Last month, South Pittsburg High School (SPHS) teacher Cecily Honeycutt was awarded the Graduate English as a Second Language (ESL) Studies award in the School of Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).
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.
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.
Last weekend, thousands of festival-goers from near and far traveled to South Pittsburg to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the 22nd Annual National Cornbread Festival (NCF).
Following the multiple drug-related arrests of 28-people across Marion County last week, law enforcement used information gained from that round-up to arrest several more citizens this week.
During the week of April 11 through April 17, the Narcotics Unit with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the 12th Judicial District Task Force conducted a joint drug investigation.
During a routine traffic stop on April 6, deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department arrested Stacey Allan Hart, 45, of Trenton, Ga., for multiple drug-related charges.
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.
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.
On March 23 – 25, the annual Siege at Bridgeport will take place on the property of the McGraw Farm, outside the city limits one of the original battle sites in Jackson County.
Every day, there are several reports of alleged child abuse somewhere in Tennessee. Sadly, child abuse exists in every county of every state, nationwide.
Following the recent bouts of heavy rain that have been pounding the area, flood-prone portions of South Pittsburg have seen an excess of water.
Sparks flew amongst the commissioners and mayor during the February South Pittsburg City meeting where a height of contention is apparently stymieing combined efforts to move forward.
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.
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.
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 …
The City of Whitwell received some disheartening news during their January City Commission meeting.
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.
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…
This morning, Jan. 26, fugitive Dewayne Halfacre was reported to have been seen in the Crossroads area when he allegedly attempted to break into a church and steal a van.
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.
UPDATE: On Friday, Jan. 19, two men authorities in Almaville, Tenn., were searching for two male suspects following a robbery at a local store.
During the Dec. 26 meeting for City of Bridgeport, the board voted unanimously in favor of the sale of alcohol on Sundays within city limits.