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Marion County School Board approves 2017-2018 school calendar

At the regular monthly meeting of the Marion County Board of Education on Monday, February 27th at the schools’ Central Office in Jasper the board approved the following calendar for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.   The calendar, approved by the board, is very similar to this year’s school calendar, including a full week for …

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Marion County Fair set for earlier dates in 2017

The Marion County Fair has announced the dates for this year’s fair, which come much earlier for 2017. This year, the Marion County Fair will take place May 17th through May 21st at the Fairgrounds in Jasper adjacent to the city park and just behind Dairy Queen in Jasper. Officials with the fair cite two …

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Jasper City Meeting Feb. 13th Recap

Here’s a recap of the Jasper City Meeting held on February 13th, 2017… You can watch the replay of this meeting and several other area meetings Saturday mornings on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Meeting called to order… After prayer, pledge to flag, and approval of January minutes… Meeting Business: Paul Johnson …

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SVEC plans study for possible broadband fiber expansion

Recent legislation by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam aimed at allowing electrical cooperatives in the state to provide broadband Internet access to customers in their service areas has gained much attention across the state, including locally with the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC). The Governor’s Broadband Accessibility Act will deregulate a provision that’s kept cooperatives like …

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Local bondsman arrested after asking for sex-in-exchange for bond in undercover investigation

A local bail bonding agent was arrested after a recent undercover operation by detectives with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s department officials had received several complaints regarding local bondsman, Kelvin Pell, asking for sex in return for writing their bonds; however, the department wasn’t able to take further action based on the complaints alone …

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Early morning fire at Collins Building Materials in Jasper

An early morning fire has damaged or destroyed multiple structures at Collins Building Materials in Jasper. Officials with the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department which responded to the scene say the fire started sometime before 1:00 am CST, and believe it started in a paint room and spread throughout the building to the lumber yard and …

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Marion County Schools latest to close due to sickness

Several school systems around the state have temporarily closed because a number of students and teachers have come down with the flu or a stomach bug in the past few weeks. The latest school system to be added to that list includes our local Marion County school district. Officials with the Marion County Board of …

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Jasper Middle School teacher injured in classroom using compressed air

UPDATE — 2/1/17 @ 2:01pm CST: New information on an earlier story… A Jasper Middle School teacher was injured this morning while using a can of compressed air dust cleaner in her classroom, according to officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. After the incident, school administrators called paramedics which took the teacher to a …

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State’s highway connector project in Jasper hopeful for completion in late spring

Officials with the Chattanooga region of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) say the state’s $12.3 million dollar connector project just north of downtown Jasper is on track for completion by late spring. While the project which was unanimously approved by the Jasper Board of Mayor and Alderman with the assistance of TDOT in April …

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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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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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