Kimball approves erosion and drainage construction at various locations

The Kimball Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed various projects throughout the town to improve drainage and erosion issues met  at their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 4. The town approved Jason Collins Construction to do work on Executive Drive for drainage issues to help stop erosion. “What he’s done, as you’re going up Executive, he’s put a curve on […]

Jasper Board approves purchase of new garbage truck at March meeting

The Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to purchase a new garbage truck for the Town at the monthly meeting on March 8. The truck the Town has used in recent years was only five years old, but has accumulated over $30,000 in repairs and is currently damaged, largely affecting the garbage situation in Jasper city limits. “Every time […]

Upcoming college fair reminds of college prep importance for high school juniors

For high school juniors, graduation is closer than one might realize, which also means college is quickly approaching for those who plan to pursue higher education. Starting college the fall after graduation is preceded by several months of preparation, and the sooner one starts, the higher the chance are of the process going smoothly. College fairs are a prime way […]


Bryan Christopher Layne, 49, of Jasper, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.  He was born on September 11, 1971, in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Bolton High School graduating in 1990. He also lived in Nashville before moving to Jasper. Bryan is preceded in death by both parents, Albert LeRoy Layne and Meredith Layne of Jasper; grandparents, James E. James […]


Scott Michael Moreland of South Pittsburg Mountain passed away Monday, March 8, 2021. He was employed with Lodge Cast Iron Manufacturing and was a lieutenant with the South Pittsburg Mountain volunteer Fire Department. Prior to joining the fire department, Scott spent his life serving his country in the U.S. Navy and in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving his country as […]


As the angels took her hands, the Lord guided Virginia G. Wampler to the heavenly gates on Monday, March 8, 2021. Virginia was a lifelong resident of Jasper. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of McKendree Methodist Church in Jasper.   Virginia was married to the late Dr. George Moore Wampler, II.  She was born on September 1, 1928, […]


Gary Edward Pickett, 65, met his heavenly Lord on Thursday, March 4, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Jasper where he lived with his wife, Nancy Barnes Pickett. Gary was self-employed as a bus driver for the Marion County School system for many years. He was born on March 4, 1956, to the late Edward and Julie Pickett. He is preceded in […]


Paul Richard Koger, 50 years old, gained his heavenly wings on Sunday, March 7, 2021, due to complications from stroke-induced health issues. He was raised in Jasper, and loved his small community. He was born on May 29, 1970, to his loving parents, Ralph and Debby Koger. Paul was of the Methodist faith and a member of the McKendree Methodist […]


Chester Ray Martin, age 83, of South Pittsburg passed away Monday, March 8, 2021. He served in the United States Army and retired from Vulcan Materials after 30 years. Chester retired at age 65 and he loved being at home, outside watching birds, tending to the birdfeeders and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Jessie […]