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Kimball, TN area news

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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‘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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Overturned tractor trailer causes early morning Interstate delays near Kimball

Drivers heading toward Nashville early on Tuesday morning had some extra delays on Interstate 24 due to an accident involving an overturned tractor trailer. Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol say the semi crashed and overturned at mile marker 153, that’s just one mile before the Kimball/South Pittsburg exit going westbound. While the accident was …

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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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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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Sting operation by Marion County Sheriff and Drug Task Force results in 11 arrests

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department along with the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force performed an undercover sting operation over the past two weeks in Marion and Grundy counties which has resulted in the arrest of eleven people in connection with distributing, possession and attempting to buy/possess controlled substances including methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription medications. …

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Marion County Commission Meeting Recap

A few of the business items covered at the recent meeting of the Marion County Commission: Appointment of Phillip Smith to fill the seat vacated by Wayne Willis (District 1, Seat A) — Approved. Smith was sworn-in by County Mayor David Jackson. Resolution for Litter grant — Approved. Contract bids for the Marion County Institute …

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