Despite being in the news cycle for three weeks and the scientific community predicting it for better than forty years, there were still people looking for eclipse glasses for today's eclipse. The Goodwill Store in Kimball offered glasses this morning when they opened. An event that had the police called out for crowd control. However, minus a bit of restrictions...
Several friends and community memebers are getting ready for the fundraiser to help long time Jasper residents Nola and Bob Jordan who lost their historic home to lightning earlier this year. Because of Bob's long term health treatments, the family's homeowner's insurance had lapsed just a few days before the strike and subsequent fire. Several music acts will be performing throughout...
Staff Reports A fifteen-year-old victim has suffer significant injuries from an accident where they were struck by a car while riding their bicycle. Initially, the driver fled the scene initiating a publicized search by local law enforcement agencies as well as the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The vehicle description being searched for proved to be inaccurate, however, the driver would turn...
Updated 8/16/17 2:14 pm Following up on a story we brought you first, local law enforcement working in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have released the following information about the robbery: "At 1:02 pm today a white male around 6'1" possibly in his late 20s to early 30s walked into the North Jackson Bank in Kimball, TN. Once...
Updated 8/15/17 2:25 Details are still coming forward, but there was at an attempt at robbing the Kimball location of North Jackson Bank. Initially, police were on the lookout for a white male with a green long sleeve shirt with a heavy beard and a ball cap, but there has been no mention of whether that was a witness or a...
As everyone recuperates from the excitement of the atmosphere at the Sequatchie Valley Jamboree last Friday, the Jasper Journal and South Pittsburg Hustler will keep the energy up. In this week's August 15 and August 17, respectively, the Journal and the Hustler will feature the 2017 Football Preview of our local teams. Be sure and pick up the keepsake at...
1st Period:  Sequatchie Co. vs. Silverdale Baptist 2nd Period: Bledsoe Co. vs. Lookout Valley 3rd Period: South Pittsburg vs. Grundy Co. 4th Period: Whitwell vs. Marion County High School 5th Period: Lookout Valley vs. Silverdale Baptist 6th Period: Grundy Co. vs. Marion County High School 7th Period: Whitwell vs. South Pittsburg 8th Period: Sequatchie Co. vs. Bledsoe Co.
With the help of 5th grader Luke Harvey's personal story, Whitwell Middle School continued to promote their "Cool to be Kind" campaign. The school's staff has historically fostered a culture of inclusion and this year is no different. Luke was born with Apert Syndrome, which, as guest speaker Dr.Brian Webb described, "Luke's cranial bones fused together before the soft tissue inside...
Year-long multi-county drug investigation and warrant round-up nets 29 arrests On August 08, 2017, nearly 40 Law Enforcement officers spread out all across Grundy County and parts of Marion County to arrest 28 people in connection with failing to appear in court, probation violations as well as distributing controlled substances including methamphetamine, marijuana, methadone, morphine, xanex, oxycodone, and hydrocodone.   Those...
The Jasper Journal ran their inaugural celebration article leading up to the formal 200th anniversary of Marion Country in this week's paper. With assistance from Nonie Webb and others, the Journal will be chronicling events and projects that shaped, literally and figuratively, the county the paper calls home. Be sure and pick up a copy of the August 8 Jasper...