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Haletown/Whiteside Area News

Marion County Democratic Party meeting scheduled for November 30th in Jasper

JASPER, Tenn. — Chair, Katie Tillman, of the Marion County Democratic Party announces there will be a meeting of the Executive Committee on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 6:30pm CST, at the county commission building located at 5520 US-41 in Jasper. Tillman says everyone is welcome to attend and listen to the governance and direction of the affairs …

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9-1-1 issues cause misdirection of calls around the state

The Tennessee 9-1-1 Network Operations Center advises that the previous problems with 9-1-1 have been identified and corrected. Test calls indicate that 9-1-1 calls made in Hamilton County are ringing appropriately in that area with others reporting the same. Officials encourage all citizens to take this time to program the local non-emergency numbers in their …

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Body found at Marion County Park on Wednesday

UPDATE — 10/18/17 @ 5:03PM CDT: The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a body was found at the Marion County Park on Wednesday morning at Nickajack Lake near Haletown. While the investigation is ongoing, authorities do not believe any foul play was involved. The identity of the person has not yet been released …

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Jack Maddux Travels Tennessee Campaigning For 4th Congressional District Run

Jack Maddux, a candidate for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District, has personally traveled more than 7,300 miles in his personal truck since the commencement of his campaign in April. “I’ve met many wonderful people while visiting the sixteen counties of the 4th District in the last six months,” he said. “From Cleveland, Tn., to Mt. Pleasant, …

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Congressman DesJarlais announces campaign for re-election to Tennessee’s 4th Congressional Seat

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, a Republican from South Pittsburg and member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced his candidacy on Tuesday to again represent Tennessee’s Fourth District next term. “This country has a military readiness crisis. Threats are mounting. I’ve been working hard to address troop strength, training, equipment, and strategy, and want to continue …

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Shop-Rite in Jasper is officially closed for business

Updated — 10/13/17 @ 12:21pm CDT JASPER, Tenn. — Many have wondered recently the fate of the Shop-Rite grocery store on US-41 in Jasper near the Cedar Grove community. Regular customers of the store have noticed that store shelves have been slow to be re-stocked over the last year and rumors of the store closing …

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The Sequatchie Valley prepares for impacts from Hurricane Nate’s remnants

Nate Update — Sunday 1:40pm: Good news regarding Nate. The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Nate from a Tropical Storm to only a depression. Locally, all Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are cancelled. A Wind Advisory and for some a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect. Changes to timing and overall impact: Nate continues to …

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Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27th

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT / 1:20 pm CDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level test message, as …

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Recap of Marion County Commission’s September 2017 Meeting

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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Mullins Cove resident concerned over condition of road

Some residents in one of Marion County’s more remote riverside communities say they’re concerned about the condition and safety of the main road that serves their community and wants to see improvements made. Mullins Cove Road (also known as River Canyon Rd.) is a nearly 22-mile stretch of winding, narrow, and rural roadway that stretches …

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TDOT says accelerated processes to be used in replacement of bridge between I-24 and Haletown allowing bridge to stay open

With the signing of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s IMPROVE Act into law earlier this year, Marion County is for several infrastructure projects over the next few years, but it’s another road improvement project in the county that has raised many concerns among county officials and residents alike over the potential closure of one critical link …

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Haslam announces return of SNAP program (food stamps) work requirement for for most of Tennessee including Marion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gov. Bill Haslam is reinstating food stamp work requirements for most Tennessee counties, including Marion, Sequatchie, and Hamilton counties starting February 1, 2018. Haslam and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes announced the plans on Monday to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the …

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