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Category: Grundy County

18-Wheeler Crash on Monteagle Mountain

Drivers traveling on Interstate 24 on Monteagle Mountain on Tuesday afternoon were met with a crash on what is known as “Little R Curve” near mile marker 133. A semi-truck had crashed into the retaining wall on the westbound lanes. The truck became wedged on top of the wall into the eastbound lanes. The left …

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SVEC Electric Pole Cut Down in Grundy County

Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) is offering a cash reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the individual(s) who cut down a pole in the Palmer area on May 9, 2024, to steal copper wire. SVEC had guys who worked many hours to restore power for our members. The customers in …

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Strong Storms Powered their way through the area Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning

Six high-voltage TVA transmission lines were damaged, and multiple structures were destroyed by tornados and strong storms in Tennessee and north Alabama on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Power has been rerouted to most of the affected local power companies, and crews are working on repairs. Local power companies are working hard to assess and …

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Drug Bust Leads to Five Arrests in Monteagle

On Monday, May 6th, 2024, a search warrant was obtained for a residence on N Bluff Circle in Monteagle. During the execution of the search warrant, drug substances were seized along with a large amount of Drug Paraphernalia used for consuming Fentanyl. Three small children were residing at the residence. During the investigation, substances obtained …

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Urgent Need for Blood Donors after Tornadoes Hit Parts of Tennessee and Alabama

Blood Assurance urgently needs donors following the severe storms that swept through parts of Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The non-profit saw a number of appointments and blood drives canceled over the last 24 hours because of the weather. To replenish the supply, Blood Assurance is requesting donations from all …

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BBB Honors Grundy County Student

The 2024 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Awards and Students of Integrity announced winners on Wednesday, May 1, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Several businesses were honored for their ethical practices, and ten high school seniors received “Student of Integrity” scholarships for their well-written essays. We had one local recipient, Will Foster from Grundy County …

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Marion County SWAT Team Helps Law Enforcement in Grundy County

On Tuesday night, April 29, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, the Tracy City Police Department, and the Marion County SWAT Team responded to an armed individual who was inside a residence and refusing to comply with law enforcement. An arrest warrant was obtained, and 53-year-old Thomas Conry was charged with Aggravated Assault. Team members secured …

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All but One Area Tennessee County Unemployment Rate Rises in March

Newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) documented that unemployment rates have decreased in 12 counties across the state. Ten counties recorded rates that did not change from month to month, while 73 counties did see a slight uptick in their unemployment levels. Williamson and Moore counties both had rates …

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Drug Take Back Day is April 27

On Earth Day, Tennessee American Water is encouraging residents to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time zone. Customers are asked to drop off unwanted medications at approved regional collection sites for incineration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s …

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Job Opening in Law Enforcement

Apply at the Grundy County Detention Center. Applications can be picked up at the front window Monday through Friday, 8 AM-4 PM.