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GCHS Yellow Jackets Clinch District Title

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Coach Chase Jones’ Yellow Jackets clinched the regular season District 7AA title with a win over Notre Dame Monday night in Chattanooga. The Jackets improved their overall record to 24-10 and upped their district mark to 11-3.   “It’s been quite a ride from coming in last year and I know we didn’t have the success as far as wins and losses but it was an extremely enjoyable year. The

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Time to commit

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

College Commitment Day is May 1, the day on which students and their parents must decide not only on which college to attend but which college they can afford! No longer do students wait for an acceptance package in the mail, along with details of financial aid offers. Now almost all of that information is posted securely online at the college’s admissions portal. The excitement is in being accepted. The

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  • Civil War Monument Dedication

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Civil War monument dedication

    On April 19 the Cumberland Mountain Rangers, Camp 386, Sons of Confederate Veterans dedicated a monument in honor of the “Skirmish at Tracy City.” Commander Joey Nolan (pictured) honored those who fought in the skirmish during the Confederate Heritage Festival at the Tracy City Mini-Park.

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  • Coach Clay inducted into Hall of Fame

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Coach Clay inducted

    .   Coach Frank Emmitt Clay becomes the final member of the inaugural class of the GCHS Sports Hall of Fame. It’s a fitting honor for a very good coach and an even better man.   The Hall of Fame committee is in the process of drafting a ballot for the 2014-2015 Hall of Fame class. Members of the committee and those who have been voted in this year will

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SAS Baseball

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm

The SAS baseball team dropped a double header to host Mt.Juliet Christian Academy by scores of 6-0 and 8-0. In the first game, Casey Willis was the losing pitcher as he allowed only one earned run in five innings of work. Willis allowed five hits and two base runs on balls while striking out nine MJCA batters in the five innings of work. The contest began as neither team was

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  • Softball wins three of last four

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm


     Torie Scissom The Lady Jackets have had a much better week winning three of their last four contests including a big win over DeKalb County. Now on the season the girls are 11-12 overall and remain 2-2 in district play. “I’m real proud of the girls and the fight they’re showing. We’re still not playing our best ball. We show signs of it. We played a very sharp game against

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  • Whitman Memorial Tourney a Success

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Whitman Memorial

    Mountain Archery dedicated their April 12 and 13 tournament to local sportsman Ransie Whitman who passed away recently. The tournament drew 92 archers to compete and donate as well as many others who just came to donate. The event was a resounding success and a large donation was made to the family. Mountain Archery’s Jason Tate was very pleased with the results. “When we lost Ransie, at first I didn’t

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MES Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Recently, Monteagle Elementary invited guest readers into their classrooms in grades PK through fourth to read books written by Dr. Seuss in celebration of his birthday and Read Across America. Students could also dress up as their favorite character from a Dr. Seuss book if they wished. The guests were served cake and punch and everyone had a good time. Thanks to Mrs. Sara Wynne and Susie Anderson for organizing

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  • Tips For Stunning Container Gardens

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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    Summer is announcing its return with sunny days and warmer weather. Gardeners are working in their yards and their gardens to prepare for the upcoming bounty. But, don’t forget, your pots and planters need panache! So, before you head out to buy plants for your porch, deck or patio, learn what it takes to create planters with style. Chances are, the gardener who planted up that beautiful pot may have

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  • Southern Blooms Festival at Rock City

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm


                 Rock City will host its annual Southern Blooms Festival on May 3 and May 4. Vistors can enjoy the beautiful gardens and other activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission tot he Southern Blooms Festival is included with park admission.              Activities include:              The Frieda Utermoehlen Carter Garden Series – Join us on the Cliff Terrace Porch as we hear from some of the South’s finest speakers

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Jack White records songs, releases vinyl in hours

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Jack White played his new single “Lazaretto” for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl. The singer and guitarist called it the “world’s fastest-released record.” But don’t look for it in the Guinness World Record Book, as White admitted he doesn’t know if anyone else has attempted the feat. The stunt

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  • Pharrell, Gaga to appear at iHeart Radio Awards

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Pharrell, Drake and Blake Shelton are among the A-listers set to perform at the first iHeartRadio Music Awards. Clear Channel announced Monday that Kendrick Lamar, Shakira, Ed Sheeran and Arcade Fire will also take the stage at the May 1 awards show in Los Angeles. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Lorde and Coldplay’s Chris Martin will make appearances. Contenders for artist of the year include Rihanna, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Imagine

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  • Mississippi Native Donna Tart Wins Pulitzer

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:19 am

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      Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch,” already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country’s top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia.” Annie Baker’s “The Flick” won the Pulitzer for drama, a play set in a movie theater that was called a “thoughtful drama with

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