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Happy Birthday Swiss Memorial

Happy Birthday Swiss Memorial

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

Swiss Memorial Elementary School in Gruetli-Laager will turn 42 years old this month. The late Mrs. Clayton (Joyce) Hargis was the first principal back in 1972 and in recent years Miss Kasey Woodlee has served as principal at the school she graduated from. Palmer Town Historian David Patton snapped this photo and said, “I went by the school March 24 and was impressed with how clean the school grounds were.

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Grundy County Election Update

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

We wanted to pass along the Status of the Petition Opposing the Bond Issue for Construction of a Grundy County Detention Center.  The petition was turned in to the Election Office in March and had an April 2nd deadline for the office to verify the signatures and addresses of at least 754 registered voters.  Not all signers were easily found. Some signed their name one way and were registered to

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  • County Commission Votes to Settle with Erlanger

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    The Grundy County Commission met Monday, April 7 at a special meeting concerning the Grundy County vs. Erlanger court case. The case, a civil suit originally filed by Erlanger Medical Center, involved money owed the hospital and focused on two separate events. In the first event, Grundy County Sheriff’s officers served a violation of probation warrant to an individual on June 12, 2012. While serving the warrant the individual charged

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  • Audit Report For Grundy County Finds Problems

    Posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Grundy County officials need to correct numerous problems with their management and record-keeping practices, an audit by the Comptroller’s Division of Local Government Audit shows. The audit contains 21 separate findings – that is, serious issues that need to be corrected. The director of schools’ office and the highway superintendent’s office were responsible for eight findings each. In the highway superintendent’s office, the audit states that the office did not

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Archery Tournament for the Whitman Family

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm

On April 12 and 13, Mountain Archery will be hosting an archery tournament in honor of fellow archer Ransie Whitman. The tournament will consist of 20 McKenzie Targets situated on a course throughout woods and fields. There will be multiple classes to accommodate any skill level and awards for achievements. Concessions will be available.  All entry fees and concession will be given to the Whitman family as a donation. Admission:

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  • Softball Registers Win in Tourney

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm

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    The Lady Yellow Jackets picked up wins Saturday in the Ooltewah tourney and improved on their season record. The girls moved to 7-5 on the season and 1-2 in district play. “After losing 3 in a row, we rebounded this weekend in the Ooltewah Tournament in a shortened format by winning our first two pool games before falling to Collierville. We played well enough to win our pool, and for about

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  • Jackets Split Last Two

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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      The rain cancelled some games for the Jackets last week including Monday’s district contest with Chattanooga Christian. The two games Grundy played were split by the team with one being a key district win over Sequatchie County. The team is now 13-7 on the season and is 1-1 in the district. “The first game against Sequatchie last week was a learning lesson for us. We had multiple opportunities to

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It's a family thing

It’s a Family Thing

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Miss Brittany Church, the 2014 Grundy County Spelling Bee champion from Coalmont Elementary, and Palmer Town Historian David Patton are shown with her proud family after the event. Seated (from left) are her parents, Jerry and Pam Church and grandmother, Jeweline Church. “I’ll always remember the 2014 Bee as “the year of Brittany,” said Patton. “She won the David Patton Spelling Award, the Y.B. Ashby Teamwork Award, and

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  • Taking the Herald Along for the Ride

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Country music star Phil Vassar “took the Grundy County Herald along” when he did a benefit for the Miller Home for Girls in Lynchburg, Virginia, a home for girls ages four through twenty-one. Vassar performed several of his popular hits including his new release “Love is Alive.” Also pictured is Vassar’s drummer, GCHS graduate Jake Caldwell. For more information about Phil Vassar and the band, go to

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  • Civil War Festival and Monument Dedication

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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    On Saturday, April, 19, Cumberland Mountain Rifles Camp 386, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be dedicating a monument commemorating the 150-year anniversary of the January 20, 1864 Skirmish at Tracy City. In addition to the dedication, Camp 386 will hold their annual Confederate Heritage Festival. The festival will include a classic car cruise-in, cannon firing, an infantry demonstration, a living history campsite, guest speakers, and more. The event will be

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Alma Mater Theater

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:11 am

Captain America – The Winter Soldier Rated PG 2 hours 15 minutes Ticket Sales at 6:00 p.m. with movie at 8:00 p.m. April 18, 19 Fri. & Sat. 7pm and  Sunday 3pm Ticket Prices: $6 Adult, $5 Children Tickets go on sale at 6:30pm For more information Call: 592-8222 or go to

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  • High on the Hog to be Featured on Reality Show

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:07 am


          Young musical performers from a Nashville reality television will be in town on Friday night at the High on the Hog. Aspiring singers of the new show Kids Take Nashville are scheduled to take the stage at the carnival and a portion of the show will even be taped there. According to a news release, two of the kids’ performances will be filmed at the High on

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