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News for Jasper, TN

Republican TN Governor hopeful Bill Lee making a stop on his ‘tractor tour’ in Jasper next week

Tennessee gubernatorial hopeful Bill Lee will be making a stop in the Marion County area next week as part of his campaign for the Tennessee 2018 Governor’s race. Lee, a respected Tennessee businessman and cattle farmer and seventh generation Tennesseean, will be at the Western Sizzlin’ at 1130 Highway 28 in Jasper from 5:30pm until …

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Teenager suffers serious injuries after hit-and-run accident on Valley View Hwy

A local teenager suffered serious injuries after they were involved in a hit and run accident near Jasper on Thursday afternoon. The 15-year-old male victim was riding his bicycle on Valley View Highway near the intersection with Mel Dixon Lane, when a vehicle struck the teen cyclist, throwing him off the hood of the vehicle …

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Marion County Schools lead the way with Life-Saving Devices at all schools

A recent report with the Tennessee News Service out of Nashville states that not all Tennessee employers or, most importantly, schools have life-saving devices in place meant to provide help in a cardiac emergency when just precious minutes matter so much before paramedics arrive. While not all businesses in Marion County have these devices; several …

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NAFTA Talks Expected to Impact TN Jobs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Trump administration reopens talks Wednesday on the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA supporters say it has boosted American farm exports and trade in general between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. But critics say it has hurt people in all three countries by rewarding low pay and diminished environmental standards. Juliette …

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Man charged in 2016 homicide case in Marion County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – In a collaborative investigation with the Chattanooga Police Department, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) have obtained an indictment charging a man in connection to a homicide in late 2016. At the request of 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor, TBI Agents opened an investigation into the death of …

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FBI and local authorities on the lookout for suspect in Kimball bank robbery on Tuesday

KIMBALL, Tenn. — Marion County authorities and the FBI are on the lookout for a male suspect following a bank robbery that happened in Kimball on Tuesday. Officials say it happened just around 1:00 PM CDT, when a white male his late 20s to early 30s and about 6′-1″ tall with a full, dark beard …

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Local High School Football kicks-off tonight with Sequatchie Valley Jamboree

It’s that time once again for high school football action in the Sequatchie Valley, and it all starts tonight with the annual Sequatchie Valley Jamboree! Teams from across the valley and around the area will take the field tonight at this year’s host, Sequatchie County High School, in Dunlap, as area teams play each other …

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Multi-county drug investigation results in 29 arrests in Marion and Grundy Counties

A year-long drug investigation and round-up by multiple Tennessee counties, including Marion and Grundy, has netted 29 arrests of late. On August 8th, law enforcement officials across Marion and Grundy County arrested 29 people in connection with failure to appear in court, probation violations, and for distributing controlled substances such as methamphetamine, marijuana, methadone, alprazolam, …

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New TN Law bans handheld cell phone use in school zones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee lawmakers have made it clear that drivers need fewer distractions behind the wheel, especially when placed in positions where their attention is needed most for the safety of others…in school zones. Tennessee has already banned texting while driving on roadways in the state and officers have also been known to stop …

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Holly Rutledge sentenced to ten years for death of 5-year-old Lucas Dillon

Jasper, Tenn. — The sentencing trial of Holly (Hardesty) Rutledge, who was found guilty of reckless endangerment on June 16th, 2017 in the death of 5-year-old Lucas Dillon, was held in Marion County on Tuesday.. Investigators in the case say the child died of blunt force trauma to the head while under Rutledge’s care at a Jewel …

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Three arrested in connection with recent burglaries

Three Marion County men have been charged following a multi-agency investigation following a recent series of vehicle burglaries in Jasper and South Pittsburg. Edward Taylor, Tevin Westmoreland, and Eddie Henderson were arrested last Thursday when a Jasper Police officer attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle, resulting in a crash after a short chase. The occupants …

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Sequatchie woman arrested after allowing dog to bite Marion deputy

SEQAUTCHIE, Tenn. — A woman is now behind bars in Marion County after authorities say she allowed her dog to attack a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy over the weekend. According to Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett, the incident happened on Sunday evening at a home located at 210 Pine Street in Sequatchie when deputies …

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