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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

52 marijuana plants were recovered from a Thorn Hill residence during marijuana eradication by the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department and Governor’s Task Force for Marijuana Eradication.

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Marijuana eradication effort leads to 52 plants, one arrest

Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor
BEAN STATION – A marijuana eradication effort conducted August 23 by the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Governor’s Task Force for Marijuana Eradication resulted in the arrest of a Thorn Hill man and the recovery of 52 marijuana plants.Read More…


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Watson National Merit Scholarship finalist

Barbara Womack
Grainger Today Correspondent
RUTLEDGE – Grainger High School junior Mason Watson has been announced as a 2017 National Merit Scholarship finalist, one of 16,000 students across the nation to achieve the distinction.Read More…

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BSUD to begin renovations at new building

Dani Dyer
Grainger Today Reporter
BEAN STATION – More than $80,000 will be directed towards renovations of Bean Station Utility District’s (BSUD) recently purchased building.Read More…


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Grainger drops game to Volunteer, 20-10

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent
CHURCH HILL – Last Friday night, the injury-riddled Grainger High School Grizzly football team returned to Region One play when they traveled to Church Hill to take on the Volunteer High School Falcons.Read More…

Pioneer football remains undefeated

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent
MORRISTOWN – In last week’s football action, the Rutledge Middle School football team played a Tuesday night Middle-8 Conference game against East Ridge and followed that up with an out-of-conference game at Church Hill.Read More…


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Pure Southern Party Planning open for business

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor THORN HILL – Out of the planning stage and into the planning business, Pure Southern Party Planning is officially open. Owner Inez Dalton hosted her first party as a certified party planner to celebrate the ribbon cutting for her new business, Saturday, September 17, at her Thorn Hill home. The

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Bald Eagle returned to wild

BRISTOL – An American Bald Eagle was released back into the wild Thursday, September 15, after it was rescued by TWRA wildlife officers and rehabilitated by the American Eagle Foundation. TWRA boating officers Matt Swecker and Mark Williams rescued the eagle that had become entangled in a limb line on South Holston Reservoir, August 25. They

Hogskin History Day

Photos by Dani Dyer The 17th annual Hogskin History Day was held Saturday, Sept. 10, at Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center in Washburn. This year’s theme featured water. Multiple activities were held to celebrate the history, music and culture of the Hogskin Valley and surrounding Appalachian communities.   1234678► Share your opinions and comments with

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Student in custody after CHS lockdown

Dani Dyer Grainger Today Reporter ROGERSVILLE – Cherokee High School (CHS) students were reported as safe following a lockdown Thursday, Sept. 8. The lockdown was issued midmorning after receiving a report of a weapon on school property. Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson wrote in a press release that CHS administrators and the Hawkins County school

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New day for Toy Run announced

ROGERSVILLE – In hopes of more favorable weather, the annual Christmas for the Children Toy Run will take place a couple months earlier this year. For the last 15 years, the ride has been scheduled to take place the first Saturday in November. But, with frigid temperatures, wind and even snow experience by riders in recent