Citizenship 101

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It isn’t terribly frequent that I write about a person in our community in an editorial, largely because there are so many who may be deserving. That said, I feel compelled to do it this week. As many may have heard, Josh Jennings lost a long term battle with disease this past week. I don’t even remember where Josh and […]


County Commission approves Mueller incentives

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Updated 12/6/2019 6:13 am to reflect corrected school tax rate and correct "Browder Switch" to "Condra Switch"

Jasper, TN – The Marion County Board of Mayor and Commissioners met last week to take on some weighty matters facing the County. Formally adopting incentives for the County’s newest employer was on tap, as well as updates for several projects on the Board’s horizon. Mueller PILOT program formally adopted With the announcement the previous week of Mueller Water Products opening […]

FBI seeks public assistance in ATM theft case

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Knoxville, TN – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a reward for information leading to the identity, arrest, and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for theft and vandalism to ATM’s in two east Tennessee counties. The first incident occurred in Union County in August, while the second incident occurred in Oak Ridge in October. On August 10, 2019, the […]

Bi-partisan musicians’ rights bill introduced

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*Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced the Ask Musicians for Music Act (AM-FM) to modernize existing copyright law for radio stations and musicians. Under the current patchwork copyright system, radio stations can use sound recordings over their airwaves while creators, who own a stake in sound recordings, receive no payment in return. The AM-FM Act would require all […]


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After a lengthy illness and his family by his side, the Lord called Raymond “Brint” Hill at the age of 60 years old, home on Thursday, November 21, 2019.  Brint was a native of South Pittsburg, TN and was loved by everyone who knew him.    He was the founder, owner. and manager of Hills Furniture Store in Kimball, TN.   Brint […]