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April 24, 2017

Man facing multiple drug charges following execution of federal search warrant

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor RUTLEDGE – A Rutledge man is facing multiple drug charges after local officers assisting with the execution of a federal search warrant reportedly recovered drugs and paraphernalia from his residence, Monday, April 10. According to reports, officers with the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department assisted officers with the Knoxville Police Department’s


Proposed reduction in city council size defeated

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BLAINE – The Blaine Board of Mayor and Aldermen rejected a proposal by Alderman Charlie McKnight Monday to reduce the size of the board from 10 to five members. The ordinance would have eliminated five aldermen, leaving four aldermen and the mayor to conduct city business. To pass, it required

Workshop discusses software updates and safe exchange zone

Robert Turner Grainger Today Reporter BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Board of Mayor and Aldermen held a workshop meeting Monday night to discuss items tobe added to the agenda for next week’s council meeting, which included upgrading its internal software. Recently, some town employees participated inan online presentation on office document software from Local

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Long wins speaking contest

MORRISTOWN – Ally Long, an eighth-grade student at Rutledge Middle School, recently won a state/regional speaking contest held at Walters State Community College, sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America. Students from Grainger, Jefferson and Hamblen counties competed in the contest, April 11. Long, who is the daughter of Rick and Jennifer Long, won $100 cash

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Man charged with indecent exposure

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor RUTLEDGE – A Rutledge man is facing charges after officers responded to a call of a man standing outside, naked, playing with himself. Jason Randle Snyder, 37, allegedly ran into the woods when officers arrived at the Poor Valley Road home. Officers reportedly found him lying behind a small pile


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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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Grainger participates in the VHS Invitational

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent CHURCH HILL – The Grainger High School track and field teams traveled to Volunteer High School, Monday, April 10, to participate, along with nine other teams, in the Volunteer High School Track and Field Invitational. Once again it was Preston Owens and Sarah Baldwin who led their respective teams in


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Sonrise Celebration

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WSCC accepting applications for Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

MORRISTOWN – Walters State is now taking applications for the first class of its Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Applications are open until May 31. Occupational therapy assistants help patients develop, recover and improve skills needed for daily living and working. They work under the supervision of occupational therapists. Most are involved in direct patient care.

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Perfect Attendance

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Top Sellers

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Honor Rolls

Students making Gold Honor Roll at Washburn School with all A’s for the third nine weeks are: First grade, Kanyon Anderson, Isaac Angelos, Andy Beeler, Sara Booker, Haylee Burchell, Bryson Clay, Bryson Coffman, Leah Coffman, Leah Collins, Hendrix Helms, Nate Hyde, Amelia King, Josephine McLaughlin, Perry Monroe, Alexa Morgan, Chloe Williams; second grade, Garbriel Decarlo,