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GCHS Class of 2015

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:13 am

Grundy County High School’s Class of 2015 celebrated the conclusion of their high school years Thursday, May 21, during a chilly graduation ceremony at Crisp Field. Temperatures dropped throughout the day, but that did not stop family and friends from filling the stadium to watch their loved ones accept their high school diplomas. Mallory Seals opened the ceremony with a prayer. Emily Masters, Valedictorian, and Terrince Bramhall, Salutatorian, addressed the

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Tennessee Ranks 44th For Senior Health

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:24 am

Tennessee ranked No. 44 for senior health this year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. Nationwide, the report shows positive trends for senior health, especially for those measures that look at whether seniors are getting the right care in a setting of their choice. Seniors are experiencing lower hospital readmission rates and preventable

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  • Divide Over State Logo

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:10 am


    A big change in a logo that identifies the State of Tennessee has many residents up in arms. Most are saying a new logo, meant to unify, is only creating a bigger divide. It is hard to go anywhere in the Volunteer State without seeing our iconic tri-star logo. But as the governor’s office is set to unveil a new simplistic design at a hefty price tag, many are asking,

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  • Marion Co. Man Charged: Money Laundering, Prostitution

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

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    An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other local and federal agencies has resulted in the arrest of a Marion County man today on charges of promoting prostitution and money laundering. At the request of then-16th District Attorney General Bill Whitesell, TBI Special Agents, working in conjunction with Agents with Homeland Security and Immigration Customs Enforcement, and officers with the Murfreesboro and Smyrna Police Departments,

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Local Athlete Competes On The Road

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

John David Dickerson recently participated in two popular events in the Southeast: the Heel Crank Duathlon and the National Cornbread Festival.  At the Heel Crank Duathlon, John David ran three miles, biked sixteen miles, and ran three additional miles.  Out of the 400 competitors, he finished fifty-second overall and first in his age group.  In the National Cornbread Festival 5K, John David was the overall winner for the second year

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  • GCHS Bass Team Finishes Saturday

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:53 am


    The GCHS Bass Team will hit the waters again Saturday for Yamaha’s Top 25 Championship of the Southeast TN B.A.S.S. High School Trail on Lake Guntersville out of the ramp at the dam in Jasper. Only the top 25 in points for the trail series have made the event. Nine of Grundy’s 12 boats are qualified and will fish. Weigh in will be at 3 p.m. Teams will be fighting

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  • Grundy Baseball to Host Skills Camp

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

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      Grundy Baseball will host skills camps this summer for youth baseball players ages 5 through 13. There will be a throwing, fielding and base running camp June 1-3. On June 8-10, they will host a pitching or catching camp. On June 15-17, they will host a hitting camp. All camps will run from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and be held at the Grundy County High School baseball field.

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TSLA Photos Decorate New Bass Pro Shops

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Since its grand opening last month, the Bass Pro Shops superstore in downtown Memphis has earned high praise from those who have toured the facility. The New York Times used the word “stunning” twice in the first six paragraphs of its article describing the 32-story-high building on the Mississippi River’s shoreline. Bass Pro Shops’ new location is more than just a place where people can buy hunting and fishing

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  • “Why My Mom Rocks” Winners Announced

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 10:06 am


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  • Countywide Field Day

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

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      Coordinated School Health hosted the annual countywide field day at Grundy County High School on Tuesday, May 12. All six elementary schools participated in the one-half mile run, softball/football throw, 50 yard dash, and sack race. The overall school point winner was North Elementary. The category winners are as follows: ½-Mile Run Fourth Grade: First place: Daniel James, SMES; Ayden Dillard, NES. Second place: Christopher Myers, TCES; Audrey Phipps,

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“Everyday Cheapskate”

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:31 am

Secrets of stress-free vacations with kids SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt Family vacations can be either delightful or disastrous — it depends greatly on your attitude and the care you devote to research and planning. Adjust your attitude. Here is the first rule of family vacations: Parents on vacation really aren’t on vacation. If you can unload personal expectations that you will be relaxed and refreshed when it’s over, you won’t

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  • “Pitch Perfect 2″

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:29 am


    associated press Anna Kendrick and the Barden Bellas are funnier than ever. “Who run the world? GIRLS!” sing those irrepressible Barden University Bellas, channeling Beyonce, in “Pitch Perfect 2.” And yes, they sure do run the world. The highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 surprise hit “Pitch Perfect” is now, more than ever, a celebration of girl power, girl bonding, girl harmony, and most of all, girl laughs. As the

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  • “Hot Pursuit”

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:00 am


    “Hot Pursuit” has all the trappings of a buddy comedy. The pairing of Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, like the recent Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard,” is predicated on the distance between the two in height and culture. Witherspoon plays an uptight, low-ranking San Antonio police officer named Cooper. In her first major assignment since accidentally tasering a teenager, she’s sent with a partner to protect a drug

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