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News for Jasper, TN

Gas prices continue to climb across the Sequatchie Valley area

For the second week in a row, area gas prices have taken another major jump upwards. According to the website GasBuddy.com, last week’s prices across the Chattanooga area rose 5.8 cents a gallon pushing the average price for a gallon of gas to $2.10. Not only did those prices go up locally, but they also …

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Jasper celebrates first ever “EGGstravaganza” egg hunt with 34,000 eggs (VIDEO)

It was a beautiful Saturday in Jasper this past weekend, and it was just the perfect weather for an Easter egg hunt…which is a good thing since local organizers have planned for the first ever Jasper EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt to take place at the Jasper City Park with some 25,000 eggs for kids to hunt! …

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Bus seat belt bill passes House Transportation Committee

The seat belts on school buses bill narrowly passed in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday. The vote was 9-7. There were calls from state lawmakers to hold onto the bill until next year, but the committee decided to move forward and give the proposal enough votes. A bill in the Tennessee legislature would require …

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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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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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Second day of Spring brings stormy weather and lots of rain (Seven Day Forecast)

Spring is officially here and with that comes warmer weather and lots of rain! Today will be no exception to the rule as we’ll see much warmer temps and the chance for some strong thunderstorms later this afternoon and tonight. After a round of showers and storms late last night, we started the day with …

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Vehicle loses control and drives through front of Jasper Post Office

UPDATE: Officials with the Jasper USPS say the location is now serving customers with Post Office boxes and processing mail from a mobile unit that is on site next to the building. This comes after a vehicle drove through the front of the building on Monday afternoon. At this time no update has been given …

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Authorities offer reward for information on suspect in connection to Jasper fire

Multiple agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Nashville Field Division, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Fire Investigations Unit are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the December …

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Puckett EMS Named Top Emergency Medical Service 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Puckett EMS, Tennessee’s division headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, was awarded the 2016 Southeastern Emergency Medical Service Director’s Association (SEEMSDA) Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award, on March 9, 2017, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.  This is the third time that Puckett EMS has earned a prestigious award like this within the …

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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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Overnight storms cause wind and hail damage across parts of Marion County (PHOTO GALLERY)

No doubt we’re seeing some back-and-forth weather as Winter slowly transitions into Spring this year, and for the third time in the past two weeks Marion County found itself under the gun with some damaging severe weather; however, this time around the severe weather seemed to really hit us somewhat more unexpectedly than the long-ahead …

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