Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett has confirmed that a high school teacher has been taken into custody and charged with statutory rape by an authority figure, a class B felony in Tennessee. The teacher, Joseph Smith, was terminated by Director of Schools, according to Burnett.
From multiple statement taken by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office corroborated the initial suspicion of...
Stemming from evidence from a TBI and Marion County Sheriff’s Office investigation, a grand jury indicted a former police officer for assault, aggravated assault, and official misconduct. The incident in question took place in October of 2017. A video showing what appeared to be then South Pittsburg Police Officer Josh Chance striking a man laying on the ground in...
Mark Griffith, Director of Schools for Marion County School District, announced that the district will suspend school for Friday, February 9 as well as, Monday, February 12 in an effort to slow the spread of the flu. The district will continue to monitor the situation.
Griffith encourages families to adhere to common sense health protocol (hand washing, etc) and seek...
2018 Mr. and Miss Basketball Finalists
Division II-A Miss Basketball Finalists
Casey Collier, Webb School of Knoxville
Ashton Hulme, USJ
Ashlyn Pittman, Friendship Christian
Division II-AA Miss Basketball Finalists
Sydni Harvey, Brentwood Academy
Savanna Owens, Briarcrest
Dontavia Waggoner, Ensworth
Class A Miss Basketball Finalists
Tess Darby, Greenfield
Chloe Moore, Greenfield
Courtney Pritchett, Pickett County
Class AA Miss Basketball Finalists
Gracee Dishman, Cumberland County
Taylor Lamb, South Greene
Akira Levy, Upperman
Class AAA Miss Basketball Finalists
The Whitwell Schools Foundation recently announced they will be filling a big need in their schools. The Foundation will be contracting an after-school tutor, specifically for math. The program will follow a similar template of their Learning Enrichment After-School Program (LEAP). The foundation is currently seeking a teacher will have a small group of students to work with two...
Law enforcement has called off the search for armed robbery suspect Dewayne Halfacre in Marion County TN for Tuesday, January 23. After several hours of searching an area south of State Road 283, officials have not found substantial evidence of Halfacre’s whereabouts.
Halfacre and another suspect, Tim Howell, are suspected of an armed robbery in Rutherford County Friday night. Eyewitness...
Marion County News is on scene where Rutherford County armed robbery suspect Dewayne Lee Halfacre has stolen a law enforcement vehicle and was forced off the road.
Whitwell Police quickly surrounded the vehicle, but Halfacre had already fled on foot. Several law enforcement agency have set up a perimeter ear the Highway 28 and State Road 283 intersection and have...
Dewayne Lee Halfacre remains at large this hour after he and fellow suspect, Timothy Howell, crashed a vehicle in Whitwell, TN in the twilight hours of Monday morning. The two fled on foot and whereas Howell was captured relatively quickly, Halfacre remains at large. Several law enforcement agencies including the Whitwell Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, and the...
As Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to reach an agreement on Friday to continue funding government services, tourism-related destinations like national parks, zoos and museums may be seeing closures.
Despite the shutdown, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will remain accessible with trails open to visitors, but most services will be discontinued until an agreement is reached.
The tourism development...