RUTLEDGE – The second round of the 2020 election cycle ends tomorrow, August 6, with the Grainger County general election and state primary election.

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NASHVILLE – Grainger County broke 100 cases of COVID-19 Sunday, July 26 when the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reported a total of 101 cases for the county.

RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Board of Education (BOE) discussed hiring retired personnel as part-time or contracted employees at its meeting Tuesday, July 21. 

BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Board of Mayor and Alderman (BMA) postponed its consideration of increasing the number of beer permits made available to Bean Station businesses at its meeting Monday, July 27.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering guidance for parents, guardians and caregivers of students returning to school, both in person and those attending school through virtual means. 

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is warning citizens to not handle or plant seeds received in the mail from other countries that they didn’t order. 

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BLAINE – The Blaine Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted an amendment to the zoning ordinance on first reading Monday, setting an age limit for replacing mobile homes on lots within the city.

WASHBURN – Sheila Nicley Bailey, business owner of Sheila’s Salon and community advocate, has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Grainger County School Board in District 4. 

BEAN STATION – A fundraiser was held for Thorn Hill resident Alex Davidson Saturday, July 18 at Bean Station Rescue Squad.

THORN HILL – For hundreds of years the art of singing shape note music was used in our churches. Singing schools were taught so they could keep the young people learning the art of reading music. The houses would be full of people both young and old. The instructors would start by teaching t…

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