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The National Cornbread Festival would like to extend a warm “thank-you” to the dedicated committee members and the almost 2,000 volunteers who worked tirelessly to help make the 22nd Annual National Cornbread Festival a huge success.

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A stretch of highway between Haletown and the Hamilton County line is constantly monitored by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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On April 27, the Monteagle Police Department, Tracy City Police Department, and the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) executed a search warrant at 130 Nickajack Trail in Monteagle which resulted in the arrest of three people. 

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Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, morphine, to name a few.

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The U.S. Department of Commerce dealt a heavy blow against community newspapers last month in the form of heavy tariffs on the North American paper supply.

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The City of Whitwell will host a Pop-Up Butterfly Festival on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission and concessions will be free to the public.

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For five days, Dewayne Halfacre eluded authorities in the wooded area surrounding the City of Whitwell. He was eventually caught on Jan. 26 at a vacant house on Highway 283 near Powell’s Crossroads.

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In the early morning hours of March 6, Kordell Deangelo Griffin, 21, of South Pittsburg was arrested and charged with the murder of a man the day previously.

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The Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen revisited a decision to purchase body and vehicle cameras for the Jasper Police Department during their February meeting.

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On Feb. 19, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit, the Twelfth Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF), and the Kimball Police Department teamed up to arrest two women from Detroit, Michigan who were in the area selling opioid prescription medication.   

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Child abuse. “Well, that’s something we hear about on the news, and happens everywhere else but not here in our quiet, rural county,” seems to the opinion of most people. Unfortunately, that train of thought couldn’t be further from the truth. Allow me to give a few statistics, that include …

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The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) Relay for Life team, “Watts Up,” recently presented a $5,000 check to the American Cancer Society on Feb. 5. 

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On the morning of Jan. 27, the official grand-opening of the new hiking trail at the eastern edge of Prentice Cooper State Forest took place at the trailhead near Pot Point Cabin.

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Fugitive Dewayne Halfacre at last surrendered to authorities around lunchtime on Jan. 26 after evading authorities in the Whitwell/Crossroads area for five days. We will provide more details as they become available. A big THANK YOU to the all of the law enforcement agencies who diligently w…

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On the morning of Jan. 18, Mayor David “Bubba” Hughes gave his State of the City Address, hosted by the City of Bridgeport.

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On Jan. 16 around 1:30 a.m., the Stevenson Police Department (SPD) and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call reporting a shooting.  

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Currently, multiple law enforcement agencies are actively searching the area between Highway 28 and Highway 283 between Whitwell and Powell's Crossroads for a male suspect, Dewayne Halfacre, 42, in connection with an armed robbery in Rutherford County several days ago.  

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