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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 …

  • Kathie Tierney
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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…

  • Kathie Tierney
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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.

  • Kathie Tierney
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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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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…

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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. 

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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.

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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…

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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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