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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reminds motorists to stay alert during deer rut, which simply put, is the breeding season for whitetail deer. It occurs each fall and is triggered by shorter day length. Deer are far more active during this time. Rut can occur through December.

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Over a year and a half ago we began the Independent journey, and the support we have received from the community has been tremendous. 

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Monday, October 9

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With the massive development of technology in recent years, our lives have become more open and public, and in fact, it is even possible now to spy on cellphones using the so-called cell phone spy software. This does not scare many people, however, and it’s believed that this technological a…

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On September 19, South Pittsburg High School graduate, Shane Berryhill, was the guest speaker for South Pittsburg Elementary School’s Author Night. Berryhill entertained the students with an inspiring message to use their talents to positively influence others and impact the world. His stori…

  • Kathie Tierney
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On Thursday, September 28, as the last Jasper Middle School football game of the season was being played, a special young boy performed his Manager duties for the last time. 

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Last week, David Abernathy served as South Pittsburg Elementary School’s (SPES) first Watch D.O.G. of the year.  He is pictured above with his daughter, Bella. Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers or father-figures who volunteer at the school for a day, acting as positive male role-model…

  • Brett King
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The Marion County Commission recently agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow the U.S. Marines Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to conduct training in the county.

  • Kathie Tierney
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With school back in session, many within the community may have seen signs posted in the school zones alerting drivers of a AAA campaign entitled ‘School’s Open – Drive Carefully.’ 

  • Kathie Tierney
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Last Friday morning, members and friends of the American Legion Post 62 in South Pittsburg hosted a Donation Drive for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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The Whitwell governing body wants to better prepare for the future and has set out to create five and 30-year plans to help them do that.

  • By Jeff Lemon, Grant Specialist, Chattanooga State
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The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, has awarded a $1,080,000 contract to Chattanooga State Community College to provide personnel to oversee and deliver career services to youth, adults, and dislocated workers in Hami…

  • Kathie Tierney
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Following the execution of a search warrant at the residence of James Richard “Ricky” Kilgore on August 21, the Twelfth Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF), and the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) are actively looking for Kilgore. 

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The Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently gave their approval for the police department to purchase new body cameras.

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