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November 18, 2017


Washburn FCCLA attends leadership camp 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent   WASHBURN – Members of Washburn FCCLA recently attended the Tennessee FCCLA Leadership Camp Widjiwagan in Antioch.  The group’s sponsor, Paula Abrams, said they participated in building leadership skills, communications skills and career planning workshops. She said the Washburn members enjoyed meeting members from other parts of the state.     

Tomato Festival Concert Series will once again bring big time talent 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor  RUTLEDGE – Almost immediately following this year’s Grainger County Tomato Festival Concert Series performance by The Charlie Daniels Band, speculation began about who next year’s performer would be.   Each year since the concert series’ inception, organizer Steve Longmire, owner of Tennessee Homegrown Tomatoes, has worked to increase the level of excitement

God at the forefront of Meet the Candidates event 

 Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent   RUTLEDGE – The religious world has traditionally learned the story of Abraham and his barren wife Sarah from their own reading of the Bible or from a church pulpit or a Sunday school class.  Few would expect to hear about it at a political forum. But it was the theme

Election time is afoot 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent  Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect a correct date of May 1, 2018 for the Grainger County Republican Primary and the correct date of November 17, 2017 for candidates to begin picking up petitions. The article previously erroneously reported those dates as May 2, 2018 for the Grainger

Grainger FCCLA sponsors Red Ribbon Week 

RUTLEDGE – Officers and members from Grainger High School FCCLA sponsored activities for Red Ribbon Week at GHS, Bean Station Elementary, Rutledge Primary and Rutledge Elementary Schools. At the high school, members sponsored a poster contest, handed out bracelets and stickers, and gave students an opportunity to sign pledge posters.   Winners of the poster contest included

Bean Station student candidate for Ms. Walters State 

MORRISTOWN – Lily Vail, a nursing major from Bean Station, will compete for the title of Ms. Walters State.   Vail is the daughter of Robin Vail, and is sponsored by the Library Ambassadors.   The crowning is part of the college’s homecoming celebration. This year, homecoming will be celebrated Friday, November 17, when the Lady Senators and

Kathy Bull passes 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent   BEAN STATION– A funeral service and burial will be held Thursday for Kathy Bull, who passed away Sunday after a battle with kidney cancer and more recently, congestive heart failure.  Bull was a former teacher in the county school system, businesswoman and member of the Grainger County Board of Education.

Sexton Furniture Manufacturing expanding business 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor   BEAN STATION – Sexton Furniture Manufacturing, LLC (SFM) is continuing to expand its business, increasing employment opportunities for area residents.   In an effort to increase its business, SFM recently purchased Bushline Furniture, in Tazewell. Bushline is a producer of furnishings for the rent-to-own market.   Owner/CEO Jerry Sexton said the opportunity to

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Grainger FCCLA hosts Pink Out Day 

RUTLEDGE – Grainger High School FCCLA sponsored a Pink Out Day Tuesday, October 31. Everyone in the school was encouraged to wear pink and walk in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-A-Thon.   FCCLA members raised money by selling pink ribbons, holding bake sales and collecting donations.   FCCLA members raised a total of $700, which will be

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