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January 20, 2018


2018-19 school calendar adopted

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Faculty and staff will report at the end of July to begin in-service training for the 2018-19 school year, according to the calendar adopted by the Grainger County Board of Education at its Dec. 5 meeting. The early schedule will be slightly different from previous years, with in-service

School bus driver suspended following collision with logging truck

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – A Grainger County school bus driver is off the job pending completion of an investigation of a wreck Thursday near the intersection of Rutledge Pike and Indian Ridge Road. Director of Schools Edwin Jarnagin said he is awaiting the results of drug and alcohol tests before Joey Hodge

Building design rules and guidelines proposed in Blaine

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BLAINE – After several months of debate, Blaine Planning Commission is closer to establishing rules and guidelines for design of buildings in the city. City Planner David Williams said he will prepare a draft proposal for the panel to consider at its next meeting. Since the normal meeting day is

Petition activity slows

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Petition activity has slowed to a trickle after a flurry during the early days of qualifying for the May 1 Republican primary. In the past week, incumbent Wendy Noe has picked up a petition to seek another term for county commission. Scott P. Neal, incumbent constable in the

Students completing end of course tests

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – Grainger County High School students are in the process of completing end of course tests for the first semester. Director of Schools Edwin Jarnagin said the online tests started last week and will continue for two more weeks. “I’m very appreciative of Dr. James Atkins and the administrative

Bean Station woman and toddler killed in Knoxville crash

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor KNOXVILLE – A Bean Station woman and her 3-year-old child were killed in a motor vehicle accident in Knoxville, at approximately 2:59 a.m. Wednesday, November 29. The woman’s 1-year-old child was reportedly transported to UT Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries. Sabrina Mae Brown, 32, was reportedly traveling west on I-40

BSPD to conduct sobriety checkpoints 

BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Police Department has announced it will be conducting sobriety checkpoints Friday, December 29.   The checkpoints will be located on Hwy. 25E, Hwy. 11W, County Line Road and Broadway Drive.  Share your opinions and comments with the editor. Send your Letter to the Editor now.

Christmas Festival Saturday

RUTLEDGE – The inaugural Christmas Festival at the Grainger County Baptist Association building is scheduled to take place Saturday, December 9, from 1 until 6 p.m. The event is geared for children, and will include crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, special events, food and the opportunity to have a photo taken with Santa. The event is

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