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February 26, 2017

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Local group continues fight against cancer in honor of JDub

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor RUTLEDGE – When four-year-old JoshuaJohn “JDub” Waldrop was diagnosed with stage IV Hepatoblastoma, family, friends and other community members rallied around his family, pitching in to help raise funds to help cover costs of his treatment and incidental expenses. Throughout his battle, a core group of women were involved in various

Blaine mourns longtime public servant

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BLAINE – Jerry Childers, who served the town many years as an alderman and a member of the planning commission, will be buried today at Grainger Memorial Gardens. Childers, 70, passed away Saturday after a long battle with cancer. “He will be deeply missed. He was both a wonderful asset

Bus driver suspended after student left on bus

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – A Grainger County school bus driver has been suspended after a student was left unattended on a school bus for several hours, Wednesday morning. Director of Schools Edwin Jarnagin said Elden Cox was suspended immediately for 10 days “for not fully completing school bus post trip inspection on

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Illness again forces schools’ closure

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Illness continues to plague Grainger County schools, as it has many other school districts in East Tennessee. Director Edwin Jarnagin suspended classes Friday through Monday, which was already a school holiday. Classes resumed Tuesday morning. “We have also had a lot of drivers, teachers and staff absent. There

Rutledge to change form of water bill

Lisa Cabbage Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Rutledge water customers will soon see a difference in the way they receive their water bill. The Rutledge Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to change from the current use of postcards for billing to a paper statement mailed in an envelope during its meeting, Thursday, February 9.

Health department expanding

RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Health Department is expanding. An addition to the health department building will be beginning construction soon. It will be funded with $300,000 in special needs funding received from the state for its construction. The addition will contain offices, storage, a conference area and a demonstration kitchen for staff to offer

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