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GCHS Students Place First In The Agriscience Fair

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Two FFA students from Grundy County High School entered exhibits in the Agriscience Fair competition at the Tennessee State FFA Convention.  Chynna Fults placed third in the Environmental and Natural Resources II division, while Isabella Knight placed fifth with her exhibit in the Plant Systems II division. Chynna’s study involved the effects of pollutants on algae in pond water, and Isabella studied the effects of oil on the growth of

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  • GCHS Cheerleaders Place First in U.S. Finals

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 9:29 am

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      Grundy County High School cheerleaders competed in the U.S. Finals on Saturday, April 11, in Pensacola, FL. Going into the competition, the team was ranked number one in the nation in their division – Intermediate Junior/Girls Varsity. Their winning performance on Saturday puts them in the running for national ranking status with the possibility of competing for a number one ranking. Minutes prior to the team taking the stage

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  • Alabama’s “Capitol of Lost Baggage”

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 7:38 am

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        With an ingenious idea and $300, in April of 1970, Doyle Owens borrowed a pick-up truck to pick up his first load of unclaimed items. Now 45 years later his dream has grown into a 40,000-square-foot store that attracts nearly 1 million visitors from every state and countries around the world.   Now, to mark its 45th anniversary, Unclaimed Baggage Center (UBC) is hosting an anniversary party at

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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

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  • National Park Week April 19 – 27

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:56 am

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             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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Education

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Celebrating Weights and Measures Week

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:31 am

  The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will celebrate Weights and Measures week March 1-7, 2015. Weights and measures inspectors keep pace with rapidly advancing technologies to ensure fairness in the marketplace. This year’s theme, “Weights and Measures: On the Path to Tomorrow,” recognizes this vital element of our free-market society. “You should get what you are paying for, and inspectors play an essential role in the health of the economy,”

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  • 2014 District TCAP Results

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

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    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

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  • Trooper Johnson Visits Tracy Pre-K

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 8:49 am

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    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

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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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Health

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Fight Osteoarthritis

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 9:37 am

GRUNDY COUNTY HEALTH COUNCIL karen wickham, rn Welcome to 2015! We’ve made it through the holidays and all the fun, memory-making gatherings. Most folks are probably still in full swing with keeping their New Year’s Resolutions! The weatherman says that very cold air is moving in so let’s talk about those aching joints you may be having. For several years, I noticed my hands hurting when I awakened in the

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  • Red Meat Allergies Likely Result Of Lone Star Tick

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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    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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