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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative bringing high-speed fiber internet, TV, and phone to Marion County

The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) announced on Friday the launch of a new subsidiary, SVEConnect, which will bring high-speed fiber optic internet service to SVEC members in the Marion County area. In addition to high-speed internet services, SVEConnect will also offer phone and television service to customers, similar to what Chattanooga’s EPB has made […]

Area Road Conditions due to Flooding

High waters, trees down, rock slides and mud slides are causing problems for travelers on area roadways this afternoon. Here’s a list of areas of concern around our area… Not all of these roads are closed, but could be impacted by water over the road in places or debris. Motorists should use caution in the […]

Jasper’s “EGGstravaganza” egg hunt event returns on Sat., March 31st

Last year the first ever “EGGstravaganza” egg hunt in Jasper was quite a hit, as perfect sunny weather and mild temps played a role in the event’s success with area children hunting nearly 34-thousand eggs on the grounds of the Jasper City Park. Organizers recently announced that this year’s event will take place on Saturday, […]

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee marks the start of tornado season

Recent storms across the eastern half of the country caused damage, chaos, and took the lives of five people in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Michigan. That same outbreak was resposible for an EF-2 tornado which hit Clarksville, Tenn., destroying several homes and vehicles. This all stands as a reminder that tornado season is beginning in our […]

Alabama judge grants bond reduction for man accused of killing a Jasper man in early January

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Two Hearings were held in a Scottsboro courtroom on Wednesday in the cases of Christopher McCallie and Brittany Smith, the brother and sister who are accused of murdering 38-year-old Joshua Todd Smith in the early morning hours of January 16, 2018 in Stevenson. Initially McCallie was arrested following the incident, but as […]

“Flu Shot Friday” Event Provides Free Flu Vaccines Across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Get a flu shot! The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza remains widespread across the state. Tennessee county health departments are providing flu vaccine at no charge to patients […]

Former South Pittsburg police officer indicted Monday for assault

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former South Pittsburg police officer, who has been charged with assault and official misconduct. The TBI says 27-year-old Officer Joshua Chance is accused of assaulting a man on Old Jasper Road after he was detained by law […]

Kimball’s air ambulance coverage extended to volunteer firefighters

At the February meeting of the Town of Kimball Board of Mayor and Alderman, the board began discussion of renewing the city’s membership with the AirMedCare Network, the emergency air transport service which covers the cost of emergency air transportation to medical facilities in the provider’s 38-state network area. Kimball has provided this special coverage […]

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