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Grundy County Sees Increase In Foreign-born Residents

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:26 am

Like most of the United States, Grundy County saw an increase in the number of foreign-born residents over the last decade. From 2000 to 2012, the number of Grundy County residents who were born in a foreign country grew by  13 people to an estimated 112, according to U.S. Census data. The percentage of county residents who are foreign born also increased slightly during the period, from 0.7 percent to

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  • THP Make Significant Drug Bust In Coffee County

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm


        Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) West Bureau Interdiction Plus team discovered approximately one and a half pounds of crystal methamphetamine on a routine traffic stop on Wednesday morning in Coffee County.   Trooper Jeremy Miller initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 Honda Accord for speeding in a construction zone near mile marker 124 on Interstate 24 westbound at approximately 10:36 a.m. on Wednesday. Upon the

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  • GCSO Deputy Greenwell Charged With DUI

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:24 am


    Grundy County sheriff’s deputy Joseph Greenwell, of Altamont,  has been charged with a DUI. Sheriff Clint Shrum reported that on Wednesday, April 15, a deputy was sent to check on Greenwell after he had missed three work shifts. The deputy saw Greenwell driving a vehicle erratically and pulled him over. When the deputies approached Greenwell they could smell alcohol. The deputies administered a field sobriety test, which Greenwell failed, and

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  • School Board Addresses Bible Study

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm


    Tim Spicer, chairman of the Grundy County Board of Education, made the following comments concerning Bible study in county schools:   The Board of Education has been working diligently to find a constitutionally acceptable way of keeping the Bible in our schools, and we did not have the opportunity to share our work with you at our Board meeting on April 9. Our School Board attorney explained on April 6

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  • A Weekend Of Events At Trials And Trilliums

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    A weekend of events at trails and trilliums

    With author Richard Louv as keynote speaker for the Trails & Trilliums Festival in Monteagle on April 10-12, the Friends of South Cumberland State Park (FSC) is doing its part to fight what Louv calls “nature-deficit disorder.” In a statement, Richard Louv said, “I invite you to join me for the 12th ‘perennial’ Trails and Trilliums, which is the 10th anniversary of the publication of “Last Child in the Woods.”

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  • STLS Scholorships Help Dreams Come True

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 11:13 am

    STLS scholarships make dreams come true

    As in the past six years, one day in April is a very emotional day for the Southern Tennessee Ladies Society. Not only do they work so hard throughout the year to raise money for scholarships, but awarding over $27,000 to eight graduating seniors is very fulfilling even when one of those young students returns from 2014 to give an inspirational story of the detours he took since the last

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on April 3, 2015 at 10:39 am

    michael brady

    GRUNDY COUNTY MAYOR michael brady As the warm and beautiful springtime weather comes around, along with the wonderful citizens, I am again reminded of how blessed I am to live in Grundy County. It is with humble and sincere thanks to you, the citizens of Grundy County, for the opportunity to serve you. It is a continual initiative of the County Mayor’s Office to always inform you and be as

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  • Marion County Hospital To Cut Most Services

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:01 am


      During the past year, Parkridge Health System has been providing emergency services, inpatient behavioral health, inpatient medical and surgical services, outpatient surgery, and comprehensive outpatient services to residents of the Parkridge West communities. Within this full scope of services, less than 2 percent of our patients have utilized inpatient medical and surgical services.  As a result, on April 6, 2015, we will discontinue providing inpatient medical care and surgical

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  • Meth Ring Cracked in Marion County: UPDATE

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 4:33 pm


    UPDATE: March 26, 2015 – Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum has detailed the role the Sheriff’s Office played in the recent  meth ring bust, including how GC residents were apprehended. “We have been working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives since September 2014 on this case,” says Shrum. “The ATF brought it to our attention. we were briefed, and became a part of the investigation.” Tiffany Hatter

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