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“Books From Birth” Visits Grundy County

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:33 am

The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) “Books from Birth 10th Anniversary Tour” hit the road last week and will be pulling into Grundy County on Wednesday, September 23 at 12:00 p.m. at Tracy City Elementary School. The forty-five foot decorated touring coach will visit more than 50 Tennessee counties during its tour and concluding at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville on September 30. The “Books from Birth 10th

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  • Grundy SVEC Office Appreciates Customers

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    SVEC 75 anniv

    The Grundy SVEC office showed appreciation to their customers on Friday, September 5 by providing food, door prizes, and each customer who came by the office a Lodge cast iron skillet marking the company’s 75th anniversary. A display of the past and future of SVEC was set up for tours. Pictured: Chief Operating Officer Mike Partin presents SVEC customer Bettye Hampton of Tracy City with a custom–designed Lodge skillet and

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  • The sheriff’s Summary

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Clint Shrum

    GRUNDY COUNTY SHERIFF clint shrum The transition at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is in full swing. Anytime you have change of this magnitude there is always a level of what we refer to as “controlled chaos” within the organization. Fortunately, everyone seems to be rejuvenated and interested in making a fresh start and they are doing just that. We appreciate the citizens of this county being patient and understanding

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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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