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Tax Fairness Could Mean More Resources

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:04 am

SYNDICATED COLUMNIST david sirota Roads are crumbling, bridges require repairs, schools need upgrades and public pension systems remain underfunded. How can states and cities find the money to address any of these problems? One way could be through their tax codes. According to a new report, if the rich paid the same state and local tax rate as the middle class, states and cities would have hundreds of billions of

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  • MES Kindergarten Registration

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 10:03 am


    Monteagle Elementary School will be having Kindergarten Registration Tuesday, March 10 and 11, from 8:00 2:30 p.m. It is important for parents to register their child for kindergarten during the above dates so that the school can plan for the number of students. Parents will also be setting up a time and date for the Kindergarten Screening Test. Children must be 5 years old on or before August 15,

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  • Gruetli Laager Fire Department Receives Grant

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:44 am

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    The Gruetli-Laager Fire Department was recently awarded $1,800 dollars from the Sequatchie Valley Cares Grant. The fire department provides fire protection, extrication, and other various services to the citizens of Gruetli-Laager and, through mutual aid agreements, to citizens of neighboring communities.  This money will be used to purchase fire pagers in order to improve communications and help replace old pagers that no longer work.

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  • Anthem Insurance Data Breach

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 10:09 am


      Tens of millions of Americans could be victims of the latest corporate data breach, this one at Anthem Insurance. Unknown hackers apparently stole personal identifying information (PII) from current and former Anthem customers, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other information that can be used for identity theft. Anthem has set up a separate website with information on the breach, but Better Business Bureau recommends

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  • Haslam – “Full speed ahead”

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 10:02 am

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        Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam delivered his 2015 State of the State and Budget address before a joint session of the 109th General Assembly in the House Chamber on Monday, February 9. During the speech, he promised to move “full speed ahead” in serving Tennessee taxpayers and highlighted many of the state’s successes. “I stand here tonight to tell you that the state of our state is enviable in

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  • Ronald McDonald House Drive To Be Held Feb. 9-23

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm

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    Since the first Ronald McDonald House drive sponsored by Grundy Farm Bureau Women, the value of donations collected each year from all across Grundy County has increased. Grundy FBW was invited last year to participate in the annual Ronald McDonald House telethon, and was recognized in the Ronald McDonald House Annual Report publication as a member of the “Grand Givers Society”, a title to honor having given more than $1,000

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  • Steve Trussler Takes GCHS AD Spot

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

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    Grundy County High School named a new Athletic Director and Steve Trussler has taken over the reins of the athletic programs for the county schools. “I’ve been around sports for 47 years. I know every angle of it. I know the parent side, the fan side, the officials side, the coaches side, and I know the administrative side. They had the confidence in me to ask me to take this

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  • Coffee County baseball coach arrested for statutory rape

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:35 am

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          STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   The head coach of the Coffee County Central High School baseball coach has been arrested on charges of statutory rape by an authority figure, according to authorities. Brad Weir, 44, of Manchester, was arrested Tuesday morning by Manchester Police Department Investigator Butch Stewart after complaints were lodged with the department. According to Chief Investigator Billy Butler, the coach was arrested Tuesday, February

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  • Grundy County’s Stars Award Honorees

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 11:15 am


    In 2008, Volunteer Tennessee initiated the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards, a recognition program designed to honor the outstanding service of those who volunteer in various ways throughout their local Tennessee communities. This year two award recipients, one youth and one adult in each county, will be recognized in Franklin on March 9. This celebration will illustrate the importance of civic participation and service to improve overall community norms. “The event

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