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The Marion County TN Schools and the Richard Hardy Special Scholarship District will be releasing school Friday, January 12 at noon in anticipation of inclement weather coming this direction.
The much debated IMPROVE Act that emerged from the Tennessee General Session this year that targeted sustainable infrastructure funding has some smaller municipalities scrambling with the reality that the tax cuts in the bill impact their discretionary spending. Locally, the City of Whitwell has certainly crunched the numbers to discover that the net effect on their budget, as the...
Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett recently released some of the details surrounding the shooting in Sequatchie Monday, January 1. The victim has been confirmed as Brandon Shrum, 24 years old. Reports indicate that Shrum approached the assailant's, Johnny Watts, residence on Dancing Fern Road with a shovel in his hand "banging on Mr. Watt's home yelling threats," according to Sheriff...
Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen has added his name to a crowded field of candidates for the U.S. Senate seat that Bob Corker announced he would not seek re-election in 2018. Bredesen  joins fellow Democrat James Mackler to contest for the DNC primary on August 2, 2018. Bredesen retained the honor fo being the last Democrat to win a...
The Marion County Warriors basketball team returned home Tuesday night after having pulled a victory at CSAS Monday night. Unfortunately, the fate of the hardwood would not favor them as they dropped a matchup to the Rhea County Golden Eagles. With the final score panning out at 72-54, the Warriors were left to appreciate that the defeat was far more palatable than the...
The city of Whitwell received a grant from the Lynhurst Foundation Tuesday morning at a luncheon in Chattanooga. The award was the result of a meeting city officials had with the foundation just last week. The city is targeting using the grant as seed money towards hosting an annual coal miners heritage festival. The coal industry was integral to both...
The Marion County High School basketball program is celebrating a pair of wins over Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences. The December 4 matchup saw the Lady Warriors of MCHS hand the Lady Patriots a convincing defeat as they would ultimately beat the CSAS team 50-29. The men's game would be less resolute, but a "W" all the same...
Jasper Elementary School music teacher Wesley Brewer has notoriously exceeded expectations for what a "elementary school" performance should look like. Co-directing with Heather Thompson, Brewer has set the bar once again with the school's presentation of Hairspray Jr.  Whereas the audience of these types of programs are primed to exhibit more grace than amazement, the cast really turned them around....
Captivating the emotion that has swept the city all week, Pirates fans came out to "fire up the base" with a community bonfire in anticipation of South Pittsburg High School's impending contest with the cross county rival, Whitwell High School Tigers. The battle dictates which team will move forward to the semifinals for Division IA. The two met in the...