Category Archive: Jasper News

News for Jasper, TN

Widening of US-64/72 “Main Street” between Jasper and Kimball on target to begin in 2018

With the signing of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s IMPROVE Act into law, Marion County is set to see several long-anticipated infrastructure projects completed from a gradual increase in taxes on fuel and diesel. There is a total of 3 projects listed in the county. The largest being the widening of US-64/72 or SR-2 (Main Street) …

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Marion County Commission May 2017 Meeting Recap

A few of the business items covered at the recent meeting of the Marion County Commission on Monday, May 22nd: Approval of Public Records Policy for Circuit Court Clerk office. Approval of Proclamation of June to be Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. County Mayor David Jackson asked to appoint Max Stone to replace Phillip Smith …

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Police chase that began in Marion ends with trooper firing shots in Chattanooga

On Friday afternoon, a man led Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers on a chase into Hamilton County that ended in one of the troopers firing shots at the suspect. It began in Marion County, where the suspect took off on a stolen motorcycle at around 4:00 PM. The suspect then led troopers on a chase along …

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‘Let’s All Go To The Fair!’ The Marion County Fair runs through Sunday, May 21st

It’s back and earlier than years past! The Marion County Fair is underway starting this evening and running through Sunday, May 21st at the fairgrounds in Jasper (located behind the Dairy Queen and adjacent to the Jasper City Park). Despite the heat today, this afternoon and evening’s weather looks great for checking out the sights …

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Jasper residents show strong opinions over proposed ‘Pit Bull’ ownership restrictions that goes to vote in June

Following up on a story we brought you first at MarionCountyMessenger.com, city leaders are now facing much public scrutiny as residents publicly give their opinion on the proposed and locally-controversial new ordinance regarding pit bull breed dog ownership in the city limits. According to the new ordinance #376, which passed on first reading, it states: To own a Pit …

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Bridge over I-24 at Wildwood, GA to be replaced this weekend; Expect Delays

If you’re planing to drive on Interstate 24 this weekend to or from Chattanooga and Marion County, you may experience a few delays. Following up on a story we brought you last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation is replacing the Georgia State Route 299 bridge over the interstate at Wildwood, using their Accelerated Bridge …

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Jasper City Meeting for May 2017 recap

Here’s a recap of the Jasper City Meeting held on February 13th, 2017… You can watch the replay of this meeting and several other area city and county meetings Saturday mornings on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Meeting called to order… After prayer, pledge to flag, and approval of April meeting minutes… …

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I-24 in Marion County re-opened after overnight semi crash thought to involve hazardous materials forces closure

An overnight crash on Interstate 24 Eastbound during the early hours of Wednesday morning forced TDOT and local authorities to close the Interstate in both directions while hazmat crews worked to clear the scene. Officials say the accident happened just after 1:00 AM CDT and involved a tractor trailer that crashed near mile marker 144 …

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Monteagle gas station clerk stabbed; suspect arrested in Chattanooga following chase

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a store clerk was stabbed on Thursday afternoon in Monteagle following a robbery and failed carjacking attempt by the suspect at another location. The stabbing happened at the Shell gas station on Main Street (TN-56) near the entrance ramp to I-24 and the Smokehouse restaurant inside Marion …

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Puckett EMS joins Priority Ambulance’s national ambulance company network

Priority Ambulance announced today that Puckett EMS is joining its national family of ambulance companies. Puckett EMS, a private ambulance service based in Austell, Ga., provides emergency and nonemergency ambulance service in 12 Georgia and Southeast Tennessee counties. “Puckett EMS is pleased to have a partner in Priority Ambulance that shares our mission and vision …

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Congressman Scott DesJarlais votes against Omnibus Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, after voting against the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 244), a bill to fund the federal government until the end of September, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., issued the following statement: “With control of the House, Senate and White House, Republicans have an historic opportunity to enact conservative reforms, but surrendered to Democrats’ …

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Power outages still affecting some areas after gusty winds and overnight storms

Gusty winds yesterday afternoon and overnight have kept area power crews busy trying to restore power to areas affected by downed trees, large limbs, and other debris that’s caused outages in some areas in and around the Sequatchie Valley. The Sequatchee Valley Electric Cooperative reports around 805 outages in their service area as of 12:30 …

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