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College Commitment Day is May 1, the day on which students and their parents must decide not only on which college to attend but which college they can afford! No longer do students wait for an acceptance package in the mail, along with details of financial aid offers. Now almost all of that information is posted securely online at the college’s admissions portal. The excitement is in being accepted. The
On April 19 the Cumberland Mountain Rangers, Camp 386, Sons of Confederate Veterans dedicated a monument in honor of the “Skirmish at Tracy City.” Commander Joey Nolan (pictured) honored those who fought in the skirmish during the Confederate Heritage Festival at the Tracy City Mini-Park.
. Coach Frank Emmitt Clay becomes the final member of the inaugural class of the GCHS Sports Hall of Fame. It’s a fitting honor for a very good coach and an even better man. The Hall of Fame committee is in the process of drafting a ballot for the 2014-2015 Hall of Fame class. Members of the committee and those who have been voted in this year will
To the Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society, five years of hard work and dedication has paid off. The organization has awarded scholarships to seven middle Tennessee students totaling $24,000. Grundy County High School senior Joseph “Cole” Johnson is one of the recipients. Johnson is an honor student and member of the Grundy County Jackets baseball team. In his spare time he is head umpire at the Tracy City baseball field.
Tennessee families struggling to have their autistic children treated liked other kids were dealt another blow when they learned a bill was pulled in the Tennessee General Assembly that would have increased insurance coverage for children with autism. Children that are on the autism spectrum deal with developmental disabilities that typically cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Medical costs associated with doctors, pharmaceuticals and similar medical necessities as well
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a former school bookkeeper, Lois Alene Vandergriff, in an ongoing theft investigation. The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s Division of Investigations audited the records of Whitwell High School for the time period between July 1, 2009 and October 31, 2010. The investigation revealed school collections totaling at least $35,332 were misappropriated by the 49-year-old Whitwell woman, who resigned her position October 26, 2010. The
Grundy County High School cheerleaders won the 2014 U.S. Finals, a regional national competition, in Pensacola, Florida on April 12. The team is now nationally ranked, and is awaiting the results of six other regional competitions to find out their national ranking. This is the first time a cheerleading squad from GCHS has competed at the national level. In all, the competition last Saturday hosted 137 teams from across the
We wanted to pass along the Status of the Petition Opposing the Bond Issue for Construction of a Grundy County Detention Center. The petition was turned in to the Election Office in March and had an April 2nd deadline for the office to verify the signatures and addresses of at least 754 registered voters. Not all signers were easily found. Some signed their name one way and were registered to
The Grundy County Commission met Monday, April 7 at a special meeting concerning the Grundy County vs. Erlanger court case. The case, a civil suit originally filed by Erlanger Medical Center, involved money owed the hospital and focused on two separate events. In the first event, Grundy County Sheriff’s officers served a violation of probation warrant to an individual on June 12, 2012. While serving the warrant the individual charged