second place. The Pelham Tigers took third place in the tournament.
Pelham kindergarten students Caitlin Goins and Colton Rogers led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the March meeting of the Grundy County Board of Education.
Mrs. Natalie’s first grade class at Coalmont Elementary received a letter from President Barack Obama.
Mary Parks Scissom was chosen as March Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Nutrition Site.
At the regular meeting of the Grundy County Commission Third District County Commissioner Chairman Earl Geary, Jr. announced he was resigning from the commission effective immediately.
We remember in memorial: Pauline Ward Rogers, Betty J. Hart Gholston, Maggie Lou Harris, Polly P. Oliver, William Nunley, Jr., Etta Carrick, J.W. “Sonny” Cooper, Ginger Renee Hammers Seagroves, Patsy Carrick, Edith P. Klimp, Claudia F. “Sissy” James, Edward R. Shoultz, Jr., Mildred Arp Grikepelis, Rachael Ann Powell, Sharon Rose Scissom, Edna Irene Baker, Wilma Hazel Smartt, Delbert R. Meeks, Mary Knight, Margaret Crabtree, Lee Graham, Dorothy Sanders Patterson, Nancy E. Callahan, Patricia R. (Cook) Tucker, and Joshua Wade Stevens.
Monteagle Elementary School voted Mika Harris “Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013. She has taught first grade at MES for five years and also taught at Tracy City Elementary for 13 years.
The Mountain Medical Clinic held a ribbon cutting and open house at their newly renovated location in Monteagle.
Dynamic Dentistry in McMinnville held their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Raymond Hargis, County Court Clerk (1958-1968 and Superintendent of Schools (1968-1976, 1987-1992), wrote an article on “My Years In Public Office.”
Winners of the 31st Annual South Cumberland State Park Easter Egg Hunt were announced.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater included Hunger Games, and Mirror Mirror.
Raymond Hargis wrote an article on “Grundy County Sheriffs That I Have Known.”
Players of the week included Allison Wanamaker, Austin Nolan, Courtney Norris, Nick Shrum, and Harley Davis.
The Grundy County High School CTE recognized Joshua Hutson for his first place finish in the Skills USA 2012 Regional Carpentry Competition hosted by the Associated Builders and Contractors Union in Nashville.
It was announced the reapportionment of districts was completed by the State Legislature as required by law. As a result, Grundy County was now in a new State House and Senate District. All of Grundy County is now in State House District 43, sharing the district with White and a portion of Warren County. For the Senate, Grundy County is now part of the 16th Senatorial District, which includes Marion, Van Buren, Sequatchie, Franklin, Coffee, and Warren Counties. Grundy County continues to be a part of the 4th Congressional District. The county legislative body voted to leave county voting districts as they were.
Tracy City Mayor Jim Campbell administered the oath of office to Roxanna Fults for the job of City Recorder. Former City Recorder Helen Dykes retired from that position.
Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative District Manager Sam Myers presented a check from SVECCares Board of Directors in the amount of $1250 to Glenn Vanden Bosch, Director of the Grundy County Food Bank.
Christa Sells was chosen as the April Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Nutrition Site.
Monteagle Elementary Schools’ first Womanless Beauty Pageant was held with the lovely Gertrude Cadilahopper (Monteagle City Councilman Harry Parmley) crowned “Miz Monteagle.”
The Grundy County Agricultural Business Council recognized deserving men, women, and young people of Grundy County in their dedication to agriculture, families, and conservation of natural resources and the environment. Among those recognized were Dylan Mooney, Sierra Shipley, Adam Nunley, Steve Ahearn, Marshall Sartain, David Hillis, and Ralph Pickett.
Amedisys Hospice “Volunteer of the Year” was awarded to Inez Winton in appreciation of her dedication to patient care.
Betty Camp King of Monteagle celebrated her 82nd birthday.
Swiss Memorial Elementary School celebrated 40 years.
Coalmont Elementary School second grade student Olivia Nunley led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the April meeting of the Grundy County Board of Education.
Hank Lowrie notched his second win of the 2012 National Bass Fishing Trail season on Normandy. Dakota Cantrell finished second.
