Orme trends slowly toward repairs from flooding damage

Orme, Tenn. – On January 20, 2021, the City of Orme, Tennessee met in the first city meeting for the year. Following the call to order and approval of the minutes, Mayor Jerry Godsby opened a discussion for old business. Immediately the damage from the Easter flooding came up. Godsby explained that no permits had been issued despite three separate visits […]


Marion County basketball teams both secure a victory over East Ridge

The Marion County High School boys and girls basketball teams defeated both of the East Ridge High School Pioneers teams with final scores of 62 at the Jan. 21 game. The lady Warriors got a quick start to the game with three 3-pointers in addition to 2 points from Lorence Bradford and a 3-pointer each by Teja Jordan and Zaya […]

Marion County 4-H Archery classes are available for signups

Local students will have the opportunity to learn the principles of hunting and archery, marksmanship and safe and responsible use of equipment at the upcoming archery classes offered by Marion County 4-H. The class is $35 per student and will take place on March 2 and March 4 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and are available to students in 4th grade through […]

Carpenters take on new adventure after years of serving Marion County

After living and serving in Marion County for over 25 years, Doug and Becky Carpenter are starting a new chapter of life as a family teaching couple for Boys Town in Oviedo, Florida. The Carpenters will live on-site in a Boys Town Family Home and will have responsibilities like those of house parents, as they will create a safe and […]

Biblically Speaking: Happy heart leads to true joy

Just the other evening as I was starting my prayer time with the Lord, I usually start it off by reading scripture out loud from the book of Psalm.  This day I started to read from Psalm 1, and as I was reading out loud, I thought to myself, ” This is the key to a Christian life”.   Many […]


Patricia Ann Moss Blevins, 73 of Jasper, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 completing this life’s journey that began on September 18, 1947, to begin her new eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Patricia (Pat) was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon Moss and Gladys (Abbie) Kilgore Gilliam; husband, Carl Blevins; son, Scott Abercrombie; brother, […]


John Franklin Thomas, Jr., of South Pittsburg, is celebrating his 75th birthday with his Lord in heaven on Friday, January 21, 2021.  John was born on January 21, 1946, to John and Earlene Thomas, Sr.   He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Straightway Baptist Church. John had a career working in auto paint and body shops and […]

St. Clair shares story behind her art featuring local landmarks

Land St. Clair’s watercolor art and nostalgic memories of South Pittsburg landmarks all started with a few pandemic goals. When the COVID-19 pandemic first led to everyone staying home in March of 2020, St. Clair made a list of things she wanted to do while being stuck inside, two of which were to to grow her hair and go “white […]