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October 18, 2017


John Sewell named Washburn boys basketball coach

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent WASHBURN – John Sewell was named the boys basketball coach for the Washburn High School Pirate basketball team earlier this year. Sewell, who has coached with three Hall of Fame coache;, Ken Sparks as a football assistant at Farragut, as well as two years at the University of Georgia, with

Greeneville man charged with possession of weapons and drugs

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor BEAN STATION – A Greeneville man is facing multiple charges after a Grainger County deputy reportedly discovered drugs and weapons in his possession at a local lake access area. It was about 4:26 a.m. when Deputy Greg Johnson reported encountering Timothy William Harrison, 54, and a woman at the lake access

Planning commission considering design review board

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BLAINE – City planners are in the process of creating a design review board that is intended to provide consistency in construction, primarily commercial. Blaine Planning Commission reviewed a draft of the proposal Monday, giving some guidance to planning consultant David Williams to prepare a final draft. The panel will

Scholarship Saturday to be held at WSCC

MORRISTOWN – Walters State Community College will host Scholarship Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7 in the R. Jack Fishman Library on the Morristown Campus. High school seniors and others wanting to begin college in Fall 2018 will have access to trained specialists to help begin the process for enrollment and

Bean Station VFD to host Truck and Tractor Pull

BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Volunteer Fire Department (BSVFD) will host a Truck and Tractor Pull 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28. The event will take place at Marvin Rich Ball Field, Hwy. 25 E and 11 W South, Bean Station, and concessions will be available. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for

TWRA offering Hunter Education Course

BEAN STATION – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is offering a Hunter Education Course at Bean Station City Hall, 785 Main Street, Bean Station. The class will be broken into two portions, classroom and live fire. The classroom portion of the course is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, Thursday, October 19, Tuesday, October 24

TFWC establishes fishing regulations

GATLINBURG – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) established the state’s 2018-19 sport fish and commercial fishing regulations at its September meeting. The two-day meeting was held in Gatlinburg, for the first time in several years. The changes to the sport fish proclamation include closing upper Cherokee Reservoir to snagging from March 1 through

Chick Chain Show supports 4-H

Roxane Reed Special to Grainger Today RUTLEDGE –  The Grainger County 4-H Club hosted its annual Chick Chain Show and Auction Saturday, September 30. In May, more than 20 4-H students received 20 two-day old chicks and were responsible for raising them until the show. Because of their quality, 12 bidders bought hens, paying up

Hogskin History Day

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