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Grundy Officers Graduate Law Enforcement Academy

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Blount County Sheriff James L. Berrong has announced that Phillip Hobbs from the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and Jared Nunley of the Tracy City Police Department were among the 30 recruits that recently graduated from the Sheriff’s Office tenth Basic Law Enforcement Academy. This was the largest recruit class to date. The 11-week basic course began September 9. The 30 graduates underwent 443 hours of intense law enforcement training, including

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  • Civil War Presentation

    Posted on September 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Dr. Wayne Moore, Assistant Archivist for the State of Tennessee, will give a presentation on the Civil War “Looking Back” project at the Heritage Center at 465 Railroad Avenue in Tracy City on Saturday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. The public is invited and admission is free. The presentation is a part of the September Quarterly Meeting of the Grundy County Historical Society. Anyone wishing to become a member of

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  • “It’s All About Therapy”

    Posted on August 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    A new vehicle these days comes equipped with the ability to tell you just exactly what it needs to keep it running smooth and in good physical health. You will get an email detailing which tire is low and by how many pounds of pressure. You will also get an alert reminding you of how many miles you may go until the next oil change is due. Imagine that your

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Soddy Daisy Standout Has Grundy Roots

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 10:36 am

Hunter Maynor is a junior at Soddy Daisy High School and is the school’s starting quarterback this season. In his first start for the Trojans, he threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns, leading the way for a 25-7 win over rival Hixson. Hunter not only excels in football but is the starting pitcher for the high school baseball team and earned a state championship wrestling ring his freshman year

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  • Enjoying His Retirement

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Enjoying his retirement

    Randell Cannon of Tracy City caught this Rock Fish weighing approximately 40 pounds while fishing on Tims Ford. Randell’s wife Elaine owns and operates Elaine’s Flowers in Coalmont.

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  • Hunter Safety Course

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    With hunting season just around the corner, it’s time to mark your calendar for one of the upcoming hunter safety classes. If you have a son or daughter that will be hunting with you this fall or if you are planning a hunting trip out of state, now is the time to complete the hunter safety course requirements. Many states require completion of a hunter safety course for all ages,

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Taking the Herald Along for the Ride

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Country music star Phil Vassar “took the Grundy County Herald along” when he did a benefit for the Miller Home for Girls in Lynchburg, Virginia, a home for girls ages four through twenty-one. Vassar performed several of his popular hits including his new release “Love is Alive.” Also pictured is Vassar’s drummer, GCHS graduate Jake Caldwell. For more information about Phil Vassar and the band, go to

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  • Grundy’s January Weather Report

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm

        “Makes a man’s blood run cold. When it’s springtime in Alaska, it’s 40 below.” Billy Ray Nunley and other old timers will remember this hit song “North to Alaska” by the late Johnny Horton. January 2014 probably felt like Alaska to our young whipper snappers, newcomers to the area, and fans of the good ole days who all got a taste of what an old fashion Grundy County

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  • “All I Wanted To Do Was Add On A Room!

    Posted on October 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    As many of you know, my husband passed away on August 10, and my family and I have been fighting the hardest battle we have ever faced as a family. I’m not going to get into the things right now that will break your heart and make you cry as we have cried, but I do want to share some of my thoughts as I forge a new path without

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Pet Stories


Animal Alliance’s Success Continues

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm

  Animal Alliance South Cumberland (AASC) wants to thank everyone who is making the decision to spay and neuter their pets. Many of you saw a mobile van parked at the old high school in Tracy City last week and stopped to see what was going on. AASC was pleased to be able to bring another spay/neuter resource to the community to continue the work to meet the demand to

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  • Winterize Your Pets

    Posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    So you’ve winterized your car, your house, and your lawn. But what about your pet? It’s important that you take the time to prepare your pet adequately for the season. Here are some winter threats that lurk around, as well as tips on how to keep your pet safe. Toxic Winter Products: Anti-Freeze: Never, ever leave automotive antifreeze where your pet can access it, and make sure you clean up any

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  • The Perfect Gift

    Posted on December 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Have you been racking your brain trying to come up with the perfect gift for someone who has everything? Have you decided that Christmas has gotten too commercial and you just want to give something from the heart? Are all the things you can think of things that might end up in the back of someone’s closet, never to be seen again until that person gives it to someone else?

