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RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Board of Education (BOE) approved a policy clarifying the rental rate for bus contractors at its meeting Tuesday, November 17. 

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KNOXVILLE – In the county home to the world-famous tomatoes, Red Barn Produce on U.S. Route 11W in Grainger County serves as a community landmark and destination for fresh produce. Now, the iconic building has donned an equally iconic shade of orange for the nearly 6,000 travelers who pass b…

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RUTLEDGE – A county-wide Veterans Day ceremony was held at Grainger County Agricultural Pavilion Wednesday, November 11. 

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THORN HILL – A holiday kickoff craft fair was held in Thorn Hill Saturday, November 14. 

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RUTLEDGE – Grainger County residents Ashley Taylor and Mark Grubb addressed commissioners during the Monday, November 9 County Commission meeting and spoke about a new campground being developed in the German Creek area. 

RUTLEDGE – The City of Rutledge has elected to partner with Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority (DCEA) to provide water vouchers for those in need.

JOPPA – Students at Joppa Elementary School are learning to develop language through the use of similes, metaphors and other disciplines as part of the new English/Language Arts curriculum adopted in the Grainger County school system this year.

RUTLEDGE – All Grainger County Schools will be closed for classroom instruction from Friday, November 20 through Tuesday, November 24 due to a shortage of bus drivers.

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RUTLEDGE – Most residents at Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care nursing home in Rutledge who contracted the COVID-19 virus have recovered, according to a statement issued by the facility. 

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RUTLEDGE – Hometown Businesses of Grainger County held a small business Christmas expo Saturday, November 7 at Rutledge Elementary School (RES) to encourage shopping locally. 

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RUTLEDGE – Grainger County handed U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett his highest percentage margin of the seven counties in the 2nd Congressional District race against Democrat Renee Hoyos in last week’s general election.

BLAINE – The Blaine Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be able to hold its regular meeting Monday November 16, but it will be short one member.

RUTLEDGE – A Russellville man died in a fatal vehicle crash that occurred in Rutledge Sunday, November 8. 

JOHNSON CITY – Caden Atkins and Ethan Helton were positively giddy as they recounted their top 10 finishes in the Region 1 small school cross country meet over the Daniel Boone High School course last week.

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RUTLEDGE – A celebration was held for the grand opening of the Grainger County Welcome Center Saturday, October 31. 

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JOHNSON CITY – Dominant is the best word to describe Emery Coffey’s performance in the Region 1 small school cross country championship on the Daniel Boone High School course last week.

RUTLEDGE – President Donald Trump carried Grainger County and Tennessee by large margins Tuesday in his quest for a second term in the White House. 

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