At St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School tradition includes an annual musical by thespians and musicians in grades 6-12. This year, the SAS players are offering Fiddler on the Roof. Performances will be Friday, February 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 12 at 7 p.m.; and a performance space, McCrory Ha…

Begin 2022 on the right foot by joining Ranger Kristin Willis for a New Year's Day hike to Stone Door. This moderately-paced, 2-mile, round-trip hike begins at 9 a.m. on Jan. 1 at the Stone Door Ranger Station, 1183 Stone Door Drive, Beersheba, and will conclude by 11 a.m. Bring weather appr…

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  Winners for the 2019 HOCO Photo Contest. Thank you to all who entered and voted. A huge thank you to our sponsor, Bigfoot Adventure.   1st Place Easton Rymer & Brooks Lusk – 265 votes Prize from Bigfoot Adventure               2nd Place Brevin Layne – 227 votes Prize

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STAFF WRITER Erin McCullough This weekend Great Stage Park will be head banging and moshing when the Exit 111 Music Festival comes to town. The newest festival to the Bonnaroo grounds will see dozens of hard rock and heavy metal bands converge on Manchester for three days of metal mania. The…

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Bigfoot Blues Festival offers locals discounted tickets “We’re all fellow travelers in this thing called life,” asserts Kenny Wayne Shepherd. “We’ve been around the world many times over, and it’s the music and our fans that have taken us there. We’ve been able to do things and see things an…

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You voted, and here are the winners of the 2019 Mother/Child Look Alike Contest!   First Place Brittany Britton and Sherry Barrett with 341 votes Prize from Bigfoot Adventure         Second Place Kerastin Burnett and Vanessa Nunley with 257 votes Prize from Melinda’s Unique Styletique Salon

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The 53rd Annual Beersheba Springs Arts and Crafts Festival will be held this weekend, August 24 and August 25, at the Beersheba Assembly Grounds in Beersheba Springs. The festival is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be approximately 175

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A musical talent show for residents of Grundy County When the Bluegrass Underground family moved into their forever home, The Caverns, in Pelham, back in 2018, they knew they would be proud to present the breathtaking natural beauty of Grundy County in a starring role in the Emmy-winning int…

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The Plateau is offering an abundance of summertime activities this weekend. Check out some of the local offerings: Friday, July 26 Sycamore Falls Nature Hike: 10 a.m., meet at Greeter Falls trailhead, Altamont Greeter Falls Nature and Waterfall Hike: 1:30 -3:30 p.m., meet at Greeter Falls tr…

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GUEST COLUMNIST David Knox Sam Bush, known as the “Father of Newgrass,” has been confirmed to play the event Aug. 23-24 in Lynchburg. He will play during Saturday night’s show. A two-time cancer survivor, Bush underwent a bowel resection in May and missed a handful of concerts, so Lynchburg …

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More Than $236,000 in Grants Awarded to Local and Regional Organizations in 2018 BWF Expansion Includes Planet Roo and Mission that Supports Social Impact and Human Interest Bonnaroo Works Fund(BWF), the charitable arm of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, has recently announced the ope…

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For multitudes of music lovers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – Bonnaroo time. The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival happens June 13-16 as flocks of folks from all over the globe will congregate at The Farm in Manchester. After six years away, Phish returns to headline this year’s …

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STAFF WRITER Casey Watts The 18th annual Bonnaroo is right around the corner. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Tennessee Highway Patrol releases their traffic plans and the Coffee County Sheriff Department has a plan in place as well. Though he doesn’t know the exact amo…

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STAFF WRITER Elena Cawley When the Exit 111 Festival was announced earlier this month, organizers promised the three-day rock festival would trans-form Great Stage Park, the property that also hosts Bonnaroo, into a “rock and roll playground.” The lineup for the inaugural festival released T…

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Winners for the 2019 Cutest Baby Contest. Thank you to all who entered and voted. A huge thank you to our sponsors, Steven Roberts at Shelter Insurance and Mountain Goat Market.   First Place 369 votes – Aspen Hagan, daughter of Kristen Rankin & Deshaves Hagan Prize from Steven Roberts a…

