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RUTLEDGE – Cassie Lay and Derrick Combs have been named Grainger County Co-Teachers of the Year for high schools for 2022-23.

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THORN HILL – Smoky Mountain Thunder rumbled on Clinch Mountain Sunday, May 28 as 677 motorcycles completed the 23rd annual 65-mile memorial ride from Sevierville in honor of those who gave all for their country. 

BLAINE – James Barnes has been named Blaine Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2022.

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RUTLEDGE – There were seven official participants in this year’s Grainger County Clean-up who removed a total of 560 pounds of litter from Grainger County scenery.

RUTLEDGE – Stephanie Pheiffer received the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Bronze Medal, a certificate, and check from the Samuel Doak Chapter NSDAR at Grainger High School Friday, May 12. 

The Blaine senior citizens held a luncheon Thursday, May 11. It was a health and safety meeting with 34 seniors present and 20 participating in health checks.

Modern Woodmen presented a check for $1,500 in matching funds to the Grainger County Chamber of Commerce for proceeds raised through the sale of tickets for the Historical Bus Tour that took place Thursday, May 25. 

WASHBURN – The CTE Department of Grainger County Schools partnered with Amber Greer’s ACT Prep class at Washburn School to coordinate the Career Skills for Success - Mock Interview day at Washburn High School (WHS).

The Hoppers Bluff community celebrated Memorial Day weekend with a fireworks display Saturday, May 27.

BLAINE – Blaine artist Gina Hammond is following God’s plan for her success – earning money as an artist. 

RUTLEDGE – Less than 35 third graders in Grainger County will be required to attend summer camp beginning next week and receive tutoring into the fourth grade to help them bring their TCAP reading scores up to proficiency levels.

Stanfill Electric workmen installed a new traffic light at the intersection of Indian Ridge Road, Highway 61 and Rutledge Pike Tuesday, May 23. Blaine Mayor Marvin Braden said the signal will be on flash for seven days and be fully operational next week.

MURFREESBORO – Grainger High School senior pitcher Brady Smith has been named a finalist for Mr. Baseball in Tennessee for the second year in a row. 

MORRISTOWN – Washburn girls’ basketball coach Daniel Bishop has been named the Lakeway Area Coach of the Year by the Morristown Citizen Tribune.

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WASHBURN – Kindergarten students at Washburn School got a look at life on the farm during Farm Day sponsored by Grainger County Farm Bureau Wednesday, May 3.

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NEWPORT – For the first time since 2017, the district softball tournament championship is headed back to Grainger County. 

RUTLEDGE – The Grainger High School Grizzly soccer team captured the District 2AA tournament title Thursday, May 11, defeating Cherokee High School 2-1 in double overtime.  It was Grainger’s third victory of the year over the Chiefs. They won the regular season district title with a perfect …

GALLATIN – Tori Coffman fired a third strike to close out the game, tossed her glove in the air and rushed to join the dog pile at home plate.

Members of Grainger County Republican Women attended the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women’s board meeting Saturday, May 6 in Nashville. Sen. Bill Hagerty was invited to give an update from Washington. He and his wife Chrissy were welcomed by Federation members. Pictured (l-r) are: De…

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – Emily Walls, Appalachian Electric Cooperative’s (AEC) Director of Communications, and Rob Beverly, Digital Media Specialist, have captured five prestigious national Spotlight on Excellence Awards from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). 

BEAN STATION – A Bean Station woman was charged with domestic assault and interference with emergency services after she allegedly slammed a door in the face of the victim, knocking them down, and then took the only working telephone and hid, preventing the victim from calling for emergency …

The fourth annual Miss Lakeway Area pageant was held at Rocky Meadows in Blaine, Sunday, May 7.

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