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Local Firefighters Busy on Saturday Night

At 6:51 Saturday night, Haletown Volunteer Fire Department responded to Interstate 24 WB MM 159 for an RV fire. Haletown received manpower and water supply assistance from the Jasper and Kimball Fire Departments. The interstate was shut down while firefighters extinguished the blaze. There were no injuries reported. Also, at 11:36 Saturday night, the Haletown …

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Several Citations Issued During School Bus Blitz in Sequatchie County

On March 1, 2024, the Dunlap Police Department, Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office, and Tennessee Highway Patrol held their School Bus Blitz event. Officers were placed on random Sequatchie County school buses during regular bus routes to observe driver violations while other officers followed, issuing citations. Several citations were issued during this event. TCA 55-8-151 states …

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Chattanooga Airport Expands

The Chattanooga Airport celebrated its grand opening of the most significant expansion in decades over the weekend. The airport’s terminal expansion adds two boarding gates, an additional passenger loading bridge, a larger security checkpoint, and more restrooms, including one for service animals, a new restaurant, a gift shop, and a business center with 10 gig …

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You Can Receive Important Text Messages from the Town of Jasper

You can now sign up to receive text message notifications from the Town of Jasper, TN. Text 91896. After the initial keyword is sent, you will receive a confirmation message asking you to reply yes to verify the opt-in. You may receive multiple text messages a month with a notification. These messages might be about …

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State Veterinarian Confirms Rabies in Middle Tennessee Horse

The Tennessee State Veterinarian confirms that a horse in Bedford County that died was positive for rabies. “Incidence of rabies in horses is relatively low, but we’ve seen two cases in Tennessee in the last five months,” State Veterinarian Samantha Beaty said. “This neurologic disease is fatal, so livestock owners should consult their veterinarian about …

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Governor Proclaims March 1 as Arbor Day in Tennessee

Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed March 1 as Arbor Day in Tennessee to recognize the importance of planting and maintaining trees in our state. This year’s celebration will be at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, Tenn. The public is invited to the Arbor Day celebration and tree planting. The event will begin at 11:30 …

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Tennessee Starts New Year With Continued Low Unemployment

Tennessee started the new year with little movement in its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. New data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) showed the statewide jobless number inched up only 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5%. December’s revised rate was 3.4%. In a year-to-year comparison, the statewide unemployment rate increased by …

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Marion County 4-H Performing Arts presents: Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” – April 18th-20th

Time is running out to get your tickets for the latest production for Marion County 4-H Performing Arts as they present Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” — coming to Jasper Elementary School April 18th – 20th, 2024. The production, presented by Tower Community Bank and directed by Wesley Brewer, will feature on stage performances …

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MCHS Valmont Pre-Apprectices recognized at luncheon Tuesday

Pictured L-R: Karlee Scharber, Harlie Carson, Carter Deprima, Mason Dixon, Principal Dr. Larry Ziegler. Picture from MCHS Facebook page.

Students participating in the pre-apprenticeship welding program at Marion County High School were recognized for their achievements in the program at a special luncheon on Tuesday. Those in the program have practiced the welding trade through a pre-apprentice program in conjunction with the district and school’s CTE (Career Tech Education) program and local company, Valmont …

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Jasper Middle School Warriors volleyball and baseball teams coming up winners this week

It’s been a week of wins for the Jasper Middle School Warriors this week. The JMS JV and Varsity volleyball teams pulled-off two wins this week, over the Whitwell Middle Tigers on Monday and Cumberland County on Tuesday. Pictured L-R:  JMS Warriors JV volleyball team, JMS Warriors Varsity volleyball team… Pictures from school Facebook page. …

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