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After years of complaints and safety issues, the Grundy County Commissions is finally ready to accept bids for a new jail. Vance Travis, an architect with TWH Architects out of Chattanooga, announced that contractors have until September 4 to file sealed bids for the projected 96-bed detention center. The new facility will be located behind the courthouse and include 20 beds for women and administrative offices. Travis said the goal
Grundy County High School opens the 2014-2015 school year with a new principal. A familiar face at the high school after serving as vice-principal for the past several years, Jamie Ruehling hopes to make a positive impact on the students and the community as the school leader. Ruehling was born and raised in Grundy County. He graduated from Grundy County High School in 1992 and continued his education
Grundy County experienced a large early voting turnout. Polls opened for early voters on July 18 and closed at noon on Saturday, August 2. Overall, 1,923 early votes were cast. Of these votes, 1,010 were for Democratic candidates and 598 for Republican candidates. July 18 saw the largest number of votes cast, 304, with 130 voting on last day, August 2.
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
A Grundy County Sheriff’s deputy, hunting on a tree farm in Gruetli-Laager, stumbled upon what may be the largest marijuana operation in Tennessee history last week. By Friday, August 1, investigators recovered an estimated 37,000 marijuana plants with a street value of over $2 million. Walking off Taylor Road on July 30, the deputy spotted a water hose lying on the ground. Following the soaker hose through brush and trees,
Back to school shopping got you down? You can save a little money if you hit the stores the first weekend of August when certain items will be tax free in Tennessee. Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday is set for August 1-3. There will be no sales tax charged on clothing, school and art supplies that cost less than $100 per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. “This
This is a big year for Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative! We are celebrating our 75th anniversary of our cooperative and 45 years of sending our best and brightest on the “trip-of-a-lifetime” – the Washington Youth Tour. We would like to honor the past and the most current participants at the Annual Meeting August 14, at South Pittsburg High School. In June, Breanne Rackley of Bledsoe County High School; Courtney Jones,
After a two-week investigation led by Investigator Andrea Davidson, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department seized 110 marijuana plants on July 14. Officers searching a secluded area off Highway 156, close to the Marion County line discovered the plants – ten four-foot tall marijuana plants with a street value of approximately $110,000.The sheriff’s office did not identify any suspects and the investigation is on-going, said Sgt. Chris Guess. “The plants will
Grundy County Schools Orientation for grades K-12 will be Wednesday, August 6. Students in grades K-12 will need to attend school from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Teachers will use this opportunity to go over class rules and schedules so students will be prepared to begin instruction on Friday, August 8. Buses will run and breakfast will be served on this day. Students will be in class on this day.