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Grundy County’s Stars Award Honorees

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 11:15 am

In 2008, Volunteer Tennessee initiated the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards, a recognition program designed to honor the outstanding service of those who volunteer in various ways throughout their local Tennessee communities. This year two award recipients, one youth and one adult in each county, will be recognized in Franklin on March 9. This celebration will illustrate the importance of civic participation and service to improve overall community norms. “The event

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  • Roundtable Discussion Set For Saturday

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:39 am


    The Grundy County Board of Education and the Grundy County Commission will host a roundtable to discuss short and long-term goals. The roundtable will be held Saturday, January 24, at the Grundy County High School Library at 8:00 a.m.  

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  • First rural Reentry Class Graduates

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 10:21 am

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      The first class of the Grundy County Rural reentry program graduated on Tuesday, January 13. Christine Hopkins, Executive Director of Middle Tennessee Rural Reentry, congratulated the graduates on their progress and encouraged them to use the skills they have learned upon release from the Grundy County Jail. The graduates will have the opportunity to continue their education at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McMinnville.

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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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