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Looking Back: July to December 2016

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:26 am

July

Top Stories

2016James E. Campbell, Jr. found guilty of attempting to pass a forged instrument over $250,000, possession of a forged instrument over $250,000, conspiracy to commit theft over $250,000; Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum returns $300K to fund balance; Sheriff’s Office recovers stolen goods at a Gruetli-Laager residence; Tennessee State Supreme Court to review Judge Angel’s post-conviction hearing decision in Adam Braseel case; GCHS boys basketball coach Jerry Brown suspended.

Lifestyles

Big Creek public area dedication; Albert and Imogene Knight celebrate sixty-fifth anniversary.

Weddings: Robin Caldwell and Derrick Morrison.

Senior of the Month: Carrie Sue Sanders.

School News

Students explore photography through workshop led by Scholastic and Emily Partin; Coalmont Elementary School students participate in summer reading activities.

Sports

Gruetli-Laager All Stars head to state tourney; Alexa Fults swims on championship team; Mountain Archery holds state tourney;

In Memory

Stanley Yarworth, Jonathan Northcutt, Ronald Morrison, Danny Layne, David Akers, Johnny Crabtree, Robert Anderson, Donald Bivens, Faye Hoosier, Ruth Baker, Tracy Bunch, Jackie Ingle, Clarice Bray, and Mary Jo Fults.

August

Top Stories

Grundy County Fair returns; Grundy County Trustee Tyler McCullough represents Grundy County at national convention in California; Newcomers sweep school board elections; U.S. Senator Bob Corker visits Altamont; James E. Campbell sentenced to 11 years in prison for of attempting to pass a forged instrument over $250,000, possession of a forged instrument over $250,000.

Lifestyles

South Cumberland Community Fund awards 11 grants; Denny Cove preserved and open for climbing; Beersheba Springs festival celebrates jubilee; Clay Canvas opens in Monteagle; Campaign begins to bring old high school back to life; Surprise 80th birthday celebration for Marguerite Childers, Judy Barry retires.

Weddings: Brittney Hitt and John Butner.

Senior of the Month: Joe Cunningham.

School News

43rd District State Representative Kevin Dunlap presents flag to Tracy City Elementary School; GC Schools receive LaunchTN grant; Palmer Elementary School welcomes Donald Partin as principal; Mary Jo Gallagher honored as Southeast Regional Coordinator for School Health.

Sports

David Lowrie named youth director of Tennessee B.A.S.S. Nation; Gridiron Guessers return; Jackets fall in season opener against Whitwell.

Players of the Week: Ethan Nunley, Hagen Cash, Matthew Burrows, DeWayne Grooms.

In Memory

Margaret Burnett, Terry Sanders, Allen Cunningham, Jeff Johnson, Freddie Smith, Susie Peck, Joyce Layne, Rita Thompson, Roxanne Crabtree, Jerry Tate, Glenn Savage, Teresa Anderson, Janice Griffith, Jerry Clendenon, and Linda Christian.

September

Top Stories

Rhonda Davis arrested for January robbery of Mike’s Pharmacy;  21 abused animals recovered at Tracy City residence; Robert “Bobby” Nunley to face charges from Kentucky drug store robbery; 11 pot plants and 22 jars of processed marijuana found in Altamont; Thomas Andrews, charged with statutory rape, future unsure as judge delays sentencing.

Lifestyles

Georgia Mooney celebrates her 102th birthday.

Weddings: Tori Bosio and Tyler Anderson.

Senior of the Month: Jack Thompson.

Births: Isiah Michael Smith, Charles Borne.

School News

Healthy Horizons hosts fourth graders at Dubose Conference Center for diabetes prevention activities; Local 4H students place at cooking contest; GCHS receives youth literacy grant; SMES students visit Suter Farm; Active shooter training drill at TCES.

Sports

MCHS Warriors overmatch Jackets; Junior Jackets sting SCMS; Jackets get first victory against Cannon County; Kevin Butner named GCHS boys basketball coach; Taylen Scissom and Connor Shrum named GCHS Homecoming Queen and King; Jackets drop heartbreaker to Bees on Homecoming; GCXC kicks off season; Pirates blank Jackets; Junior Jackets blitz Flintville.

Players of the Week: Michael Myers, Corbin Lusk, Josh Wingo, James McDaniel, Hagen Cash, Jaden Campbell, Zack Layne, Kevin Castro.

