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November 17, 2017


Drug users warned of fentanyl-laced cocaine 

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Drug Investigation Division (DID) is urging public caution, especially among recreational drug users, following recent evidence submissions to two TBI crime laboratories.  Several samples of cocaine, submitted by law enforcement agencies in Middle and East Tennessee in recent months, also tested positive for fentanyl, a powerful, narcotic painkiller,

Farm Bureau selling hats and apple butter to support St. Judes 

RUTLEDGE – Grainger County Farm Bureau is selling limited edition hats to benefit St. Jude, as part of Farm Bureau Insurance’s partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s is leading the way the world understands, treats and defends childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and is in need of community help.  The hats are

RMS to honor veterans

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent  RUTLEDGE – Rutledge Middle School will host a Veterans Day event at the school Friday, November 10, beginning at 8 a.m.   Veterans will be honored with student speeches and special video presentations, said Kyle Roach, a teacher at RMS. All veterans are encouraged to attend.  Light refreshments will be served

Head Start seeking students

RUTLEDGE – Applications are being taken for three- and four-year-old children at Head Start centers in Rutledge and Central Point.   A child must have reached their third birthday, but not older than five years old as of August 15, 2017 to be age eligible. The program is designed for low income families who meet certain

Truck and Tractor Pull takes place Saturday

BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) will host a truck and tractor pull beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28.   The event will take place at Marvin Rich Ball Field, in Bean Station.  The cost of admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Concessions will

Free items available for churches

MORRISTOWN – Area churches in need of items for Halloween or fall festival events may receives free items from Cash Express in Morristown for their event.   Cash Express will donate items such as 16-ounce white plastic cups, suckers, peppermints, pens and coloring books to area churches. There is no limit to how much a church

Larissa Copley recognized by BOE

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent  RUTLEDGE – During its October meeting, Grainger County Board of Education recognized Larissa Copley, a 2017 graduate of Grainger High School, for being the first student from the county to be awarded the Roan Scholarship at East Tennessee State University.  Copley was the class salutatorian. The merit scholarship program was

FSA sets acreage reporting dates for 2018

Morristown – Sheena Jones, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director, announced that 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.   She also wants to remind producers that they should pay close attention to

Grainger students to represent library

MORRISTOWN – The R. Jack Fishman Library at Walters State Community College has named 10 students as library ambassadors for the 2017-18 academic year.  One of the main responsibilities of each ambassador is to serve as a student advocate. They will attend and help publicize library events, help promote the library on social media and suggest

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