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April 27, 2017

RMS math teacher awarded makeover

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – A Rutledge Middle School teacher has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities for a classroom makeover designed to help his students learn skills that will better equip them to be prepared for higher education. The award was presented to Roach and his students at


Gas tax approved

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BEAN STATION – Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature will soon be on the bill that raises the gasoline tax by six cents. The House of Representatives approved the Senate version of the bill earlier this week, ending a tense battle over the measure. State Rep. Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station), one of

Officials warn residents of unemployment scam

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor BEAN STATION – Law enforcement officials are warning residents and businesses to be aware of a scam that has targeted at least one area resident. According to Bean Station Police Lt. Stephen Kitts, the victim received a letter from the TNDepartment of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD) regarding an unemployment

BMA agrees to new software and safe zone creation

Robert Turner Grainger Today Reporter BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the purchase of new software, Monday, that will benefit the town’s administration. In the board’s workshop meeting held last Monday, Mayor Terry Wolfe explained the software offers ways for local governments to digitize documents and make them available

BOE to discuss2017-18 budget

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Grainger County Board of Education will hold a workshop at its May meeting to review the proposed budget to be submitted to County Commission for the 2017-18 academic year. The workshop will start at 6:30 p.m. May 16 in the conference room at the Central Office. The board

BSVFD hosting truck and tractor pull Saturday

BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Volunteer Fire Department will hold a truck and tractor pull at Marvin Rich ball field, Saturday, April 29. The pull will begin at 2 p.m. The gate entry fee is $10 per person and those age five and under get in free. Concessions will be available. There is a


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Grainger defeats visiting Cosby Eagles

Roxane Reed Special to Grainger Today RUTLEDGE – The Cosby High School Eagles soccer team traveled to Grainger High School Thursday, April 20 to challenge the Grizzlies. Grainger’s Marcos Bueno headed the ball into the goal to score the first Grizzly point of the game. David Estrada completed a corner kick to the box that

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First Grainger youth volleyball camp held

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Rutledge Middle School volleyball coach Beau Rich and Grainger High School volleyball coach Tennibell Trent collaborated in sponsoring the first ever volleyball camp held inGrainger County. The camp, which was held in the Grainger High School gym during the week of spring break, April 10-12, was open to

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Kelsey Jones Signs

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Lady Grizzlies defeat West Greene, 8-5

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Last Monday afternoon, the Grainger High School Lady Grizzly softball team, who was undefeated in District 2-AA play, took on the West Greene Lady Buffaloes at the Grainger softball field. In the top of the first inning, a leadoff single by West Greene put a runner at first

Sales pitches no hitter as GHS bombs West Greene

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE –Inan important District 2-AA baseball game played last Monday night at the Grizzly field, the Grainger Grizzlies got no-hit pitching from Justin Sales and an offensive out-burst from the remainder of the team in posting a blow-out 14-0 victory over the visiting West Greene Buffaloes. After a three-up, three-down


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The Witt/Busler Farm, 100 years and counting

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor When people think of farming today, large tractors with climate-controlled cabs and various machinery to plant, pluck, pull and process crops pulled along behind them likely come to mind. But event today, many farmers don’t have the luxury of using such sophisticated equipment. One hundred years ago, such advanced implements

WSCC planning math and science camp

MORRISTOWN – Walters State’s math and science camp is taking applications for this summer. The camp is open to current seventh and eighth graders. The camp is free, but a limited number of spaces are available. The deadline to apply is April 28. Camps are planned on all four campuses: • Claiborne County Campus –

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Walters State presents “Grease”

MORRISTOWN –“Grease”is the word –at least, it’s the word for Walters State’s spring production. The play opened Friday, April 21 at the Walters State Community College Morristown Campus. “This is a fun play with high energy and great music. These students are some of the best I have ever worked with,” said T.J. Kent, director

Grainger County Cleanup

Grainger County Cleanup

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Sonrise Celebration

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