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March 22, 2017


No action taken regarding extension request for Fox Farm development

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BLAINE – City officials continue to struggle with finding a satisfactory resolution to Claiborne Hauling’s excavation project on the old Fox Farm property on Hwy. 11W. Todd Claiborne is seeking a two-year extension to complete the work. That suggestion is vigorously opposed by neighbors who are fed up with the

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

BSUD customers warned of questionable website

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor BEAN STATION – A website purporting to be associated with Bean Station Utility District (BSUD) that allows customers to pay their water bill online, is not affiliated with BSUD. When conducting a Google search for Bean Station Utility District, the fraudulent website appears at the top of the list, as

Judge Wolfenbarger to participate in expungement clinic

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor RUTLEDGE – Those whose criminal record might be affecting their ability to qualify for employment opportunities or other aspects of their life may be able to receive free expungement of certain charges. An expungement clinic will be held at Rutledge Baptist Church, Saturday, April 1. General Sessions Judge Lane Wolfenbarger will

Lawsuit filed in death of inmate dismissed

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor KNOXVILLE – A lawsuit filed against Grainger County following the death of a man while in custody of the Grainger County Detention Center has been dismissed by a federal judge. The suit sought compensation for civil rights violations, including deliberate indifference and failure to provide adequate medical care, and state

Johnson appointed adult education teacher

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Becky Johnson, a retired teacher from Grainger County schools, has been appointed adult education teacher, succeeding Vickie Vineyard, who retired in February. She taught for 31 years in Grainger County and has a master’s degree in Special Ed from UT and an EdS degree in Curriculum Administration and

Kids get lids

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Third graders in Grainger County schools are being provided with their own bicycle helmets through a program sponsored by the system’s Coordinated School Health Program, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, SafeKids and Grainger County EMS. Kristy Waller, coordinator of the health program, said representatives of the various entities visited

Grainger County Democrat party to hold reorganization meeting

RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Democratic Party will hold a Biennial Reorganization Convention to elect new leaders Saturday, March 25, at noon. The meeting will take place at the Grainger County Justice Center in the large courtroom. Local Democrats will elect a new chairperson, one or more vice chairpersons, secretary, treasurer and the executive committee for

Know the warning signs of concussion

KNOXVILLE – March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Tennova Healthcare wants the community to know that concussions are not only a concern for young athletes. Adults are also at risk, due to falls, motor vehicle accidents and recreational activities. People who have experienced a concussion before are more likely to have them again. Millions of mild traumatic

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