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Grundy County Jail Unfit For Inmates

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

Large yellow school buses began pulling up in front of the Grundy County Jail in Altamont in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 16. Responding to a call from the sheriff’s office, the school system provided buses and drivers to transport approximately 73 inmates to seven different facilities throughout the state, the result of a notice by the Fire Marshal that major electrical problems posed a hazard to the

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Revitalization Makes Its Mark In Tracy City

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

Oliver W. Jervis, Chairman of the Tracy City Downtown Revitalization Committee, has announced the completion of the committee’s work. An application filed with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development on November 1, 2013 requested admission to its Tennessee Downtowns Program. On February 1, 2013 Tracy City was advised it had been selected as one of six towns in Tennessee for round three of the program. The admission to

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  • Early Voting Begins Friday, July 18

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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    Secretary of State Tre Hargett Announces Start of Early Voting   Beginning Friday, registered voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for the August 7 state primary and county general elections. Secretary of State Tre Hargett is encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting. “Early voting allows voters to pick a convenient time to cast their ballots,” said Secretary Hargett. “Because of the length of the August

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  • Hunter Safety Education

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Hunting season is coming up and now is the time to mark your calendar for one of the upcoming hunter safety classes. If you have a son or daughter that will be hunting with you this fall 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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Yellow Jackets Undefeated In 7 on 7

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:12 am

Coach Nick Bryant reports his team was hitting on all cylinders July 10 when they competed in the 7 on 7 passing league event at Boyd Buchannan. Grundy won all four varsity passing league games and scored a 1-1 tie in the junior varsity game. “Houston Mainord led the charge at the quarterback position by reading the defensives and finding the open receivers. Houston was looking sharp at quarterback and

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  • Junior Jackets Perform Well In 7 on 7

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:11 am

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    Thursday, July 17, the junior jackets participated in a 7 on 7 tournament in Bridgeport, Alabama. The Grundy County Junior Jackets played five games, winning 4 out of 5. Other teams participating were South Pittsburg, Bridgeport and Pisgah AL. Coach Casey Tate was pleased with the results as his team tied for first in the event. “Assistant coaches Nick Jensen, Brad Dees, and Skyler Seals had the boys well prepared.

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  • Brothers Win State Championship Bow Shoot

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

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    Tyler and Trenton Sanders, sons of the late Misty Sanders and Brian and Candie Sanders of Coalmont, recently participated in the ASA Championship Shoot at the Old Hickory Lake Bowman Club. Trenton, 11, shooting on the Senior Eagle class, won his fourth state championship. Tyler, 7, won his first state championship in the Junior Eagle class.

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Collins River Bridge Dedicated In Memory Of Alf Adams

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:55 am

Adams, a resident of Beersheba Springs for over 20 years, spent summers in the town every year since his birth. His daughter, Karin Adams Barro said, “Everyone knew Alf.” Adams passed away just over a year ago, and his first cousin, Garrett Adams, sought to remember him by having the state name the Collins River Bridge in his honor. State Senator Janice Bowling, who introduced the legislation in Nashville, read

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  • Senior Of The Month

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:15 am

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    Inez Winton has been chosen as Senior of the Month for July at the Monteagle Senior Nutrition Site. Inez was born May 6, 1926, to Abbott and Gladys Conry Carden of Pelham. She is the widow of Lewie Winton, a former sheriff of Grundy County. Inez is a former secretary of Selective Services in Grundy County. Inez is the mother of three daughters and one son. Inez has been a

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  • Taking The Herald Along For The Ride

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:15 am

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    CW2 Nathaniel Gallagher from Pelham and SGT Ryan Brymer from Palmer proudly display a Grundy County Herald in front of a US Army Black Hawk Helicopter. Gallagher, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, and Brymer, a Chinook door gunner, are currently serving in the US Army and have been deployed to Afghanistan since January.

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And So It Goes

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:44 am

While the title of Rob Reiner’s “And So It Goes” seems intended as take-it-on-the-chin affirmation of life’s inevitable detours and potholes, the movie itself feels like a surrender — to the kind of geriatric burlesque that increasingly seems to be the only game in town for A-list stars of Social Security age. Rivaling headliner Michael Douglas’ recent altacocker ensembler “Last Vegas” in its quantity of arthritic slapstick and tearjerking platitudes,

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  • Planes: Fire and Rescue

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:22 am

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    Dusty Crophopper is an international celebrity, used to winning one aerial race after another. However, his gearbox is giving out. His fuselage is failing. It might be time to come up with life’s Plan B. That’s the start of Disney’s new kids cartoon, “Planes: Fire and Rescue” and it’s a strangely different one. Most children’s movies preach the California gospel of self-esteem, a contradictory creed (everyone is the same, everyone

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  • PLANET OF THE APES

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 8:27 am

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    In Rise of the Planet of the Apes something magic happened, the goose-bump inducing moment that Caesar says “NO,” one of the most enduring sci-fi franchises in cinematic history asserted its dominance on the contemporary blockbuster landscape. The series, continuing with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Dawn), has smarts, gorgeous innovation and pure, arresting entertainment. It’s ten years after the “simian flu” has wiped out all but a

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