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January 21, 2017

Grizzly Nathan Hayes goes for a reverse layup against Greeneville, Friday night.

Photo by Robert Turner

Grizzlies first in division

Greene Devils defeated in hard-fought battle

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent

RUTLEDGE – With first place in the District 2-AA regular season at stake, the Grainger High School and Greeneville High School teams battled till the buzzer, Friday night.Read More…

News

Chart by Tracey Wolfe

County crime rate increases for 2016

Law enforcement statistics compared

Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor

RUTLEDGE – Law enforcement officers in Grainger County were busy in 2016, according to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).Read More…

Unclaimed property

Dispute brought before BMA

Dani Dyer
Grainger Today Reporter

RUTLEDGE – A Rutledge homeowner approached the Rutledge Board of Mayor and Aldermen during its meeting, Thursday, Jan. 12, to request equal access to an alley that borders her property.Read More…

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Shackelford promoted to sergeant

Dani Dyer
Grainger Today Reporter

RUTLEDGE – A Rutledge Police Department officer received a promotion to the rank of sergeant during the Rutledge Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, Thursday, Jan. 12.Read More…

Potholes season arrives

Extreme cold followed by warm weather and rain is perfect recipe for potholes

NASHVILLE – Winter weather extremes lead to an increase in potholes on state highways and bridges.Read More…

Sports

Sports Digest

Grizzlies post two more victories
Elmer Smith

Grainger Today Correspondent

Grainger vs. Chuckey-Doak
Last Tuesday night, the Grainger High School basketball teams traveled to Afton to take on the Black Knights from Chuckey-Doak.Read More…

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Lady Grizzlies fall to the Lady Devils

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent

RUTLEDGE – Despite a hard-fought effort, the Lady Grizzlies lost by two free-throw points to the Lady Greene Devils in Friday’s girls basketball game.Read More…

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RMS basketball posts three big victories

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent

RUTLEDGE – Last Thursday night, the Rutledge Middle School basketball teams took on the Jefferson Middle School Elks in Middle Eight Conference games that were played in the Rutledge gym.Read More…

Washburn basketball takes two games from TSD

Elmer Smith
Grainger Today Correspondent

KNOXVILLE – The Washburn High School basketball teams traveled to Knoxville, last Tuesday night, to take on the Vikings from Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) in an important District 2-A game.Read More…

Washburn vs. Berean

Photo by Carolanna Nicley Pirate Blake Cotter defending against a Berean Eagle, last Friday in Washburn. Berean Christian took the victory, 47-29. Share your opinions and comments with the editor. Send your Letter to the Editor now.

Living

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History preserved

The Nance House Dani Dyer Grainger Today Reporter RUTLEDGE– The complete history of the Nance House remains a mystery. Most of Grainger County’s paper records, dated pre-1880s, were destroyed when the storage vault in the courthouse flooded in the 1980s. The documents were not able to be salvaged, which may have resulted in the incomplete

Washburn Princess

Courtesy photo Amber Wallace was crowned Junior High Princess 2017 at Washburn School. She was escorted by Kylie Nicley (l) and Paige Wilder. Share your opinions and comments with the editor. Send your Letter to the Editor now.

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HCSO Lieutenant graduates FBI National Academy

Dani Dyer Grainger Today Reporter ROGERSVILLE – An officer with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has completed a prestigious program held by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). HCSO Lieutenant Greg Larkin graduated the FBI National Academy Program, at Quantico, Virginia, Dec. 16, 2016. Larkin has been a member of HCSO since September 1990,

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Knox Heritage to host presentation about Norris Dam

Dani Dyer Grainger Today Reporter KNOXVILLE – Knox Heritage, in continuation of its educational lunches, will host a “Lost & Found” lunch Friday, Jan. 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m. A presentation about the history of Norris Dam will be given by Pat Ezzell, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) historian. Norris Dam was TVA’s flagship project, and

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Valor Honored

WWII vet added to registry Dani Dyer Grainger Today Reporter BEAN STATION – As America loses the opportunity to honor the members of its “Greatest Generation,” a local man received notification that his name had been added to the World War II Registry of Remembrances. Albert Samsel Jr. grew up in Bean Station, on family