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Winners for the 2019 Cutest Couple Contest. Thank you to all who entered and voted. A huge thank you to our sponsors, High Point Restaurant, Elaine’s Flowers and Creations, Papa Ron’s, and Monteagle Florist.   First Place 687 votes – James & Shenna Shrum Prize – Dinner at High Point Rest…

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Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She was the first to recognize that the machin…

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Steven Roberts at Shelter Insurance in Tracy City sponsored the Grundy County Herald’s Thanksgiving color-ing contest. Steven is pictured with contest winners Ben Harris, 1st place; Bryleigh Dyer, 3rd place; and Pay-ton Privett, 2nd place. Congratulations to the winners and thank you Shelter…

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By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a…

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Here is a list of local 4th of July celebrations: Tracy City Let Freedom Ring 10:30 a.m. – Bicycle decorating 11 a.m. – Bicycle parade 11:30 a.m. – Awards and ice cream 12 p.m. – Sack races and dizzy bat races 1 p.m. – Watermelon eating and pie eating contests 2 p.m. – Cornhole games

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Winners for the 2018 Cutest Baby Contest. Thank you to all who entered and voted. A huge thank you to our sponsors, Shelter Insurance and Christy’s Dairy Bar. First Place 400 votes – Colt Alan Layne, son of Heath & Britteny Layne Prize – Gift card from Shelter Insurance in Tracy City      

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Winners for the 2018 Cutest Couple Contest. Thank you to all who entered and voted. A huge thank you to our sponsors, High Point Restaurant, Elaine’s Flowers and Creations, Papa Ron’s, and Monteagle Florist. First Place 532 votes – CJ & Taylor Prize – Dinner at High Point Restaurant and …

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Winners for the Classic Car Photo Contest. Thank you to all who entered and voted. A huge thank you to our sponsors. First Place 70 likes – 1986 OREO Chevy Monte Carlo SS L69 Owner: David Whitman Prize from Grundy Tire & Auto     Second Place 52 likes – 1966 Chevelle SS Owner: Michelle

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Kerrie Knight, of Tracy city, is the winner of the Fun in the Sun contest. Pictured with the family four pack to Lake Winnie prize are her children, Kaylee and Cayden Hall.

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Here are the winners of the Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest. Thank you to all who entered and voted. A huge thank you to our sponsors, DAD’s Productions and Shelter Insurance.   1st place Max – 154 votes Parents: Lyndsey Guffey & Jordon Reames Prize from DAD’s Productions           2nd

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Here are the winners of the Summer Family Photo Contest. Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who entered.   First Place Photo submitted by Jeremy & Alissa Meeks – 276 Votes 4 pack Lake Winnie Tickets provided by Dee Underhill at Monteagle Sewanee Realtors           Second Place Pictur…

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Here are the winners of the 2017 Cutest Baby/Kid Contest! Thank you to everyone who entered and voted. A huge thank you to our sponsors.   First Place Aubrey Jae Ramsey with 277 likes Daughter of Josh & Rasha Ramsey Prize from Willow Tree Photography         Second Place Aden Stoglin with 236

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You voted, and here are winners of the 2017 Mother/Child Look Alike Photo Contest! First place Angie Jacks & Jama Jacks King with 344 votes. Prize from Pampered and Polished Beauty Salon         Second Place Candace & Chelsi Geary with 326 votes. Prize from Melinda’s Unique Styletiqu…

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You voted, and here ate winners of the 2017 Cutest Couple Contest! First Place Keaton and Laura Jones with 365 votes. High Point dinner for 2 Forever Young Salon gift card Monteagle Florist   bouquet of flowers                                      

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1st place: Kashius Hart with 283 votes. He is the son of Kamie King & Kirbee Hart, of Gruetli- Laager. Kashius will receive a prize from Mikes Pharmacy in Tracy City.               2nd place: Halee Eads & Levi Miller, of Monteagle, with 258 votes. Halee & Levi will receive

