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BLAINE – A Blaine hemp grower got little encouragement from the city’s planning commission for his proposal to establish a wedding venue on his property.

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RUTLEDGE – The Hands of Christ Food Pantry helped feed the community by providing a spaghetti lunch to community members Saturday, May 1. 

RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Board of Education approved kindergarten graduations for 2019-20 and 2020-21 students at its meeting Tuesday, April 27. 

RUTLEDGE – A motion to prepare a plan to repair a baseball field at Grainger High School (GHS) was approved by the Grainger County Board of Education (BOE) at its meeting Tuesday, April 27. 

RUTLEDGE – One of two brothers accused in the June 2, 2018 stabbing death of 28-year-old Bean Station resident Joshua Beasley has pled guilt to voluntary manslaughter in the case. 

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RUTLEDGE – Rusty Bishop has been hired as math interventionist for Grainger County High Schools for the 2021-22 school year, Director of Schools Dr. James Atkins has announced.

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RUTLEDGE – The inaugural Grainger County Antique Farm Show was held Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24. 

BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Volunteer Fire Department (BSVFD) will hold a truck and tractor pull at Marvin Rich Ball Field Saturday, May 8 starting at 2 p.m.

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RUTLEDGE – Honors continue to be conferred upon Grainger High School’s Tori Rutherford and Lauren Longmire following the 2020-21 basketball season.

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BEAN STATION – Bean Station Utility District (BSUD) Board of Directors discussed a potential sewer project for residents during its meeting Tuesday, April 13. 

RUTLEDGE – Grainger County’s annual cleanup was held Monday, April 12 through Saturday, April 17. 

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KNOXVILLE – A flyover by two Kiowa helicopters like those used during the Vietnam War kicked off the March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day observance at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 2200 Governor John Sevier Highway. 

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