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Live Broadcasts of Meetings Moving from The River 104.9 Facebook Page to the Sequatchie Valley Facebook Page

The River 104.9 announced on Thursday that all future meetings for the Town of Jasper, Marion County Commission, the City of South Pittsburg, and the Town of Kimball will be broadcasted on the Sequatchie Valley Now Facebook. Some upcoming meeting dates have been changed. The Town of Jasper meeting that was set for June 10 …

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24-25 School Calendar Approved for Marion County Schools

At the Marion County School Board meeting on Monday, the school calendar was approved for 2024-25. The first full day for students in 2024 is August 7. Fall Break: October 14-18. Thanksgiving: November 25-29. Christmas: December 20 (short day) until January 7, 2025. Spring Break: March 24-28, 2025. You can download a printable PDF of …

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Franklin State Forest Re-Opens Three Roads

Following months of restoration of damaged roads and trails in Franklin State Forest, the Forest will re-open three roads to motorized vehicles on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. In March of 2023, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry instituted temporary restrictions to assess the damage caused by off-road vehicles driven in restricted areas. This …

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Santa and Mrs. Claus Coming to Jasper on Nov. 24

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on November 24 on the square in Jasper. The event will take place from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be accepting donations for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department’s Christmas for Kids campaign. They will be accepting new …

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Fun Fall Events in Marion County

Here are a couple of special Fall events taking place in Marion County. October 14th, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the courthouse square in Jasper, there will be a Halloween-themed market with family fun. This will include the chili cook-off. Visit the Marion County Market’s Facebook page for more information. The Ketner’s Mill …

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Marion County Sheriff’s Department begins Kindness Award Campaign

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is sponsoring a Kindness Award as an anti-bullying campaign. The Sheriff’s Department will be offering a $50 gift card per school. Each teacher will submit one student of their choice to the school’s SRO, and then the SRO will make the final decision for each school. Don’t let someone sit …

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Tennessee River Rescue is October 7

The River Rescue was founded over thirty years ago by a group of environmentalists who decided enough was enough. Motivated by the trash lining the Tennessee River, they started a grassroots effort to make a difference in the Scenic City. Hundreds of volunteers a year across five counties help by donning gloves and litter-grabbers to …

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Double Arrest Made in Child Rape Investigation

An investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office, and the 12th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has led to the arrest of two people on multiple counts of Child Rape. Officials say 48-year-old William Beene, III, of Sequatchie County, and 43-year-old Brandon “Brandy” Hawkins, …

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Marion County Sheriff’s Department Seeking Info On Stolen ATV

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information to recover a stolen 2020 model Polaris Razor 1000 side-by-side ATV. The stock ATV is red, black and white in color and similar to the photo featured here. It was taken on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from the 3800 block area of Valley View Highway in …

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tnAchieves Mentors Needed

tnAchieves, the non-profit association that pairs high school seniors with mentors across the state to help them navigate the process of going to college and connect them with a better future is in need of mentors. The organization needs 6,000 mentors statewide. Locally, in Marion County, 22 mentors are currently needed. Sequatchie County is need …

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