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Santa On The Mountain

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:59 am

Mid Cumberland Mountain Ministry and Morton Memorial Methodist Church invite you to a Christmas toy store, Friday, December 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All new toys are priced from $5 to $7 and regularly sale for $20 and up. Toys for ages infant to 17 will be on sale. Morton Memorial Methodist Church is located at 322 West Main St., Monteagle. To save your place, please call 931-924-2192

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  • Festival Of Trees At The Heritage Center

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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    The fifth annual Festival of Trees is now open at the Heritage Center at 465 Railroad Ave, Tracy City. A festival open house reception will be held on Friday, December 19, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The display of ten decorated Christmas trees will remain through the month of December. In addition to the trees, there are displays of a Victorian Dickens Village and a Beersheba Springs Village made

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  • Davis Joins GC School Board

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    The Grundy County Board of Education welcomed new member Larry Davis from Palmer aboard last week. Mr. Davis was appointed by the County Commission in November to fill the vacancy left by Jamie Cooper in District 2. Chairman Tim Spicer said “We are looking forward to working with Mr. Davis. Mr. Davis has spent his entire adult life serving the public and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience

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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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