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Neighbor of the Week Christine Hopkins

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 8:17 am

“Neighbor of the Week” This week, we stepped of the Mountain to talk to Christine Hopkins, Executive Director of Middle Tennessee Rural Recovery. Christine spoke at the recent Grundy Addiction Recovery Roundtable and will be bringing the re-entry program to our county on December 1. The Rural Reentry program sounds very exciting. How did you come to work in the addiction field? “I have a Master’s Degree in Administration and

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  • Tenth Annual Bill And Mendia Patton Awards

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

    tenth annual patriotic awards

    On November 11, Beth Brown, English teacher at Grundy County High School, presented three juniors with the Bill and Mendia Patton Patriotic Award. This award is given each Veteran’s Day to the top essay winners in the junior class at GCHS. This year’s winners were all former students at North Elementary School. Pictured (l to r):  Karen Dickerson (sophomore English teacher), Lisa Myers (seventh and eighth grade English teacher), Halie

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  • Neighbor Of The Week Claude Hoback

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

    NOW Claude Hoback

    Claude Hoback is known by many as a businessman in the Tracy City area. He is also very involved with his church and the local community. You currently live in Tracy City. Were you raised here? “No, my parents, George and Ida Mae Hoback lived in Sewanee and I grew up there. I went to Sewanee Elementary and played basketball. I graduated from Franklin County High School in 1966. All

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  • SVEC Christmas Angel Trees

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:09 am

    SVEC christmas angel

    Pictured are SVEC’s Cassi Summers, Karey Hixson, and Courtney Simmons with some of the gifts donated during the 2014 Angel Tree at the Dunlap office. All five of SVEC’s offices have Angels with the names of local children in need. Please stop by and pick up an Angel and return the gifts by December 8. Share the joy of Christmas!

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  • SMES Honors Veterans

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    SMES honors vetws

    A Veteran’s Day program was held Thursday November 6, at Swiss Memorial Elementary School. Thirty-two Veterans were honored at the program. Director of Schools, Dr. David Dickerson began the ceremony with a meet and greet with the Veterans before Renee Grooms welcomed everyone. Jeremy Robinson gave the invocation and Sarah Kilgore, Madison Davis, and Tori Tate led the Pledge of Allegiance. Teresa Shrum sang the National Anthem while Ethan Meeks,

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  • Class Of 1964 Roll Call

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Rollins, Bobby

    GRUNDY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY A majority of the men from the class of 1964 served in the United States military. These Grundy County sons were among the 2,709,918 Americans who served in uniform during the Vietnam Era which was from August 5, 1964, to May 7, 1975. One of the 58,148 soldiers who gave his life was Grundy native, Marvin Phillips, a member of the class of 1964. Marvin’s remains

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  • Meet Your Neighbor Chris Grooms

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:48 am

    NOW Chris Grooms

    Chris Grooms is a familiar face in Grundy County. He grew up on the mountain, served our country during the Gulf War, and returned to make his home and raise his family in the area. He and his wife Gina Renee have two children, Ryan Grooms and Alaina Rollins. You are a Grundy County native. Where did you grow up? “I was raised in Palmer. My parents are Doug and

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