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“It Starts Here” GC County Democratic Party Leadership Convention

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 10:02 am

  GRUNDY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY roger layne “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead There are many times, far more often than not, that government and politics itself can be overwhelming. Whether it is due to the elected representatives and their choices or the sheer volume of offices on the ballot every

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Marion County Hospital To Cut Most Services

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:01 am

  During the past year, Parkridge Health System has been providing emergency services, inpatient behavioral health, inpatient medical and surgical services, outpatient surgery, and comprehensive outpatient services to residents of the Parkridge West communities. Within this full scope of services, less than 2 percent of our patients have utilized inpatient medical and surgical services.  As a result, on April 6, 2015, we will discontinue providing inpatient medical care and surgical

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  • Grundy County Schools Sue State

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:43 pm

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      Grundy County Schools, along with seven other area school systems, have filed a lawsuit in the Davidson County Chancery Court alleging the state has ‘breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free education for the children of the state.”   Named as defendants in the suit are Gov. Bill Haslam, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell, and several Tennessee Board of Education

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  • Bibleman Banned From Grundy County Schools

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:27 am

    A longstanding fixture in Grundy County, Horace Turner, known as the Bibleman, was recently informed that he would no longer be allowed to hold Bible study in local elementary schools. Complaints of Turner’s Bible study sessions in local schools reached the ACLU and the Wisconsin Freedom from Religion Foundation who contacted the school system. “The Grundy County Board of Education has received a complaint regarding Mr. Turner’s support of the

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Lady Jackets Split Their Last Two Games

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:19 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie The Lady Jackets only got in two games over the last week again due to weather. They got another victory over Huntland and then fell to Whitwell Monday. The team is 3-1 overall and 1-0 in district play. “We’re playing better ball. Tonight was two good ball teams playing a good game. It was a 3-1 game and we had chance to win it in the

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  • Lady Jackets Move To 2-0 and 1-0 In District

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:42 am

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    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie Last week’s rain prevented the Lady Jackets from playing any games until Monday of this week but they made that one count crushing Signal Mountain 28-6 in three innings. The win moved Grundy to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in district play. “We are still trying to get past the early season butterflies. Lack of field time is really showing in our confidence on the dirt. Once

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  • Jacket Baseball Opens Hot At 5-0

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

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    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT david lowrie The start of the season may have been delayed due to weather but when things did start for the Yellow Jackets, they started in the right way. Grundy has opened the season with a 5-0 record and is tearing through opponents. “Obviously it’s more enjoyable to be 5-0 than 0-5. That being said baseball is a tournament and it’s not how you start, it’s how you

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Clay Named “Farmer of the Year”

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

He first sold certified oat and wheat seeds some 57 years ago, and George Clay of Pelham, has been farming ever since. This year, Clay has been named as the Tennessee Farmer of the Year by University of Tennessee Extension. The third-generation farmer, his wife Edwene, and their sons Eddie, Keith and Eric currently oversee about 2,100 acres and 110 beef cows — a far cry from the 150 acres

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  • “Meet Your Neighbor” Daniel Crabtree

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:22 am

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    Daniel Crabtree, Mayor of Palmer, recently discussed his role in local politics and athletics with the Herald. Daniel is a lifelong resident of Grundy County. “I have always lived in Palmer. My parents are Karen Rogers Davis and the late Troy Crabtree. I have two younger brothers, DeRon and Brady Meeks.,” says Daniel. “I am blessed to have been able to grow up with grandparents on both sides of my

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  • Siege at Bridgeport re-enactment

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

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      The historic Siege at Bridgeport, which took place in 1862, will once again be dramatically portrayed in terms of the struggle, sound and fury of the battle for the twenty-first consecutive year later this month. The Siege has become the State’s largest and oldest Civil War Reenactment. Each year, approximately 1,000 reenactors return to the picturesque farm that has served as the live drama stage since the event began.

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“Insurgent” Seizes Top Spot; “The Gunman” Misfires

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:01 am

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.” The second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters, according Rentrak estimates Sunday. Penn’s geopolitical thriller stumbled with only $5 million. While the second films in both the “Hunger Games” and the “Twilight” series boasted opening weekend gains

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  • “The Sound Of Music” Film Clebrates A Golden Anniversary

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

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    The hills are alive with the sound of a big, lucrative anniversary. The 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and its star Julie Andrews can’t quite believe it. “This is a lovely moment to mark. I’ve been saying all along it’s like a very bad joke because surely it was only 30 years ago —

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  • Horoscopes 3-19-15

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

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    AQUARIUS (Jan 20– Feb 18): Some misunderstandings could cause confusion at home today, Aquarius. Your natural tact and diplomacy will certainly come in handy. Artistically, you may be inspired to work on a painting or short story that’s been in your head for a while. Even though you don’t pay much attention to your artistic abilities, they may be responsible for some new career opportunities coming your way.   PISCES

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