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South Pittsburg resident wins over $2 million with Tennessee Lottery

A lucky South Pittsburg lottery player has won $2,060,750 playing the Tennessee Lottery’s ‘Tennessee Cash’ game in a drawing held on Friday night. It’s been confirmed that the winning ticket was sold at the Lotto Mart on East 12th Street in South Pittsburg. To win the top prize, the ticket had to contain all five …

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Marion County Primary 2018: Election Results

Here are the uncertified Marion County Primary Results from May 1, 2018:   DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY: County Mayor: David Jackson (uncontested) – 1,221 votes   County Clerk: > Dwight Minter – 1,152 Kimberli “Joetta” Ramsey 151   County Trustee: Diane Massengale (uncontested) – 1,217 votes   Register of Deeds: Debbie Pittman (uncontested) – 1,210 votes   …

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Preparing for Election Day at the Polls on Tuesday

Voters across the state will head to the polls on Tuesday for this year’s county primary elections. According to the Marion County Election Commission, the county had 15,245 registered voters as of December 2017, and with only a portion of those having taken advantage of early voting, the remaining voters can participate by casting their ballot …

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Walmart announces upcoming remodel to Kimball store

Walmart recently announced it expects to spend an estimated $31 million over the next year in Tennessee through the remodeling of nine stores as well as the rollout of several in-store and online innovations designed to help busy customers save time and money. This will include remodeling and upgrades to the Walmart Super Center #1089 …

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Marion Co. Sheriff’s Department arrest 28 people in drug investigation

The Narcotics Unit with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department along with the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force recently conducted a joint drug investigation in the county. During the investigation from April 11th to April 17th, 2018, law enforcement officers conducted surveillance at several residences and business in Marion County where suspected drug activity was …

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Stewart announces candidacy for State Representative

Sloan Stewart has announced his candidacy for State Representative in Tennessee’s 39th District, including Marion, part of Franklin, and Moore Counties. Stewart has served as Mayor of Metro Moore County for the last 9 years and feels that in his time as Mayor and the 7 years prior as a council member through good economic …

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TN gas prices are up as travel season approaches; Current gas prices in Sequatchie Valley

Gas prices in Tennessee hit a four-year high during the first week of April, and although the Chattanooga area is one of the cities seeing least expensive costs, drivers will likely see more increases as the summer approaches. The least expensive gas price averages in Tennessee are in Memphis, $2.40; Knoxville, $2.43; and Chattanooga, $2.44, …

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Former Marion County corrections officer indicted, accused of assaulting inmate

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) have obtained an indictment for a Jasper man, who is accused of assaulting an inmate at the while on-duty as a corrections officer at the Marion County Jail. At the request of 12th District Attorney General Mike Taylor, TBI Agents began investigating an alleged assault of …

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One person killed and another injured in head-on crash in South Pittsburg

An accident on Wednesday morning in South Pittsburg has claimed the life of a Jasper man and injured another, officials say. Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) say the head-on crash occurred around 10:00 AM CDT on Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 72 between Kimball and South Pittsburg, when a pickup truck headed eastbound …

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Commodities distribution in Marion County moves to Cornerstone Ministries

Officials with the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA) office in Jasper have announced that commodities distribution in Marion County has been moved to Cornerstone Ministries in Jasper effective immediately. Cornerstone Ministries is located at 300 Cornerstone Drive in Jasper just past Jasper Memorial Funeral Home, Service Now and Barnes Tire — just off Highway …

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Gov. Haslam proposes $30 million for school safety, among other improvements in budget amendment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today proposed $30 million to improve school safety across the state in the amendment to the fiscal year 2018-19 budget proposal to be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks. The funding includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants. Earlier …

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Opponents: TennCare work requirement could cost in long run

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The idea of requiring TennCare recipients to work in order to receive benefits might sound like a reasonable proposal on its face. But opponents say there’s a catch to the legislation, House Bill 1551, and its companion, Senate Bill 1728, sponsored respectively by Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, and Sen. Kerry …

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