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July 28, 2017

Wendy Leedy’s acrylic painting titled “American Tradition” will be available for purchase as a print, framed print and note cards in her booth inside the elementary school.  

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Seeded in history: 25th annual Tomato Festival kicks off Friday 

Tracey Wolfe  Grainger Today Editor  RUTLEDGE – The 25th anniversary of the Grainger County Tomato Festival kicks off Friday for a weekend filled with entertainment. Music and dancing, living history, art and crafts demonstrations, tomato wars, a tractor show, food, antiques and a variety of fresh produce, including Grainger County’s famous tomatoes, will be available for festival

News

One dead following crash at dangerous intersection

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor THORN HILL – Traffic flow on Hwy. 25E was delayed for several hours Thursday, July 20 after a fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Hwy. 131 and Hwy. 25E in Thorn Hill. One man was killed and two others injured. According to reports, a 2017 Ford Fusion driven by 27-year-old

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Historical Marker placed at “Richland”

Barbara Womack Grainger Today Correspondent BLAINE – It was fitting that the ceremony to dedicate the historical marker recognizing the birthplace of Albert Miller Lea was held Saturday, July 22. The 209th anniversary of his birth was Sunday. Lea, who was a classmate of Robert E. Lee at West Point, among other distinctions, was born

Bean Station to work with state on right-of-way

Robert Turner Grainger Today Reporter BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Board of Mayor and Aldermen met Monday night to find a solution for parking issues in the town. Mayor Terry Wolfe introduced a right-of-way state contract resolution that will affect businesses on the Hwy. 25E corridor near the Hamblen County border. Wolfe explained that

TDOT to attend meeting about Hwy. 131/Hwy. 25E intersection

THORN HILL – A community meeting will be held Tuesday, August 1 at 5 p.m. at the Thorn Hill community building regarding the intersection of Hwy. 131 and Hwy. 25E. State Rep. Jerry Sexton has asked TDOT representatives to attend the meeting. He said Steve Borden, TDOT director/assistant chief engineer of Region 1 and Daniel

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Sports

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Grainger Grizzly Football Camp scheduled

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent RUTLEDGE – The Grainger High School Grizzly Football Camp, for rising kindergarten to rising eighth-graders will be held next Tuesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 13, from 6 until 8 p.m. both days. “We’re excited about doing the camp again,” said Grizzly head coach Chad Tate. “We had a big

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GT in Gatlinburg

On a recent visit to Gatlinburg, Thorn Hill resident, Robert Lacko, along with New York visitors, Randy and Janet Simeon, brought along Grainger County’s favorite newspaper, Grainger Today. Share your opinions and comments with the editor. Send your Letter to the Editor now.

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GT in Richmond

Al and Joyce Daugherty, who recently visited the capital in Richmond, Virginia, stand with a statue of Robert E. Lee and Grainger County’s favorite newspaper, Grainger Today. This was their final stop on a Knoxville Tour that included the lighthouses on the Outer Banks and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and the Naval Station Norfolk in

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Softball All Stars

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Grainger County Baseball

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Living

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Blevins joins Cumberland Gap Medical

BLAINE – Corryton native Amanda Blevins, F.N.P., has joined Cumberland Gap Medical. Blevins graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minor in business administration. After graduation, she spent a year working in healthcare reviewing charts for Medicare placement into a skilled nursing facility. She then went to work in

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Rogersville family enters The Great Food Truck Race

ROGERSVILLE – Rogersville’s culinary team Stick ‘Em Up will compete on the upcoming season of The Great Food Truck Race, which premiers Sunday, August 20 at 9 p.m. on the Food Network. The food truck is operated by Rogersville locals Shona House and her sons, Justin and Landon House. Shona is the owner of Faith Baked

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Wolf run takes off with a howl

KINGSPORT – With wolves howling at the start, 25-year-old Colin Jarvis of Berkeley, California left all runners and led the entire race to win the 10th annual Wolf Run 7-mile trail race Tuesday evening, July 18 at Bays Mountain Park. Jarvis was the top overall male in a time of 41:49. The top overall female was

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GT in Greece

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