We remember in memorial: Nancy Roddy Thomas, Rex Magouirk, William Roderick “Roddy” Brown, Lora Lee Layne, Samuel Brown “Sam” Creighton, Linda Sue Kinary, Floyd Clayton Meeks, Madge A. James, Opal Haze, Helen Northcutt, Charles Hoback, Pamela Sue Nolan, Troy Lee Caldwell, Gladys Bell Brown Newsome, Donnetta Lynn Campbell, Mary Jane Green, and Hershel Lee Brown.
David Patton, Palmer Town Historian, wrote an article on Dr. Byron Harbolt as Grundy County’s “Angel of Mercy.”
The Farmers Market reopened in a brand new building located on the left past SVEC in Tracy City.
Resident Angelia Crisp Nance wrote an article about Tom Creighton of Creighton Auto Sales in Tracy City telling how when he was young meeting the infamous John Dillinger.
Monteagle Elementary fifth grader Haylie Lucy won a T-shirt design contest for the “Don’t Meth With Us” program sponsored by the Rotary Club. Each student in Haylie’s class received a T-shirt.
Players of the week included Shelby Releford, Josh Rhea, Nicole Rippy, Sierra Bramhall, and Alex Ladd.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included The Avengers, and Men in Black 3.
The Wall to Wall Cross Country Bicycle Ride, a 4,263 mile journey across the southern half of the US, performed by two Iraq War veterans, Wesley Barrientos and Jeremy Staat, traveled through Monteagle and stopped to talk to students at Monteagle Elementary.
Tracy City resident Hershel Curtis celebrated his 95th birthday.
Hazel Hornbuckle of Palmer turned 93.
Cumberland Mtn. Rifles, Camp 386, Sons of Confederate Veterans, held their annual Confederate Heritage Festival in Tracy City.
Eight students from North Elementary School’s eighth grade made the highest marks possible on the state writing assessment. Those students included Mecina Hampton, Baylee Meeks, Kaitlin Sons, Halie Monroe, Chase Rankin, Carson Nunley, Mikayla Williams, and Jaya Barrett.
Senior Yellow Jacket Baseball players Nick Shrum and Alex Ladd and Lady Jackets Softball players Sierra Bramhall and Nicole Rippy were honored.
Chelsey Wiseman, better known as “Pelham,” signed a scholarship to play basketball for Morehead State University, the first Lady Jacket to go straight to Division I since Julie Miller Blomqjist did it after the 1998 State Championship.
The North Lady Warriors won the 2012 Elementary Volleyball Championship for the mountain league. SAS and Tracy City finished second and third respectively.
GCHS ninth grade student Keon Meeks led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the May meeting of the Grundy County Board of Education.
Charles Edgar Sanders celebrated his 80th birthday.
Bertha Potts celebrated her 80th birthday.
Jack and Betty Keeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Freshman pitcher Harley Davis was named to the District 7AA All District team.
The GCHS Senior Class of 2012 and the 2012 eighth grade class graduated with ceremonies and awards.
The Annual Memorial Service for deceased veterans was held at Layne Funeral Home.
Joe Cunningham was chosen as the Senior of the Month for May by the Monteagle Nutrition Site.
The Grundy County Commissioners recognized the D.A.R.E. Student Essay Winners including Whitney Richard, Sara Barrett and Hunter Smartt of North Elementary; Bailey Sweeton, Caitlyn Layne and Cullan Anderson of Coalmont Elementary; Lexie Brown, Katelynn Smith and Bailey Baker of Swiss Memorial; Dixie Nunley, Kendra Layman and Creed Meeks of Palmer Elementary; Jacob Nunley, Collin Carter, and Ceirra Blum of Tracy City Elementary; and Conner Durm, Chase Durm, and Meleah Stevens of Pelham Elementary.
The 2012 Junior Jackets Baseball Team claimed their third straight Sequatchie Valley Conference Championship. Players Brady Meeks and Zack Sanders were named All Conference Team members for the regular season.
J & D’s Gifts and More opened in Tracy City next to Cash’s Home Improvements.
