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Early Head Start Program Prepares For Late Summer Launch

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:28 am

A total of 72 very young children and their Sequatchie Valley families will be served this coming fall and winter with a $1.2 million grant recently awarded to Sequatchie Valley Head Start. The existing Sequatchie Valley Head Start program, which currently serves 368 three- and four-year-olds, will be expanded under the grant to serve an additional 72 infants and toddlers, eventually adding expectant parents. Comprehensive family services will include a

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  • Memorial Day Service

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:45 am


    The Grundy County Veteran’s Historical Society will present a Memorial Day service at Foster and Lay Funeral Home in Tracy City on Sunday, May 24, at 2:30 p.m. Deceased veterans that have passed during the last year will be recognized and family members will receive a plaque from the Veteran’s Historical Society in recognition of their veteran’s service to the country and for the family’s sacrifice. The Veteran’s Historical Society

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  • Coalmont Man Injured in Home Invasion

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 8:51 am


      Frank Brown, 76, of Coalmont, was severely injured during a home invasion over the weekend. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports that early Saturday morning, Brown answered his door to someone asking to use the phone. Once the door was open, the intruders attacked him, stealing prescription pills and guns. Brown was airlifted and suffered a broken jaw and multiple lacerations. His face was too swollen for immediate treatment

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  • THP and Erlanger Encourage Seat Belt Safety

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 10:46 am


    The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) joined representatives from Erlanger Health System’s Level 1 Trauma Center on Wednesday, April 22, to urge motorists to wear seat belts to reduce trauma cases and fatal crashes across the region. This is the first time both state law enforcement agencies have partnered with the medical community to encourage seat belt safety. “Our primary goal is to reduce the number

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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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