Category Archive: Whitwell/Crossroads Area News

Whitwell, TN, Powell's Crossroads, and nearby area News

TSSAA Spring Fling Baseball & Softball Results and Schedule

Follow the results and schedule of this year’s TSSAA Spring Fling games in Murfreesboro with the TSSAA… Locally, the Class A, Lady Tigers softball team from Whitwell has advanced in the championship games. We are watching results from those games and others around the state here from the TSSAA! Tweets by tssaa FROM ALL OF …

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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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Dunlap authorities warn residents of counterfeit money being passed around city

Dunlap, Tenn. — Police in Dunlap are sending a warning out to their community regarding fake money that’s being passed off at local stores. The police department says they’ve received at least four reports of these counterfeit notes being used locally. They say that most of the bills reported have been 20s, with a fake 10-dollar bill being …

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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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Missing Whitwell man’s body found near Suck Creek

The body of a missing Whitwell man was found near the base of Suck Creek mountain last Thursday. Dispatchers say the call came in on Thursday evening after a search party of family and friends of a missing man found the body. Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Marion County Rescue Squad, and the …

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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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Jasper and Whitwell Elementary among 12 area schools to participate in ‘TICCIT Program’ with Southern Champion Tray for Earth Day

Southern Champion Tray team members will present to 12 area elementary schools the TICCIT (pronounced “TICKET”) program – Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees, including Whitwell Elementary School, locally. Southern Champion Tray is a leading producer of paperboard packaging products and a member of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC). Each year in April and May, PPC members participate …

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