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Haletown/Whiteside Area News

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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A stormy afternoon and evening on-tap for the Sequatchie Valley on Monday

Severe Weather Update 3/18/2018 at 4:00pm CDT: Forecast guidance is painting a stormy picture across the region Monday afternoon and evening. As a storm system moves eastward from the Great Plains into the Ohio Valley, warm moist air will push northward into the Sequatchie Valley. With instability and the development of strong wind shear, thunderstorms …

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Marion County school bus involved in crash; No students on bus at time of wreck

A Marion County school bus was involved in a crash on Friday afternoon. Officials say the bus was hit by another vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed on Alvin York highway near Powell’s Crossroads. Marion County Schools Transportation Director, Mack Reeves, says the driver of bus #4 was not injured in …

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Parkridge Valley West now offering mental health care “Intensive Outpatient Program”

Park Ridge Valley West, a behavioral care facility of Parkridge Valley Hospital, is now offering an “intensive outpatient program” for those needing mental health care, but not necessarily requiring inpatient admission, in the Marion County area. “This is the first time a mental health program has been offered on an outpatient basis by a hospital …

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Jasper Middle student arrested following “terroristic threats” as police presence is increased at local schools

A strong police presence was noticed by parents and students this morning at Marion County High School in Jasper. This comes after the arrest of a student there on Wednesday. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies and officers with the Jasper Police Department monitored the school grounds from the parking lot and patrolled inside the school to ensure …

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Marion County High student arrested following threat made against school

A student at Marion County High School was arrested after making threats against the school on Wednesday. Officials say the incident, which happened during school hours, was addressed immediately by school administration who followed pre-planned protocol for these situations A school resource officer (SRO) with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department took the student, a minor, into …

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