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The Aftermath Of The Storm

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:56 am

In what the National Weather Service is calling the coldest February since 1978, Grundy County was hit hard in the past week with snow, ice, and freezing rain. Temperatures dipping into the single digits and wind chills below zero made for dangerous road conditions, power outages, and multiple snow days for local students. Winter weather began moving into the area over a week ago, and continued into this week. On

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Tax Fairness Could Mean More Resources

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:04 am

SYNDICATED COLUMNIST david sirota Roads are crumbling, bridges require repairs, schools need upgrades and public pension systems remain underfunded. How can states and cities find the money to address any of these problems? One way could be through their tax codes. According to a new report, if the rich paid the same state and local tax rate as the middle class, states and cities would have hundreds of billions of

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  • MES Kindergarten Registration

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 10:03 am

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    Monteagle Elementary School will be having Kindergarten Registration Tuesday, March 10 and 11, from 8:00 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. It is important for parents to register their child for kindergarten during the above dates so that the school can plan for the number of students. Parents will also be setting up a time and date for the Kindergarten Screening Test. Children must be 5 years old on or before August 15,

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  • Gruetli Laager Fire Department Receives Grant

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:44 am

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    The Gruetli-Laager Fire Department was recently awarded $1,800 dollars from the Sequatchie Valley Cares Grant. The fire department provides fire protection, extrication, and other various services to the citizens of Gruetli-Laager and, through mutual aid agreements, to citizens of neighboring communities.  This money will be used to purchase fire pagers in order to improve communications and help replace old pagers that no longer work.

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Grundy places fourth at bassmaster

Grundy Places 4th At Bassmaster Classic

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:10 am

Better known as Team Kyle, Kyle Ingleburger and Kyle Palmer of the GCHS Bass Team took fourth place Saturday on Lake Keowee, South Carolina in the B.A.S.S. High School Classic. Team Kyle was one of only 10 high school teams in the country to qualify for the event. They qualified by finishing second last June on Douglas Lake in a regional event. “It was an amazing experience and something that’s

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  • Hunter Education Field Day

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:43 am

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      With spring turkey season just around the corner, it’s time to mark your calendar for the upcoming hunter education field day. If you have a son or daughter that will be hunting with you this year, or if you are planning a hunting trip out of state, now is the time to complete the hunter safety course requirements. Many states require completion of a hunter safety course for all

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  • Basketball Season Ends In District Tournament

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 9:49 am

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    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie The Jackets traveled to Signal Mountain Monday night for their play-in game and fell to the Eagles. The Lady Jackets saw their season come to an end Tuesday night in Pikeville as they fell to the Lady Warriors. The losses brought the 2014-15 season to a close for both teams. The Lady Jackets finished the season 11-19 while the men finished 6-23. Named to the All

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Lifestyles

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Mayor Brady Proclaims FFA Week

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:58 am

County Mayor Michael Brady proclaimed February 22 – 28, FFA Week in Grundy County. Brady signed the proclamation in his office as FFA members Chynna Fults and Alina Posey looked on. The proclamation was read in the business session of the Grundy County Commission, with the FFA members joining the Mayor as the proclamation was presented to the Commissioners for approval. FFA members at Grundy County High School will be

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  • Celebrating Weights and Measures Week

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:31 am

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      The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will celebrate Weights and Measures week March 1-7, 2015. Weights and measures inspectors keep pace with rapidly advancing technologies to ensure fairness in the marketplace. This year’s theme, “Weights and Measures: On the Path to Tomorrow,” recognizes this vital element of our free-market society. “You should get what you are paying for, and inspectors play an essential role in the health of the economy,”

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  • “Meet Your Neighbor” Mike Partin

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:26 am

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      Mike Partin, president and CEO of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), spent a busy weekend ensuring that power was restored to residents throughout Grundy County after a winter ice storm passed through the area on Friday evening. Throughout the weekend, Mike keep residents informed on power outages and the progress being made to restore power by posting updates on Facebook and working with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and

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Writers@Work Welcomes Bragg and Weaver

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:16 am

Listening to oral storytelling during his childhood while growing up in the Appalachian foothills of Alabama helped Rick Bragg hone his writing abilities. As a Pulitzer Prize winner for feature writing, a best-selling author, newspaper writer, and current journalism professor at the University of Alabama, Rick Bragg comes to Chattanooga State Community College as its featured author during the award-winning Writers@Work series April 13-17. “My grandfather on my daddy’s side

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  • “The Duff”

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:53 am

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    Associated Press All teen comedies owe some debt to John Hughes and Amy Heckerling. The milieu of suburban teenage life that they explored decades ago has defined the genre since. The social divisions, the boredom, the dances, the irrepressible awkwardness and the irrational dreaminess of high school students never before seemed so accessible, and so neatly packaged with a perfect soundtrack — even if their scope was rather limited to

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  • “The Last Five Years”

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 10:15 am

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    Associated Press Don’t be surprised if, settling into “The Last Five Years” with your popcorn, you hear a large number of people around you singing rather than crunching. That’s because the stage play it’s based on, a soulful and romantic song cycle by composer Jason Robert Brown, is a cult favorite of musical theater aficionados, not to mention a preferred source of audition songs. Most recently revived off-Broadway in 2013,

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