Category Archive: JASPER

Jasper News (Including Haletown, Guild, and Whiteside Communities)

Jan 20 2014

Jasper moves forward with remote water meter reading equipment

City administrators in Jasper have been implementing a massive project to automate the town’s water meter reading duties since 2011, and last week the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen took the next step in the process of purchasing that equipment. The board voted unanimously to purchase 1,000 water meter reading devices from the Badger …

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Nov 19 2013

Second Arrest made in Marion County High vandalism

Amid a storybook season for the Marion County High School Warriors, the team is now also having to deal with the shame of some of their own coaching staff finding themselves on the wrong side of the law after a vandalism incident involving the school’s field house and other property on November 1st. Marion County High …

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Sep 09 2013

Name released in officer-involved shooting in Jasper

The man killed by a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy on Saturday has been identified as 29 year old John Edward Shanks. This comes just four months after he stole an ambulance in Chattanooga from a local hospital. A Tennessee Bureau of Investigations spokeswoman said Shanks got into an altercation at 1594 Lock and Dam Road …

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Jul 31 2013

Jasper will trim trees, not remove them

What seemed like a good idea at the time, maybe wasn’t so much of one…either way, what’s done is done and now the large trees planted around Jasper’s courthouse square pose a problem. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/13ZfTcD ), city leaders are going to try trimming the Chinese ginkgo trees, rather than removing …

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Jul 29 2013

Jasper Residents Brace for Sewer Rate Hikes

Residents in Jasper may notice an increase in their city water bills soon, as sewer rates are expected to increase for residents there. Earlier this month, The Jasper Board of Mayor and Alderman voted unanimously to increase the current rate by $1 per month on a minimum bill. Officials say that under the new rate, …

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Jan 29 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Latest Forecast and Severe Weather Synopsis

A cold front is currently stretched from the Great Lakes region down to Arkansas. Along and ahead of the cold front, a squall line has developed in MO and AR already and broken lines of storms has been observed on radar further south. I expect this to form one solid line before much longer as …

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Jan 29 2013

Congressman DesJarlais holds public event in Jasper tomorrow

Republican Congressman Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee’s 4th District will be in the area this week, with a public forum planned for Wednesday at a local bakery and restaurant. “Coffee with the Congressman” is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at the Dutch Maid Bakery at 29 Courthouse Square in Jasper. The event will begin at …

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Jan 28 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Why Marion County has severe weather in winter months

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With the threat for Severe Weather coming in around midweek, most are probably wondering why we are getting bad weather during the winter months. A common misconception many have here in the Sequatchie Valley is that severe weather occurs primarily during the warmer spring months; however, history indicates tornadoes can occur throughout the year and …

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Jan 27 2013

“Coffee with the Congressman” scheduled for Wednesday in Jasper

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JASPER, Tenn. — Republican Congressman Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee’s 4th District will be in the area this week, with a public forum planned for Wednesday at a local bakery and restaurant. “Coffee with the Congressman” is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at the Dutch Maid Bakery at 29 Courthouse Square in Jasper. The event …

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Jan 16 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Snow Potential for Marion County

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JASPER, Tenn. — We have a very challenging forecast ahead for the Sequatchie Valley. Looking at the latest forecast guidance, not much has really changed in the overall thinking concerning our snow potential for Thursday. A low pressure system will develop later tonight or early Thursday along the same frontal boundary that has brought flooding …

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