WASHBURN – Washburn School Principal Greg Clay will assume his new duties as Director of Schools for Union County Monday, January 30.

BEAN STATION – Longtime Town of Bean Station employee Barbara Wolfe was honored Monday, January 23 for her years of service. Wolfe has announced her retirement for next month. She started working for the Town in September of 1997 and was given a plaque for recognition and sincere appreciatio…

BLAINE – The Blaine Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave the go ahead to a Knoxville businessman to acquire property near Food City and the Grainger County EMS Station for an automatic car wash at its meeting Monday, January 23.

RUTLEDGE – Grainger County held its annual 4-H speech contest Thursday, January 19 at Rutledge Elementary School, with participants in fourth through sixth grades. 

RUTLEDGE – Rutledge Middle School recognized students who had perfect attendance during the second nine weeks of the semester Thursday, January 12.

RUTLEDGE – Grainger County Constables Eddie Evans, Truman Coffey and Sam Miller, along with two security guards, attended training for de-escalation techniques from the Center of Domestic Preparedness by instructor and fellow Constable Scott P. Neal. 

RUTLEDGE – Grainger County Commissioners will not be eligible for health insurance through the county after they deadlocked on a decision whether to approve a resolution making the benefit available for commissioners during their meeting Monday, January 9. 

WASHBURN – A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals who set fire to three barns and a vacant house located along Ritter Ridge Road, Hammit Road and Hwy. 131 in Washburn Thursday, January 5. 

RUTLEDGE – Maddie Hurst had a monster season on the volleyball court and the Grainger High School Lady Grizzly was named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State team for her efforts. 

RUTLEDGE – A main waterline in the city of Rutledge near Rutledge Primary School burst Christmas evening, December 25, causing one lane of Hwy. 11 to be closed for two days as the city worked to repair the line. 

RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Commission will consider a resolution to offer life, hospitalization, disability and medical insurance, with the county paying a portion of the premium cost, for commissioners and their surviving spouses during its meeting Monday, January 9.

Bean Station Mayor Ben Waller (l) and Rutledge Mayor Fred “Speck” Sykes were sworn into office for their new terms by Judge Lane Wolfenbarger at Rutledge City Hall Wednesday, November 30. 

THORN HILL – Grainger County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating a homicide in which a father allegedly shot his son during an altercation at a residence on Indian Creek Road Thursday, December 22. Sheriff James Harville said in a press release th…

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Grainger residents woke up Tuesday, December 27 to find some light snowfall. Pictured above is an early morning view in Blaine looking east.

BLAINE – A Knoxville businessman is proposing to bring an automatic car wash to Blaine on property near Food City and the Grainger County EMS station.

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