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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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Manufacturing Plant To Expand In Nashville

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Beretta USA officials have announced the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park. Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility and create 300 new Tennessee jobs. “I want to thank the Beretta family

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  • Grandview Medical Center Becomes Part Of Parkridge Health System

    Posted on January 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    HCA (NYSE:HCA) and Capella Healthcare have announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of Grandview Medical Center in Jasper by Capella to HCA’s TriStar Division. Grandview Medical Center is a 70-bed hospital that serves five counties in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. The hospital will become part of the Parkridge Health System in HCA’s TriStar Division. With the acquisition of Grandview, the Parkridge Health System will grow to

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By Any Other Name

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I must teach my husband how to be a proper mountaineer, if not one of regal bearing, at least a presentable hilltop dweller. For instance, I tell this man, who hails from the swamps of southern Mississippi, that to be true mountaineer one must have a nickname. Nicknames are so common on the mountain that they are even mentioned in obituaries, otherwise you would be hard put to know who

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  • Grad Rates Improving

    Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma. Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020. Their report, based on Education Department statistics from 2012, was presented recently at the Building a GradNation Summit. The growth has been spurred by such factors as a greater

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  • TN. Gov . Bill Haslam’s Monthly Column

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Last week during my annual State of the State address, I was excited to announce a new proposal called the “Tennessee Promise.”  The Tennessee Promise is an ongoing commitment to Tennessee students – from kindergartners to high school seniors.  We will promise that high school graduates can attend two years of community college or a college of applied technology absolutely free of tuition and fees.  As we urge more Tennesseans

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