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4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations for 2018

There’s no shortage of fireworks displays and celebrations to see around the Tennessee and Sequatchie Valleys over the next few days, and with the 4th being on a Wednesday for 2018, some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area …

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New TV mini-series highlights stories behind TN brands, including local Lodge Mfg.

A new TV miniseries begins on later this month that will highlight the personal stories and history behind several iconic Tennessee brands, including one that’s very dear to the heart of many in Marion County…Lodge Manufacturing. The Tennessee Department of Economic Development, which produced the miniseries “Remastered”, says the series will showcase the stories behind …

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Fire at former McReynolds School in South Pittsburg

On Friday, fire crews in South Pittsburg worked to save what was left of the former McReynolds High School building on North Holly Avenue in South Pittsburg. McReynolds was an all-black school during the time of segregation. The school’s gymnasium is all that’s left of the building after a fire consumed the main part of …

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Mobile food pantry with Chattanooga Area Food Bank returns to South Pittsburg Armory July 21st

The Mobile Food Pantry of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be open at the South Pittsburg Armory on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM CDT. Officials say quantities are limited for this event and they ask those planning to visit the pantry to refrain from showing up more than 30 …

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Chattanooga teen charged in 2016 murder of Marion County toddler

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Chattanooga teenager, who is charged with the abuse and murder of a South Pittsburg toddler. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, on September 19, 2016, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the …

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Dollar General reviewing plans for possible New Hope location

Dollar General has been adding new locations across the state lately, with one of those being the store which opened in the past 12 months on US Highway 41 in the Cedar Grove community between Jasper and Haletown. Now the rumors around the county suggesting another is on the way can be put to rest …

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Investigation underway following fire at Regional Skills Center in Kimball on Thursday

An investigation is now underway into what caused an early morning fire on Thursday at the former Chattanooga State building which housed the Regional Skills Center in Kimball. The 50-year-old building located on Battle Creek Road is believed to have caught fire sometime in the early morning hours and burned for several hours before someone …

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South Pittsburg resident wins over $2 million with Tennessee Lottery

A lucky South Pittsburg lottery player has won $2,060,750 playing the Tennessee Lottery’s ‘Tennessee Cash’ game in a drawing held on Friday night. It’s been confirmed that the winning ticket was sold at the Lotto Mart on East 12th Street in South Pittsburg. To win the top prize, the ticket had to contain all five …

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Marion County Primary 2018: Election Results

Here are the uncertified Marion County Primary Results from May 1, 2018:   DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY: County Mayor: David Jackson (uncontested) – 1,221 votes   County Clerk: > Dwight Minter – 1,152 Kimberli “Joetta” Ramsey 151   County Trustee: Diane Massengale (uncontested) – 1,217 votes   Register of Deeds: Debbie Pittman (uncontested) – 1,210 votes   …

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Preparing for Election Day at the Polls on Tuesday

Voters across the state will head to the polls on Tuesday for this year’s county primary elections. According to the Marion County Election Commission, the county had 15,245 registered voters as of December 2017, and with only a portion of those having taken advantage of early voting, the remaining voters can participate by casting their ballot …

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Fire crews respond to early morning fire at Lodge Manufacturing

Firefighters with the South Pittsburg Fire Department responded to a fire early Sunday morning at the Lodge Manufacturing’s cast iron factory in South Pittsburg. The call came in to the department just after 4:00 AM CDT, and was contained a short while later. The cause of the fire was still under investigation and no word …

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Walmart announces upcoming remodel to Kimball store

Walmart recently announced it expects to spend an estimated $31 million over the next year in Tennessee through the remodeling of nine stores as well as the rollout of several in-store and online innovations designed to help busy customers save time and money. This will include remodeling and upgrades to the Walmart Super Center #1089 …

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