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The Big JET-FLI…Flies again with news, weather, and sports radio for Chattanooga area

The Chattanooga region now has a new News/Talk radio station. The legendary 50,000 watt AM signal in Chattanooga known far and wide as “The Big Jet Fly” is returning to the airways this week with a great variety of news and talk programming. Anyone who grew up in the Tennessee Valley listened to WFLI as …

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Lodge and Kellerman honored at Rotary’s annual banquet

The South Pittsburg Rotary Club held its annual banquet over the weekend. Of those in attendance were Henry Lodge and Bob Kellermann, who were both honored as Paul Harris Fellows at the banquet. Lodge is the Chief Operating Officer and President of his family’s namesake Lodge Manufacturing Company in South Pittsburg. Kellermann is Chief Executive …

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MCHS announces correct registration dates and times for 2017-2018 school year

JASPER, Tenn. — Marion County High School in Jasper would like to announce the correct dates and times for pre-registration and orientations for the 2017-2018 School year. Incorrect dates, times and fee information for our local school was previously published elsewhere and officials with the high school want to ensure parents and students have the …

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Kimball Chief of Police Tommy Jordan retires; Allison promoted to Chief

Today is the last day on the job for Kimball’s “top cop” as Police Chief Tommy Jordan retires after 17 years with the department. The Chief will go “10-24″ (assignment complete) at the end of his shift later today. Jordan, who lives in New Hope, began his tenure with Kimball as a patrolmen in 2000 …

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Richard Hardy Memorial School graduate receives award from Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors

The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® recently presented their annual college scholarships to 6 high school seniors in the 8-county area served by the Association. Each student received a $1000 scholarship award. The recipients were chosen from 69 applicants this year. This year’s recipients come from 5 different counties.  Alana Kassing, a Smyrna High School …

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Local students make St. Andrew’s-Sewanee 4th Qtr Honor Roll

The following students from Marion, Franklin, Coffee, and Grundy counties were named to the Honors Lists for the final grading period of the 2016-17 school year at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School. Overall, 97 students, including 37 boarding and 60 day students, achieved academic distinction for the fourth quarter. Students who earn an average of 93 or …

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Memories: What’s that bridge for and where did it go?

History and items and structures of historic value are all around us every day, whether we’re here in Marion County or traveling anywhere else in the world! And sometimes those pieces of history can be a bit unusual, making you stop and ask… “What in the world was that for?” While some may just be …

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New principal named at South Pittsburg High School

Following the retirement of Danny Wilson as principal at South Pittsburg High School at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, officials with the Marion County Schools have named a new principal for the school. In a release on the school’s website, it says Mr. Timothy Bible will be taking over as principal at the high …

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State Fire Marshal: Keep safety in mind when grilling this summer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Summertime is the peak season for grilling, and unfortunately, grilling fires. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office shares important guidelines to help outdoor cooks make fire safety a priority when grilling this summer. From 2012-2016, Tennessee fire departments responded to 217 fires involving grills, hibachis or barbeques. Those fires resulted in three …

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Tennessee CASA launches ‘Be For The Child’ statewide volunteer recruitment campaign

Marion County, Tenn. – Tennessee Court Appointed Special Advocates (TN CASA) announced the launch of a statewide campaign aimed at attracting volunteers to close the gap between abused and neglected children in need of an advocate to represent their best interests with the goal of securing a safe, permanent home.  It is estimated that 20,000 …

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Mountain T.O.P.’s summer ministry returns to area June 5th

Coalmont, Tenn. — Organizers with Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project) say they’re excited to begin their 43rd summer of ministry in the Sequatchie Valley area, starting on June 5th.   The ministry’s summer outreach program brings youth and adults from all over the country to spend a week in area communities while staying at their Camp Cumberland Pines in Coalmont, TN in Grundy County.     The group will spend weekdays during the program with youth and adults out in the community serving with local families by helping with minor home repair projects such as yard–work, window washing and construction repairs.  The ministry program concludes on …

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Memories: School Days in Marion County

Everything is in full bloom right now across the Sequatchie Valley as the temperatures are gradually warming up and even more so this week. Memorial Day is just around the corner and the unofficial start to the summertime season filled with time outdoors enjoying all the natural resources our beautiful valley has to offer whether …

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