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October 19, 2017

Harvest Pride Festival takes place Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22. 

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Harvest Pride Festival begins Friday 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor  BEAN STATION – The 21st Harvest Pride Festival begins Friday, when entertainment and activities, and vendors offering arts, crafts and a variety of foods will line Main Street in front of Bean Station Town Hall.   The festival will begin with the Night Owl 5K Run/Walk, Friday evening. There will be music


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Night Owl 5K Run/Walk takes off Friday 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor  BEAN STATION – The Harvest Pride Festival kicks off Friday with the seventh annual Night Owl 5k Run/Walk to benefit Bean Station Elementary School.   The race will begin and end at Harris Court park, adjacent to Bean Station Town Hall.   Registration will take place from 6 until 7:30 p.m., and the

City to pursue settlement with Todd Claiborne 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent   BLAINE – The Blaine Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted at its meeting Monday to proceed with discussions to settle the long-running controversy with Todd Claiborne about development of the Fox Farm property.  The action followed an executive session with City Attorney Shelly Wilson and Ryan Jarrard, the attorney retained

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Second suspect arrested in felony theft case 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor   WASHBURN – A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the burglary and theft of multiple items in the Black Fox community.   Danielle Nicole Williams, 31, Washburn, faces a charge of theft more than $250,000.   The theft was reported to the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department by the victim September 30.

Grainger County residents to demonstrate skills at Mountain Makins 

MORRISTOWN – Grainger County will be well represented at the 42nd annual Mountain Makins Festival at Rose Center in downtown Morristown, Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29.  Carmalitta Dixson Barbour, of Blaine, will be on hand with her fine wire-sculpted jewelry work in precious metals and precious and semi-precious gemstones. More than 10 years ago,

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Grizzlies demolish Sullivan Central, 66-12 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  BLOUNTVILLE – The Grainger High School Grizzly football team traveled to Sullivan Central last Thursday in their continued quest to earn a spot in the postseason playoffs. The contest results against the Cougars were very impressive.  After winning the coin toss and putting the ball in play at their own

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Lady Grizzlies advances to region tourney 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   MAYNARDVILLE – The Grainger High School Lady Grizzly soccer team spent most of fall break competing in the District Three Tournament.  In the first game of the district tournament, Grainger was scheduled to take on the Cherokee High School Lady Chiefs. However, the Cherokee team was forced to forfeit the

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Grizzly JV defeats Cumberland Gap 

 Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  RUTLEDGE – Last Monday night, the Grainger High School Grizzly JV football team scored a 12-0 victory over the visiting Panthers from Cumberland Gap.   There were fireworks on the opening kickoff as Grizzly freshman Dawson Holt fielded the ball at the Grainger 18-yard line and rocketed down the left sideline

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Long runs another personal best in pre-national meet 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Last Saturday morning in the NCAA Division One pre-national cross-country meet, run on the E. P. “Tom Sawyer” State Park course in Louisville, Kentucky.   In one of the elite cross-country races in the country, which featured 41 schools and 292 runners, Zach Long ran a career best

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Community helpers visit Pre-K students 

BEAN STATION – Bean Station Pre-K recently invited members of the community to visit with students to tell them how their profession benefits the community. During the visits, students learned how many things work, explored a variety of equipment and were exposed to a variety of careers they might aspire to undertake when they grow up.  

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Bali Mynahs hatched at Zoo Knoxville  

Knoxville – Zoo Knoxville has successfully hatched two female Bali Mynahs, a critically endangered species of bird.   Native to the island of Bali in Indonesia, these birds are classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the status of species.  They have

Hawkins ACT scores drop slightly 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent   ROGERSVILLE – Nearly 35 percent of Hawkins County seniors qualified for HOPE scholarships and other financial aid by scoring 21 or higher on the 2017 ACT test, Director of Schools Steve Starnes has announced.  The composite score for the district was 19, he said, which resulted in a decrease from

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