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Election Results By Precinct

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:26 am

In Grundy County a total of 3,950 voters cast their ballots in the General Election on August 7. The voter totals below are separated into precincts with votes by mail combined in the Early/Absentee votes. Grundy County Mayor: Michael Brady received 2090 votes which included Early and Absentee 1011; Altamont 62; Beersheba Springs 68; Hubbards Cove 18; Tarlton 28; Central 36; Collins 35; Cross Roads 52; Pelham66; Coalmont 120; Gruetli-Laager

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  • Dickerson Leads Grundy County Schools

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 8:48 am

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    New Director of Schools Dr. David Dickerson has a long history with the school system, and hopes to make improvements in several areas this year that will boost leadership and student performance. “I’ve spent most of the summer preparing for the school year,” says Dickerson who took over as Director of Schools in June. Dr. Dickerson, the son of John and Thelma Dickerson, was born in Altamont. He attended the

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  • School Board Refuses To Reverse Decision

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Donovan Stockwell’s attempt to return to teaching at Grundy County High School was denied at the August 14 School Board meeting. A lawyer for Stockwell asked for a recent decision by a hearing officer to be reversed, allowing Stockwell to return to his job. He was dismissed after allegedly violating the school board’s social media policy by posting photos of himself on Facebook using the alias “Austin Diesel.” The board

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Business News

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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Technology

Editorial

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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