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Congratulations to our Dog Days of Summer Contest winners!     First Place: Venus and Benji (parents- Brandon and Meghan Gallagher) with 151 votes. Venus and Benji will receive a gift card from All Creatures Vet Clinic in Monteagle.         Second Place: Max Bennett (parents-Stacey and Malco…

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead     PUBLISHER mandy phillips Oprah’s new book club selection, The Underground Railroad, imagines a real railroad, with steam locomotives pulling box cars along underground steel tracks. Not intrigued yet? Well, know that Oprah picked this book for…

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The secret of cheap and healthy meals SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt Want to keep your food costs low during these times of rising costs? Stick to these rules: Set a budget and never pay full price. I know you hate the word budget. So do I. And we need to get over it. All it

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Student loans – do not assume SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt There is no doubt that student loans can be troubling for both students and parents. And if you thought it was a pain to get those loans in the first place, just wait until you start making payments. DEAR MARY: We are currently rep…

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Cheaper, better sparkling windows SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt You may recall (since I can’t stop talking about it) that we moved into our new home in April 2015 just in time to experience our first Rocky Mountain spring. There are no words to describe it adequately, so I won’t even try. T…

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More month than money? SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt You’ve lost your job, or for some other reason don’t have enough money to pay all of your bills. Which ones should you pay first, and which ones can slide for a while? Here’s a basic rule of thumb written in “Guide to Surviving Debt,” a book

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Scared and learning the hard way SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt I recently received a heartbreaking letter from one of my readers, which resulted in the following email conversation. She gave me permission to share our conversation: DEAR MARY: I have been a Debt-Proof Living member for longe…

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Calculate and compare toilet paper SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt Over the years I’ve received thousands of money-saving tips from readers — many of which I’ve shared in books, newsletters and this column. I haven’t shared plenty of other tips for a variety of reasons, but mostly because I’v…

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Easy ways to boost your income SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt Of all the people I know and love, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t welcome a small income boost this month — or any month, for that matter. Whether you’re between jobs, figuring out how to cover a bill or hoping to stash more

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5 highly useful free sites SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt The Internet is a wonderful thing. In what seems like just a few short years, this phenomenon has changed our lives — and the world. Some days I wonder how we lived without it. But even with all of its wonderful qualities, the Internet can be

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Spending how much on groceries? SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt Is your monthly grocery spending eating up a large portion of your income? You’re not alone. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that a family of four, using a moderate-cost plan, spent an average of $1,062 on groc…

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You can be a good cook SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt Dear Mary: I followed your suggestion to track our family spending for 30 days. I am so embarrassed to admit that our family of four spent nearly $385 on fast food in one month. I thought I kept track of all our expenses but hadn’t

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Worry-free is the way to be SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt Last year, readers Mitch and Jenn had a string of bad luck. Mitch broke his leg in a skiing accident. Jenn’s car broke down requiring major repairs. And their home’s aged roof decided to fail right in the midst of a major storm. The timing

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Best money books for kids SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt If I had a dollar for every person who has ever asked me, “Why didn’t anyone ever tell me how to manage money and stay out of debt when I was a kid?!” I’d be a wealthy woman. If you have kids in your life as

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Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2016 Cutest Couple contest on our Facebook page. Here are your winners: First Place – RussLyn and Boone (564 votes) win a Giles Dunn gift certificate, dinner at High Point, and flowers from Monteagle Florist. Second Place – Jeremy and Alissa Meeks (554 …

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Avoid costly tax mistakes SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt   You’ve rounded up your receipts, figured out all your deductions and now you’re ready to load that onto your tax forms. This is not the time to get sloppy. Make sure you don’t run any of these red flags up the flag pole of your tax

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Would you clean out your closets for $400? SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt Are your storage areas overflowing? Do your children outgrow their clothes at the speed of light? Have you outgrown — or just grown tired of — some of your clothes and household items? Wouldn’t it be nice to receive so…

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The people you meet, the books you read SYNDICATED COLUMNIST mary hunt The late humorist and master of salesmanship, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, said one of my favorite quotes of all time: “You are the same today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things: the peop…