Updated 3/30/2017 It appears the main threat for serious weather for Marion County will be heavy rains and, correspondingly, flash flooding. The system is expected to reach the Marion County area between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm   In consultation with National Weather Service and Marion County EMA,┬áthe threat for severe weather is fairly small for the afternoon hours. The main...
For one young aspiring filmmaker, the pieces are already starting to fall into place even if on humble beginnings. Emily Steele, a Marion County resident, has always been drawn to writing stories. Later, she would be pulled towards seeing those stories come to life by way of filmmaking. Now the aspiring filmmaker is putting together her first film through...
Colonial Chemical, Inc. will be awarding a $3,000.00 scholarship in May 2017, for a graduating senior in a Marion County TN High School. The link below has both the application and guidelines. High school seniors looking to study and pursue a career in chemistry are encouraged to apply. Students can follow the guidelines and submit it through their guidance counselor. Colonial...
There is an exciting opportunity coming to the Princess Theater on April 1. For two generations that haven't had the opportunity to see the epic film Gone With the Wind in a theater, now they will be able. April 1, starting at 5:00 pm the bestselling move turned movie will be right here in South Pittsburg. There will be...
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...