SP4 Marvin Phillips and the Phillips family were honored at the Grundy County Courthouse. The family was presented with a picture plaque featuring Marvin’s military portrait, designed by Grundy County Mayor’s office employee Nathan Sanders, which will hang in the Grundy County Courthouse.
Leon “Gabby” Tate, celebrated his 80th birthday.
Several Grundy County residents participated in the Special Olympics. Medal winners included Christopher Kinary with a participation ribbon; Tim Scott with a Gold Medal; Ross Sissom with a Silver Medal; and LeeAnn Rollins with a Bronze Medal.
The First Annual Relay For Life Softball Tournament in honor of Misti Sanders was held, raising $1,300 for the fight against cancer.
We remember in memorial: James “Jim” Fredrick Bell, Sr., Buster Keith Anderson, Leonard Jasper Sweeton, Alice Watson, Joel Thomas Walden, Alfred D. Meeks, Lula Mae Jones, Mary M. Sargent, Chester Ernest Searle, Jr., William Harold “W.H.” Kilgore, Daisy M. Smartt, Albert McKinley Russell, Sr., Lola Partin Gregory, Ruth E. Winton Northcutt, Elizabeth Darlene Kirk, Margie Schlageter Long, Malcolm K. King, Pastor H.B. Keener, Lucille Troxler, Larry D. Anthony, Myra Jeanetta Caldwell Scroggins, Ernest Wayne Smith, Alene Partin Tomlinson, Tammy Lynn Richardson, Wilma Mae Layne, Margaret Martha Hoes, Brenda Ann Coppinger, Sue Ellen Sanders, Netta June Sanders, Dollie Wanetta Crane Walls Kenney, Willis Parks, Carl Wesley Gross, Tom L. Campbell, and Edna Ruth Curtis.
Francis Small of Monteagle celebrated her 101st birthday.
Myer’s Hill First Congregational Methodist Church, South Cumberland State Park, and TWRA hosted a Free Fishing Day Fishing Rodeo at Grundy Lakes in Tracy City.
The Grundy County Relay For Life was held at the old Grundy County High School in Tracy City.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included Madagascar 3, and Brave.
After 30 years of coaching Ted Ladd submitted his resignation as head baseball coach at GCHS and announced his retirement from coaching.
Legendary Undertaker “Harry Joe” Hooper died at the age of 84.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office along with the Fayetteville Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol received two national awards presented by the Southeast Regional Auto Theft Task Force and the National Insurance Crime Bureau for their efforts in a seven state theft ring investigation that took nearly eighteen months to complete.
Carrie Sue Thomas Sanders was chosen as the June Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Nutrition Site.
Irene Wakeham Lee celebrated her 100th birthday.
Lillian Barnhill celebrated her 102nd birthday.
Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City, on the Historic registry for being the oldest family owned bakery in the state of Tennessee, celebrated their 110th year anniversary.
At the June meeting of the Grundy County Commission, Third District Commissioner Charles Rollins was elected the new chairman, replacing Second District Commissioner Monte Meeks, who stepped down. First District Commissioner Michael Brady was elected as chairman pro tem.
The 18th Annual St. Jude Softball Tournament netted $12,699.03 for the children at St. Jude.
We remember in memorial: Edna Ruth Curtis, Helen Delane Cordell Summers, Marlee Sartain Meeks, Hattie Orlee Byers Holder, Clarence Eldon Nunley, Anna Dell Taylor, John Pope Bennett, Jr., James Rickey Meeks, Sr., Billy E. Phillips, Charles Danny “Dan” Bess, and Thelma V. Sanders Anderson.
At a special called meeting of the Tracy City Council, council members unanimously voted to accept the resignation of Mayor Jim Campbell due to health reasons.
An open house to celebrate the Heritage Center in Tracy City was held. The Center, located in the former First National Bank building, includes a museum, library and research center.
Actor Andy Griffith, who played Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show,” died at the age of 86. With the exception of Ron Howard, Griffith was one of the last remaining main characters from the show.
