The controversial legislation in the Tennessee House to increase the gas tax in the state  has been delayed one week in the House Transportation Committee. The legislation, which was initially presented as the legislative language of Governor Bill Haslam's IMPROVE Act, emerged from the Transportation Subcommittee amended to remove the raise in gas tax. Representative David Alexander (TN-39), whose district...
Tennessee House Representative David Alexander (TN-39) has been playing the role of the villain and the hero depending on who you speak to in Nashville…and the rest of the state. The recent legislation calling for a raise in the gas tax to, ostensibly, address Tennessee’s depleting roadways and infrastructure passed its first hurdle recently.  The House Transportation Subcommittee passed...
The Marion County Lady Warriors' storied season has met its end. The Lady Warriors fell to the Clarkrange Lady Buffaloes in the Sectionals level of the state title bracket. After falling behind 14-22 in the first quarter, the Tribe had the gritty determination to pull within three going into halftime. With a three pointer from Breanna Vinson, four points from Emily Webb and...
Updated! The South Pittsburg Dollar Store was the scene of a accident, reportedly with injuries, where a vehicle penetrated the storefront. The time of the accident was about 4:40 pm Saturday. No serious injuries were sustained. The store remained closed through the weekend.
The Marion County High School women’s basketball team are one game closer to the state title game with their win over the Chattanooga School for Arts and Science Lady Patriots last week in round two of the regional tournament. The aggressive contest gave the Tribe a glance at what's to come as they make their way into tougher and tougher...
Richard Hardy Hawks' men's basketball program, who nabbed second place in district 6A, advanced through round one of the regional contests. Whereas the 'usual suspects' were effective on offense such as Allan Wynne (22 points), Aaron Robinson (15 points) and Simon Klompien (18 points) the Hawks were able to dig deep into their bench garnering seven points from Grayson...
Starting out with a 19-8 lead coming out of the first quarter, the Lady Warriors never looked back as they soundly defeated Copper Basin 65-41 while giving players three deep in the rotation valuable playing time. The Lady Warriors will stay home for their next few rounds as Marion County High School hosts the regional tournament. They will face Chattanooga...
  Given the magnitude of the potential impact the proposed Governor Haslam gas tax increase may have, we found it prudent to let the legislation speak for itself. The link "Original gas tax bill" is Rep. Glen Casada's HB 0534 which was brought up in the February 22 Transportation Subcommittee meeting which ended with no action being taken. However, the...
State House Representative David Alexander got his first official dose of the proposed tax tax increase in the State House Subcommittee on Transportation this week. Alexander has been grouped as a ‘supporter’ of the tax tax increase in Governor Bill Haslam’s budget proposal. Alexander has long labeled himself as a small government legislator, but allows for where the confusion has...
Marion County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be forgoing their regular meeting on Thursday, March 2 to facilitate hosting a National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Spotter Training at the County Commission Building at 5520 Highway 41 in Jasper, TN. The class will begin at 6:00 p.m. The class is open to the public and is expected to last an hour...