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Williams Promoted To Major

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:30 am

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott on Friday announced changes to the highway patrol’s top command staff. Stacy Williams has been promoted from Captain to Major, supervising the Special Investigations Bureau. The command staff change was prompted by the retirement of Lt. Col. Richard “Dean” Hurley, who joined the THP in 1977. He has served as Lt. Col. since

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  • Hwy. 41 Bridge Opens

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials today to celebrate the official opening of the newly-completed bridge on U.S. Hwy. 41 over the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake in Marion County on November 7. The new concrete and steel structure has two 12-foot lanes and full 10-foot shoulders and replaces a nearby 1929 truss bridge. The contractor on the $21.5 million project is Britton Bridge,

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:51 am

    michael brady

    GRUNDY COUNTY MAYOR michael brady It is my pleasure to serve you as your Grundy County Mayor. I hope each of you is doing well. The Mayor’s office is your office, and will diligently keep you informed on the important issues we face. We have been very busy with day-to-day tasks, as well as a host of important issues. First, I would like to address the recent audit of Grundy

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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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