TBI Launches new crime data platform, CrimeInsight TOPS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has launched a new, online tool to better help the public track crime in their communities. The CrimeInsight TOPS (Theme-Oriented Public Site) platform allows users to quickly navigate through key data submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). …

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Former Marion County corrections officer indicted, accused of assaulting inmate

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) have obtained an indictment for a Jasper man, who is accused of assaulting an inmate at the while on-duty as a corrections officer at the Marion County Jail. At the request of 12th District Attorney General Mike Taylor, TBI Agents began investigating an alleged assault of …

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South Cumberland Summer Meal Program to begin June 4th; Organization partnerships available for

The University of the South’s Office of Civic Engagement and McClurg Dining Hall in partnership with the South Cumberland Community Fund announce their sponsorship of the 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP program is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). …

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Sequatchie man charged in fatal shooting from Jan. 2018 originally ruled self-defense

Following-up on a story we brought you first in January… A Marion County man has now been charged in connection to the January shooting death of a man in what was originally called a self-defense shooting. 61-year-old Johnny Watts of Sequatchie was arrested last week, according to Marion County Circuit Court records. This comes following the …

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OPINION: “Grundy County: When Everybody Loses”

Dueling topics of the 2018 Grundy County High School valedictorian selection and subsequent arrest of Trevor Sanders have become issues of interest to the larger community surrounding your county. I was made aware of these controversies by a Grundy County citizen last week, as they felt the need to reach out and seek assistance. After …

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TN Lawmakers consider declaring Alzheimer’s a public health issue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee General Assembly this week is expected to approve a resolution that would declare Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias a public health issue. The state ranks seventh in the country for Alzheimer’s deaths. While Alzheimer’s has long been viewed as an aging issue, Rachel Blackhurst, director of public policy and …

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National Weather Service finds at least 9 tornado tracks in Alabama after Monday’s storms

The National Weather Service says there’s evidence of multiple tornadoes striking Alabama during Monday’s storms, and they’re still counting, officials say. The weather service says survey teams initially found tracks showing at least 9 tornado touchdowns in the northern part of the state during the storms; however, that number quickly grew to 11 by the …

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One person killed and another injured in head-on crash in South Pittsburg

An accident on Wednesday morning in South Pittsburg has claimed the life of a Jasper man and injured another, officials say. Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) say the head-on crash occurred around 10:00 AM CDT on Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 72 between Kimball and South Pittsburg, when a pickup truck headed eastbound …

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Commodities distribution in Marion County moves to Cornerstone Ministries

Officials with the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA) office in Jasper have announced that commodities distribution in Marion County has been moved to Cornerstone Ministries in Jasper effective immediately. Cornerstone Ministries is located at 300 Cornerstone Drive in Jasper just past Jasper Memorial Funeral Home, Service Now and Barnes Tire — just off Highway …

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Gov. Haslam proposes $30 million for school safety, among other improvements in budget amendment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today proposed $30 million to improve school safety across the state in the amendment to the fiscal year 2018-19 budget proposal to be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks. The funding includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants. Earlier …

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Alabama Author, Stephanie Bain, will sign and discuss her book at Siege at Bridgeport this weekend

The Bridgeport Depot Museum brings author Stephanie Bain to the Siege at Bridgeport Reenactment on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Ms. Bain, a native of Oxford, Alabama, will sign and discuss her new novel “The Girl I Left Behind” at this year’s reenactment. According to the museum’s curator, Chris Gunter, Bain’s historical fiction …

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South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce and Mountain Goat Trail Alliance to host the Socumos Race Weekend

Monteagle, Tenn. — The South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce announces that it is hosting the Inaugural Farmers Insurance Mountain Goat Trail Half Marathon (13.1) miles which will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018. This race will be the final race of the Socumos Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend and the it will provide the ultimate test …

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