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May 24, 2017


THP announces driver license checkpoints

FALL BRANCH – The Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced it will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of June 4 through June 10, on State Routes 92, 131 and 375, Owl Hole Gap Road and Indian Ridge Road. THP will also conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints the week of June 11

Honor Rolls

Students making Gold Honor Roll at Joppa Elementary School with all A’s for the third nine weeks are: First grade, Preston Ayers, Dawson Brown, Emily Carter, Kylie Chambers, Alli Cochran, Eli Coffey, Shawn Courtney, Presli Covington, Peyton Covington, Emma Daniels, Braxton Davis, Kason Davis, Laney Drake, Lyric Dunkle, Haley Fouts, Gavin Goetz, Catelyn Greene, Kyler

An Evening of Bluegrass to support Kingswood

MORRISTOWN – An Evening of Bluegrass, an inaugural bluegrass concert to benefit Kingswood Home for Children, will be held May 27 in the Cherokee Park Amptheatre, in Morristown.   Michelin and Porter’s Tire Store will host the concert, which will headline Flatt Lonesome, who was awarded IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Song

Henlsey receives JROTC Bronze Medal

RUTLEDGE – Samuel Doak Chapter NSDAR Regent Barbara Baker presented Ashland Hensley with the JROTC Bronze Medal and a $50 check at Awards Day, May 11 at Grainger High School.  Hensley is the daughter of Brian and Erika Hensley. The bronze medal is awarded to a senior or junior student in a JROTC program. Hensley, a

TWRA urges boaters to exercise caution during holiday weekend

NASHVILLE – The Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is emphasizing the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner. Annually, the Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year was the

Cherokee and Clinch hold graduate parades

ROGERSVILLE – Seniors from Cherokee High School and Clinch School celebrated the end of their high school careers Friday with a cap and gown parade back to the elementary schools where they got their start. They visited Bulls Gap School, Clinch School, Keplar Elementary, Joseph Rogers Primary, Hawkins Elementary, Mooresburg Elementary, St. Clair Elementary and Rogersville

CareerFirst offers summer work experience for youth

MORRISTOWN – CareerFirst is seeking a few good men and women for this summer. The program’s summer work experience has a limited number of spaces available for work positions in 10 counties, including: Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Hamblen, Jefferson, Sevier and Union. The program is administered by Walters State’s Center for Workforce Development. To be

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,

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

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