A couple is facing multiple charges in Hamilton County after leading Marion County Sheriff's Department deputies on a high speed chase through Marion earlier this week. Further investigation reveals evidence that implicates the couple in a string of smash and grabs from parked vehicles in Hamilton, Marion and Meigs county. The couple were also apprehended in what would later to...
On Sunday July 9th, 2017 at around 11 am, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a man who had driven up to a residence on County Road 107 in the town of Skyline suffering from a wound to his neck. Emergency personnel from the Skyline Fire Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area and...
After over a decade and half career with the Kimball Police Department, Chief Tommy Jordan announced last month that he was retiring effective July 7. The town's board recognized Jordan at Kimball's regular monthly meeting the day before he issues his final call. Marveling at his longevity within the department and the contributions he has overseen, the board bid him...
The Whitwell Senior Center (900 Main Street, 37397) will be hosting an eight week fall management and reduction series of speakers every Wednesday from 1-3 pm from July 12-August 30. The program is designed to give participants knowledge of how to set goals for increasing activity and how to reduce chances of falls at home among other skills. The series...
Marion County Newspapers, which proudly publishes the South Pittsburg Hustler and Jasper Journal, will be hosting filmmaker Isabelle Sherrill speaking at the Princess Theatre on July 21 at 6:00 pm. We will also be featuring her film, Beyond the Myth: The Truth About Pit Bulls. The film explores different pit bull bans and how the breed invites media bias and...
June 30, 2017 9:24 am For the second time in as many days, I24 eastbound serves as the scene for a serious slowdown or altogether stop. This morning's accident kept commuters from Marion County going to Chattanooga on the road along with the rest of the interstate traffic at a crawl for better than an hour for some. No details regarding...
Updated 6/29/2017 11:59 am to correct that it was a camper vs a truck as originally reported Around 11:00 am CST a truck carrying a camper in tow capsized on I-24 eastbound between the Kimball exit and the Jasper exit. The accident completely blocked eastbound traffic and has caused congestion on Highway 72 coming out of South Pittsburg and along Main...
June 24, 2017 - 9:41 am; Updated 6/29 1:43 pm to correct that the victim was not pregnant at the time of the abduction   Whereas the storyline sound as though it was lifted from a television drama, local law enforcement engaged in a two day pursuit of a suspect. Suspect Jimmy Morton, of Whitwell, was finally apprehended by Georgia State Patrol...
June 22, 2017 9:18 pm Congressman Scott DesJarlais' Communications Director Brendan Thomas says the congressman's office is not all that shaken with the Senate's release of the discussion draft of the already House passed bill. "Congressman DesJarlais has started reviewing the Senate draft, but emphasizes that it is exactly that: a draft," Thomas stated. "Just like in the House, this is...
A body found June 9 in a car outside of a residence in South Pittsburg was sent to Nashville for assistance in identifying the body. The length of time between her passing and discovery of the body made identification locally impossible. The lab in Nashville came back with a positive identification of Debra Jo Harris. South Pittsburg Police Chief Ryan...