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News for Jasper, TN

Tax lawsuit filed against owners of old South Pittsburg Hospital

The United States Federal Government has filed a lawsuit against the owners of the old South Pittsburg Hospital over taxes owed. The civil complaint was filed against Dr. Gary Stepen Hayes and Diane D. Hayes of Chattanooga. The lawsuit asks that the former hospital at 1100 Holly Street in South Pittsburg be sold to help …

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Marion County Commission monthly meeting scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017

The Marion County Commission will meet on Monday night, September 25th, 2017, 6:00 PM, at the Marion County Commission Building at 5520 Highway 41 in Jasper, TN for the September 2017 monthly meeting. The following items are on the agenda: Election of Chairman Election of Vice Chairman Agricultural Committee Board of Directors Appointment Litigation Tax …

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Tennessee Promise Program Fosters Community Engagement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The free community college scholarships available through the state’s Tennessee Promise program are helping more than just the students. As part of the scholarship, students are required to perform eight hours of community service for every semester they’re in the program. Mike Krause, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, says …

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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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Child Passenger Safety Week: Are your TN Kids Safe?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The majority of forward-facing car seats aren’t being used properly, despite the strong emphasis on education on the topic, and a desire by parents and caregivers to keep children safe. Safe Kids Worldwide has launched a campaign called “Take Time to Tether” to encourage everyone to use the strap on the back …

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Marion County turns out to give helping hand to Florida evacuees

There’s no doubt that when a person is in a time of need, it’s nice to have people there to help and a community to support you. But what if your home community isn’t available to back you up? What if you’ve had to evacuate your community due to the threat of a natural disaster? …

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Jasper City Meeting Recap for September 2017

  Here’s a recap of the Jasper City Meeting held for September 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… Called to Order… after prayer, pledge to the flag, roll call …

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Marion County spared major damage as Irma’s remnants wash out over area

As many of us have watched on the news and weather outlets for days, Hurricane Irma eventually did make landfall in Florida on Sunday. First battering the Florida Keys where efforts are currently underway to assess the damage there before moving further inland. Search and rescue workers in the Keys and other areas continue to …

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WEATHER: What to expect in Marion County from Irma

The remnants of Hurricane Irma will be impacting the Marion County and Chattanooga areas today and into Tuesday with periods of heavy rain and very gusty winds. Here’s what you can expect as we move through the next 24 to 48 hours and into the rest of the week. Rain will be a noticeable factor …

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Tennessee and other Southeastern states prepare for Irma’s impact

Authorities across the southeast have been making plans over the weekend in anticipation of the possible effects from Hurricane Irma, that will likely be felt not only in coastal states and those adjacent to Florida but forecasters also expect the storm’s impact to be felt statewide in Tennessee as it moves North. Forecasters have watched …

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Program to award $10 Million in Broadband Grants across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Officials in Tennessee are now accepting applications for $10 million worth of broadband grants expected to help increase broadband Internet accessibility across the state. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said in a news release Thursday it will accept applications for the Broadband Accessibility Grant until Nov. 17th, 2017. A …

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Marion County Commission August 2017 Meeting Recap

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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