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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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  • Roundtable Discussion Set For Saturday

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

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    The Grundy County Board of Education and the Grundy County Commission will host a roundtable to discuss short and long-term goals. The roundtable will be held Saturday, January 24, at the Grundy County High School Library at 8:00 a.m.  

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  • First rural Reentry Class Graduates

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 10:21 am

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      The first class of the Grundy County Rural reentry program graduated on Tuesday, January 13. Christine Hopkins, Executive Director of Middle Tennessee Rural Reentry, congratulated the graduates on their progress and encouraged them to use the skills they have learned upon release from the Grundy County Jail. The graduates will have the opportunity to continue their education at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McMinnville.

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  • Groundbreaking For New Detention Center

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:41 am

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    County and state representatives joined together to break ground for the new Grundy County Detention Center on Wednesday, January 7. The new detention center will be located behind the Grundy County Courthouse in Altamont and is projected to house 98 inmates. The facility will be completed in the spring of 2016. Pictured are (r to l): Grundy County Commissioner Mike Cordell, Commissioner Dennis Jones, Sheriff’s Deputy Phillips Hobbs, Jail Administrator

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  • Mountain Archery Sets 2015 Schedule

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 10:41 am

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      One of the area’s most successful archery trails has set their schedule for 2015. Mountain Archery, run by Jason Tate, will hold nine weekend events throughout the year and two of those will be state qualifiers. Another will be the third leg of the King of the String Series. “When I started Mountain Archery five years ago my goal was to try to give our community and traveling archery

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  • The Poorest County in Tennessee

    Posted on January 11, 2015 at 1:59 pm

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    A recent report listed Grundy County as the poorest county in Tennessee. Data collected from the Census Bureau’s American Community Surveys from 2009 to 2013 reveal that Grundy County’s median annual income is more than $17,484 below the state average. *Median household income in Grundy County 2009-2013: $26,814 *Median household income in Tennessee 2009-2013: $44,298 *Poverty rate in Grundy County 2009-2013: 29.7% *Unemployment in Grundy County 2009-2013: 9.5% These figures

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  • Sheriff’s Summary

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:45 am

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      GRUNDY COUNTY SHERIFF clint shrum The old adage that often comes with the New Year is “out with the old and in with the new” and there is certainly some new that is coming along with 2015 and the Sheriff’s Office. This year is sure to be one of change, challenge, and choice but I believe we have the staff to meet the tasks at hand. In the corrections

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  • Free Flu Vaccine

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:41 am

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    Flu season is here, with seasonal influenza cases now reported across Tennessee. The Grundy County Health Department is working to protect the entire community by providing free flu vaccinations to area residents until vaccine supplies are depleted. Appointments must be made to receive flu vaccine, and are now being scheduled at the clinic. “Vaccination is the best protection against the flu, and the Grundy County Health Department, the Tennessee Department

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  • Kimball site Offering New CAD Course

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 9:30 am

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    CAD Engineering Drawing I is the first Engineering Technology class to be offered at the new Chattanooga State Kimball Site for the Spring 2015 semester. DD-114 consists of a two-hour lecture at 4:30 p.m. followed by a three-hour lab on Thursday evenings each week beginning Thursday, January 22. CAD engineering drawing uses AutoCAD software. The introductory level course is the first one required for an Engineering Technology Associate of Applied

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