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Name: Editor
Date registered: July 14, 2016

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  1. Alabama teenager faces multiple charges following police chase that ended in Dade Co., GA — September 19, 2017
  2. Haslam announces return of SNAP program (food stamps) work requirement for for most of Tennessee including Marion — September 19, 2017
  3. TN High School Graduation Rates Reach Highest Rate On Record — September 19, 2017
  4. Child Passenger Safety Week: Are your TN Kids Safe? — September 19, 2017
  5. One person has died in a Dunlap wreck this week — September 14, 2017

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  1. Jasper City Meeting for May 2017 recap — 2 comments
  2. Car crashes through front of Jasper BP/Kangaroo Express store — 1 comment
  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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Kimball Board of Mayor & Alderman Meeting Recap for September 2017

Here’s a recap of the Kimball Board of Mayor & Aldermen Meeting for September 2017… You can watch the replay of this and other local area meetings Saturdays on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County. Meeting called to order: After prayer, pledge to flag, roll call, and approval of August meeting minutes… Meeting/Old …

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Otterman promoted to Lodge Mfg. President and COO

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Lodge Manufacturing has announced that Mike Otterman has been named the new President and Chief Operation Officer (COO) for the company, effective immediately. Otterman joined Lodge in June 2016 as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and comes with over 25 years of experience in the housewares and outdoor …

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Advisory lifted for Bradley County residents after Wacker Chemie plant incident

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office says it’s safe for residents around the Wacker Chemie plant to go outside today following an explosion at the plant. A release from Wacker says a mechanical incident resulted in a hydrogen chemical release on Thursday afternoon. Initially, all residents within a 1.5 mile radius south of the plant …

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Program to award $10 Million in Broadband Grants across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Officials in Tennessee are now accepting applications for $10 million worth of broadband grants expected to help increase broadband Internet accessibility across the state. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said in a news release Thursday it will accept applications for the Broadband Accessibility Grant until Nov. 17th, 2017. A …

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Beavers applauds Trump’s DACA decision

MT. JULIET, Tenn. — Conservative Republican Mae Beavers is standing with President Donald J. Trump and his decision to terminate the DACA program. “The Executive Order that President Barack Obama relied upon to create DACA was unconstitutional and should never have been allowed to remain in place as long as it has,” Beavers said. “The …

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Childhood Obesity: Heavy Issue for Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Many Tennessee children are overweight, with approximately one out of every five classified as obese, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The foundation’s State of Obesity report ranks Tennessee fifth in the nation compared to other states for its number of overweight children. The cause, according to experts such as Kindall …

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TN at Risk? Report examines proposed EPA cuts

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A new report suggests proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency would diminish the quality of Tennessee’s air and water. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, Tennessee has received more than $230 million in EPA grants over the last five years – funding that would be cut 30 percent under President Donald …

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Former South Pittsburg Police Chief is back as ‘top cop’ in another local city

A former South Pittsburg Police Chief is back at work as the top cop in another city in the Tennessee Valley after he was terminated from his position earlier this year. Robert “Bobby” Simpson, a retired Chattanooga police officer, was hired as South Pittsburg’s Chief by a unanimous vote during former Mayor Jane Dawkins’ administration …

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Suspect on the loose after car chase in Hamilton and Sequatchie Counties on Wednesday

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY, Tenn. — The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) are searching for a man who escaped on foot after a car chase on Highway 111 in Sequatchie County Wednesday afternoon. Officials with the HCSO says it took place around 1:17pm EDT Wednesday when one of their K-9 deputies initiated the …

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Wildwood, GA man killed in one vehicle accident Tuesday morning

A 45-year-old Wildwood man was killed in a one car accident in Dade County on Tuesday morning. Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross says the call came in around 7:15amEDT of a vehicle that had left the roadway on Interstate 24 West in the I-59 split. When authorities found the vehicle, it was discovered that Donald …

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Helping those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has devastated communities across southeast Texas since making landfall on August 25th, ripping apart homes, deluging highways, and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands. Locally, one way Marion County residents can help is by dropping off a donation on Friday at the American Legion Post 62 (South Pittsburg). Items being collected include …

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Marion County Commission August 2017 Meeting Recap

Here’s a recap of some of the items covered at the August 2017 meeting of the Marion County Commission, held on Monday, August 28th… Tune in Saturday mornings on KWN-TV (Charter channel 195) to watch your local city, county, and other government meetings in their entirety… After the call to order, prayer, Pledge to the …

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