Sarah Fennell receives Claude P. Varney Humanitarian Award

Sarah Fennell receives Claude P. Varney Humanitarian Award

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor BLAINE – Grainger County’s Sarah Fennell has been awarded Food City’s Claude P. Varney Humanitarian Award for outstanding volunteerism. Fennell works as a cashier at the Blaine Food City, and spends approximately 672 hours each year...
Higher education rep visits Grainger schools

Higher education rep visits Grainger schools

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – A representative of Tennessee Higher Education got a firsthand view of technical education courses during a recent visit to Grainger and Washburn High Schools. Curt Johnston, director of Education and Workplace...
Roach named RMS Teacher of the Year

Roach named RMS Teacher of the Year

Heather Dawes Grainger Today Reporter RUTLEDGE – Rutledge Middle School (RMS) teachers and staff have voted Kyle Roach the school’s teacher of the year. Faculty members submit nominees for the award and then cast their votes for their choice of four nominees. The...

Ballot spot to be blank

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – What if they had an election and nobody came? Well, it has happened here. Two Circuit Court vacancies in the 4th Judicial District occurred last fall when Judge Ben W. Hooper II retired and Judge Richard Vance...

Blaine to apply for grant for new fire truck

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BLAINE – The city is seeking more money to upgrade Blaine Volunteer Fire Department’s equipment. The board of mayor and aldermen adopted a resolution at a called meeting Feb. 13 authorizing Mayor Patsy McElhaney to...

Little competition for county primary

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE -Three courthouse officers have clear paths to victory in August following the close of qualifying last week for the May 1 Grainger County Republican primary. The election commission met Thursday afternoon and...