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 …
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.
The City of Whitwell received some disheartening news during their January City Commission meeting.
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.
Jasper Mayor Paul Wayne Evans and Police Chief Billy Mason disagreed over the handling of a police department applicant during the December meeting of the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is calling on all 5th graders, from across the state, to participate in their 2018 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest.
What began as a logistics glitch in mid-December has turned into positive addition to the Sentinel’s newspaper package. On Tuesday’s each week, subscribers to the Jackson County Sentinel will also receive a copy of the Sequatchie Valley Independent.
The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be offering a free seminar at the start of the new year to small business owners and operators as part of its ongoing mission to promote and strengthen the county’s business climate. As a part of that economic and workforce development goal, the Cha…
Christmas is in the air, and people across the county are embracing the season. Almost daily, celebrations, parties, concerts, plays and various other events and performances are taking place.
Last Saturday morning in one of the biggest parades to date, hundreds of residents lined the streets in South Pittsburg to spread Christmas cheer throughout the city.
If you are getting serious about your Christmas shopping, the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative Relay for Life Christmas Auction is the place to start. Stop by the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative office in South Pittsburg December 12-14 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and check out the…
On Nov. 7, Carol Bailey, Director of Coordinated School Health for Marion County received the Connie Hall Givens award at the Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) convention.
5th Grade - Honor Roll - Ethan Wynne, Brianna Cooper, Braydon Coffelt, Addison Bailey, Tilton Pickett, Roxie Provencio, Ethan Quarles, Aidan Swafford, Brie Abbott, Jay Honea, Kaylie Wilson, Andrew Campbell, Hunter Forshee, Alex Headrick, Nova McGill, Taylor Powell, Skyler Richie, Colleen Thi…
TnAchieves, the partnering organization to Governor Haslam’s TN Promise is still in need of 3,000 volunteer mentors throughout the state to provide assistance to the class of 2018 TN Promise candidates.
About four months ago, Hamilton Blackstone opened the family-owned New Hope Deli off Highway 156 in South Pittsburg to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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.
On Oct. 24, in conjunction with Rotary International’s (RI) 5th Annual World Polio Day, Marion County Mayor David Jackson signed a proclamation declaring the day to be recognized locally.
On November 11, five Marion County men who were lost on the USS Indianapolis back in 1945 will be posthumously honored as the Grand Marshals of the Jasper Veterans Day parade and an honorary presentation will follow.
2017 marks the 25th year ODBA World Championship has been held in Marion County. Sponsored by the Greater Jasper Jaycees with community support, we're told that local motels are already filling up. If you would like to come to the park and see the races "up close and personal", gates open at…