At a House Armed Services Committee hearing today, Navy admirals described a dire picture of military readiness to Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., and other committee members. Last month, ten sailors lost their lives, when the USS John McCain collided with a merchant vessel in the Pacific, just weeks after a similar collision involving the USS Fitzgerald, which claimed the lives of...
On Saturday September 2, 2017, members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Billy Gordon Peete age 59 of Princeton, AL. during a traffic stop on Alabama Highway 65 near the Garth Community on outstanding arrest warrants stemming from a August 29, 2017 incident.   Peete was arrested without incident and charged with Kidnapping 1st degree, Domestic Violence Strangulation,...
             
Playing  a rare Saturday game during regular season, Marion County High School Warriors took on the Bledsoe County Warriors on neutral ground as they would borrow Boyd-Buchanan's field because of fears earlier in the week that the remnants of Tropical Depression Harvey might damage Bledsoe's field beyond being playable. Unfortunately for Bledsoe's team, Marion came out with a bit...
Travelers using interstate 24 around Monteagle, TN be advised that there will be intermittent closures on the road as crews attempt to replace and repair power infrastructure that was damaged in the storms last night. The closure are only anticipated through about noon local time, but traffic will be rerouted periodically.
Legion Post 62 in South Pittsburg, TN is on the final leg of their Hurricane Harvey relief drive this morning until noon local time. With donations from South Pittsburg Elementary School and South Pittsburg High School, as well as donations collected at the Legion Hall itself, there has been a significant outpouring of support. However, donations of gently used...
Whitwell football was a bit of a wild card this year. Many of their core players had returned, but questions remained about the players buy in to yet another new head coach’s program. Many of those doubts were alleviated for the Tiger Nation as the Tigers would make a reputable showing in last week’s Jamboree against state title contender Marion County...
Updated 8/21/17 10:00 pm: Corker's response included Updated 8/22/17 11:40 am: Desjarlais' response included President Donald Trump bucked speculation last Monday in an address to the nation pledging more economic pressures as well as military pressures in the fight against terrorism. While addressing the ’seventeen year war’ in Afghanistan, President Trump also spoke to those nations that have long been suspected...
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...