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Fannie Mae Autumn Stomp

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:26 am

Altamont is gearing up for the Second Annual Fannie Moffitt Autumn Stomp on October 11. The Festival, named for the eccentric and colorful Fannie Moffitt, is a celebration of Altamont’s rich heritage and a time for old friends and family to reunite. One might simply enjoy the day in a place you may have never been before. One thing is for certain, there are so many things to do you

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  • The Sheriff’s Summary

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Clint Shrum

    clint shrum Let me start by congratulating Chief Tony Bean for his successful completion of the New Sheriff School and Captain David Lance for his successful completion of Corrections Training. As I mentioned in last week’s summary the Sheriff’s Office had recovered some stolen firearms from a burglary in Monteagle. All of the firearms had been recovered with the exception of two. In the past week, the other two guns

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  • Election Office News

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    GRUNDY COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE donna basham September is National Voter Registration month and if you are not registered to vote, October 6 is the deadline to do so in order to vote in the November 4 election. The November election will have candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, State House Member, and four constitutional amendments. Altamont, Beersheba Springs, Coalmont, Palmer, Monteagle, and Tracy City will have city

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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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