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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Items recovered from the Budget Inn in Bean Station, Monday.

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Five arrested at local motel

Drugs and paraphernalia recovered
Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor
BEAN STATION – Five individuals were arrested at the Budget Inn in Bean Station, Monday, after officers responding to a complaint recovered drugs and paraphernalia from two separate rooms at the hotel. Read More…


Christmas season begins

Christmas tree lighting, parades commence this week
BEAN STATION – Grainger County’s celebration of the Christmas season begins this week, with the start of area parades and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Read More…


Lady Grizzlies remain undefeated

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent
MARYVILLE – In the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic, played at Heritage High School last Friday and Saturday, the Grainger High School Lady Grizzlies offense rolled and the defense clamped down to give the Lady Grizzlies a 74-45 victory over Sevier County and a 74-31 victory over Karns. Read More…

Grizzlies drop a pair of close games

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent
MARYVILLE – Last Friday evening, in their first game of the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic played at Heritage High School, the Grainger High School Grizzlies took on the AAA Smoky Bears from Sevier County High School.Read More…

Lady Pirates dominate Cornerstone Academy

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent
WASHBURN – The Washburn High School basketball teams split two decisions in a game against Cornerstone Academy played in the Pirates’ Cove, Monday, November 21. Read More…

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Basketball starts for Washburn

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent
PIGEON FORGE – Both the Washburn High School boys and girls basketball teams suffered losses in their first two games of the season as they took on AA school Pigeon Forge and a tough single A school from Unaka. Read More…

Rutledge Middle School basketball tips off season

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent
RUTLEDGE – The Rutledge Middle School boys and girls basketball teams successfully tipped off the 2016-17 season with a home game against Horace Maynard Middle School, Monday, November 7. Read More…


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FCCLA members donate gingerbread houses

KNOXVILLE – Members of Grainger High School FCCLA made 13 gingerbread houses and donated them to the Fantasy of Trees in Knoxville. The houses were sold for a total of $1,280, and the proceeds went to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The house made by Mandy Lemka, Cari Miller and Bailey Rouse won an Honorable Mention

5K Turkey Trot

Photo by Dani Dyer The Grainger High School Grizzly baseball team held its Diamond 5K Turkey Trot Saturday, Nov. 11, at GHS. Team members were stationed at multiple checkpoints throughout the race, providing runners with water and course directions. The race was sponsored by more than 15 local businesses and individuals. Share your opinions and

Food City to host Holiday Open House

BLAINE – Food City will host its annual Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 3, at all area locations, including the Blaine Food City. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tasty treats and special events will be held throughout each store. Share your opinions and comments with the editor. Send your Letter

Food City hosts annual pet hunger drive

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – The Food City Pet Club is gearing up for its annual Pet Hunger Drive. This year’s drive will take place November 28 through January 6, throughout the entire supermarket chain. During the drive, shoppers are invited to purchase prepackaged pet food bags for $10. Once purchased, the bags can be deposited in

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People Loving People served more than 3,000 Thanksgiving meals

Dani Dyer Grainger Today Reporter ROGERSVILLE – Volunteers came together to serve 3,351 meals during the 13th Annual People Loving People Thanksgiving Dinner, which was held Thursday, Nov. 24, at Joseph Rogers Primary School in Rogersville. Meal organizer Dr. Blaine Jones said, “We ran completely out of green beans and corn. We came close to