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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.
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
There are so many blessings that I will begin with my early childhood. It seemed like magic and certainly a miracle. Thanksgiving is a very special time for the coming together of family and friends, sharing memories and love, remembering the people whom are less fortunate. We should not forget our service men and women, our family who had to leave this mountain on the Trail of Tears. They were
The Tracy City Police Department recently purchased four new X26P Tasers, one for each officer. At the November 12 Tracy City Board meeting, the Tracy City Police Department received a $1,000 matching state grant from the Tennessee Municipal League (TML) to go towards the purchase of the Tasers. Pictured are Tracy City Police Chief Tony Bean and TML Representative Halie Gallik.
Grundy County Mayor Lonnie Cleek is now accepting nominations in order to recognize an adult and a youth from Grundy County at the 6th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award ceremony in Nashville on Monday, March 10, 2014. The Governor’s Volunteer Stars is an annual event that is directed by Volunteer Tennessee. If you have a special person (youth or adult) that you would like to nominate for the Sixth Annual
Edith Layne Shirley of Pelham, 102, (sitting) is pictured with her sisters Fermenda Hassebrock (left) of Pelham and Mary Johnson of Tracy City as she celebrated her birthday on October 3. A party was held with family, friends, and refreshments at the Methodist Church in Pelham.
Where were you on that very early afternoon of November 22, 1963? Probably, like most of us, you were in school or at work. It was just another Friday in America until suddenly gunshots rang out in Dallas, Texas, around 12:30 p.m. A few minutes later television and radio flashed the horrible news around the world. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, had been assassinated. For the