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Shredding Day is May 3 at Colonial Chemical

The Marion County Chamber of Commerce announces “Shredding Day” on Friday, May 3rd. from 9:00 AM until noon ET at Colonial Chemical, 225 Colonial Drive in New Hope. Shredding trucks will be there, accepting paper only—no cardboard or foam. You can take your shredded paper with you for packing.

Over 800 Participate in Marion County EMA Hazard Mitigation Survey

Steve Lamb, EMA Director, Marion County, TN, said in a social media post that he would like to thank everyone who participated in our Hazard Mitigation survey in February and March. Lamb said they had over 800 responses. Lamb said, “You have provided meaningful information for updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan. I would also like …

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Wanted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department

If you know the whereabouts of any of the subjects pictured, please contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Department at 423-942-2525, or if they are not in Marion County, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

The New 729 Area Code is Coming to the Tennessee 423 Area Code Region

To ensure new telephone numbers are available, the Tennessee Public Utility Commission has approved the addition of the new 729 area code to the geographic region served by the 423 area code. This process is known as an area code overlay.  What is an area code overlay? An overlay is the addition of another area …

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Solar Eclipse has Come and Gone; Next Up 2044

The solar eclipse took place Monday afternoon. The moon covered the sun at around 91% in our area, and many gathered outside to witness the phenomenon. The partial eclipse began around 12:45 PM CT and ended just after 3 PM. We also had a solar eclipse in 2017, but the next event will not occur …

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Best in the Sequatchie Valley Nominations CLOSE at Noon Friday

To keep a long-standing tradition in the area alive that started with the former Jasper Journal and South Pittsburg Hustler newspapers and continued most recently with the Marion County News before it ceased publication earlier last year, (Sequatchie Valley Now), along with parent company Tennessee Valley Broadcasting and WEPG and WSDQ radio is proud to announce …

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National Cornbread Pageant Winners

The National Cornbread Pageant was held on Saturday. Various age competitions were held for Girls ages 2 to 18 years old. Young ladies were welcomed to compete live in Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie, Hamilton, Franklin, Dade Co., GA, and Jackson County, AL. Winners: Baby Miss-Clarabelle Bailey Tiny Miss-Shelby Lowe Little Miss-Madelyn Dotson Junior Miss-Mackenzie Brooks Teen …

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Kindergarten Registration for Marion County Schools

Kindergarten registration for the fall of 2024 in the Marion County School system will take place on March 12 and 13. To make an appointment for registration, call the office at 423-942-2110. You may also stop by the office Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Remember, your future kindergartener must turn 5 …

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AT&T Apologizes and is giving $5 Credit

AT&T has apologized for last Thursday’s network outage. They say they recognize the frustration this outage has caused and know they let many customers down. AT&T said it will provide a $5 credit to customers who were “potentially impacted” by Thursday’s widespread network outage. Individuals and some small businesses impacted by the outage qualify for the …

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TVA Stations New Pumper Truck at Fire Training Center in Jasper

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has a new Pierce Saber Pumper fire truck. This new pumper will help protect this public utility that provides electricity, water, and natural gas to the Tennessee Valley region, including TN, and portions of AL, MS, KY, GA, NC, and VA. This truck will be stationed at their fire training …

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