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Sherriff-Elect Says Expect Changes

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Sheriff-elect Clint Shrum announces some planned changes for the sheriff’s office beginning September 1.  Some of these changes will be temporary and others will be executed on a permanent basis. The first major change will be the implementation of more frequent and stringent court security measures. Those who are scheduled for court should plan to arrive at the courthouse early enough to pass through security. Court begins at 9:00 a.m.

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  • Election Results By Precinct

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:26 am

    In Grundy County a total of 3,950 voters cast their ballots in the General Election on August 7. The voter totals below are separated into precincts with votes by mail combined in the Early/Absentee votes. Grundy County Mayor: Michael Brady received 2090 votes which included Early and Absentee 1011; Altamont 62; Beersheba Springs 68; Hubbards Cove 18; Tarlton 28; Central 36; Collins 35; Cross Roads 52; Pelham66; Coalmont 120; Gruetli-Laager

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  • Dickerson Leads Grundy County Schools

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 8:48 am


    New Director of Schools Dr. David Dickerson has a long history with the school system, and hopes to make improvements in several areas this year that will boost leadership and student performance. “I’ve spent most of the summer preparing for the school year,” says Dickerson who took over as Director of Schools in June. Dr. Dickerson, the son of John and Thelma Dickerson, was born in Altamont. He attended the

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  • School Board Refuses To Reverse Decision

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Donovan Stockwell’s attempt to return to teaching at Grundy County High School was denied at the August 14 School Board meeting. A lawyer for Stockwell asked for a recent decision by a hearing officer to be reversed, allowing Stockwell to return to his job. He was dismissed after allegedly violating the school board’s social media policy by posting photos of himself on Facebook using the alias “Austin Diesel.” The board

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  • Working To Make Grundy Schools Safe

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 10:18 am

    sasfe school trainning

    Grundy County Board of Education Administrators recently attended the 17th Annual Upper Cumberland Safe & Accountable Schools Institute at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN.  Sessions included Emergency Response Teams, Media Relations, Working to Insure Safe Schools, SAFE Classroom Security, America’s Bullying Crisis, Measuring School Climate and RTI2 Accountability. Administrators attending the event were Jamie Hill, Russell Fugate, Kathy Hill, Glenda Dykes, Samantha Stevens, Mary Jo Gallagher, Shalonda Braden, John

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  • Palmer Labor Day Celebration

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:09 am


    Palmer’s Annual Labor Day Celebration is Monday, September 1. Parade lineup will be at 10:00 a.m. Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. starting at Layne’s Funeral Home at the Junction of 108 and 399. Immediately following the parade is the beginning of an all day celebration.  Bring your lawn Chairs. Food, craft vendors, and inflatables for kids will be on ball field. Games will be in Community Center. The Coal Miner’s

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  • County Accepting Bids For New Jail

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    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

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  • GCHS Welcomes New Principal

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Ruehling new principal

      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

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  • Big Early Voting Numbers

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 11:02 am


    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.

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