Lifestyles

Lecil Nolan_0002

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

Read Full Story
  • 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.  

    Read Full Story
  • Baby Girl Born

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Emily

    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.

    Read Full Story

Travel

th

Southern Blooms Festival at Rock City

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

             Rock City will host its annual Southern Blooms Festival on May 3 and May 4. Vistors can enjoy the beautiful gardens and other activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission tot he Southern Blooms Festival is included with park admission.              Activities include:              The Frieda Utermoehlen Carter Garden Series – Join us on the Cliff Terrace Porch as we hear from some of the South’s finest speakers

Read Full Story
  • National Park Week April 19 – 27

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Stones_River_07

             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

    Read Full Story

Education

Chart - TCAP

2014 District TCAP Results

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

The 2014 TCAP results show improvements across every high school subject and consistent scores for grades 3-8 across Tennessee. Statewide, more than half of the districts made gains in 3-8 math. Growth in reading dropped, and is an area with continued need for improvement. Seventy percent of districts made gains in the majority of high school subjects. The percentage of districts with the majority of their students proficient or advanced

Read Full Story
  • Trooper Johnson Visits Tracy Pre-K

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Trooper visits Pre-K - 2

    Trooper Timothy (Sam) Johnson of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security visited Tracy City Elementary Pre-K. Trooper Johnson talked to the children about riding in their booster seats. He gave the children sticker badges, hats, coloring books and crayons, and child safety information books were sent home to the families. The Pre-K class was allowed to see the inside of the Tennessee State Trooper car. Pictured is Maddox

    Read Full Story
  • GCHS Students Develop Landscaping Skills

    Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    GCHS Students Develop

    The Grundy County High School Vocational Agriculture students, with assistance from Mike Cordell owner of Cumberland Mountain Conifers, have added several shade trees to the Outdoor Classroom site at the school. Mr. Cordell provided the trees and demonstrated the use of specialized nursery equipment to move the trees. Students were taught how to set the trees properly and gained “hands on” experience. The large trees, donated by Cumberland Mountain Conifers,

    Read Full Story

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

Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story

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

Read Full Story
  • 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,

    Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day