After conducting classroom spelling bees for grades 4th through 8th at Swiss Memorial Elementary School, the first place champions' names were put into a drawing for a gift card of their choice. Chelsae Layman, 5th grade, was the lucky winner and she chose a $15 Xbox gift card.

The Grundy County 4-H Homeschool group kicked off the new year with a photo contest. Winners were Rebekah Meeks in the 4th to 5th grade group, Hannah Parvin (first place) and Jaden Gipson (second place) in the 6th to 8th grade group, and Shianne Layne for high school.

Tracy City Elementary held their annual spelling bee on Jan. 26. Pictured from left are first place winner Jayden Land, second place winner Vincent Bryant, third place winner Raigan Hampton, fourth place winner Maddox Parson and fifth place winner Nash Newsome.

GCHS faculty and students provided coffee, hot chocolate, doughnuts and chocolate covered strawberries to members of the Grundy County Board of Education in appreciation of their support and dedication to Grundy County's students.

Grundy County High School will be hosting a College and Career fair. The College & Career Fair career fair will be held at GCHS Wednesday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Grundy County teachers were surprised last week when Director of Schools Dr. Clint Durley and Grundy County School System (GCSS) staff presented them with new laptops.

Pelham Elementary School held their annual Spelling Bee. The winners will compete in the county competition at a later date. Students in grades 1-8 participated. Winners from left are Chloe Turner, 2nd alternate; Channing Melton, 4th place; Alexandria Reese, 2nd place; Graham Fults, 1st plac…

Chattanooga State is proud to announce that the following students in Grundy County have attained Dean’s List status for the 2021 fall semester. Eligibility requirements to make the Dean’s List includes students who have completed 12 or more hours of college-level work with a grade point ave…

Robin Colston was named Monteagle Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year last week. Colston has been a teacher for almost three decades. She began her teaching career at Tracy City Elementary, but has been at Monteagle Elementary for the past 16 years. She has taught all grades except 5th.

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At SMES's October Attendance Assembly 96 students were rewarded for perfect attendance and 15 for near-perfect attendance. The top two classes with the best attendance for the month of October were Mrs. Angie Harper's 1st grade, in grade band Pre-K through 3rd, with an overall percentage of …

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Students from Pelham Elementary School recently competed in the National Beta State Convention. Lana Layne placed 3rd in Language Arts for 8th grade. Layne will compete again at the National Convention in June.

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Winners of the Tracy City Elementary 4-H poster contest are from left Kross VanHooser, Shruti Patel, Analesa Banks, Abigail Gifford, Marshall Lane, Joy Livesay, Derek VanHooser, Mason Johnson, and Jurnee Jackson.

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North Elementary held their annual Spelling Bee contest. The winners from left are Kylee Ferrell, 1st place; Logan Galus, 2nd place; Ana Spicer, 3rd place; Colben Roddy-Stone, 4th place; Kaylee Childers, 5th place.

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Swiss Memorial Elementary School held their 19th annual Veterans Appreciation Program on November 18. The Invocation was given by Jacob Anderson and students commanded the program by leading The Pledge of Allegiance, reciting poetry, performing songs, paying tribute to local Veterans through…

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Grundy County High School Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department will receive a Supporting Postsecondary Access in Rural Communities (SPARC) grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). The grant is awarded to distressed and at-risk counties in the state, as design…

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On December 7th, Willene Nunley Campbell will celebrate her 75th birthday.

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God’s Children are a Blessing Ministries (GCB) is holding its ninth annual Christmas gift drive. They are accepting toys for boys and girls, items for teenagers, personal hygiene items, blankets and warm clothes for all ages.

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The 3rd grade at Monteagle Elementary submitted Why I'm Thankful letters. The winners pictured from left are Bryleigh Dyer, 1st place; Bentlee Stiefel, 3rd place; Veronica Horton, MES principal; Alyssa Hastings, 2nd place and Brooklyn Layne.

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Jarrett Avery Willis, son of Amanda and Quent Willis of Hillsboro, and Emily Maggie White, daughter of Angie and Jeff White of Tracy City, were inducted into the Order of the Gown at the University of the South during a ceremony held in September.

With the December 3 deadline less than two months away, tnAchieves needs an additional 5,900 volunteer mentors across the state to support TN Promise applicants from the Class of 2022. Locally, Grundy County still needs nine mentors to meet its goal of 22.

Swiss Memorial Elementary School kicked off their attendance program at the end of August by awarding six classes travel trophies that included two for Best Attendance, two for Second Best, and two for Third Best. One of each award was received by three classes in each grade band, Pre-K thro…

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This Saturday, Sept. 4, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (SAS) will dedicate the Tim Graham Trail System and host a memorial service for Graham, who died in April 2020 when pandemic restrictions precluded a public service.

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The Annex Café is celebrating its 49th year of operation this month. The Annex is a fixture and popular eatery in downtown Tracy City.

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Grundy County Mayor Michael Brady asks that citizens of Grundy County take time to honor those who work tirelessly volunteering to help others.  Written nominations for Adult Volunteer and Youth Volunteer must be submitted by Sept. 15.

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South Cumberland Plateau AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) distributed more than 60,900 free meals to children this summer, benefiting children, families and the entire plateau with much appreciated food and community.

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The Grundy County Lions Club will be hosting its 15th Annual Grundy County Lions Club Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 21. The tournament was recently renamed the Samantha Dykes Memorial. Tournament Director Mike Birdwell renamed the annual event in honor of the memory of one of the Lions Club…

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It is time to get your walking shoes out and join in for this year’s 28th Multi-Cancer Support Walk-A-Thon at the old Franklin County High School football field, Sept. 10, starting at 6 p.m. with lots of fun, food and good entertainment.

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More than 500 visitors from eight states attended the recent Swiss Heritage Celebration in Gruetli-Laager. Sponsored by the Grundy County Swiss Historical Society, the July 31 event was held at the Stoker-Stampfli Farm Museum.

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The 54th annual Beersheba Springs Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Aug. 28 and 29. The Beersheba Springs Arts and Crafts festival has been drawing visitors during the fourth weekend in August since its inception in 1966. The festival features close to 150 artisans and craft vendors from…

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The South Cumberland Plateau AmeriCorps VISTA Project recognizes and says farewell to departing VISTA service members Emily Stone, Sam Shaw, Connor Stack and Thomas Macfie. Their dedication to poverty alleviation on the South Cumberland Plateau has left a lasting impact on our communities.

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Hallelujah Pottery/Full Circle Candles has been hosting summer crafts camps for children for the past 6 years. This year’s camp consisted of two one week sessions as well as a Craft Fair at the end of the season to sell wares created by the campers.

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The 34th annual 127 Yard Sale is this weekend, Aug. 5-8. Commonly referred to as “the world’s longest yard sale,” the 127 Yard Sale spans 690 miles from Addison, Mississippi, to Gadsden, Alabama. The route travels through six states, including Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and…

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After 11 months and 85 miles of measuring the trails in South Cumberland State Park, the Friends of South Cumberland’s Trails Team has completed the posting of mile markers on every trail in the 31,000-acre park, officials have announced.