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Grundy County Election Update

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

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

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  • County Commission Votes to Settle with Erlanger

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    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

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  • Audit Report For Grundy County Finds Problems

    Posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Grundy County officials need to correct numerous problems with their management and record-keeping practices, an audit by the Comptroller’s Division of Local Government Audit shows. The audit contains 21 separate findings – that is, serious issues that need to be corrected. The director of schools’ office and the highway superintendent’s office were responsible for eight findings each. In the highway superintendent’s office, the audit states that the office did not

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  • Election Office News

    Posted on February 4, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    The qualifying deadline for candidates running in the May 6, 2014 primary elections is only two weeks away, making February 20 the last day for anyone undecided about seeking office.  Both the Grundy County Republican and Democrat Party Executive Committee Members requested a Primary Election for Tuesday, May 6, 2014. State law is set up where both the Republican and Democrat Party can opt to hold primaries on the same

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  • Tracy City Home Built In 1910 Destroyed By Fire

    Posted on January 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

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    One of Tracy City’s oldest remaining landmark homes was destroyed by fire on Sunday, January 26. Although the house and contents are a total loss, the residents were not home at the time, and no one was injured. The cause has not been determined. Volunteer firefighters from Tracy City, Coalmont and Monteagle worked for hours at the First Street address to get the fire under control. In addition to the

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  • Gov. Haslam Declares State Of Emergency To Ensure Propane Delivery

    Posted on January 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #35 has declared a State of Emergency in Tennessee to exempt the federal Hours of Service requirements in the state for the transporting of propane during the next period of cold weather. “This has been a hard winter already for many home and business owners in Tennessee,” Haslam said.  “This executive order will help families, farmers and businesses get the necessary energy resources

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  • Grundy’s December Weather Report

    Posted on January 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

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    Grundy County Herald readers Bobby Lloyd and Perkie Greene of Starke, Florida know how cold-natured Palmer Town Historian David Patton is and just had to rub it in with this warm weather Christmas card. “I hope you had a Merry Christmas,” said Patton. “I sure did and want to thank everyone for the cards and gifts.” Big Creek Utility District’s dam in Coalmont is located in the middle of the

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  • Local Police Assist In Arrests Of Gentry Chevrolet Car Thefts

    Posted on January 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Officers from the Tracy City Police Department assisted in solving and apprehending two of the four persons involved in car thefts at Gentry Chevrolet in Kimball on New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve, three new Chevrolet Camaros, valued at $60,000, were stolen from Gentry Chevrolet in Kimball as well as three trucks and a 4 door Jeep from Cleveland, Tennessee. While investigating an accident involving a Toyota Tundra truck

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  • Layne Named Teacher Of The Year

    Posted on January 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Donna Layne, Teacher of the Year

    In a recent dinner held at Grundy County High School, Mrs. Donna Layne, a teacher at Pelham Elementary School, was chosen as Grundy County Teacher of the Year. She teaches a combined class of both seventh and eighth graders. Juggling both grades all day and all subjects throughout the day, she does a fantastic job preparing her students academically for both state evaluations and high school. Academics are stressed by Mrs. Donna,

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