Kimball KFC sustains significant damage from overnight fire

Kimball, TN – June 14, 2019 The KFC restaurant along “fast food row” in Kimball sustained significant damage from an overnight fire. Details are scarce, but the building was largely engulfed before 10:00 pm last night. Kimball Fire Department was still on the scene at 6:00 AM this morning monitoring hot spots after the fire reignited about five or six hours […]


Wayne Crawford, 77 of Stevenson, AL, died June 11, 2019 at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro, AL. Lonnie Wayne was a Stevenson High School graduate, had worked as a welder at Alstom Power/General Electric Power Co and had attended New Hope Church of God. Visitation will be Wednesday, 5-9 at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, AL. The Funeral Service will […]

Uptick in black bear sightings in the valley

There have been multiple sightings of black bears in the residential areas throughout the county recently. Marty Griffith, with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, gives some context for the uptick as well as some advice. Whereas black bears are generally pretty docile it is advisable to know the signs and procedures when you are approached by or accidentally approach a […]


Dorris Yvonne Caves Bowlin, 60, of Jasper, Tennessee passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center after being diagnosed with leukemia three weeks ago.           Born April 7, 1959 to the late John Wesley & Willie Sue Griffith Caves, she was a 1977 graduate of Marion County High School and a member of […]


Celebrating a full life of love, the Lord called James Perl Pickett home on June 6, 2019.  James Perl was born on August 11, 1952 in Whitwell, Tennessee.   He was raised in Victoria by his grandmother, Willie Mae Pickett.   James Perl attended Whitwell High School and grew up attending church at Belmont Primitive Baptist Church in Victoria, TN. After graduating […]


​Mary Lou Bailey age 76 of Jasper passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben & America Bailey; brothers, Clint Bailey, Bill Bailey and George “Pigeye” Bailey. Those left to cherish her memories are her caregivers, Donnie & Michelle Keahey; special granddaughter, “Little Bit” Raelyn Roberts. Family will receive friends […]


          John A Thompson, 69, of Murfreesboro, formerly of South Pittsburg, Tennessee died Thursday, June 6, 2019.           The son of the late John & Margie Knight Thompson, he was a retired employee of TVA having worked in their Chattanooga office as a software program manager. He loved to travel to the Smoky Mountains and Bar Harbor, Maine and had […]