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December 14, 2017


Rose Center seeking crafters for holiday show

MORRISTOWN – The Rose Center invites crafters to exhibit and sell their work at the annual Holiday Craft Show Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Held in conjunction with the Holiday Open House, the craft show will feature handmade gift items and holiday décor. Friday, November 17 is the deadline for artisans to submit

Recalling the days of old in Rutledge 

Ken Coffey Grainger Today Correspondent   After a visit to Johnson City, Jim Claborn, David Garland and Ken Coffey met Ray Shirley, who shared some memories of growing up in Rutledge. Shirley told the men about his father, Earl, going to Knoxville in 1949 and buying Grainger County’s first television. He also gave the men two

Legacy Theatre presents A Candle in the Window 

JEFFERSON CITY – Legacy Theatre has announced its upcoming production of “A Candle in the Window” by L. Don Swartz will open Friday, November 10.   Stranded in a train station on Christmas Eve, seven weary travelers find that not only has their  journey been interrupted – but the course of their lives as well. In the words of the

Zoo Knoxville offering $1 admission 

KNOXVILLE – Zoo Knoxville will be offering $1 admission with the donation of a nonperishable food item or pet food Thursday, November 9 through Sunday, November 12.  General zoo admission tickets for ages four and up are $1 each, and parking will be free.  To ensure a safe and pleasant experience for guests, a limited

Walters State opens new hiking and biking trail in Morristown

MORRISTOWN – Students, citizens and local officials helped christen the first section of the Walters State Hiking and Biking Trail during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, November 2. Walters State President Dr. Tony Miksa said work is underway to expand the trail to as long as seven miles. “This trail is for everyone to use and enjoy,”

TV comes to Grainger County

Ken Coffey Grainger Today Correspondent Ray Shirley recently called to say he had what is believed to be Grainger County’s first television set, a 1949 Arvin, and he wanted to donate it to the Rutledge Heritage and Cultural Center, located in the historic Nance House/Tate Store. Alexander Graham Bell exhibited his telephone at Philadelphia’s Centennial

Construction students visit Clayton Homes 

Barbara Womack  Grainger Today Correspondent  RUTLEDGE – The construction class taught by Mike Watson at Grainger High School hosted an industry representative from Clayton Homes to inform the students regarding different aspects of the industry as it relates to Clayton Homes.  Quality Assurance Manager Mike Headrick visited with students in their classroom Wednesday, October 25. 

Grainger County Schools employees support breast cancer awareness 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent   RUTLEDGE – Central office staff and some supervisors for Grainger County Schools donned some unusual attire Friday in support of the fight against cancer.  They partnered with Norris Homes in Bean Station by purchasing pink Bump hats and also wore pink shirts to work.  “I am very proud of the

GHS FCCLA Officers installed

RUTLEDGE – Officers in Grainger High School FCCLA Chapter 2 recently participated in the Installation and Rose Ceremony.   Officers installed include: President Allison Nickels, Vice President Abby Orrick, Secretary Haylie Davenport, Treasurer Brooke Farrow, Reporter Alainee Dalton, Chaplain Leah Troutt, Health Council Director Kaylyn Munsey, Public Relations Director Myla McAnally, Programs Director Chloe Trott, Community Service Director

Washburn and Grainger FCCLA Chapters Attend Leadership Meeting 

KNOXVILLE – FCCLA members from Washburn and Grainger High Schools attended the Fall Leadership Meeting held at the Knoxville Convention Center Friday, October 20.   The leadership meeting included students from all Career Technical Student Organizations in East Tennessee and concerned developing leadership skills. The theme of the meeting was The Science Behind Leadership, and workshops were

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