There didn’t seem to be any relief even in the shade from the heat as temperatures climbed to triple digits. Chattanooga reported 107 degrees, which set an all time record for the city. Despite the heat, many cities in Grundy County held July 4th parades and activities.
Braden’s Feed and Farm Supply opened in Gruetli-Laager.
The Annual Take A Kid Fishing Rodeo was held on Tim’s Ford Lake out of the Winchester City Park at the Tim’s Ford Bass Club.
Early voting began for the August 2 State Primary and County General Elections.
Clayton Hargis of Gruetli-Laager celebrated his 80th birthday.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included The Amazing Spiderman and Batman The Dark Knight Rises.
The Monteagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Monteagle announced the 53rd Annual Mountain Market Arts and Crafts Show.
Former Palmer resident Oma James McNabb celebrated her 95th birthday.
Raymond Privett was chosen the July Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Nutrition Site.
Essie Mae Ogelvie celebrated her 95th birthday.
Homer Kunz celebrated his 99th birthday.
The Annual Celebration of Swiss Heritage was held at the Stocker-Stampli Homestead in Gruetli-Laager.
District 2 County Commissioner Monte Meeks resigned his seat on the commission.
The reunion of the Flat Branch School of 1923 to 1963 was held at the school site in Grace Village Fellowship Hall.
We remember in memorial: Johnny Parson, Mildred Reaves Bowden, Ty Gracelan Brown, Mack Edward (Billy Joe) Lockhart, Carol Joyce Combs, Robert C. Thomas, Mary Ruth Layne King, James Wayne “Jimmy” Cox, James Leon Knight, Mary Imogene Samples, Wille Morgan (Tom) Creighton, Wanda L. Hargis, Robert Wayne Prince, Margaret Woodlee, Creasie Meeks, Josephine King Eubanks, Teddy Ray Sanders, Stanley Seagroves, Kennetha Mae Suter, James Allison Spencer, Shirley Jean McKnight Solien, Patrick Lawrence “Pat” Casey, Joseph Easkrine Ricketts, Sammy Charles Morrison, and Johnnie McCormick Charles Elliott.
The Seventh Annual Sales Tax Holiday was held.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included Madea’s Witness Protection, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, and Total Recall.
High winds and lightning from a summer storm took down trees and broke numerous electric poles in the northern part of Grundy County leaving residents without power for several days.
The winners in the 2012 State Primary and County General Election included: Wayne Harris for District 1 County Commissioner; Emily Carol Partin for District 3 County Commissioner; Joanne Childers for Grundy County Assessor of Property; Tim Spicer for District 1 School Board Member; Michael C. Yates and James “Jamie” Cooper for District 2 School Board Member; Haskel E. Meadows for District 3 School Board Member; Natalie Reeves and Crystal Hargis for Gruetli-Laager Aldermen; Jeff Harmon for 12th District Public Defender; Charles Curtiss (D) for TN House 43rd Representative, Jim Lewis (D) for TN Senate 16th Sen. District; Bob Corker for US Senate; Scott DesJarlais for US House 4th Cong. District; Janice Bowling for TN Senate 16th Sen. District; Robert F. Dunham for TN House 43rd Rep. District; Gary Gene Davis for US Senate; and Eric Stewart (D) for US House 4th Cong. District.
Edna Mae Petty was chosen the August Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Nutrition Site.
The Grundy County Yellow Jacket Football team played in the annual Sequachee Valley Jamboree.
Departing Grundy County School Board Members Leon Woodlee, Anita Meeks, Derryl Graham, and Jenny Roberts were honored at the August meeting of the Grundy County Board of Education for their service to the community as school board members.
James E. “Jim” Campbell, former Mayor of Tracy City, passed away at the age of 70.
Swiss Memorial Elementary students, Ragan Meeks, a fifth grader, and Bryson Meeks, a third grader, led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the August meeting of the Grundy County Board of Education.
The Grundy County Yellow Jackets fell to the Marion County Warriors 20-19 at the first regular football game of the season.
Players of the week included Sumer Knight, Trevor Hampton, Abby King, and Houston Mainord.
