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November 17, 2017

Miller Road to be paved 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor   RUTLEDGE – Grainger County commissioners voted to appropriate $40,000 for paving Miller Road and the entrance to the Bean Station convenience center, Monday.   Commissioner David Collins addressed Grainger County Road Superintendent Jimmy Renfro, asking, “If we buy the asphalt, will you pave the convenience center and Miller Road?”  Renfro said he


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GCSD to host security seminars for faith-based groups 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor   RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Sheriff’s Department will host two “Security for Faith-Based Groups” seminars in November.  According to Detective Captain Leon Spoone, the seminars were scheduled after the sheriff’s department received several requests by local churches for the seminars.   The first will be held Tuesday, November 28 at 7 p.m.

Toys for Texas Christmas toy

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor   BEAN STATION – “Toys for Texas,” a toy drive for children in Texas who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey is beginning in Grainger County and surrounding areas.   The idea for the toy drive came about when Scott and Lisa Howerton travelled to Texas the second week in October to offer

Appalachian Outreach to give out cold weather items 

JEFFERSON CITY – Appalachian Outreach will hold its annual Coats for the Cold event Thursday, November 30 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 511 Municipal Drive, Jefferson City. The event is open to all Grainger and Jefferson County residents. Participants are asked to bring a photo ID, ID’s (social security cards) for everyone in

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2017 Basketball Preview

The 2017 Grainger Today basketball preview is now available in the November 15, 2017 print edition. Included are Grainger High School, Washburn High School, Rutledge Middle School, Washburn seventh and eighth grades, Bean Station Elementary School, Joppa Elementary School, Rutledge Elementary School and Washburn Elementary School. There are team photos and coach interviews. Included are

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Elementary school basketball continues in Grainger County 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  Rutledge at Bean Station  The Rutledge Elementary School basketball teams traveled to Bean Station, Monday, November 6 to take on the Buccaneers. In the girls game, the Lady Buccaneers, who received 14 first-quarter points from Taylee Rutherford, took a 14-4 lead. Thalia Santana and Addison Brickey scored two points each

Washburn splits games in season opener 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  WASHBURN – In their season opener played at Washburn High School, the Lady Pirates blew away the Lady Eagles from Maryville Christian, while the Pirates battled to the end before losing a hotly-contested game.  MaKensey Lay opened the Lady Pirate season with a quick basket which was quickly answered by

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Bean Station and Joppa girls battle to the end 

 Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  RUTLEDGE – Last Thursday evening, the undefeated Bean Station Elementary School Lady Buccaneers traveled to Joppa to take on the undefeated Joppa Elementary School Lady Trojans. The result was a thrilling game in which the winner was not decided until the final horn.   The Lady Trojans got four points from

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Grizzlies meet Anderson County in playoffs 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   CLINTON – Last Friday night, the Grainger High School Grizzly football team traveled to Anderson County for a first-round game in the state 4-A playoffs. The Mavericks, who were undefeated in Region 2 4-A play, sported a strong offense centered on their quarterback, running back and wide receivers. It also

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Cancer survivors honored 

Lisa Cabbage Grainger Today Correspondent   RUTLEDGE – Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care held its eighth annual Survivor Dinner for Grainger County Cancer Survivors Tuesday, October 24.   The night began with photos of survivors and caregivers taken under a special survivor display. Each survivor had a special number on their board which was the years they

Rose Center seeking crafters for holiday show

MORRISTOWN – The Rose Center invites crafters to exhibit and sell their work at the annual Holiday Craft Show Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Held in conjunction with the Holiday Open House, the craft show will feature handmade gift items and holiday décor. Friday, November 17 is the deadline for artisans to submit

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Recalling the days of old in Rutledge 

Ken Coffey Grainger Today Correspondent   After a visit to Johnson City, Jim Claborn, David Garland and Ken Coffey met Ray Shirley, who shared some memories of growing up in Rutledge. Shirley told the men about his father, Earl, going to Knoxville in 1949 and buying Grainger County’s first television. He also gave the men two

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Legacy Theatre presents A Candle in the Window 

JEFFERSON CITY – Legacy Theatre has announced its upcoming production of “A Candle in the Window” by L. Don Swartz will open Friday, November 10.   Stranded in a train station on Christmas Eve, seven weary travelers find that not only has their  journey been interrupted – but the course of their lives as well. In the words of the

Zoo Knoxville offering $1 admission 

KNOXVILLE – Zoo Knoxville will be offering $1 admission with the donation of a nonperishable food item or pet food Thursday, November 9 through Sunday, November 12.  General zoo admission tickets for ages four and up are $1 each, and parking will be free.  To ensure a safe and pleasant experience for guests, a limited

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