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Date registered: July 14, 2016

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  1. SETHRA Commodities distribution date is Tuesday, June 26th for Marion County — June 19, 2018
  2. Mobile food pantry with Chattanooga Area Food Bank returns to South Pittsburg Armory July 21st — June 19, 2018
  3. 2018 TWRA WMA Big Game Quota Hunt Application Period Is June 20-July 25 — June 19, 2018
  4. Chattanooga teen charged in 2016 murder of Marion County toddler — June 19, 2018
  5. Black bear sightings more common in Springtime — June 5, 2018

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  3. SPHS football player charged as an adult with felonies to play in tonight’s game against Marion County — 1 comment
  4. Local students and teachers prepare to head back to class in coming weeks — 1 comment
  5. Marion County Fair dates set for Sept. 27th through Oct. 1st — 1 comment

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SETHRA Commodities distribution date is Tuesday, June 26th for Marion County

SETHRA Commodities Distribution for Marion County will take place on Tuesday June 26th from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT at Cornerstone Ministries located at 300 Cornerstone Drive in Jasper — just past Jasper Memorial Funeral Home, Service Now, and Barnes Tire — just off Highway 28. The deadline to sign-up for this date was …

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Mobile food pantry with Chattanooga Area Food Bank returns to South Pittsburg Armory July 21st

The Mobile Food Pantry of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be open at the South Pittsburg Armory on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM CDT. Officials say quantities are limited for this event and they ask those planning to visit the pantry to refrain from showing up more than 30 …

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2018 TWRA WMA Big Game Quota Hunt Application Period Is June 20-July 25

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2018 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth will run from June 20 through July 25. Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 25. The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists locations and dates …

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Chattanooga teen charged in 2016 murder of Marion County toddler

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Chattanooga teenager, who is charged with the abuse and murder of a South Pittsburg toddler. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, on September 19, 2016, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the …

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Black bear sightings more common in Springtime

Officials with the TWRA say they receive more calls regarding black bears in the spring than any other time of year. Young bears just leaving their mothers are on their own for the first time and looking for their own territory. Because young bears are wandering and do not know their surroundings, they sometimes roam …

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TDOT And THP Prepare For 2018 Bonnaroo Festival

The annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will soon take place in the city of Manchester, Tn.  Since its beginning in 2002, the four-day, multi-stage event continues to be one of the most popular live music festivals in the country, attracting thousands of attendees. To fully enjoy the varied lineup of performers and musical styles …

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Marion County Relay for Life event for Saturday, June 9th, canceled

The Marion County Relay for Life annual event planned for Saturday, June 9th, 2018 has been canceled for Saturday, organizers say. In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Chrissy Seals with the American Cancer Society says this years Realy for Life of Marion County event will not take place this season due to unforeseen circumstances. Seals …

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Dollar General reviewing plans for possible New Hope location

Dollar General has been adding new locations across the state lately, with one of those being the store which opened in the past 12 months on US Highway 41 in the Cedar Grove community between Jasper and Haletown. Now the rumors around the county suggesting another is on the way can be put to rest …

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Whitwell City Manager on administrative leave after Monday night meeting

Whitwell City Hall was crowded in near standing room only status on Monday night as the residents came wanting answers to why the city’s police chief, Kenneth Seagraves, allegedly quit late last week. Some came to show their lack of support for city manager, Todd Mistrot, wearing shirts and holding signs showing their frustration and …

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FSA County Committee nominations launch June 15th giving farmers a voice in their community

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018. Producers across the country are already serving on committees …

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Tennessee lags behind in childhood rankings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee children continue to confront poverty, infant mortality and decreased educational opportunities – particularly in the rural areas. That’s according to the End of Childhood Report released this week by Save the Children – which ranks the state 40th for quality of childhood. Mark Shriver, senior vice president, U.S. Programs & Advocacy …

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Whitwell Police Chief Seagraves quits; County deputies assisting with patrol

The City of Whitwell is now without a leader of the police department after Chief of Police, Kenneth Seagraves, reportedly walked off the job on Friday. Whitwell City Manager Todd Mistrot has asked Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnette for assistance covering the city’s police patrol in the wake of the recent developments. Burnette says …

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