Chase Jones was chosen as the new head coach for the Yellow Jacket Baseball team.
Jason Evans was chosen as the new head coach for the Lady Yellow Jackets Softball team.
Stewart’s Produce in Coalmont celebrated 25 years of business.
We remember in memorial: Taylor Rymer, Corey Scott Henry, John T. Parks, Jr., John Aaron Sargent, Herbert Conway Ross, A.P. “Peanut” Thomas, Charles Lee Crosslin, Jr., Freeland Roy “Peg” Terrill, Billy Jacob “BJ” Walker, Lisa Frances Rollins, Nelda D. Dykes, James E. “Jimmy” Campbell, Patricia Darlene Doss, Jack Easter Green, David Matthew (Matt) Milner, Sr., Teddy Ray Sanders, Becky Newsome, Pauline Hampton, Evelyn Johnson, Oscar Franklin Meeks, Veda Mae Condra, Lillian Gladys Gibbs, Agnes Inez Anderson, Dennis Lee Hobbs, James Matthew “Matt” Ruehling, Judy D. Fults, James (Jamie) Lloyd Pickett, Jr., and Nettie E. Lockhart.
Wayne Harris of Altamont was officially sworn in as the newly elected County Commissioner for District I, taking on the historic title of “First Grundy Republican“ to be elected to local office in known recorded history.
The Mountaineer Day Festival was held in downtown Tracy City.
Clara Bone Landon celebrated her 92nd birthday.
Jerry Cannon of Palmer celebrated h is 76th birthday.
Kenneth Trickler of Coalmont celebrated his 83rd birthday.
Players of the week included Peyton Eads, Josh Rhea, Kierra King, Hayden Holland, Dylan Mooney, Hannah Ladd, Miranda King, Terrince Bramhall, and Whitlee Burnett.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included Total Recall, Sparkle, and Rock of Ages.
Robbie Bogart was chosen as the September Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Nutrition Site.
Donna Shadrick LeCroy of Palmer celebrated her 70th birthday.
Many Grundy County schools held memorial assemblies for the anniversary of 9/11.
Caleb Stiefel, a fourth grade student at Tracy City Elementary, harvested a 47-pound watermelon from his garden.
At the regular Tracy City meeting, Alderman Larry Phipps was appointed mayor to fill the unexpired term of the late Jim Campbell and will hold the position until the city election in 2014.
James Edward and Theresia Klein Campbell celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
Palmer Elementary students Katelyn Nunley and Tori Nunley led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the September meeting of the Grundy County Board of Education.
The 10th Annual Summerfield School reunion was held at the Parish House in Tracy City.
Keith McBee celebrated his 54th birthday.
The Town of Palmer recognized Venova Cleek for her dedication and years of service as an alderwoman and received a plaque presented by Mayor Crabtree on behalf of the council.
Carter Underhill won the title Shooter of the Year Tournament at Mountain Archery during the 2012 season.
We remember in memorial: Megan O’Brien Weaver, Loretta Layne, Melissa Gail Dykes, Ellen Campbell, Gayle Ingle Layne, Cynthia A. Botts, Adam Elmo Whitman, Thomas Higdon Schroeder, William Edward Cantrell, I, Josephine Coppinger, Carl E. Brewer, Jr., and Malery E. “Jesse” James.
A dedication ceremony for the Sam Creighton Memorial was held at the Coalmont Community Center.
Billy Hill was presented on behalf of former Governor Phil Bredesen, the Governors Community Service Award for his dedicated service as Fire Chief in Pelham.
BrandonLe Bennett celebrated his 12th birthday at Chucky Cheese with family and friends.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included Taken 2 and Hotel Transylvania.
Players of the Week included Ashton Scissom, Michael Nolan, Briley King, Taylor Floyd, Dylan Cleek, Austyn Cooper, Summer Shipley, Authur Roberts, Claude Cunningham, and Ethan Northcutt.
The Lady Yellow Jacket senior volleyball players Miranda King, Ashton Scissom, Kierra King, Ann Haynes, and Sumer Knight were honored on senior night.
