Sunday, February 26, 2017

Area schools boast all-district players

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Left to right: Richard Hardy players Simon Klompein, Aaron Robinson and Allan Wynne join Marion County Warrior Kane Hale. (not pictured South Pittsburg's Hogan Holland, Jabrale Ford and Marion County's Isaiah Sampson)
Left to right: Richard Hardy players Simon Klompein, Aaron Robinson and Allan Wynne join Marion County Warrior Kane Hale. (not pictured South Pittsburg’s Hogan Holland, Jabrale Ford and Marion County’s Isaiah Sampson)

Though the Richard Hardy Hawks had to settle for runner up in the district 6A championship game, they were well represented in the coach’s choice all-district team as Allan Wynne, Simon Klompein and Aaron Robinson were all recognized for their season contributions.

Other area teams also had representatives for the coveted selections. Marion County High School saw Kane Hale and Isaiah Sampson selected to the ceremonial team. This made a nice night for the Warriors as they had earlier in the evening defeated Sale Creek to finish the the district in third place going into regionals.

South Pittsburg Pirates would also have a couple of players recognized as Jabrale Ford and Hogan Holland would receive the nod from the district coaches.

Congratulations to all the team’s and individual awards that were awarded Tuesday night.

Richard Hardy to battle for district title

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Allan Wynne helps the Hawks topple the Sale Creek Panthers for a shot at the 6A title
Allan Wynne helps the Hawks topple the Sale Creek Panthers for a shot at the 6A title

The Richard Hardy Hawks boys basketball team will be taking on the Van Buren Eagles Tuesday, February 21, for the district 6A championship. Head Coach David Jones remains optimistic for the future of the program as they have already punched their ticket to move on to the regional tournament, being one of the top four teams from district 6A. The top four teams from district 6A on the boys side are Richard Hardy, Van Buren, Sale Creek and Marion County. On the girls side, Marion County, Van Buren, Lookout Valley and South Pittsburg will be moving on to regional when the 6A tournament concludes February 21.

WHS promotes from within for new head football coach

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New Whitwell Tiger football head coach: Randall Boldin
New Whitwell Tiger football head coach: Randall Boldin

Whitwell High School didn’t have to look very far for their new head football coach. Defensive coordinator Randall Boldin was recently announced as the head coach after Tracy Malone resigned earlier to pursue another line of work. Speaking with Boldin, we found out what makes him get up in the morning…and it’s not football (though it appears to be a close second). Be sure and check out our full interview in the 2/28 Jasper Journal.

Marion County Fair comes much earlier in 2017

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Officials with the Marion County Fair announced the 2017 fair will be May 17 through May 21. Sam Anderson, President of the Fair Board, said, “We wanted to be sure and book a quality carnival provider and this range gives us that opportunity.”

Historically, the 2017 dates provide a much better chance for dry weather for the fair, which has been affected by rain in its traditional schedule at the end of August or beginning  of September.

Stay tuned as we’ll continue following developments as they are announced.

Governor Haslam to visit district 39

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State of Tennessee
State of Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam is scheduled to visit Rep. David Alexander’s state house district on February 20.

The town hall-style meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Annex Building located at 839 Dinah Shore Blvd, Winchester. The Gov. Haslam will be speaking, primarily, on his proposed gas tax increase.

Suck Creek Road temporarily closed due to cyclist accident

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Posted 2/10/2017    Updated 2/14/2017

Friday morning, Suck Creek Road, a popular connecting road between Marion County and Hamilton County, was closed due to a bicycle versus automobile accident. At about 9:30 a call came in reporting the accident. It was quickly established to be on the Hamilton County jurisdiction, but quickly resulted in the closure of the road pending an investigation.

A driver who was traveling on Suck Creek at the time of the accident and was one of the first people on the scene after the impact said, “When we arrived on the scene, there was a cyclist face-down behind the vehicle that had hit him. His bicycle was crumpled in a ditch.” the driver acknowledged there had been some confusion as whether the collision was a hit and run, but said, “The driver was still on the scene and visibly shaken. The driver was there crying and shaken at what had happened when we pulled up. The vehicle’s windshield was shattered. She remained there the whole time when the police and ambulance arrived on the scene.”

The drivers name has not been release, but the cyclist has been identified as 19 year old Cameron Reese. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone that may have first hand information on the accident to please contact them at 423-893-3503 ext. 237.

Stay with Marion County News as we hope to follow this story.

MCNews Premiere Episode

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South Pittsburg, TN -(MCN)- MCNews Premiere Newscast. Hosted by Vanessa Torres. Check out our interviews with Rick Tillis, Corey Layne, and the Lady Warriors. We also have local news from the city meeting in Monteagle, Tennessee and Signing Day 2017.

Thank you all for the continued support. We look to bring you the latest in local news.

MCNews Special Clip: Monteagle Special City Meeting

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Vanessa Torres

Monteagle -(MCN)- Monteagle held their special city meeting on the final reading of the new nepotism law Monday, January 2nd. Look for the article with interviews from Mayor Sampley, and local attendees in the next South Pittsburg Hustler.