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Junior Jackets Achieve Perfection

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:31 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie Coach Casey Tate and his Junior Jackets made their mark on history Thursday night when they defeated Whitwell 20-16 to claim the Sequatchie Valley Conference championship and a perfect 8-0 season. From worst to first was said many times Thursday night. To understand that fully you have to take in that this team was 0-6 last year and lost 72-18 to this Whitwell team last year.

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Local Halloween Events

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:55 am

Palmer “Trick or Treat in the Park” will be held on Friday, October 31, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Palmer Ball Field. Everyone is asked to come early, set up, give out candy, and enjoy a bonfire. The Town of Palmer will furnish hotdogs, chili, chips, and drinks. Monteagle The Halloween Festival will be held on Friday, October 31, with a costume contest beginning at 5:30 p.m. Activities will

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  • Tennessee Promise Application Information

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:48 am

    For students interested in pursuing a two-year degree at a public Tennessee community college or a program via a Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT/vo-tech), the Tennessee Promise application must be completed and submitted by November 1. To apply for Tennessee promise, go to There students will create an account, log-in, click “Apply for Scholarships”, and then select “Tennessee Promise” at the end of the list. The application will

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  • Lenda Sherrell Identifies with Voters

    Posted on October 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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    Lenda Sherrell visits Mountain Goat Market in Monteagle. Pictured are (l to r): Eric Duncan, Abby King, Lenda Sherrell, and Madison Keel.   For what may be the first time in history, a local resident is the Democratic nominee for the Tennessee 4th Congressional District. Lenda Sherrell (D), of Monteagle, is seeking the seat currently held by Scott DesJarlais (R). Analysts forecasted an uphill battle for Sherrell in the traditionally

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GCXC closes season

GCXC Closes Great Season

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 11:44 am

  Upon joining the Mid-State Cross Country Association this year, the GC Cross Country team was unsure of what to expect, but they had no idea this would be their most successful season.  In 2012 Dr. Dickerson introduced the cross country program to GCHS, and it became an official TSSAA sport at the high school.  The first race in 2012 featured four runners; this year ten runners participated and established

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  • Yellow Jackets Escape Cumberland’s Jets

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:45 am

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    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie The Yellow Jackets got their record back on the positive side Friday night with a 44-36 win over Cumberland County’s Jets. It was Grundy’s fifth win of the season against four losses. The win secured a playoff spot for the Jackets as well. They play their final regular season game Thursday at Notre Dame. “I knew it would be a close game. I’ve been watching on

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  • Junior Jackets Play For Perfection

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:17 am

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    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie With just one more win, the Junior Jackets quite possibly will make history for a middle school level program in Grundy County. If they defeat Whitwell Thursday night at John A. Anderson Field, they will be a perfect 8-0 and Sequatchie Valley Conference champions. No one can remember a 7th-8th grade football team in the county going undefeated before. The Junior Jackets defeated Whitwell 20-0 last

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Pictures Of Our Past

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:13 am

The Grundy County Historical Society has Grundy County Heritage 1844-2004 currently for the sale price of $70, a $14 savings from the regular price.  The Grundy CountyCemetery Book Volumes I and II are $80 for the set or $40 separately.  Add $10 for postage and handling if you are ordering by mail.  Send your mailing information and payment to Grundy County Historical Society; P.O. Box 1422; Tracy City, TN 37387.  

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  • TCE Teacher Of The Month

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:11 am

    TCE teacher of the month

    Tracy City Elementary would like to congratulate Mrs. Lucy Smith for being the September Teacher of the Month.   Her nomination came from an unknown student and read, “for teaching us well and leading us with respect.”  Way to go Mrs. Lucy Smith! 

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  • Meet Your Neighbor William Ray Turner

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    NOW William Ray Turner

    Grundy Historian William Ray Turner is one of our most interesting people. His museum houses a unique and extensive collection of mountain history and he welcomes people from around the world to view items ranging from the very first issues of the Herald to early coal mining instruments. First, I want to let you know how wonderful it is to visit your museum. I wish I had hours to spend

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St. Vincent

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:02 am

Jocelyn Noveck, AP – If we were going to be curmudgeonly about it — and “St. Vincent” is, after all, a movie about a curmudgeon — we’d focus on the one major flaw in the film, and not on its pleasures. But since those pleasures are so, well, pleasurable, we’ll do what Vincent — he’s the curmudgeon, brought wonderfully to life by the singular Bill Murray — would never do.

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  • The Best Of Me

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

    The Best of Me

    You can be pretty sure you’re watching a love story based on a Nicholas Sparks bestseller if it meets at least most of the following criteria: A) It is set somewhere in the South, near a photogenic body of water. B) It’s about a star-crossed pair of lovers. C) It features plenty of passionate kissing in the pouring rain. D) It contains heaps of revelation, and maybe even closure, in

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  • The Book Of Life

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:45 am


    A lively animated tale that mixes age-old myths with today’s toon tropes. To ensure every viewer has a window into the story, the central narrative is framed as a legend being told by a motherly museum tour guide (voiced by Christina Applegate) to a group of rebellious school kids on Nov. 2, the Day of the Dead. While that choice initially plays like an unnecessary distancing device, it also reinforces

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