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May 22, 2017

News

O’Reilly Auto Parts coming to Blaine

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BLAINE – O’Reilly Auto Parts is coming to Blaine. Alderman Charlie McKnight told the board Monday the national retailer plans to build a store on11W and is looking for a location. “They plan to open by the end of the year,”he said. McKnight said he has been in contact with

BMA approves water/sewer rate hike

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor RUTLEDGE – Rutledge water customers will soon have new rates for water service. The Rutledge Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to approve the first reading of an ordinance to increase fees associated with water and sewage usage during its meeting, Thursday, May 11. The new fees for residential water

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Ivy League schools courting dual enrollment student

MORRISTOWN – Grainger High School senior Mason Watson, also a dual Enrollment student at Walters State, is known in Rutledge as a high achiever who gives back to his school and community. His teachers, classmates and the young students he has tutored are not surprised that some of the nation’ s most prestigious universities would

Rutledge headed for the black

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor RUTLEDGE–It appears as though the city of Rutledge will end its fiscal year in the black. Mayor Fred “Speck” Sykes, said he was excited at the prospect of finishing the year with a positive balance. The Rutledge Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the first reading of the town’s proposed

Graves remembered

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BLAINE –E.R. Graves is being remembered as a fine gentleman, but also as a fine mechanic who operated the Blaine Exxon for almost 20 years before his death May 7. Graves was 81. He was buried May 10 at Graves-Ousley Cemetery inSharp’s Chapel. “He lived here in the community and

Sports

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Grainger track and field ends season in subsectional

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Corresponden GREENEVILLE– Last Tuesday, the Grainger High School track and field teams traveled toGreeneville Middle School to take part in the TSSAA Northeast Subsectional for class A and AAteams. Sophomore Preston Owens was the top finisher of the Grainger participants as he took ninth place in the 110-meter hurdles, with a

Grizzly baseball takes second in district tourney

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent TUSCULUM –In the District 2-AA baseball tournament played last Monday, May 8 atTusculum College, the Grainger High School Grizzly baseball team took on the Bulldogs from Claiborne High School. Due to the rain and wet grounds over the previous weekend, the first round of the tournament had to be postponed

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Lady Grizzlies win District 2-AA championship

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent TAZEWELL – The Grainger High School Lady Grizzlies enjoyed an undefeated run to claim the tournament championship in last week’s District 2-AA softball tournament, played Monday through Thursday at Claiborne High School. The Lady Grizzlies, the number one seed in the tournament, opened play against the Lady Knights of Chuckey-Doak,

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Living

Legacy Theatre announces theatre camp

JEFFERSON CITY – Legacy Theatre has announced ACTicipate! 2017 Summer Theatre Camp will take place June 12 through June 16. In the past, summer arts camps have included many genres of the arts, but this year the organization is placing its focus on just theatre. There will be workshops in acting technique, basic stage skills,

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Volunteer seniors conduct Parade of Graduates

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent CHURCH HILL – Graduates in the 2017 class at Volunteer High School traveled back to their roots May 10 with the Parade of Graduates at their elementary schools, May 10. “The graduating class from Volunteer High School had the opportunity to go back to where it all began – their

Walters State offers OSHA training for medical, dental practices

MORRISTOWN – Walters State Division of Workforce Training will offer OSHA 2017 Compliance & Training for medical and dental practices Friday, June 23. The one-day seminar istaught by an Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance specialist covering areas needed for compliance. The seminar will cover the following

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River Mile scheduled

CHURCH HILL – The River Mile is scheduled for Tuesday evening, June 6, at Laurel Run Park in Church Hill. The event is part of the 2017 Skelton Law Racing Series presented by Rogersville attorney Mark Skelton and is included in the State of Franklin Track Club King & Queen Competition, Adult Mile Series Competition