State Fire Marshal Awards Jasper Fire Department for “100 for 100” Efforts

The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) in Nashville recently recognized the work of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department for installing smoke alarms in their community as part of the SFMO’s “100 for 100” initiative. Launched in 2015, the “100 for 100” canvasses commemorate the SFMO’s 100th anniversary by challenging fire service organizations to install at …

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Police swear out warrant after domestic situation escalates

Ricky Dewayne Muir (Photo from Marion Co. Sheriff's Department)

The South Pittsburg Police Department has sworn out a warrant for the arrest of 28-year-old Rickey Dewayne Muir, after he was involved in a domestic disturbance on Tuesday. Police were called to a home at 311 13th Street just after 10 am CST on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 to respond to a domestic situation involving …

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Jasper City Meeting Jan. 9th Recap

Here’s a recap of the Jasper City Meeting for January 2017… You can watch the re-play of this meeting and several other local area meetings on Saturdays on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Meeting called to order… After prayer, pledge to flag, and approval of December minutes… Meeting Business: North Pryor Cove …

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Beaulieu to eliminate 375 jobs at Bridgeport, AL plant

Reports are now confirmed that the Beaulieu Fibers plant in Bridgeport, Alabama will trim 375 jobs by the end of March. The layoffs are a result of a partial closure of the Jackson County facility, the company announced on Tuesday, as the flooring manufacturer says the closure is part of its “long-term strategic plans.” This …

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South Pittsburg Mayor and Commissioners terminate Police Chief Simpson

At Tuesday night’s January city meeting in South Pittsburg, Mayor Virgil Holder again made the motion to fire the police chief. Holder, who was elected to mayor in last November’s election, made the same motion just minutes after being sworn-in during the city’s December meeting; however, did not have the votes needed to support it …

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Bonnaroo 2017 full concert lineup announced

It’s official: U2 will be headlining the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this summer in Manchester, Tennessee. The band will be performing a set that will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their iconic album, The Joshua Tree. Bonnaroo’s full lineup for the music festival was announced Wednesday morning. Tickets are now also …

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South Pittsburg City Meeting Jan. 10th Recap

Here’s a recap of the South Pittsburg City Meeting from last night — Tuesday, January 10th, 2016… You can watch the re-play of these local city and government meetings Saturdays on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County. Meeting called to order by Mayor Holder… After prayer, John Carson and Sandra Webb from VFW …

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Colonial Pipeline leak near Suck Creek Mountain

Area first responders from several local agencies were dispatched on Saturday afternoon to a reported pipeline leak off Suck Creek Road at the boat ramp in Chattanooga. In a news release, officials with the Haz-Mat Team of the Chattanooga Fire Department say the pipeline in question belongs to Colonial Pipeline, and described it as a …

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Officer-involved shooting in Monteagle area; TBI investigating after suspect dies

Updated — 1/9/17: The TBI has taken over the investigation into a deadly shooting involving officers from multiple agencies in southern middle Tennessee. Franklin County authorities say 40-year-old Randy Wayne Cole called 911 around 1:00pm on Thursday January 5th, 2017, threatening to harm himself and others. Six-officers responded to a residence on Deep Woods Road, …

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Kimball Board of Mayor & Alderman Meeting Recap for January 2017

Here’s a recap of the Kimball Board of Mayor & Aldermen Meeting for January 2017… You can watch the re-plays of local area meetings Saturdays on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County. Meeting called to order: After prayer, pledge to flag, roll call, and approval of December meeting minutes… Old Business: None Swearing …

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School Closings & Delays for Monday 1/9/17…

Due to winter weather over the weekend and continued sub-freezing weather for tomorrow morning, some area school systems have chosen to close or delay due to conditions that are still affecting their areas. Here’s the complete list that we have at this time for Monday, January 9th, 2017… As new information or any additional closings …

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Grundy Sheriff searching for missing man

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a missing man from their area. Brandon Lee Price, 25, was last seen on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at around 10 am CST at his home in Tracy City. Officials say Price was last seen wearing a red hoodie, a flannel undershirt …

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