In Memory

Bernard Myers, Mary Parsons, Earl Pickett, Wanda Zaid, Charlie Freeman, Hazel Cleek, John Johnson, Jeannie Wilcox, Danny Williams, Michael Hargis, Alfred King, Lillian Parsons, Wendy Stiefel, Mildred Perry, Edna Nunley, Clarence Goins, William Seagroves, Catherine Flury, Sherman Tate, and Sherman Layne.

October

Top Stories

Water restrictions implemented due to drought conditions; Adam Braseel taken into custody as TN Supreme Court overturns Judge Angel’s post-conviction decision to grant new trial; Tracy City receives infrastructure grant.

Lifestyles

Palmer Clinic turns 60; David Carroll publishes Volunteer Bama Dog; SVEC sends teams to help with hurricane recovery.

Senior of the Month: Rosa Campbell.

School News

FSC welcomes fourth graders for Every Child in the Park.

Sports

Bass team wins at Cherokee Lake; Tigers rally to edge Jackets; Dragons pull away from Jackets; Big 8 season tips off; GCHS volleyball holds senior night; Indians overpower Jackets.

Players of the Week: Grant Hodosi, Case Anderson, Chris Nance, Jathan Campbell, Kevin Castro, Ethan Nunley, Andrew Sanders, Matt Burrows, GCXC.

In Memory

Tommy Jarrett, Jim Uselton, Helen Kirk, Donny Cagle, Sue Long, David Cagle, Robert Blaylock, Paul Cooke, James Taylor, Dorothy Roberts, Lee Nunley, Betty Killian, Rosie Hill, Charles Layne, Alfred Gallagher, Angela Jacobs, and Adrian Brewer.

November

Top Stories

Thomas Andrews sentenced to three and one-half years in prison for two counts of statutory rape; New Grundy County Jail opens; Hiker falls to death at Day Loop; Residents asked to continue limiting water usage; Donald Trump wins presidential election; Statewide ban on burning issued; MacKenzie Kuehner missing.

Lifestyles

Grant received to renovate old high school; Camp Mountain Lake purchased by former resident; Grundy County receives Three Star award.

Senior of the Month: Senior Center veterans.

School News

Palmer Elementary School turns 89; TCES holds safety day; Palmer Elementary School, SMES honors veterans.

Sports

Senior night for GCHS fall athletes; Owls drop Jackets; GCXC finishes season strong; Bass team wins Percy Priest smack down.

Players of the Week: Ethan Nunley, Casen King, Alexa Fults, Kyle Ingleburger, Kyle Palmer, Teah Bosio, Trey Hampton.

In Memory

Pamela Layman, Hazel Gilliam, Willie Lawhorn, Therman Magouirk, Boyd Fults, Jean Hendrickson, Hilda Dixon, Donald Norwood, Lisa Rodriguez, Marjorie Griffith, John Collins, Hershel Curtis, and Albert Knight.

December

Top Stories

Five nabbed in illegal pill conspiracy; Kelsi Mott cheers at Disney World; Drought conditions ease; Monteagle VFW padlocked; School Board athletic committee considers removing Casey Tate as head football coach.

Lifestyles

Mayor Michael Brady holds Walks with Mayor; David Patton remembers Pearl Harbor in three-part series; Wilene Campbell turns 70; Smokey Mountain communities unite after devastating fires; Coach Mac reunited with daughter.

Seniors of the Month: Carol and Ronald Feldman.

School News

Monteagle Elementary School participates in Operation Christmas Child; North Elementary School students receive books.

Sports

Lady Jackets looking for elusive wins; GCHS swim team wins women’s freestyle; Lady Jackets, Jackets drop games at Cascade; Lady Jackets defeat SCHS; Lady Warriors, Eagles win Jingle Bell Classic.

Players of the Week: Lacy Nunley, Kollyn Cooper, Teah Bosio, Boo Goins, Trent Hampton, Noah Bean.

In Memory

Bobbie Wilson, Howard Cunningham, Hester Fults, Madison Ostertag, Bernie Crittendon, Michael Nunley, Wayne Johnson, Bonnie Watts, Phillip Lawson, Randel James, Albert Nunley, Gilbert Layne, Jerry Overturf, Gloria Lewis, Roy Kilgore, Ruby Curtis, Bennie Long, Bobbie Blaylock, Earnest Kilgore, Wendy Scissom, Alton Hall, Lynn King, Mary Davis, Debra Morris, and Brian McDowell.