Former Rep. Bill Dunn to Join Tennessee Department of Education

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today announced that former House Speaker Pro Tem Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) will join the Tennessee Department of Education as a senior advisor to Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “Bill Dunn is one of the most experienced and thoughtful advocates for education in our state who has dedicated his career in state government to improving outcomes […]


Marion County Health Dept to participate in Fight Flu TN with free flu vaccine


JASPER, Tenn. – The Marion County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special “Fight Flu TN” vaccination event on November 19. “Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and others in our community from the flu,” said Marion County Health Department Director Jessica Hill. ”The flu […]


John Lowell Clark gained his heavenly wings and walked through the heavenly gates on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. John was 73 years old and lived in Whitwell, with his wife of 50 years, Patricia Price Clark. John was born on October 19, 1947 to John and Lula Clark as the middle child of nine. John was of the Presbyterian faith and a […]


On the glorious Sunday afternoon of November 8, 2020, the Lord called Helen Katherine Hale Walker at the age of 88 years old to her heavenly home.  She was born on March 12, 1932, to Harry and Pearl Hale in Haletown. She was a devoted and dedicated member to Ald-House Church of Christ in Bridgeport, Alabama. She is preceded in […]


At the morning hour, the Lord took the hand of Archie T. Kirk, Jr., age 74, to his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  Archie had been a lifelong resident of Jasper.   He was married to Glenda Berry Kirk for the past beautiful 43 years.  Archie was born on September 5, 1946 to Arch T. Kirk, Sr. and Edith Cash […]

Kimball announces holiday sanitation schedule; other holiday season issues

Mountain View Drive repairs made despite obstacles

The Kimball Board of Mayor and Aldermen met for their November meeting on Nov. 5 to discuss adjusting the November and December holiday sanitation schedule and Christmas Dinner and bonuses for Town of Kimball employees, in addition to an update on Mountain View Drive. The Board jumped back into business quickly as the meeting was two days after the election. […]

School Board moves forward with pre-build regiment toward new JMS

SPHS Replacement Pedestrian Bridge moves forward as well

Jasper, Tenn. – The Marion County School District recently clarified its bereavement policy for employees thanks to a vote from the Marion County School District Board. As the progression toward a new Jasper Middle School continues through the gauntlet of requirements, the monthly Marion County School Board meeting illuminated some aspects of the ongoing process. The Board also received a […]

South Pittsburg Commission gives green light for culvert clean out

Marion Natural Gas and Water gets approval to pursue $3M in funding for infrastructure projects

South Pittsburg, Tenn. – The monthly meeting of Mayor and Commissioners for South Pittsburg proved to be a quality information drop on the progress the city has made on flood mitigation efforts. However, there were some key projects still yet to be accomplished. The City Administrator also gave a paving update and outlined some of the challenges facing the completion […]

Biblically Speaking: Wait, wait, I’m here!

In the last few weeks, we’ve listened to the media and government agencies speaking on the subject of ballot entries and the deadline to cast your vote.  Eventually, some ballots will not be counted because of the validity of the law. This brings me to my thought for the day. The thought of being told, “Sorry, you are too late.” […]