State House Representative David Alexander got his first official dose of the proposed tax tax increase in the State House Subcommittee on Transportation this week. Alexander has been grouped as a ‘supporter’ of the tax tax increase in Governor Bill Haslam’s budget proposal. Alexander has long labeled himself as a small government legislator, but allows for where the confusion has...
Marion County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be forgoing their regular meeting on Thursday, March 2 to facilitate hosting a National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Spotter Training at the County Commission Building at 5520 Highway 41 in Jasper, TN. The class will begin at 6:00 p.m. The class is open to the public and is expected to last an hour...
Though the Richard Hardy Hawks had to settle for runner up in the district 6A championship game, they were well represented in the coach's choice all-district team as Allan Wynne, Simon Klompein and Aaron Robinson were all recognized for their season contributions. Other area teams also had representatives for the coveted selections. Marion County High School saw Kane Hale and...
The Richard Hardy Hawks boys basketball team will be taking on the Van Buren Eagles Tuesday, February 21, for the district 6A championship. Head Coach David Jones remains optimistic for the future of the program as they have already punched their ticket to move on to the regional tournament, being one of the top four teams from district 6A....
Whitwell High School didn't have to look very far for their new head football coach. Defensive coordinator Randall Boldin was recently announced as the head coach after Tracy Malone resigned earlier to pursue another line of work. Speaking with Boldin, we found out what makes him get up in the morning...and it's not football (though it appears to be...
Officials with the Marion County Fair announced the 2017 fair will be May 17 through May 21. Sam Anderson, President of the Fair Board, said, "We wanted to be sure and book a quality carnival provider and this range gives us that opportunity." Historically, the 2017 dates provide a much better chance for dry weather for the fair, which has...
Governor Bill Haslam is scheduled to visit Rep. David Alexander's state house district on February 20. The town hall-style meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Annex Building located at 839 Dinah Shore Blvd, Winchester. The Gov. Haslam will be speaking, primarily, on his proposed gas tax increase.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a former South Pittsburg Commissioner charged with stealing from her South Pittsburg employer. See our February 16 South Pittsburg Hustler for more details.
Posted 2/13/2017 Updated 2/14/2017 Shortly before 1:00 a.m. Monday, Jasper Fire Department responded to a call at Collins Building Supply between Jasper and Haletown on Highway 41. Primarily, the damage is restricted to the lumber yard and building materials building, but the business is closed today and will open for regular business hours tomorrow, February 14. The consensus for officials on scene was...
Posted 2/10/2017    Updated 2/14/2017 Friday morning, Suck Creek Road, a popular connecting road between Marion County and Hamilton County, was closed due to a bicycle versus automobile accident. At about 9:30 a call came in reporting the accident. It was quickly established to be on the Hamilton County jurisdiction, but quickly resulted in the closure of the road pending...