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Haletown/Whiteside Area News

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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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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Weekend brush fires keep Forestry crews busy

You probably noticed the smoke or a haze in the air this weekend around Marion County, especially if you live in the Haletown or Whiteside area or were traveling along I-24 to Chattanooga. According to Marion County dispatchers, Tennessee Forestry crews have been battling a brush fire on Ladd’s Mountain near I-24 and Nickajack Lake …

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Marion County Commission April Meeting Recap

A few of the business items covered at the April 2017 meeting of the Marion County Commission: A statement was read by County Mayor David Jackson regarding the resignation of District 1 commissioner Wayne Willis, who resigned his seat due to health reasons. The commission plans to implement a 10% penalty to cover expenses from …

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Wayne Willis resigns from County Commission over health concerns

At this month’s Marion County Commission meeting, County Mayor David Jackson read a statement from District 1 commissioner, Wayne Willis, who resigned his seat on the commission at the March meeting citing health reasons. The statement said, “With regret, I tender my resignation to the Marion County Commission due to health reasons, effective immediately.” Willis, …

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Marion County Democratic Party executive committee meeting planned for April 24th

Katie Tillman, Chair of the Marion County Democratic Party, announces an upcoming Executive Committee meeting of the Marion County Democratic Party. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend and listen to the governance and direction of the affairs of the Marion County Democratic Party set forth by the Executive Committee. The meeting will be held …

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Maddux announces candidacy for US Congress 4th District of Tennessee

Cleveland, Tenn. — Navy Veteran, former police officer and local business manager, Jack Maddux, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the United States Congress District 4 of Tennessee. The announcement took place on Tuesday evening, April 4th, 2017 at at the Mountain View Inn, 2400 Executive Park NW, Cleveland, Tennessee. Maddux is …

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Drag racing event comes to Marion County Fair on Wednesday, May 17th at the Fairgrounds in Jasper

The Marion County Fair returns this year and earlier than years past — Wednesday, May 17th through Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at the fairgrounds located behind the Dairy Queen in Jasper. Along with the always anticipated carnival rides, 4-H events, youth pageants, and the crowning of the 2017 Miss Fairest of the Fair and Senior …

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Whiteside residents upset after CSX closes road to home for repairs without advance notice

Several residents in the Whiteside community of Marion County found themselves on the wrong side of the tracks on Thursday afternoon — that is, the wrong side of the tracks if you want to leave home or need to get back to your home from elsewhere. Residents on Pulltight Road along Running Water Creek were …

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Recap of damaging storms from Tuesday night across Marion County (GALLERY and BLOG)

The storms that rolled through March 21st, 2017 will not likely be forgotten by many any time soon. Hundreds of trees were downed and numerous power poles were snapped causing extensive power issues. There was some sporadic structural damage from trees falling on homes or roofs being damaged from the strong winds. Times like these …

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Over 50 Participants Helped Save Lives from Cancer at the Annual Relay For Life Kick Off in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, TENNESSEE – 8 teams and over 50 people participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kick Off Celebration of Marion County event on Thursday, March 9th at the Kimball Municipal Building. More than $3,300 is raised so far, to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. Funds …

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Winter Weather to impact Sequatchie Valley overnight

A line of moisture combined with a cold front that passed through the area in the late part of the week along with a low-pressure system is setting up the Marion County area for some of this winter’s most significant snowfall thus far. With only weeks left in the winter of 2016-2017, the Marion County …

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