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September 20, 2017

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Matlock moving from customer service to public service

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BLAINE – State Rep. Jimmy Matlock says he has an advantage over other candidates in the 2018 Republican primary to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. Since 2006, he has served the 21st State House district in the Tennessee General Assembly. He has also been in business

MPD warning citizens of scam

MORRISTOWN – The Morristown Police Department (MPD) is warning citizens of a recent home-improvement scam. According to a press release issued by MPD, two white males driving a white Ford pick-up truck with a mounted tank are representing themselves as an asphalt-sealing service. The suspects stop unsolicited at a residence and offer to seal the

Get a shopping cart makeover

KNOXVILLE – The University of Tennessee Medical Center is hosting a grocery shopping cart makeover. UT Medical Center’s Healthy Living Kitchen dietitian, Janet Seiber, RD, LDN, CDE will teach shoppers how to compare food options, while shopping, to make the healthiest food selections. The event will be held Wednesday, September. 27 from 10:30 until 11:30

Crooked River Half Marathon takes place October 15

HILTONS, VIRGINIA – The second annual Crooked River Half Marathon will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, October 15 at The Lodge at Crooked River, 110 Crooked River Drive, Hiltons, Virginia 24258. The Lodge is situated between the North Fork of the Holston River and Clinch Mountain. The race will take place on a United States

The Little Dipper: New owners and new direction

Robert Turner Grainger Today Reporter BLAINE – For anyone traveling on Hwy. 11W through Blaine, there will be noticeable change to The Little Dipper: the parking lot is full. The iconic diner and creamery has slowly but surely returned to the days when locals and travelers would stop for good food and interesting conversation. For

The Little Dipper: New owners and new direction

Robert Turner Grainger Today Reporter BLAINE – For anyone traveling on Hwy. 11W through Blaine, there will be noticeable change to The Little Dipper: the parking lot is full. The iconic diner and creamery has slowly but surely returned to the days when locals and travelers would stop for good food and interesting conversation. For

Tennessee Valley Fair updates bag policy

Knoxville – The Tennessee Valley Fair has updated its bag policies to increase safety at the fair. The updated policy will be effective from Friday, Sept. 8 until Sunday, Sept. 17. Attendees should note all bags will be checked by security upon entry, regardless of shape, size or necessity. All attendees are subject to screening

HCSO to conduct sobriety checkpoints

ROGERSVILLE – The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office has announced it will conduct sobriety checkpoints Friday, September 15 and Friday, September 22. Locations of the checkpoints will be North Central Avenue, Hwy. 70 N. and Hwy. 11E. Share your opinions and comments with the editor. Send your Letter to the Editor now.

Congressman Roe to hold staff office hours in Hawkins County

ROGERSVILLE – Rep. Phil Roe announced he will send staff to hold office hours Thursday, Sept. 14 in Rogersville at the Hawkins County Courthouse, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. Roe’s staff will be available to assist First District constituents. Some areas that Roe’s district offices can be of assistance are: Social Security and disability for

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