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Partin Named President/CEO Of SVEC

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:31 am

The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has named Mike Partin SVEC’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Partin succeeds Robert W. (Bob) Matheny who retired earlier this month after serving for over 16 years. Partin will be the seventh manager/CEO in the Cooperative’s 75 year existence. “Mike is knowledgeable and experienced in the electric cooperative industry, having grown in responsibility and leadership over the course of his career,”

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  • “Meet Your Neighbor”

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

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      As Federal Programs Supervisor for Grundy County Schools, Shalonda Braden works with teachers and students across the local area. She recently spoke with the Herald about her family, her job, and a new program that is in place to help students reach their reading goals. Shalonda, the daughter of Jerry Gallagher and Karen Barnes Gallagher, is originally from Pelham. She has a sister, Amanda Gallagher Ruehling, and a brother

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  • Meet Your Neighbor Dean Owenby

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm

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    Clara Dean Owenby, known to everyone as Dean, recently opened AAC Tax Service in Tracy City. She has prepared taxes for many years, most recently with Rip Hampton. Dean sat down with the Herald to tell us a little about her life and her passion. Dean is originally from Ashville, NC, and moved with her husband Harold to the mountain in 1978. “Harold and I have been married for 57

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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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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

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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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  • GCHS Students Develop Landscaping Skills

    Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm

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    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,

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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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