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Long-time Marion County physician Dr. Adcock has retired

After nearly 40 years as a physician in the field of family medicine in the Marion County area, Dr. Charles “Rusty” Adcock announced recently that he would retire, and that finally happened this week after 37 years as a family practitioner in the South Pittsburg community. Dr. Adcock’s last day at his practice was Tuesday …

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South Pittsburg Rotary Club ‘Boston Butt’ sale underway for 2017

The South Pittsburg Rotary Club is once again selling Boston Butt Roasts to help the organization raise money for their many community service projects for 2017. These perfectly-smoked and delicious Boston butts sell for $30 and will be available on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 — just in time for Superbowl weekend! You can place your …

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New Year’s Eve events around the Chattanooga area

It’s that time again to ring in another new year, and while many of us will choose to ring-in 2017 at home — possibly watching Dick Clarks New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (now hosted by Ryan Seacrest) with performances by Mariah Carey, the multi-platinum selling band DNCE, international superstar Gloria Estefan, and country star Thomas Rhett…other …

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Whitwell Elementary Principal Nominated for National “LifeChanger” Award

Whitwell, TN – Whitwell Elementary School principal David Smith has been nominated for the 2016-17 national LifeChanger of the Year Award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are …

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Tennessee sites added to National Register Of Historic Places; One in Marion County

The Tennessee Historical Commission announced on Tuesday the addition of four Tennessee sites to the National Register of Historic Places, including one in Marion County. “The National Register is an honorary recognition for time-honored places that enrich our communities and make them unique,” said Patrick McIntyre, State Historic Preservation Officer and executive director of the …

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Longtime local sheriff’s deputy Ronnie “Groove” Downum honored for service before retiring this week

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department held their annual Christmas dinner on Tuesday night in Jasper and this year the Sheriff and other officials took a moment to honor a very special employee at the dinner. Ronnie “Groove” Downum has worked for for the department in Marion County for over 20 years and under several different …

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Remembering the Whitwell Mine #21 tragedy on 35th anniversary

Today we’ve taken a moment to pause and remember those lost 35 years ago in one of the worst mining accidents in Tennessee when 13 men perished on December 8th, 1981 in the Grundy Mining Company’s (a subsidiary of Tennessee Consolidated Coal) Number 21 Mine in an unincorporated area between Whitwell and Palmer, Tennessee. That …

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Jasper Christmas Parade goes on despite rain and detour (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

Despite the rain, cold, and a slight route detour due to Main Street being closed in one area due to a nearby fire, the annual Jasper Christmas Parade went as planned on Saturday night. Area residents young and old lined the parade route down Warrior Drive to Betsy Pack Drive and then south to the …

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Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative hosts food drive and Angel Tree program leading up to Holidays

The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative plays a large part in our community with helping neighbors in need in all seasons, but with the Holiday Season — and Thanksgiving fast-approaching, they want to remind residents that they’re extending the chance for anyone in our communities to help out a neighbor who might’ve fallen on hard times …

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Jasper Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree planned for this weekend

Fall is finally and definitely in the air as we near the end of October, and it’s almost time for the ghosts and ghouls to hit the streets for trick-or-treating fun! And while there’s many alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating these days, the City of Jasper along with the Jasper Lions Club hopes to start a …

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South Pittsburg Rotary Duck Race a success over the weekend

This year marked the fifth year for a very special event on the Tennessee River’s waterways…it was the 5th Annual Rotary Duck Race with the South Pittsburg Rotary Club. Organizers and Rotarians say the event was a great success for 2016! And best of all, one lucky duck made one participant even luckier with a …

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Saturday nights on local TV just got a bit ‘Macabre’ in Marion County

Fall is in the air and the crisp cool mornings filled with beautiful colors from the trees here in the Sequatchie Valley are a sight to behold! Those gorgeous mornings; however, give way to some crisp, cool, spooky nights this time of year! Not only is the Autumn season underway, but you can also feel …

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