BEAN STATION – The Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride celebrated its 20th anniversary Sunday, May 24 at Veteran’s Overlook in Bean Station. 

RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Board of Education (BOE) revisited a decision about substitute services during its meeting Tuesday, May 19.

RUTLEDGE – Convalescent transports were discussed as a way to increase the Grainger County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department’s funding during a Budget Committee meeting Tuesday, May 19. 

RUTLEDGE – Grainger County voters over the age of 60 have been slow to apply for absentee ballots for the August 6 county general and state primary elections.


RUTLEDGE – A first reading of utility rates for fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 was approved at the Rutledge Board of Mayor and Alderman (BMA) meeting Thursday, May 14. 


BEAN STATION – Two Bean Station residents were arrested after allegedly attempting to evade arrest Saturday, May 16.


RUTLEDGE – The appearance of a cloud with a shape similar to that of a tornado was captured by Alicia Pacheco as she drove towards Rutledge on Hwy. 11W Monday afternoon. 

RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Tomato Festival will not take place this summer. 

BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) has set the agenda for its meeting Monday, May 25. 

RUTLEDGE – Grainger County’s only automobile dealership helped make one Grainger County high school senior’s participation in the Grainger High School graduate parade even more special. 


RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Tomato Festival has officially been postponed until July 2021.

RUTLEDGE – Two campers at Card’nal Cove Resort were destroyed by fire Monday, May 11, after a fire that began in one camper, ignited the other.

RUTLEDGE – Graduation for seniors at Grainger and Washburn High Schools was originally scheduled for this Thursday and Friday, but due to the school year being cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, those plans had to be changed. 

RUTLEDGE – Grainger County marinas are preparing for summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Justice Center reopened for business Monday, May 11, but the door to Grainger County E-911 will remain locked for the foreseeable future. 

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