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November 18, 2017


THP to conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints

FALL BRANCH – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has announced it will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Grainger County in November.   Checkpoints will take place on Slate Hill Road, SR 131 and SR 375 Friday, November 3; Owl Hole Gap and Indian Ridge Road, Saturday, November 4; Indian Ridge Road and SR 92 Saturday,

Food City presents School Bucks funding to area schools

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent    BLAINE – Schools in Grainger County and East Knox Elementary School in Knox County received checks last week from the Food City School Bucks program to help purchase classroom equipment and school supplies.  The presentations were made by Store Manager Barry Brogan and Human Resources Coordinator Anna Lewis.  Schools

Higher Ground holds chili cookoff

RUTLEDGE – Higher Ground Baptist Church held a Harvest Celebration and Chili Cook-off Sunday, October 15.    A special message was preached by Pastor David Helton and singing was performed by the Gibson Family. Following the service, Knox County Mayor and Congressional Candidate Tim Burchett judged the chili cook-off. Mark Helton was declared the winner.   After the

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Harvest Pride Festival begins Friday 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor  BEAN STATION – The 21st Harvest Pride Festival begins Friday, when entertainment and activities, and vendors offering arts, crafts and a variety of foods will line Main Street in front of Bean Station Town Hall.   The festival will begin with the Night Owl 5K Run/Walk, Friday evening. There will be music

Night Owl 5K Run/Walk takes off Friday 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor  BEAN STATION – The Harvest Pride Festival kicks off Friday with the seventh annual Night Owl 5k Run/Walk to benefit Bean Station Elementary School.   The race will begin and end at Harris Court park, adjacent to Bean Station Town Hall.   Registration will take place from 6 until 7:30 p.m., and the

City to pursue settlement with Todd Claiborne 

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent   BLAINE – The Blaine Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted at its meeting Monday to proceed with discussions to settle the long-running controversy with Todd Claiborne about development of the Fox Farm property.  The action followed an executive session with City Attorney Shelly Wilson and Ryan Jarrard, the attorney retained

Second suspect arrested in felony theft case 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor   WASHBURN – A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the burglary and theft of multiple items in the Black Fox community.   Danielle Nicole Williams, 31, Washburn, faces a charge of theft more than $250,000.   The theft was reported to the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department by the victim September 30.

Grainger County residents to demonstrate skills at Mountain Makins 

MORRISTOWN – Grainger County will be well represented at the 42nd annual Mountain Makins Festival at Rose Center in downtown Morristown, Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29.  Carmalitta Dixson Barbour, of Blaine, will be on hand with her fine wire-sculpted jewelry work in precious metals and precious and semi-precious gemstones. More than 10 years ago,

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