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Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Lovemelikethat offspring wins first race

Barbara Womack
Grainger Today Correspondent
SHELBYVILLE, IN – Prime bloodlines were dominant at Indiana Downs Friday night as Kruzer, owned by Rutledge’s Cooter Daniel, ran wire to wire to win a 300-yard open race, the first win of his career after two previous starts. Read More…

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Washburn couple wins fishing tournament

Dani Dyer
Grainger Today Reporter
WASHBURN – A husband and wife team from Washburn won first place in the National Bass Association for the Deaf (NBAD) 41st Annual Fishing Tournament at Douglas Lake in Dandridge. Read More…


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High school basketball teams complete summer work

The Grainger High School and Washburn High School girls teams have completed their summer camp season and the Washburn boys have completed their summer work as the coaches have laid a foundation on which to build their 2016-17 teams. Read More…

Lady Grizzly softball completes summer work

Although the Grainger High School Lady Grizzly softball team did not get to play all the games that had been scheduled, Coach Rusty Bishop believes the team accomplished the goals of their summer softball games. Read More…


More than one in four Tennessee children lives in poverty; 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks Tennessee 38 in the nation for child well-being

NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s ranking on overall child well-being slipped from 36 to 38, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book. The change was largely driven by worsening economic indicators. The KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks child well-being in states across four domains. Tennessee’s overall ranking at 38 was compiled from its

TWRA recommends proactivity for bear activity

MORRISTOWN – Summertime brings about a plethora of outdoor activities including cookouts, camping and fun on the water. It also brings out the black bears. Reports of bear sightings are circulating around East Tennessee, which comes as no surprise considering this is bear country. Increased activity is also expected this time of year as bears

Fascinating facts about the Declaration of Independence

Once the Declaration of Independence had been written and signed, printer John Dunlap was asked to make about 200 copies to be distributed throughout the colonies. Today, the “Dunlap Broadsides” are extremely rare and valuable. Someone discovered a previously unknown Dunlap Broadside in 1989. It sold for more than $8 million in 2000. There are

Strange facts about the Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War shaped America between 1775 and 1781. Here are some bizarre, quirky and fascinating facts about the Revolution: The Boston Tea Party had a sequel Boston’s Sons of Liberty dressed as Mohawk Indians tossed 342 chests of tea from three ships into the Boston Harbor to protest the taxes imposed by the Tea

Wolf Run 7-mile race to be held July 19

KINGSPORT – The 9th annual Wolf Run 7-mile Trail Race is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m., at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport. This event is presented by the Law Office of Mark A. Skelton, as part of the 2016 Skelton Law Racing Series. The race was again selected to be part of