Whitwell Tigers score a road win against Bledsoe County

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Pikeville, Tenn. – The Whitwell Tigers notched a road victory on the baseball diamond this week with an 18-5 win over the Bledsoe County Warriors. With Talan Beason taking the mound for the majority of the game for the Tigers with five hits for five innings and the team hitting 22-for-38 on the night, it’s not hard to imagine a […]

MC Baseball picks up two convincing district wins vs Tyner

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Jasper, Tenn. – The Marion County Warrior baseball team won two convincing games this week against Tyner Academy to pull the season to 3-1, two of which are district wins. The Warriors hosted the Tyner Rams Monday night and won 20-3. The Warriors would take the show on the road the very next night to Chattanooga to take on Tyner on […]

State and local banking officials say overall banking industry is solid

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FDIC says industry stable, but cautions banks to maintain awareness

Statewide, Tenn. – With the high-publicity banking mergers and specialty funding initiative prominently aired in the news cycle, questions have arisen as to whether the country is headed to a season reminiscent of 2008, where systemic errors caused a collapse of many staples of the financial industry. The simple answer is, no, that’s not what’s happening.  State and local banking […]

Local film maker, Steele Cinema, captures audiences with new film

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Emily Steele has lived in Marion County, Tennessee, all her life and could routinely be spotted pedaling her bicycle around the subdivision. It was almost like neighbors blinked an eye, and voila’ this golden-haired, blue-eyed girl was 16 and driving a car. In a second blink, Steele had taken the final walk of her Senior Year and graduated from Marion County High […]

Are streaming services the evolution of the traditional shell game?

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It is only fair to divulge why I came to this question. The simple answer is ‘Yellowstone.’ As far as fans go for this show, I came late to the party, but I make up for what I lack in longevity with exuberance. I THINK I came in at the end of the third season, of which we’re on the […]


22nd Annual Catfish Festival

The 22nd ANNUAL CATFISH FESTIVAL will be Saturday, May 20, 2023, starting at 8 am at Jackson County Park in Scottsboro, AL. There will be a car show, arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, a free kid’s area, inflatables, train rides, and musical entertainment by The Bowmans. Vendors are welcome. Please contact Vickie at 256-609-1409 and check out our Living Read more […]

Biblically Speaking: Out of context, scripture proves confusing

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2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 says, ” And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in […]

David Carroll’s News and Notes: Grateful for Good Influences

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“Influencers” are described these days as social media icons with large followings. Not for me. My heroes influenced me the old-fashioned way. I’ve been told that my humorous writing is similar to that of Lewis Grizzard, the Georgia newspaper columnist whose books sold millions of copies. Okay, I’ve only been told that once, but still, it was a huge compliment. […]

WHS’s Grace White Wins Interact District Scholarship

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Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Grace White, a senior at Whitwell High School, was recently awarded the Bomar Foundation Scholarship. Each Interact Club can nominate one individual to compete for this scholarship. A four-panel interview is held at the annual district conference to determine the winner. This scholarship is awarded in honor of James Bomar, Jr., a Shelbyville Rotarian and a past […]