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Tennessee Family Support Accepting Applications

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Orange Grove Center is now accepting applications for the Tennessee Family Support Program on a first-come, first-served basis to provide financial assistance to individuals with severe or developmental disabilities. The Tennessee Family Support Program is a state-wide program funded by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). Orange Grove Center administers the program for District 3, which serves Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea and

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Grundy Lakes Fishing Rodeo a Success

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:03 am

SPECIAL TO THE HERALD brent smith, Park Ranger On Saturday, June 7th, Myers Hill First Congregational Methodist Church, South Cumberland State Park, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency hosted the annual Grundy Lakes Fishing Rodeo at Grundy Lakes State Park. The rodeo lasted from 6:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We had a great turnout for the event this year. We had a total number of 337 people register for the event.

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Alma Geraldine Hampton

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 8:55 am

SPECIAL TO THE HERALD kirsten hampton My grandmother’s name is Alma Geraldine Hampton, but she goes by the name of Geraldine.  She was born on October 10, 1943. She was born and raised in Altamont, Tennessee. She has never lived anywhere else. My grandmother had four siblings. They were Victoria Clendenon, Robert Dickerson, Gene Dickerson, and William Dickerson, in order from oldest to youngest.  Her father was Clarence Dickerson and

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  • Chapel Holds First Homecoming

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Grace Chapel United Methodist Church in Beersheba Springs has an average attendance of 20-35, more during the summer months, but the services are sweet, simple, and full of soulful sermons delivered by the pastor, Rev. Clayton Jones. The congregation worships quietly but what is lacking in demonstrative worship is made up in the welcoming spirit that one feels the minute they walk in the door. Most of the members are

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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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A Thank You

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 11:26 am

Traveling through your area this past Friday, we stopped at the Subway restaurant in Monteagle for lunch. My husband’s wallet dropped out of his pocket and was left sitting on the seat of the booth as we drove on to Tracy City. We discovered it was missing after stopping at the Dutch Maid Bakery and turned right around, praying, during what seemed like a much longer drive back to Monteagle.

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  • Nora Prater Blaylock

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 8:58 am

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    SPECIAL TO THE HERALD Allie Nunley Nora Blaylock, my great-grandmother, was born October 25, 1919, at her parent’s home in Hitchcock, Tennessee. Hitchcock is known today as Brockdell. She was one of nine children born to Arthur and Emma Johnson Prater. “Granny” had five sisters; Cora, Mary Ruth, Effie, Rena, and Christine. There were three boys, Raulston, J.R., and Landon. Cora and Mary Ruth died of “colitis” at a young

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  • “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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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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