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Citizen's Journalism

“A Glance Back”

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm

In my Grundy County history collection I have two work sheets from the Sam Werner Lumber Company dated May 1 thru May 15, 1939 and one dated May 15 thru May 30, 1939. Here I would like to give you the names of those workers at that time. They included Ernest Anderson, John Anderson, Sam Anderson, Sherman Anderson, Luther Bone, Buford Cantrell, Talmage Cantrell, Rudy Church, Henry Dove, Spencer Dove,

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  • Soddy Daisy Standout Has Grundy Roots

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 10:36 am

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    Hunter Maynor is a junior at Soddy Daisy High School and is the school’s starting quarterback this season. In his first start for the Trojans, he threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns, leading the way for a 25-7 win over rival Hixson. Hunter not only excels in football but is the starting pitcher for the high school baseball team and earned a state championship wrestling ring his freshman year

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  • The Chain Man

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Marvin Nolan with Wood Chain

    One of our most enjoyable visits recently was to the home of Marvin and Betty Nolan on Rock Avenue in Palmer. They live in the “other end” part of Palmer where the late Lycurgus “Curg” Creighton had a home ad store in the early days of the town. We were thinking to just write a story about Marvin’s hobby of making wood chains but soon our visit turned into much

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Guyear Named Aspiring Teacher

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Discover Together’s Tracy site director, Sherry Guyear was recognized last week on Scholastic’s blog “On Our Minds” as one of five inspiring teachers from across the country. Guyear, who retired from Tracy City Elementary in June after a 33 year teaching career, has served the past two years as lead teacher for Camp Discover, a partnership between Tracy Elementary, Scholastic, Yale Child Study Center and Sewanee: University of the South.

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  • Dykes Is Instructor Of The Year

    Posted on December 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Instructor of the year

    Grundy County High School Welding Instructor, Robin Dykes, was recently awarded the American Welding Society Instructor of the Year 2013 from the Chattanooga AWS Section. Mr. Dykes was chosen from among instructors that teach welding in both secondary and post-secondary schools for the surrounding counties of Hamilton County. Pictured (l to r): Assistant Principal Jamie Ruehling, GCHS Welding Instructor Robin Dykes, and CTE Director Gina Sons.

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  • Grundy County School Calendar for 2013-2014

    Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    The upcoming Grundy County school year includes the following: August 22 – Orientation – 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. August 26 – First Full Day of Classes September 2 – Labor Day – No School September 16 – Elementary Progress Reports September 25 – GCHS Progress Reports October 4 – End of First Six Weeks October 9 – Elementary Report Cards October 10 – Elementary PTC (parent teacher conference) October 29

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Mom and pups rescued

Mom And Pups Rescued

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Last week a mother and her seven boxer pups, less than six weeks old, were rescued from a culvert in Tracy City. On hand for the rescue were Tracy City Police Chief Tony Bean, Assistant Chief Charlie Wilder, Reserve Officers T.J. Bean and A.J. Cunningham, Assistant Fire Chief Theron Gross, Lieutenant Robert Tuders, fire fighters Samantha King and Tyler Hargis, and animal rescue workers Treena Kilgore, Tammy Williams, and Danny

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  • St. Jude Horse Show

    Posted on July 23, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    The 9th Annual St. Jude Horse Show will be held Saturday, July 27 at the Gruetli-Laager Recreation Park Horse Arena starting at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Admission is $3 with children 10 and under admitted free of charge. There will be a variety of classes for Racking, Walking, Spotted, and Quarter Horses. A Mule Class is also included. There will also be a stick horse class for the younger kids, a

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  • Veterans Outreach Event

    Posted on July 23, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    The Tennessee Department of Veterans’ Affairs, in partnership with the U. S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Warren County Veterans Service Office, will conduct a Veterans Outreach Event on Tuesday, August 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Warren County Administration Building, Magnolia Room, 201 Locust Street in McMinnville, TN. The event will serve Warren, Cannon, Coffee, Dekalb, Grundy, and Van Buren counties and is open to

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