Edited 6/1/17: Correct the insurance coverage amount The Town of Jasper, at the suggestion of the the police department and animal control, took the first step towards making owners of pit bulls carry additional insurance and adhere to more strict containment for their dogs within the town's limits.. Citing the existing restrictions in South Pittsburg and Kimball, animal control supervisor Justin...
On 5/7/2017 at around 11 PM, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a “High Speed” pursuit which was entering into Jackson County and which was being conducted by Trenton, GA. Police Department and Ider, AL. Police Department. JCSO Deputies responded to the area of County Road 685 in Flat Rock, AL. where the vehicle, a 2007 Toyota...
Toward the end of the Kimball monthly meeting of Mayor and Alderman for May, Alderman Mark Payne said, after a brief introduction to the motion, "With more money being spent here is going to put more on whoever is mayor and vice mayor here. I move we increase the Mayor's salary to $34,800 a year and the Vice Mayor...
Marion County Newspapers (MCN) is offering to put all paid new subscriptions and renewals in the drawing for a brand new HD television. MCN publisher, David Riley said, "We've just been overwhelmed by the number of former subscribers that are coming back to check us out after one, five, ten years of not taking the paper...we just want to offer...
Whitwell Elementary School students have been working on components of a collaborative art work. Their hard work paid off today as the finished art piece was unveiled. See more information in the May 9 Jasper Journal.
Recently, Tower Bank in cooperation with local schools celebrated winners of the essay contest sponsored by Tower. The award, given to high school seniors is not just ceremonial, it also includes a scholarship towards the seniors' collegiate endeavors. Be sure and congratulate the winner from your area school and see more on this story in the May 9 Jasper Journal.
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Marion County Newspapers has confirmed that Highway 150 on the incline between Jasper and the top of the mountain (towards Tracy City) is closed because of a tractor trailer accident. The trailer has apparently pulled down power lines across the road and work crews weren't able to repair the damage safely without closing the road.
Submitted Over the past two weeks the Marion County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit and the Twelfth Judicial District Drug Task Force have teamed up to arrest 11 people in connection with distributing, possessing, and attempting to possess controlled substances including methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription medication. Those arrested were part of undercover sting operations that took place across Marion and Grundy...
One of several sponsors of Marion County Newspapers' special section on the National Cornbread Festival, Kissell carnival will be kicking off the week long carnival tonight, April 25 in South Pittsburg on Cedar Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets. Doors open at 6:00 pm.