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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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  • Grundy County Schools Sue State

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:43 pm

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      Grundy County Schools, along with seven other area school systems, have filed a lawsuit in the Davidson County Chancery Court alleging the state has ‘breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free education for the children of the state.”   Named as defendants in the suit are Gov. Bill Haslam, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell, and several Tennessee Board of Education

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  • Bibleman Banned From Grundy County Schools

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:27 am

    A longstanding fixture in Grundy County, Horace Turner, known as the Bibleman, was recently informed that he would no longer be allowed to hold Bible study in local elementary schools. Complaints of Turner’s Bible study sessions in local schools reached the ACLU and the Wisconsin Freedom from Religion Foundation who contacted the school system. “The Grundy County Board of Education has received a complaint regarding Mr. Turner’s support of the

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  • Grundy Head Basketball Coaches Resign

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:29 am


    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie Both head coaches for Grundy County basketball resigned last week. Jackets’ coach Justin Bryant turned in his resignation on Monday, while Lady Jackets’ coach Julie Davis tendered her resignation on Wednesday. Both jobs were posted immediately. “We want to thank Coach Bryant and Coach Davis for the positive things they’ve done for Grundy County basketball. I want the student athletes and fans to know that the

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  • Emergency Testing on March 18

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 7:43 am


      FEMA, State Broadcasters and Emergency Managers to Conduct a Test in Four States of the Emergency Alert System WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with state and tribal emergency managers and state broadcasting associations, will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. The test will begin at 2:30 p.m.

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  • Motocross Races Into Grundy County

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 9:33 am

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      Fans of motocross are revving up for an exciting weekend of racing at Fast Farms in Altamont this weekend. Phillip Myers, co-owner with his wife Kasi of Fast Farms, says the crowd at Saturday and Sunday’s races will enjoy competition from over 15 states and Canada. “This race is an AMA area qualifier for the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship to be held in Hurricane Mills in August.” This

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  • March is UT/TSU Extension Month

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 1:50 pm

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    March is UT/TSU Extension Month and the Grundy county Extension Office invites all citizens in Grundy County to participate in educational programs and to learn how Extension can benefit them. UT Extension Family and Consumer Sciences is the University of Tennessee at work in your community. UT Extension Staff use research-based education to help Tennesseans gain knowledge and develop confidence in making good decisions today and tomorrow. Their successes in

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  • Special Called Meeting Set For Monday Night

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 8:54 am


    The Grundy County Board of Education will have a Special Called Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2015, at 6:00 pm at Grundy County High School.

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  • Missing Soldier to be Laid to Rest

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:15 pm

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      Private First Class Jones was in an unidentified grave since 1956 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of Private First Class Lotchie John Ray Jones of Jasper. Jones went missing on or about November 2, 1950 in the vicinity of Unsan, North Korea and is believed to have died while in enemy captivity at the Pyoktong Prisoner of

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