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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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South Pittsburg residents upset with what some feel were racially-targeted police actions (MEETING AUDIO)

At the May city meeting in South Pittsburg, many residents showed up to express their concerns and anger with some actions recently taken in the city to the mayor and commissioners. Those in attendance were furious regarding the Tennessee State Patrol’s “strike team” that was called-in to help with crowd control near the annual National Cornbread Festival …

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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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South Pittsburg May 2017 City Meeting recap

Here’s a recap of the South Pittsburg City Meeting for February 2017… You can watch the re-play of this and other local city and government meetings Saturdays on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County. Meeting called to order… After Call to Order, Pledge to Flag, and prayer… Bobby Miller of the P.O.W. Veteran’s …

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South Pittsburg swimming pool to remain closed again this summer

At Tuesday night’s city meeting in South Pittsburg, it was announced that the city’s public pool at Loyd Park would remain closed again for the 2017 summer season due to budget cuts. The pool, built in 1964, has been a popular summer attraction for those in the community and surrounding communities since it first opened. …

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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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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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It’s ‘Cornbread Time’ in South Pittsburg!

It’s that time of the year again…when hundreds of thousands of people descend on the otherwise quiet and peaceful town of South Pittsburg in southern Marion County with one thing in mind…Cornbread! The National Cornbread Festival makes its return for the 21st annual festival this weekend along South Pittsburg’s historic Cedar Avenue and adjacent streets. …

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