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There may not be kids in school, but driver along Highway 150/Highway 41 still have a purpose for vigilance. The Ragnar Race going from Chattanooga to Nashville lays part of its course through Jasper along Main Street and Betsy Pack and up to Tracy City.
Tuesday night brought about more widespread damage than the straight-line winds that struck Jasper a couple of weeks ago. Whitwell, Shellmound community, Jasper, Kimball and especially New Hope took significant utility infrastructure damage. There was property damage as well due to winds. Some residents were without power for several hours as utility workers worked around the clock to get all...
Following a vehicle driving through the front of the building earlier this week. Services are extended on an abridged service level, but residents can retrieve their P.O. Box mail at the mobile unit and outgoing mail is being processed. There has been no update on the structural integrity evaluation of the building at this time.
Updated March 21, 2017 10:34 We have received notification that Marion County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wed, March 22 due to the damage of the weather earlier this evening. Director of Schools Mark Griffith explained the main problem. The gymnasium at Marion County High School had succumbed to the wind. Griffith explained, "The wind had lifted the membrane off the...
8:00 pm 3/20/2017 Updated since initial posting Monday's special called meeting for the City of Whitwell ended up with a vote to offer the City Manager position to a man who currently calls Lubbock, Texas home. Todd Mistrot (the final 't' is silent) has accepted the position via telephone with Mayor Linda Hooper. Commissioner Sandra Crabtree made the motion for Mistrot...
A recent accident in South Pittsburg at the intersection of Highway 72 and Third Street has forced the closure of some lanes of traffic on the westbound side of the highway. There were injuries, but officials on scene did not anticipate them to be serious. No word on the cause of the accident. South Pittsburg Police Department asks drivers to...
Jasper TN Post Office had a vehicle jump the safety curb and enter the lobby. Whereas there were no injuries, the building is damaged significantly. Officials expected to do a structural integrity analysis before opening the building for repairs.
The 2018 Distinguished Young Woman ceremony is in the books. The judges having an unenviable task of choosing who would represent Marion County in the state competition in the summer, representatives from Whitwell High School, South Pittsburg High School and South Pittsburg High School descending on the South Pittsburg High School auditorium and put on a show for those...
After the South Pittsburg City Council recently agreed to extend an offer of employment for the City Administrator position earlier this week, it appears they will be going back to the drawing board. Bill Lawrence, the board's choice for the position has reportedly received a promotion from his current employer and has turned the city's offer down. It is anticipated...
Local public officials and representative from many of the organizations that are responsible for the purchase and development of the Denny Cove portion of the South Cumberland State Park were on hand to celebrate the opening of the hiking and climbing destination in Marion County Friday. The event was the capstone of several conservation and hiking/climbing organizations' multi-year effort to...