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New Hope, TN Area News

‘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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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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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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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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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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Marion County Commission April Meeting Recap

A few of the business items covered at the April 2017 meeting of the Marion County Commission: A statement was read by County Mayor David Jackson regarding the resignation of District 1 commissioner Wayne Willis, who resigned his seat due to health reasons. The commission plans to implement a 10% penalty to cover expenses from …

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Wayne Willis resigns from County Commission over health concerns

At this month’s Marion County Commission meeting, County Mayor David Jackson read a statement from District 1 commissioner, Wayne Willis, who resigned his seat on the commission at the March meeting citing health reasons. The statement said, “With regret, I tender my resignation to the Marion County Commission due to health reasons, effective immediately.” Willis, …

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Marion County Democratic Party executive committee meeting planned for April 24th

Katie Tillman, Chair of the Marion County Democratic Party, announces an upcoming Executive Committee meeting of the Marion County Democratic Party. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend and listen to the governance and direction of the affairs of the Marion County Democratic Party set forth by the Executive Committee. The meeting will be held …

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Maddux announces candidacy for US Congress 4th District of Tennessee

Cleveland, Tenn. — Navy Veteran, former police officer and local business manager, Jack Maddux, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the United States Congress District 4 of Tennessee. The announcement took place on Tuesday evening, April 4th, 2017 at at the Mountain View Inn, 2400 Executive Park NW, Cleveland, Tennessee. Maddux is …

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TN legislature approves rural broadband bill

The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill that could make it easier for residents in rural areas to gain access to broadband internet amid concerns that it doesn’t do enough to guarantee high-speed access statewide. During the debate in the House Monday evening, lawmakers said they hoped the bill would be a start to getting …

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SVEC warns members of ongoing scam targeting locals

Officials with the Sequachee Valley Electrical Cooperative want to warn their members that scammers are back at it again targeting utility customers in our area. They say several small businesses in the area recently reported receiving phone calls where the scammer warns that the SVEC will disconnect the member’s electrical service if they fail to …

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Bus seat belt bill passes House Transportation Committee

The seat belts on school buses bill narrowly passed in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday. The vote was 9-7. There were calls from state lawmakers to hold onto the bill until next year, but the committee decided to move forward and give the proposal enough votes. A bill in the Tennessee legislature would require …

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