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pastor appreciation

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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Travel

Taking the Herald - gatlinburg

Taking The Herald Along For The Ride

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Coalmont Elementary Pre-K student, Abbie Tate, took the Grundy County Herald with her when she went to see the 2013 Christmas parade in Gatlinburg. She is the granddaughter of Michael Lee and Brenda Byers of Coalmont. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!

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  • Taking The Herald Along For The Ride

    Posted on December 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm

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     Families from Grundy County recently took a trip to New York City and took the Grundy County Herald along when they visited Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. Pictured are (l to r): Baylee and Taylor Meeks (parents Greg and Shelly Meeks) and John David and Allison Dickerson (parents David and Karen Dickerson).

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  • Taking The Herald Along For The Ride

    Posted on December 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Taking the Herald - Plains Georgia

    Seth Scott, the son of Jody and Pam Scott of Tracy City, took the Grundy County Herald to the Peanut Festival in Plains, Georgia on September 28. He is pictured after his ride on the SAM Shortline Train with Mr. Bill Bird.  

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Education

It's a family thing

It’s a Family Thing

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Miss Brittany Church, the 2014 Grundy County Spelling Bee champion from Coalmont Elementary, and Palmer Town Historian David Patton are shown with her proud family after the event. Seated (from left) are her parents, Jerry and Pam Church and grandmother, Jeweline Church. “I’ll always remember the 2014 Bee as “the year of Brittany,” said Patton. “She won the David Patton Spelling Award, the Y.B. Ashby Teamwork Award, and

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  • Local Head Start Program Scores In Top 10% Nationwide

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Sequatchie Valley Head Start recently scored in the top ten percent of Head Start programs nationwide. The achievement was announced with the release of “CLASS” scores by the national Office of Head Start. The CLASS scores indicate how well classroom teachers instruct their children. Sequatchie Valley operates two centers in Grundy County, with two classrooms in Tracy City and two near Altamont. “We are delighted to know that we are

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  • GCHS Honor Roll

    Posted on February 11, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Principal Lance and staff at Grundy County High School have announced the Principal’s List, A/B Honor Roll, and Perfect Attendance for the second nine week grading period of the 2013-2014 school year. Principal’s List: 9th Grade: Kristen Haley Bean, Alivia Jade Fann, Jensen Taylor Farris, Courtney Paige Johnson, Dana Hope King, Clarissa Dreanna Meeks, Karissa Danielle Northcutt, David Preston Oliver, and Elizabeth Ruth Simmons 10th Grade: Layla Rena Bundy, Madison

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Religion

“Oh Yeah, And How’s That Working Out For Ya?”

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Like most women, I have tried to lose weight numerous times in a myriad of ways. I’m a Weight Watchers dropout several times over, I’ve tried Nutri System, diet pills, LA Weight Loss, and I actually think I attended a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous! As my trips back and forth to the kitchen increased during each diet, I am sure Kenneth was thinking, oh yeah, and how’s that working out

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  • Well, I Didn’t Know That!

    Posted on February 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I love to learn new things! It means my mind is not stagnant and like Hercule Poiroit, (the equivalent of Perry Mason or Matlock only of Belgium descent), says, “Ah, zee little gray cells, zay are working!” One thing that I have recently learned is that new towels are coated with some kind of sealant that keeps them safe and protects them from insects and bugs during shipment? I didn’t

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  • “A Pilgrim In The Holy Land”

    Posted on November 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    My amazing pilgrimage to the Holy Land began on a bright spring Sunday morning while attending services at Morton Memorial United Methodist Church. As I walked into the service that morning I noted a brochure on the inside table announcing a Holy Land Pilgrimage, which would be hosted by our minister The Rev. Amanda Diamond and a Catholic Priest from Kentucky, Fr. Frank Ruff. As I went to be seated

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Health

Lone Star Tick

Red Meat Allergies Likely Result Of Lone Star Tick

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing patients in Southeastern states including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and spreading up the Eastern Seaboard along with the deer population. Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program (A.S.A.P.) clinic is seeing one or more new cases each week of patients allergic to the alpha-gal sugar present in red meat, according

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  • Health Check

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Spring is coming! And then summer will be here before we know it! Summer means bathing suits to most folks. That may mean a diet to you. How can we know if the latest “diet” is really good for us and not another fad? Lots of diets have come and gone over time. Some of them seemed really good in the beginning but the longer the diet has been around,

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  • Health Check

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Do you wonder what the Grundy County Health Council has been up to? Here’s a brief peak from last few months of things just related to activity, nutrition and diabetes. 42 residents chose to participate in Shopping Matters tours with 5 people being trained as facilitators. These folks have each received a $25 gift card after their tour to help pay for groceries. 125 students in the after-school programs have

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