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PASTOR APPRECIATION/FAREWELL DINNER The Rev. Robert Johnson, his wife, Ruby, and their family are pictured here with members and friends of Harrison Chapel Congregational Methodist Church in Midway. The occasion was an appreciation farewell dinner to honor Pastor Johnson for his 27 years of faithful, devoted and dedicated service to Harrison Chapel Church.
Tennessee State Parks is now a partner and sponsor of “Tennessee’s Wild Side,” which is in its 14th season. The show airs on all six PBS stations in Tennessee. “This is a picture perfect fit as we share a similar mission,” Tennessee State Parks Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said. “We want people to know what outdoor adventures are available to them in Tennessee and how valuable nature is
Monteagle and Gruetli-Laager hosted Easter egg hunts and visits from the Easter Bunny on Saturday April, 12th.
Miss Brittany Church, the 2014 Grundy County Spelling Bee champion from Coalmont Elementary, and Palmer Town Historian David Patton are shown with her proud family after the event. Seated (from left) are her parents, Jerry and Pam Church and grandmother, Jeweline Church. “I’ll always remember the 2014 Bee as “the year of Brittany,” said Patton. “She won the David Patton Spelling Award, the Y.B. Ashby Teamwork Award, and
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 www.philvassar.com.
On Saturday, April, 19, Cumberland Mountain Rifles Camp 386, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be dedicating a monument commemorating the 150-year anniversary of the January 20, 1864 Skirmish at Tracy City. In addition to the dedication, Camp 386 will hold their annual Confederate Heritage Festival. The festival will include a classic car cruise-in, cannon firing, an infantry demonstration, a living history campsite, guest speakers, and more. The event will be
“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