Marion County struggles against Walker Valley, falling 41-0

Jasper, TN – The Marion County Warriors celebrated their homecoming festivities leading up to the Friday night’s game against Walker Valley. The Warriors were down a couple of key members of the roster,with Anthony Guevara nursing a hand injury and Alex Nunez serving out concussion protocol time. MCHS missed them very badly in the matchup. The Mustangs started with the first […]

South Pittsburg sees resistance with Meigs County, but still emerges with 27-16 win

South Pittsburg, TN – The South Pittsburg Pirates went into last week’s game 6-0 on the season. There margin of victory for the Pirates has remained significant throughout the season. Scores like 55-0, 63-7 and 53-7 have dotted their season’s landscape. However, the caliber of teams that they were playing left something to be desired. Only one of those team has a […]

South Pittsburg looks to offset expenses with revenue increases and sale of assets

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South Pittsburg, TN – Last week’s South Pittsburg monthly meeting brought attention to some interesting events from the past month, including an unwanted visitor in City Hall, personnel changes at the Police Department, and a continuing disagreement with the South Pittsburg Housing Authority, among other subjects. Code enforcement procedure to be published  Commissioner Matt Stone addressed the Board, “I would like to […]

SEIDA, SVEC, Valmont celebrate on-site training facility

Jasper, TN – Recently, the Southeast Industrial Development Association (SEIDA) in partnership with Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) was pleased to celebrate the opportunity to assist Valmont in the construction of their new on-site Training Facility. In 2015, SEIDA created the SR² Community Assistance Program.  The purpose of the program is to provide matching funds to rural communities in the SEIDA […]

Farmers get relief as Marion County qualifies for LFP

Marion County has been designated as an eligible county for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP). As of October 1, 2019, the county was rated by the US Drought Monitor as having D3 (extreme drought) intensity. Livestock producers who wish to apply for payments under LFP, should contact the Marion/Sequatchie County Farm Service Agency (FSA) to schedule an appointment at […]


Don T. McEwen, 79 passed this life on Sunday morning, October 6, 2019. Don was a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy, serving on four different aircraft carriers and at the naval hospital at Pensacola. He was the Chief of the Battle Creek Volunteer Fire department for 24 years and worked tirelessly to help his community and the department. He […]


William Terry “Billy” Smith, Jr., 47, of Trenton, Georgia, died Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in a local hospital. He was a 1991 graduate and former football player for South Pittsburg High School and had worked for over 20 years with Royce Case Concrete. Billy was a very outgoing person who was loved by everyone and could fill a room with […]

Marion County Extension agent receives award

Matthew Deist received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2019 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Matthew Deist was one of several honorees who represent the top one percent of the membership selected by their peers and the Director of Extension. The following represents the awardee’s recognition citation: […]

TN Adopt-A-Highway Program turns 30

Nashville, TN – TDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program is celebrating 30 years of beautifying Tennessee roadsides. The program began statewide in 1989 as a means for individuals, community groups and civic organizations to clean-up their communities and receive roadside recognition. The completely free program has grown over time, removing more than 12 million pounds of litter from Tennessee roadsides. Today, more than 550 […]