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November 22, 2017


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Jacob Bunch earns Grizzly season records 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  RUTLEDGE – Jacob Bunch has earned Grizzly football season records in rushing, number of touchdowns scored and the total number of points scored in a season.   Bunch has been a catalyst in the success of the Grainger High School football team’s regular season success and the advancement to the state

Petition pickups begin 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent   RUTLEDGE – Grainger County Administrator of Elections Gina Hipsher said she will not be involved in any activity related to the county mayor’s election in the May 1 county Republican primary.  Her husband, incumbent County Mayor Mark Hipsher, picked up a petition Friday, the first day of qualifying.  “Lori Bailey

Arrest made in sixth school bomb threat 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent  RUTLEDGE – A male juvenile was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the latest bomb threat at Grainger High School.   Sheriff James Harville said because the individual is a juvenile he could not release any other information. Director of Schools Edwin Jarnagin also declined to comment on the incident.  The

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Billboard changed following public outcry 

Heather Dawes Grainger Today Reporter  RUTLEDGE – A billboard in Rutledge has been changed after area residents complained about its content.   Lamar Advertising placed an advertisement on a billboard near Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Grainger County, in Rutledge Monday, Nov. 13 that had some residents upset. The billboard company moved to change the

Blaine BMA opens bids for bridge replacement 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent   BLAINE – Bids were opened Monday for the replacement of the Milligan Lane bridge.  Bids ranged from a low of $439,085 from Whaley Construction to a high of $593,339.50 from Adams Contracting. Six bids were submitted.  Greg Green of Consulting Engineers and Surveyors told the board of mayor and aldermen

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Grainger basketball teams split season openers 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  HARRIMAN – The Grainger High School basketball teams opened their seasons last Saturday with the Lady Grizzlies taking on Chattanooga Baylor in a neutral site at Harriman Middle School. The Grizzlies had to take on the Harriman Blue Devils on their home court.  The Lady Grizzlies season was quickly ignited

Lady Pirates defeat University High 45-21 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   WASHBURN – Last Friday night in their second home Hall of Fame game, the Washburn High School Lady Pirates took on the Lady Buccaneers from University High of Johnson City.  The Lady Bucs started strong; taking a 7-6 lead over Washburn at the end of the first quarter. The Lady

Rutledge Middle scores three wins over Lincoln Heights 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   RUTLEDGE – Last Thursday in their second game of the week, the Rutledge Middle School basketball teams took on Lincoln Heights in the Pioneer gym. In the varsity boys game, the visiting Patriots hit a pair of quick threes that were partially offset by baskets from Jaxon Williams and Emmanuel

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Talking Turkey… 

Talking Turkey…  Just in time for Thanksgiving, [Text Wrapping Break]Grainger County pre-K students offer tips for how to prepare a turkey.  Bean Station Elementary School  Temperance Daniels (age 4) – “Glue a turkey to put her back together.”   Isaiah Trent (age 4) – “Get some meat on it.  Get some salt.  Get some pepper on

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Tennova Healthcare highlights best exercises for good health 

KNOXVILLE – Anyone standing in a supermarket checkout line will be bombarded with dozens of different messages about the “best diet” and the “best exercises” to lose weight, gain weight, get stronger and stay healthy. How can anyone choose the right plan?  To help with evaluating and selecting the right workout routine—based on specific needs

TWRA updates smartphone app 

NASHVILLE – For nearly a quarter-million users of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s “On The Go 2.0” smartphone app, finding a place in Tennessee to hunt, fish, boat and view wildlife has become easier than ever.  “We have put a lot of time into improving our app, and we are happy to announce it is

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