BLAINE – Elizabeth White said she “has worn many hats” in 41 years as Blaine’s city recorder.

JOPPA – Joppa Elementary School was evacuated Tuesday morning, September 20 after a student found a bomb threat note in a stall of the fifth and sixth grade boys’ bathroom.


BEAN STATION – The Town of Bean Station is interested in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) opportunities for all employees, including part-time. Mayor Ben Waller brought this idea up during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s workshop Monday, September 19.

Blaine police officer Nate Fugate graduated the Walters State Community College Police Academy Thursday, September 15. Pictured (l-r) are: Mayor Marvin Braden, Fugate, Police chief Tim Wyrick and Officer Cannon Blankenship

NASHVILLE – On the Tuesday, November 8 ballot, Tennessee voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that establishes a framework for a temporary transition of power for the highest elected official in the state. 

BEAN STATION – The Bean Station Parks and Recreation Department will hold a fall celebration at Harris Court park Wednesday, October 5. Groups or organizations are invited to decorate a scarecrow between Monday, September 26 and Wednesday, October 5 that will be displayed at the park for the…

BEAN STATION – She Shed Day Spa in Bean Station is open for business and taking appointments. 

RUTLEDGE – The Rutledge Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) voted to increase board members’ pay at its meeting Thursday, September 8. 

RUTLEDGE – The Remote Area Medical free dental, vision and medical clinic scheduled to take place Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 at Rutledge Middle School has been postponed until further notice. 

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RUTLEDGE – The Grainger County Commission elected Commissioner Andy Cameron as its chairman, and Commissioner Wendy Noe as its chairman pro tem during its meeting Monday, September 12.

RUTLEDGE – Grainger County Retired Teachers organization was updated on the activities of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) at its meeting Wednesday, September 7 at Down Home Restaurant.

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 Hometown Medical Clinic held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, September 12 to celebrate its opening in Bean Station. The clinic is located in the Holt’s shopping plaza next door to Down Home Pharmacy. To make an appointment call (865) 935-0136.

RUTLEDGE – A group of historians and craftsmen will gather at Red Barn Produce Saturday, September 10 to present historic information and demonstrate the old ways of craftsmanship.

BEAN STATION – A Bean Station man is facing charges after he allegedly went on a drunken rampage, throwing items and punching things inside his home with family members present, and eventually shooting a pistol outside. 

BLAINE – A scene from a classic episode of the ‘50s television comedy “I Love Lucy” will be recreated this weekend in Blaine.

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Tennessee Commissioner of Education Dr. Penny Schwinn visited Rutledge Middle School Friday, August 26. Schwinn visited two classrooms, interacting with students while she was at the school. She spoke with school administrators about various issues schools are facing, such as improving atten…

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