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Local Halloween Events

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:55 am

Palmer “Trick or Treat in the Park” will be held on Friday, October 31, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Palmer Ball Field. Everyone is asked to come early, set up, give out candy, and enjoy a bonfire. The Town of Palmer will furnish hotdogs, chili, chips, and drinks. Monteagle The Halloween Festival will be held on Friday, October 31, with a costume contest beginning at 5:30 p.m. Activities will

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  • Tennessee Promise Application Information

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:48 am

    For students interested in pursuing a two-year degree at a public Tennessee community college or a program via a Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT/vo-tech), the Tennessee Promise application must be completed and submitted by November 1. To apply for Tennessee promise, go to www.tn.gov/collegepays. There students will create an account, log-in, click “Apply for Scholarships”, and then select “Tennessee Promise” at the end of the list. The application will

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  • Lenda Sherrell Identifies with Voters

    Posted on October 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Lenda Sherrell

    Lenda Sherrell visits Mountain Goat Market in Monteagle. Pictured are (l to r): Eric Duncan, Abby King, Lenda Sherrell, and Madison Keel.   For what may be the first time in history, a local resident is the Democratic nominee for the Tennessee 4th Congressional District. Lenda Sherrell (D), of Monteagle, is seeking the seat currently held by Scott DesJarlais (R). Analysts forecasted an uphill battle for Sherrell in the traditionally

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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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