GREENEVILLE – Marley Hipsher of the Grainger County 4-H club took first place for Junior High Showmanship at the Greene County Fair dairy show Monday and Tuesday, July 26 and 27.

BEAN STATION – As the wife of former U.S. Rep. John J. (Jimmy) Duncan, Lynn Duncan rubbed elbows with Presidents and other dignitaries during her husband’s 30 years in Washington.

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RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Tomato Festival kicked off and wound down the same day, Saturday, July 24, but it was a day filled to the brim with activity and entertainment. 

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RUTLEDGE – School board policies were updated during the Grainger County Board of Education (BOE) meeting Tuesday, July 20. 

RUTLEDGE – Grainger County Director of Schools Dr. James Atkins is guardedly optimistic the 2021-22 academic year will see a return to some sense of normalcy after a year of contending with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Board of Education (BOE) approved a $1,000 pay increase to bus contractors for their drivers during its meeting Tuesday, July 20. 

BLAINE – An analysis of the city’s wastewater treatment plant has resulted in recommendations that could save several thousand dollars in operating cost annually.

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BEAN STATION – The Town of Bean Station Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider approval of the Grainger County Parks and Recreation Master Plan which was created after public surveys were conducted to determine community wants and needs. 

BEAN STATION – A possible utility rate increase may be on its way to Bean Station Utility District (BSUD) customers. 

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RUTLEDGE – A situation regarding a suspected halfway house, operating as a housing business at 8160 Rutledge Pike, was discussed by the Rutledge Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) at its meeting Thursday, July 8. 

WASHBURN – Greg Clay has come full circle.

MORRISTOWN – Members of the Grainger County 4-H club won several awards in the cattle show at the Hamblen County Great Smoky Mountains 4-H and FFA Fair here Thursday, July 8.

RUTLEDGE – A motion to purchase a skid steer for the utility and street departments in Rutledge died during a Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) meeting Thursday, July 8. 

RUTLEDGE – Living Waters Church of God Anchor and Vine Women’s Ministry is searching for widows to serve in the Rutledge community. 

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