Grundy County Homecoming was held with Grundy County versus Upperman with a theme of Board Games. A parade was held to start the festivities. The Homecoming Court included: Representing the senior class were Kirsten Jones escorted by Josh Rhea, Kamie King escorted by Claude Cunningham, Kierra King escorted by Briley King, and Whitney Winton escorted by Ethan Northcutt. Representing the junior class was Katie Allen escorted by Alex Campbell and Macy Meeks escorted by Huang Chen. Representing the sophomore class was Talya Birdwell escorted by Austyn Cooper and Makayla Green escorted by Garrett Crisp. Representing the freshman class was Makayla Williams and Joyceline Garcia both escorted by Dallas Fountain.
Kierra King, escorted by Briley King, was named homecoming queen. The Yellow Jackets won over Upperman 21-7 for the homecoming game.
Josie Marie Meeks was chosen as the October Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Nutrition Site.
Logan Pickett, a fourth grader at Swiss Memorial Elementary, harvested a 13-pound cabbage.
The Town of Monteagle held a dedication ceremony for a new Civil War Marker at the Hannah Pickett Park Pavilion behind the Monteagle City Hall.
Tracy City Elementary student Emily Stiefel led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the October meeting of the Grundy County Board of Education.
Steve A. Garner received the27th Annual Palmer Veterans Appreciation Award.
Mary Elizabeth Howell (Aunt Beck) celebrated here 95th birthday.
Retired Palmer Postmaster Darlene Brooks celebrated her 70th birthday.
The Grundy County High School Class of 1962 held their fiftieth year class reunion.
We remember in memorial: Elmer A. Davis, Betty Camp King, Molly O. Layman, Daniel Patrick Linder, Charles Edward “Rusty” Campbell, Bettie S. Worley, Aurora May Gilland “Sadie” Pope, Troy Neal Gilliam, II, Claude Douglas Birdwell, Dean Sutherland, James E. Totherow, Sr., Miranda Faith Bivens, Everett Lee White, Rev. Glenn D. Scott, George W. Kilgore, Austin Eugene “Gene” Weaver, Margie Elizabeth Baker, Jason Duane “Jake” Totherow, Carrie Ann Brewer, Billy Wade Wilson, and Harold C. Sartain.
Pictures of the ghosts and goblins that visited the Grundy County Herald for Halloween were displayed.
Edith Layne Shirley celebrated here 101st birthday with family and friends.
Caitlyn Layne, a sixth grade student at Coalmont Elementary, won the countywide 4-H poster contest for 2012 and Outstanding Junior 4-H’er.
Players of the week included Trevor Hampton, Josh Rhea, Michael Nolan, Dakota Cantrell, Kristin Hill, Haydon Holland, Madison Rogers, and Tanner Smartt.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included Hotel Transylvania, Wreck-It Ralph, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Jody Hargis, Grundy County Director of Schools, was named School System Administrator of the Year and received the A.F. Bridges Award for District 3.
Former Palmer residents Calvin and Charlotte Long Finch celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Tree of Life Homecare, LLC, opened their new office in Tracy City.
The Grundy County Veterans Historical Society, Grundy Historian William Ray Turner, and many Grundy County students honored local veterans.
The Bill and Mendia Patton Patriotic Awards were presented to: Will T. Land, third place and winner of a $50 Savings Bond; Colton Morgan, second place and winner of a $100 Savings Bond; and Tim Johnson, first place and winner of a $200 Savings Bond.
In the 2012 General Election, Grundy County voters choose: For President – Republican candidates Romney-Ryan; for US Senate – Republican Bob Corker; for US House 4th District – Democrat Eric Stewart; for TN Senate 16th Senate District – Janice Bowling; for TN House 43rd Representative District – Democrat Charles Curtiss; Grundy County Commissioner District 2 – Democrat Dennis Jones; Altamont Mayor – Jimmy Walker; Altamont Alderman – Earl David Campbell, John A. Dickerson, Alfred Dwayne (Pig) Whitman, and Terry Phillips; Beersheba Springs Commissioner race – Jackie Eubanks and Glen Jennings; Coalmont Commissioner race – Rick Rust; Coalmont Commissioner (2 year term) – Michael C. Yates; Monteagle Mayor – Marilyn Campbell Nixon; Monteagle Aldermen – Alexander “Lexie” Orr, Alvin Powell, Jr., Russell L. Leonard, and Harry Parmley; Palmer Aldermen – Randy S. Privett and James D. Cooper; and Tracy City Aldermen – James E. Conry and Seth Layne.
