Whitwell Volunteer Fire Department celebrates new fire hall

(Photo: Marion Co. Chamber of Commerce Facebook)

Saturday was a special day for members of the Whitwell Volunteer Fire Department as members celebrated the official ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new fire hall. The new fire hall comes as a much-needed upgrade from their longtime former location behind the old Whitwell City Hall at the corner of E. Spring and Walnut Streets. …

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Nearby Stevenson, AL can now “have it their way” at the new Burger King

Folks in Stevenson, Alabama will soon be able to “Have it their way” as a new Burger King location will be opening there soon. Many rumors have circulated as to what actually would be coming to the piece of commercial property located next to the McDonald’s on US 72 near Bank Street. Word came several …

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“World’s Longest Yard Sale” returns starting August 4th

The end of July is near and August is almost here. That back to school feeling is in the air, and it’s almost time for one of the most popular events in the south to take place again – the 127 Yard Sale! The annual event, dubbed “The World’s Longest Yard Sale” will take place …

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Marion Co. Schools seeks bids for exceptional education laptops

The Marion County Board of Education’s Exceptional Education Department is currently taking bids for laptops. The Board of Education is taking bids until noon CDT on August 1st, 2016 for 60 Lenovo N22 Chromebooks. Their hope is that the addition of these laptop computers, something never before done by the exceptional education department, will provide …

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Federal disaster loans available for local businesses affected by drought

Small businesses in nine Tennessee counties can now apply for federal disaster loans related to the drought that began in July. The federal disaster declaration includes businesses, agricultural cooperates and private nonprofit organizations in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall and Moore counties. Loans of up $2 million are available to entities that …

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RECALL ALERT: Bar-S Foods Co. recalls hot dogs and corn dogs

Time to check the fridge and freezer for a product that is now being recalled! Bar-S Foods Company is recalling just under 400,000 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products due to them possibly being contaminated with Listeria. The products were produced July 10th-13th of this year. 16-oz/1-lb. packages of “BAR-S Classic …

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Car crashes through front of Jasper BP/Kangaroo Express store

A popular stop for gas and convenience items in Jasper is closed for now after a car crashed through the front of the convenience store on Tuesday night. The incident happened at B.P. / Kangaroo Express gas station at 4919 Main Street in Jasper. Officials with the Jasper Police Department say the driver of the …

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Marion County Road Commissioner Neil Webb has died; Funeral arrangements announced

Updated: 7/19/16 at 1:34pm CDT Marion County Road Commissioner, Neil Webb, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 18th, 2016 from an apparent heart attack at Parkridge West Hospital in Jasper, according to County Mayor David Jackson. Webb was appointed as Superintendent or road commissioner in December of 2010 following then-commissioner John Graham’s nomination to replace County …

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Man injured while cutting trees near South Pittsburg

A man was injured on Monday morning while cutting trees on a steep grade near South Pittsburg, as confirmed by the city’s Volunteer Fire Department. The incident happened just before Noon at property located just off of Highway 156. Officials say the man was cutting trees on a steep grade when somehow, a tree fell, …

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Near-record heat and humidity expected into next week

Just when you think the summer temperatures couldn’t get any hotter…they do! On average the high temperature for this time of the year sits at or around 90 degrees, however we’re going to be seeing temps much higher than that for the rest of this week. Combine temps that are 5-10 degrees higher than the …

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