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March 22, 2017


A Hanging in Rutledge

Marie Horne Grainger Today Reporter RUTLEDGE – John Nance’s trip to the gallows in the winter of 1867 was a journey three years in the making, one that would see him a fugitive from justice and pass into history labeled as a murderer. It was an event that drew a crowd of around 3,000 spectators.

CTE preparing students for the future

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Jennifer Holt’s son, Trevor is enrolled in the Career and Technical Education program at Washburn High School. She was able to view the program in person during the CTE Showcase Thursday and was quite impressed with what she learned. “As a mom of a child who has so

TBI urging vigilance in disappearance of Columbia teen

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is urging national vigilance in the ongoing effort to locate 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, who vanished from Columbia, Tennessee, and the man who is believed to have kidnapped her. Thomas is a 5’ 5”, 120 lb. white female, with blonde hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing

Runners complete Bays Mountain Marathon

KINGSPORT – Runners from Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee completed the inaugural Bays Mountain Marathon Saturday, March 11 at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport. The 26.2-mile trail race was part of the 2017 Skelton Law Racing Series presented by the Law Office of Mark A. Skelton in Rogersville. The race was included in the Trail

FCCLA officer completes leukemia awareness project

RUTLEDGE – Destiny Simpson, a Grainger High School FCCLA officer, has completed a project concerning leukemia awareness. As part of the project, she planned and completed a variety of activities at the high school and throughout the community. She began planning the activities in August and only recently completed the project. She was instrumental in collecting


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Students of the Month

Washburn School students of the month for February are: Pre-kindergarten, Jackson Epperson; kindergarten, Tate Clay; first grade, Kanyon Anderson; second grade, Dacyn Cornett; third grade Ebeny Hill; fourth grade, Katie Ritter; fifth grade, Garrett Davidson; sixth grade, Nathan Reece; seventh grade, Megan Noah; eighth grade, Lindsey Moore; ninth grade, Haven Beeler; tenth grade, Lagina Nicley;

Students of the Month

The Rutledge Elementary School students of the month for February are: Second grade, Eliza Grace Henderson; third grade, Rosy Ramirez; fourth grade, Janey Wankel; fifth grade, Haley Chandler; sixth grade, Laura Bull; and ERC, Elijah Hamby. Share your opinions and comments with the editor. Send your Letter to the Editor now.

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