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Closed due to illness
The Grundy County Herald office has been closed more days than it has open in February. While out of necessity, my sincerest apologies if it caused concerns or created any problems. Given the extended closure, approximately Feb. 6 through Feb. 20, I do feel an explanation is deserved. Simply put,...
Funeral service for Meigs Co. woman who died in sheriff's deputy's vehicle
Meigs County, Tenn. — A funeral service for Tabitha Smith, the woman who died in the backseat of a Meigs County Sheriff's deputy's vehicle, was held on Saturday. Family received friends at Burdette Baptist Church in Birchwood from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a "Celebration of Life" ceremony.
Sheriff’s office investigating threat against Orchard Knob Middle
HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday they were investigating a threat against Orchard Knob Middle School. The HCSO first reported they were investigating this threat around 11 a.m. on February 23. At that time, the sheriff’s office said the school was...
ERPD Arrests Feb. 18-21
According to booking reports from the Hamilton County Jail, the following people were arrested by the East Ridge Police Department from Feb. 18-21. An arrest does not mean that a person has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Experience the Flavors of Mexico: Top 4 Must-Try Restaurants in Dayton
This article presents a guide to four Mexican restaurants in Dayton. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Graysville firefighters stay up-to-date on CPR
Firefighters with the Graysville Volunteer Fire Department (GFD) and other first responders recently received their CPR certification. GFD officials said they would like to thank the instructors, Brenda Janow and Jennifer Jewell.
6 animals die in Sale Creek house fire Friday
SALE CREEK, Tenn. — 6 animals died in a Sale Creek house fire Friday, according to the Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management. HCOEM says a neighbor noticed the fire and ran across the street to alert the home owner that his back porch was on fire. The family...
Chattanooga facing ‘code orange’ air quality
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chattanooga and Hamilton County faced a code orange air quality alert on Thursday. The local Air Pollution Control Bureau said the poor air quality was “due to wildfire smoke moving up from the south.”. As of Thursday afternoon, air quality levels were in the...
Tellico Plains returns to region semifinals after comfortable quarterfinal
Tellico Plains is headed to its sixth region semifinal in seven seasons after the Lady Bears blew past District 4-2A champion Sequatchie County 57-40 in the Region 2-2A quarterfinals, Friday. Three separate Lady Bears scored in double digits, a win that was charged by convincing defense in the middle quarters paired with shots dropping for Tellico (19-10). “Our perseverance: we stuck it out, stuck to the game plan and adjusted...
Utility Relocation Prompts Closure On South Terrace In Hamilton County Sunday Evening
Drivers traveling on South Terrace near I-24 in Hamilton County should be aware of upcoming road construction activities that will have an impact on traffic. On Sunday evening, February 25, 2024, from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am local time, EPB will close South Terrace across from South Lovell Avenue, for relocation of a 13,000-pound concrete utility pole.
Community spotlight: Greeter Falls Lodge
Who could imagine that the three-year process of clearing out his dad’s storage building would result in Joe Gray and his wife, Dawn, becoming proprietors of Greeter Falls Lodge?. It’s a story steeped in Grundy County history.
Man pleads guilty in Hamilton County to murders of 3 people
HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. — A man connected to a death penalty case in Hamilton County has pleaded guilty to murder charges in the murders of 3 different people, according to the Hamilton County DA's Office. The DA says Courtney High plead guilty to 3 murders, including the murder of...
Message from Sheriff Austin Garrett on U.S. Southern Border Visit
Yesterday morning, I had the distinct privilege to join United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss our recent trip to Eagle Pass, Texas. Our delegation also included Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy, Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan, Lawrence County Sheriff John Myers, 12th Judicial District Attorney Courtney Lynch, 26th Judicial District Attorney Jody Pickens, Carter County Mayor Patty Woodby, and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.
Hamilton County Health Department reopens dental clinic
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Health Department reopens their dental clinic after a three-month hiatus. As a part of their reopening, they welcomed two new dentists, Drs. Alaina Marinello and Megan Harris. Under their care they will provide various dental services to patients four to 20 years...
Coalmont, February 24 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Mt. Pleasant High School basketball team will have a game with Grundy County High School on February 24, 2024, 19:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Hamilton County, TN High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 23
There is high school basketball competition in Hamilton County, Tennessee today, and info on how to stream these matchups is available in this article. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Hamilton County, Tennessee High School...
Layne retires from local post office
After 36 years of serving the public in the United States Post Office in Dunlap, Marie Layne has retired. “I want to watch my grandkids grow up, spend time with my family, and travel,” Layne said. Layne began working at the local post office on January 2, 1988, and...
18 Hamilton County schools achieve Reward School designation for 2022-2023 year
HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. — 18 Hamilton County schools achieved a Reward School designation for the 2022-2023 year, according to the district. The Reward School status is awarded for excellence and progress across all indicators from the previous school year. “As we said earlier this year, our schools are excellent,”...
Free medicine lockboxes available
Area residents may pick up free medicine lockboxes as part of an ongoing outreach program by Grundy Safe Communities Coalition (GSCC). “A lockbox is a lockable case, and we encourage folks with prescription medication to keep their medicine away from children and away from teens,” said Belinda Morgan, GSCC substance abuse prevention coordinator. “It’s a way to safeguard their medicines from others.
Early voting off to slow start
Early voting continues through Tuesday, Feb. 27, for the Presidential Preference Primary and Grundy County Republican Primary. Grundy County Administrator of Elections Garry Miller says, as of Saturday, Feb. 17, only 103 have participated. Miller referred to that as a “very low turnout.” Residents can vote at Altamont City Hall in room number three, located at 1433 Main Street (Scruggs Municipal Building), or Plainview Community Center, located at 1235 SR56 in Tracy City. Days/hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.