Jasper City Meeting Feb. 13th Recap

Here’s a recap of the Jasper City Meeting held on February 13th, 2017… You can watch the replay of this meeting and several other area meetings Saturday mornings on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Meeting called to order… After prayer, pledge to flag, and approval of January minutes… Meeting Business: Paul Johnson …

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Powell’s Crossroads called meeting turns heated over park funding discussions

The City of Powell’s Crossroads in Marion County recently held two meetings for the month of February. One was a special called meeting of the City and Park Board on February 9th. The regular monthly meeting was held on Thursday, February 16th, 2017… At the called meeting on 2/9/17, the meeting started as a city …

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South Pittsburg City Meeting Feb. 2017 Recap

Here’s a recap of the South Pittsburg City Meeting for February 2017… You can watch the re-play of this and other local city and government meetings Saturdays on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County. Meeting called to order… After prayer, pledge to the flag, roll call, approval of Jan. meeting… Communications from Mayor: …

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Free legal clinics to be held for Tennessee residents

Tennessee residents who find themselves in need of a lawyer’s advice on matters outside of criminal law will soon have a chance to get that advice as the Tennessee Supreme Court has announced free legal clinics to be held around the state soon. The clinics are part of the court’s Access to Justice initiative, a …

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais votes to prevent drug abuse; improve state unemployment programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted to repeal a lame-duck Obama Administration rule limiting states’ ability to drug-test unemployment insurance recipients on Wednesday. He said the Department of Labor rule undermines Congress’ intent for federal unemployment assistance, to ensure those re-entering the workforce are “truly able and available for work.” “Tennessee should have …

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Trenton, GA Police charge man with child molestation

Our media partner, KWN Radio and TV, is reporting breaking news out of Trenton, GA this week… 20-year old Joseph Kobe Hamilton has been arrested for the offense of Aggravated Child Molestation by authorities in Dade County, GA. Hamilton, A Trenton, GA resident, was arrested on Tuesday at a Chattanooga hotel after the Trenton Police …

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Jackson Co., AL resident Irene Christopher celebrates 100th Birthday last Friday

Any birthday is special…but a 100th birthday is definitely a milestone. And that’s true for one Alabama woman who just celebrated her 100th with friends and family in Jackson County. During an interview with Ms. Irene Christopher, as we prepare for her 100th birthday celebration, Ms. Christopher shared stories of her wedding, children, and grandchildren.    …

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SVEC plans study for possible broadband fiber expansion

Recent legislation by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam aimed at allowing electrical cooperatives in the state to provide broadband Internet access to customers in their service areas has gained much attention across the state, including locally with the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC). The Governor’s Broadband Accessibility Act will deregulate a provision that’s kept cooperatives like …

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Local bondsman arrested after asking for sex-in-exchange for bond in undercover investigation

A local bail bonding agent was arrested after a recent undercover operation by detectives with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s department officials had received several complaints regarding local bondsman, Kelvin Pell, asking for sex in return for writing their bonds; however, the department wasn’t able to take further action based on the complaints alone …

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Early morning fire at Collins Building Materials in Jasper

An early morning fire has damaged or destroyed multiple structures at Collins Building Materials in Jasper. Officials with the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department which responded to the scene say the fire started sometime before 1:00 am CST, and believe it started in a paint room and spread throughout the building to the lumber yard and …

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South Pittsburg woman indicted and arrested for theft from employer

A South Pittsburg, Tennessee woman who was accused of stealing from her former employer was arrested and taken into custody over the weekend after being indicted on charges last week. In April 2016, TBI Special Agents opened an investigation into a former employee of Sequatchie Concrete Services in South Pittsburg who had allegedly embezzled money …

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Marion County Schools latest to close due to sickness

Several school systems around the state have temporarily closed because a number of students and teachers have come down with the flu or a stomach bug in the past few weeks. The latest school system to be added to that list includes our local Marion County school district. Officials with the Marion County Board of …

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