Memories: Taking a look back at Marion County’s past from the beginning to now

Here we are in 2017…and can you believe we’re nearly at the midway point of the year, too?  And just this weekend South Pittsburg hosts the National Cornbread Festival again. Can you believe it’s the 21st year of the Cornbread Festival? Where has time gone? Taking a look around Marion County and the Sequatchie Valley …

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Sting operation by Marion County Sheriff and Drug Task Force results in 11 arrests

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department along with the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force performed an undercover sting operation over the past two weeks in Marion and Grundy counties which has resulted in the arrest of eleven people in connection with distributing, possession and attempting to buy/possess controlled substances including methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription medications. …

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From barn wood to beauty: An old grocery store and Northshore eyesore is transformed

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (4-23-17) – When Tennessee law firm Davis, Kessler & Davis decided to expand by opening an office in Chattanooga, they considered many things most businesses would consider: location, accessibility, parking and – well – how some old Tennessee barn wood would look on the outside and inside of an old grocery store. Residents …

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Grundy officer injured after being dragged by shotgun-wielding ATV rider

Grundy County authorities are on the lookout for a shotgun-wielding ATV rider who dragged an officer down the road in Altamont early Monday morning. According to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department’s post on Facebook, the incident happened about 5:45 AM Monday morning on Woodland Avenue in Altamont while Deputy Paul Sweeton was patrolling the area and …

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Marion County Commission Meeting Recap

A few of the business items covered at the recent meeting of the Marion County Commission: Appointment of Phillip Smith to fill the seat vacated by Wayne Willis (District 1, Seat A) — Approved. Smith was sworn-in by County Mayor David Jackson. Resolution for Litter grant — Approved. Contract bids for the Marion County Institute …

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Marion County Fair beauty pageants coming up May 19th in Jasper

The Marion County Fair is coming up, May 17th – 21st in Jasper and this year it will host two beauty pageants on Friday May 19th, 2017 beginning at 6:30 PM on the main stage at the fairgrounds in Jasper (located behind the Dairy Queen). The Miss Fairest of the Fair pageant is for young …

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Governor Haslam applauds passage of ‘IMPROVE Act’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam praised passage of the IMPROVE Act on Monday, a key piece of his NextTennessee legislative plan, giving the largest tax cut in Tennessee history and making the state more competitive in recruiting manufacturing jobs while delivering a safe, reliable and debt-free transportation network for the next generation of …

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Relay For Life of Marion County seeks teams for annual event

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. – American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay For Life of Marion County on Saturday, May 13th at the Downtown Jasper Square. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, the …

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South Pittsburg Elementary teacher’s aide charged with assault after incident at school

A Marion County teacher’s aide who was placed on leave without pay last week has now been charged with assault on a minor and was booked into the Marion County Jail last Thursday and has since been released on an undisclosed bond. Jenny Price, who has been with the school system as a teacher’s aide …

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Jasper and Whitwell Elementary among 12 area schools to participate in ‘TICCIT Program’ with Southern Champion Tray for Earth Day

Southern Champion Tray team members will present to 12 area elementary schools the TICCIT (pronounced “TICKET”) program – Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees, including Whitwell Elementary School, locally. Southern Champion Tray is a leading producer of paperboard packaging products and a member of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC). Each year in April and May, PPC members participate …

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TBI Releases Annual Statewide Crime Study

Last week, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2016 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report, revealing a slight overall increase in reported instances of crime in the most recent reporting year. The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The TBI’s sophisticated …

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‘Dressing room’ violation leads to investigation and expulsion at Jasper Middle School

An investigation is now underway by the Marion County Shools regarding an incident that happened recently at Jasper Middle School involving inappropriate videotaping of a student by another student. Marion County Director of Schools, Dr. Mark Griffith, told WRCB-TV in an interview that it involved a girl videotaping another girl in a restroom at the …

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