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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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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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TN legislature approves rural broadband bill

The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill that could make it easier for residents in rural areas to gain access to broadband internet amid concerns that it doesn’t do enough to guarantee high-speed access statewide. During the debate in the House Monday evening, lawmakers said they hoped the bill would be a start to getting …

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SVEC warns members of ongoing scam targeting locals

Officials with the Sequachee Valley Electrical Cooperative want to warn their members that scammers are back at it again targeting utility customers in our area. They say several small businesses in the area recently reported receiving phone calls where the scammer warns that the SVEC will disconnect the member’s electrical service if they fail to …

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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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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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