County efforts to better serve industry see fruit with Mueller expansion

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Kimball, TN – After months of preparation, last week Marion County and Mueller Industries announced an expansion of Mueller Company’s operations to Kimball, TN. Mueller currently has facilities in Chattanooga and Cleveland, and this one will make the third in Tennessee. Marion County had been on the short list for the project for several months, which took a dramatic turn recently. […]

Governor, Chatt State & Valmont celebrate apprenticeship program

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Jasper, TN – Dignitaries from near and far gathered to celebrate a new program this school year designed to allow high school seniors to earn experience and credentials along a career track. This is the new apprentice program through Chattanooga State, Marion County Schools, and Valmont Industries. Last week was the “signing day” for the participants entering into their paid apprenticeship […]

South Pittsburg Board doubles down on legal fight with Housing Authority, among other issues in monthly meeting

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South Pittsburg, TN – The South Pittsburg Board of Mayor and Commissioners met last week and sent a thinly veiled notice to the South Pittsburg Housing Authority with the passage of a strongly worded resolution. The formal announcement for the South Pittsburg Christmas Parade was presented. There was an update on the upcoming garbage pickup changes coming to the City’s residents. […]

Jasper bestows fitting honor for outgoing Library Director

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Jasper, TN – A long time employee from the Jasper Library recently declared her intention to retire. The Town looks to honor her in a way befitting her service. The Shellmound Market undergoes new ownership and comes before the Board to approve their beer license. The Town needed to make a budget amendment to “clean up” some of the line […]

October ’19 State revenue exceeded ’18

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Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter today announced that Tennessee tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates in October. Overall October revenues were $1.1 billion, which is $82.3 million more than October of last year and $49.8 million more than the budgeted estimate. The growth rate for October was 7.88%. “Growth over October revenue estimates were mainly […]

MC Schools talk ACT with MCN

Jasper, TN – The State of Tennessee recently released the annual report on individual school’s and school district’s performances on the ACT national test. Whereas the ACT used to signify only a stepping stone for students choosing to attend a strictly academic post-secondary school, today’s ACT is utilized for some career track post high school training benchmarks, as well as a […]

Jasper resident continues to make waves in interior design nationwide

*Jasper, TN – In the world of interior design, there are two types of designers:  Those who do what they do as a career, and those who design for the fulfillment of their calling.  Dawn D. Totty of Dawn D. Totty Designs is the latter.  Whether in her Jasper farmhouse or on site for her latest project, she is in the […]


Nancy J. Mortensen age 76 of Whitwell, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Mortensen; parents, Bill & Timmie Higgins; three sisters, Myrna, Mildred & Mary; three brothers, George, Glen & Bill. Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Lori Anne Mortensen of  Whitwell, Cindy Dalponte, Mike Mortensen both of […]


Paul Poland, 86, began his new eternity November 11, 2019.  He lived a life dedicated to Christ and to family. We will miss his ready smile, his words of wisdom and encouragement, and those twinkling blue eyes. Paul epitomized grace, love, service and courage. He unflinchingly made sacrifices for family and friends and asked for very little but was eager […]