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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wendy Leedy presents her 2016 Grainger County Tomato Festival painting. Framed and unframed prints will be available for purchase inside Rutledge Elementary School.

Photo by Tracey Wolfe

Tomato to-do; Festival fun begins Thursday

Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor
RUTLEDGE – Grainger County tomatoes are the best tomatoes that can be found. Read More…

News

School board candidates answer questions

Barbara Womack
Grainger Today Correspondent
In an effort to assist citizens with learning about those who are vying for their vote in the upcoming election, Grainger Today conducted interviews with those candidates for elected office who agreed to participate in such an interview. Read More…

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School begins next week

Barbara Womack
Grainger Today Correspondent
RUTLEDGE – The first week of school in Grainger County will have a slightly different schedule than in recent years. Read More…

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Kentucky Headhunters to perform Saturday

Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor
RUTLEDGE – The Kentucky Headhunters will take the stage at Rutledge Middle School’s football stadium, Saturday, as part of the Grainger County Tomato Festival Concert Series. Read More…

Blaine awards paving bid

Barbara Womack
Grainger Today Correspondent
BLAINE – The Blaine Board of Mayor and Aldermen awarded a bid Monday to B & C Paving, of Tazewell, for the paving of several streets in the city. Read More…

Sports

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Trotters strike gold again

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The Trotters’ 16-and-under boys travel basketball team closed out a remarkable season by taking another gold in the Atlanta Big Shots Tournament held the weekend of July 16-17. Read More…

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Witten Huddle coming to Rutledge

Robert Turner
Sports Editor
RUTLEDGE – In the story “Grainger Youth Football will sport new uniforms this season” from the July 13 edition of Grainger Today, it was reported the players would participate in the Jason Witten Football Camp in Elizabethton, Saturday, July 23.Read More…

Lifestyle

Tomato Festival Calendar and Schedule of Official Events 2016

Festival Calendar and Schedule of Official Events 2016 Free Admission,  Free Parking, Food, Fun, Crafts, Lots of Music and Demonstrations Antique Engines and Tractors Fresh Grainger County Tomatoes and Produce for Sale ALL WEEKEND!! Thursday, July 28, 2016 Festival Street Dance – 6:30 p.m. until ? On the grounds at Rutledge Middle School Emceed by

Tomato Festival Music Schedules 2016

2016 Tomato Festival Music Schedules Main Stage Saturday, July 30, 2016 9-10 a.m. The Mason Dixon Boys 10:15-11:15 a.m. Reggie Coleman 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Matthew Hickey Band 1:30-2 p.m. Shotgun Railroad 2:15-3:15 p.m. Mary Kutter 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dan Deel 5-6 p.m. Wild Blue Yonder Sunday July 31, 2016 12-1 p.m. Kelly Cordle and Lisa

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Local woman provides HOPE to women battling cancer

Dani Dyer Grainger Today Reporter BEAN STATION – Penny Tolliver enjoys creating unique Barbie doll outfits to give hope to ladies that are or have battled cancer. She will be celebrating the two-year anniversary of founding Project HOPE, Sept. 1. Penny founded Project HOPE in hopes of blessing and encouraging women and girls battling all

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Local talent to showcase at the Grainger County Opry

Dani Dyer Grainger Today Reporter RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Opry showcases local talent featuring various bands, singers, pickers and players with a touch of comedy throughout the show. The opry will be held at the Rutledge Middle School gym, Friday, July 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Opry participants include Flora Brown,

Tyler Wood to be at Tomato Festival

Courtesy photo Discovery Channel reality TV star Tyler Wood, from the show Moonshiners, will appear at the Grainger County Tomato Festival. Share your opinions and comments with the editor. Send your Letter to the Editor now.