Pelham Elementary students Destin Kilgore, in Pre-K, and Dakota Burnett, in second grade, led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the November meeting of the Grundy County Board of Education.
Rayburn Anderson was chosen as the November Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Nutrition Site.
The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Nunley Insurance and Financial Service in Manchester.
“Why I’m Thankful” winners and the recipients of $10 each included Halle Buckner, first grader at Pelham Elementary, Gage Coutu, second grader at Swiss Memorial, Jodi Madison Bray, third grader at Coalmont Elementary, A.J. Wade, third grader at Monteagle Elementary, Alyssa Parson, fourth grader at Tracy City Elementary, Molly Brown, fifth grader at Pelham Elementary, Hannah Buckner, sixth grader at Pelham Elementary, Lacy M. Nunley, seventh grader at Pelham Elementary, and Ryan Layne Benton, eighth grade home school student.
We remember in memorial: Charles Edward Sons, Nickie E. Hampton, Michael Rusin, Rodger Dean Nunley, Evelyn Collins, John Franklin Tucker, Rudolph Trombulak, Betty Ruth Doss, Samuel M. Tigert, Ada Mae Hill, Thomas Davis Moore, Edwin Wayne Hammond, Opal Louise Layne, Charles Rex “Jim” Presto, Ronald Ward Goodman, Ruby L. Rogers, Donnie Lee Nunley, Hazel Irene Hornbuckle, Wanda L. Myers, Jonathan David Baquedano Englade, and Leta Mae “Bug” Crisp.
Leon Christian of Gruetli-Laager celebrated his 71st birthday.
Players of the week included Mikayla Williams, Levi Miller, Kristin Hill, Austyn Cooper, Tori Sartain, Trevor Hampton, Kelsey Arbuckle, and Jacob Campbell.
Movies playing at the Alma Mater Theater in Tracy City included Rise of the Guardians and The Hobbit.
Thanks to DNA technology, the remains of missing local Korean War soldier, Private First Class Glenn S. Schoenmann, missing for 62 years will finally be brought home. Funeral arrangements will be Saturday, January 12 at the Grundy County High School gym in Coalmont with burial to follow in the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery in Palmer.
Charles Curtis was chosen as the December Senior of the Month at the Monteagle Nutrition Site.
The Grundy County Veterans Historical Society honored World War II veterans with a luncheon at the Coalmont Community Center.
The Coalmont Fire Department chose Cody Tate as the “2012 Firefighter of the Year” for his commitment and outstanding service to the department.
The winner of the 2013 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award in the adult category was Mr. Y.B. Ashby of Gruetli-Laager. The winner of the 2013 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award in the youth category was Zachary Gallagher of Pelham.
Hank Lowrie earned Angler of the Year honors for the Tennessee District of the National Bass Fishing Trail.
The Smoke Shack (barbeque and catering) opened in Coalmont.
We remember in memorial: Micheal A. Braden, Beatrice LeCroy Grimes, Evelyn Faye Richardson, Selma Marie Miller, Johnnie Carel “Cotton” Cope, Michael Troy Terrill, James Meeks, Willie Rogers Flynn, Dorothy Ingman Minkler, Walter Earl Ondrizek, Bessie Bernice Wilkinson, Linda Gayle Curtis Pintye, Clifford Eugene Dykes, Mary Elizabeth Shelton, Juanita Partin Nunley, Henrietta “Tiny” Owens, Brother Robert “Bob” Bradford Roddy, Sr., Martha Ann Arnold, Homer B. Kunz, Victoria Arlene Atterton, Jimmy Bob Morrison, Sr., and Pauline Sanders Johnson.