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Tate to lead Yellow Jackets football

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:20 am

Late Friday afternoon it was announced that former Yellow Jacket Casey Tate would take the reins as Head Coach of the Yellow Jackets. Tate, a 1998 graduate of GCHS, played for Chris Pickett and Sid Fritts. The new coach said he and everyone he is planning on helping him so far all have the same concern. Numbers. With only 18 players returning from the current team it is a serious

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Roundtable Discussion Set For Saturday

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

The Grundy County Board of Education and the Grundy County Commission will host a roundtable to discuss short and long-term goals. The roundtable will be held Saturday, January 24, at the Grundy County High School Library at 8:00 a.m.  

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  • First rural Reentry Class Graduates

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 10:21 am

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      The first class of the Grundy County Rural reentry program graduated on Tuesday, January 13. Christine Hopkins, Executive Director of Middle Tennessee Rural Reentry, congratulated the graduates on their progress and encouraged them to use the skills they have learned upon release from the Grundy County Jail. The graduates will have the opportunity to continue their education at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McMinnville.

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  • Groundbreaking For New Detention Center

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:41 am


    County and state representatives joined together to break ground for the new Grundy County Detention Center on Wednesday, January 7. The new detention center will be located behind the Grundy County Courthouse in Altamont and is projected to house 98 inmates. The facility will be completed in the spring of 2016. Pictured are (r to l): Grundy County Commissioner Mike Cordell, Commissioner Dennis Jones, Sheriff’s Deputy Phillips Hobbs, Jail Administrator

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Big 8 Roundup

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 11:18 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie Deadline for Big 8 results to be turned in to the Herald is Noon on Mondays. All names are spelled as turned in on the score sheets. If your school’s results are not listed it is because they have not turned in their results to the Herald. Scorekeepers please fill out all areas of the score sheet including quarter-by-quarter score and first and last names of

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  • Lady Jackets Sting Hornets Saturday

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

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    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie Grundy got in back to back games Friday and Saturday at Bledsoe and then hosting Huntland. The Lady Jackets fell by one Friday and prevailed by one Saturday. The Jackets came up short in both games. The Lady Jackets moved to 9-13 overall and 2-4 in the district. The men fell to 4-17 and are 1-5 in the district. The teams hosted Notre Dame on Tuesday

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  • GCHS Swim Team Headed To Regionals

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:15 am

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    Alexa Fults competed at the Karen Hamilton Memorial Swim Meet which was hosted by the Tullahoma Swim Club and held at the Manchester Recreation Center on Saturday, January 10.  Twelve teams from Middle Tennessee and Northern Alabama participated in this   meet.  Even though she was swimming with a fractured tailbone, Alexa managed good times and placed second in the 50 yd. freestyle, second in the 100 yd. backstroke, second in

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Partin Named President/CEO Of SVEC

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:31 am

The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has named Mike Partin SVEC’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Partin succeeds Robert W. (Bob) Matheny who retired earlier this month after serving for over 16 years. Partin will be the seventh manager/CEO in the Cooperative’s 75 year existence. “Mike is knowledgeable and experienced in the electric cooperative industry, having grown in responsibility and leadership over the course of his career,”

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  • “Meet Your Neighbor”

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

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      As Federal Programs Supervisor for Grundy County Schools, Shalonda Braden works with teachers and students across the local area. She recently spoke with the Herald about her family, her job, and a new program that is in place to help students reach their reading goals. Shalonda, the daughter of Jerry Gallagher and Karen Barnes Gallagher, is originally from Pelham. She has a sister, Amanda Gallagher Ruehling, and a brother

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  • Meet Your Neighbor Dean Owenby

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm

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    Clara Dean Owenby, known to everyone as Dean, recently opened AAC Tax Service in Tracy City. She has prepared taxes for many years, most recently with Rip Hampton. Dean sat down with the Herald to tell us a little about her life and her passion. Dean is originally from Ashville, NC, and moved with her husband Harold to the mountain in 1978. “Harold and I have been married for 57

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Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:46 am

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press Paddington Bear. How well we know him. He’s cuddly, he’s loyal, and he’s sensitive. He’s well-traveled — but loves to stay home, too. And he can whip up a mean homemade marmalade. As Mom would say, what’s not to love? And one can say precisely the same of the engaging new “Paddington,” written and directed by Paul King and based of course on the

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  • “Selma”

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 11:25 am


    JAKE COYLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS To say Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” feels relevant is a mammoth understatement. It’s altogether animated, propelled and enlivened by its contemporary urgency. “Selma” is a history lesson that throbs with today. DuVernay, a former publicist with two low-budget dramas to her name, dramatizes the events around the 1965 Civil Rights march through Alabama, from Selma to Montgomery, with a straightness of purpose befitting the famous protest’s

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  • “Into the Woods”

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:39 am


    This is one Disney film that’s definitely not a light fairy tale. For those unfamiliar with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1987 Broadway musical, that fact might come as a surprise. Fans, meanwhile, will probably be left wondering where the subversive edge has gone. Disney has chosen to take the middle ground here, cutting, smoothing and refining to create something more palatable to the masses. Devotees might scoff, but director

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