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December 16, 2017


TN Promise mentor deadline is December 1st

Heather Dawes Grainger Today Reporter NASHVILLE – The deadline to become a TN Promise mentor for local students is almost here. Aspiring mentors need to be signed up before Dec. 1. Mentors encourage students to reach their full potential and remind students of important deadlines. Locally, Grainger County still needs nine mentors to ensure that

Producers may prevent loss of FSA benefits with timely reporting

MORRISTOWN – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Sheena Jones in Hamblen/Grainger County has announced producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. “In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all

Woman charged after stealing tools

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor RUTLEDGE – A Rutledge woman has been arrested after she allegedly stole tools from a man whose home she lives in, after he refused to give her money. Kimberly Michelle Haney, 45, Rutledge, reportedly told the victim she wanted $275. After he refused to give her the money, she allegedly

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Jacob Bunch earns Grizzly season records 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  RUTLEDGE – Jacob Bunch has earned Grizzly football season records in rushing, number of touchdowns scored and the total number of points scored in a season.   Bunch has been a catalyst in the success of the Grainger High School football team’s regular season success and the advancement to the state

Petition pickups begin 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent   RUTLEDGE – Grainger County Administrator of Elections Gina Hipsher said she will not be involved in any activity related to the county mayor’s election in the May 1 county Republican primary.  Her husband, incumbent County Mayor Mark Hipsher, picked up a petition Friday, the first day of qualifying.  “Lori Bailey

Arrest made in sixth school bomb threat 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent  RUTLEDGE – A male juvenile was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the latest bomb threat at Grainger High School.   Sheriff James Harville said because the individual is a juvenile he could not release any other information. Director of Schools Edwin Jarnagin also declined to comment on the incident.  The

Billboard changed following public outcry 

Heather Dawes Grainger Today Reporter  RUTLEDGE – A billboard in Rutledge has been changed after area residents complained about its content.   Lamar Advertising placed an advertisement on a billboard near Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Grainger County, in Rutledge Monday, Nov. 13 that had some residents upset. The billboard company moved to change the

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