National Alcohol Awareness Month: Leigh Ann Atwell shares story of being 10 years sober

What started as a simple sip of beer turned into 14 years of addiction and a near-death experience for Leigh Ann Atwell, who is now celebrating a decade of sobriety. Atwell, who grew up in Jasper, said she took her first sip of beer at 12 years old and continued drinking socially throughout her teenage years. She said by the […]

Jasper votes in favor of implementing water leak insurance at April meeting

At the Town of Jasper’s Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting on April 12, the Board voted in favor of passing a resolution to implement water leak insurance beginning at the start of the new fiscal year in July. The insurance is a service offered by Water Leak Relief, based in Crossville, Tennessee. The service costs $2.64 per month and […]

KTAG: How Would You Pray That God Be With You Like Jabez Prayed?

“I would pray that God’s hand be with me when I am hunting or fishing, or maybe when my sister is driving,” says Jacob, 10. A sister with a heavy foot can do wonders for a guy’s prayer life. Shelby, 6, has a similar prayer: “When I’m driving with Mommy, please keep me safe.” All drivers with child passengers should […]


David Russell Miller, age 71, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at his home in Kimball. David was a lifelong resident of Marion County, Tennessee, and was a member of Jasper First Baptist Church. He retired from Buzzi Unicem USA (formerly Signal Mountain Cement Company) after 41 years of service. Over the years, David has […]


After a lengthy illness, Samuel McCann, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Samuel was born on November 7, 1944 to the late James and Mary McCann.  He was a resident of Whitwell, and had served in the United States Navy. Samuel had been employed at Burner Systems, Inc. as a maintenance supervisor before retiring. He loved and cherished […]


The angels guided Johnny “Jay” Hargis, Sr., to his forever heavenly home at the age of 65 years old, on Monday, April 12, 2021.  Jay was from South Pittsburg, where he lived with his wife, Patricia Beene Hargis. He was born on February 18, 1956 to the late John and Virginia Hargis.  Jay had served in the United States National Guard […]


Anita Faye Winn, age 56, of Jasper, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles E. Rollins. Those left to treasure her memories are her husband, Jona G. Winn of Jasper; children, Brittany (Josh King) Gholston and Jared (Tessa) Gholston both of Sequatchie; mother and stepfather, Ethel and Gary Branam; sister, Charlene Layne […]


The heavenly gates opened with the angels singing as Paul “Doug” Douglas Blevins, age 63, entered his heavenly home on April 7, 2021. Doug had been a lifetime resident of South Pittsburg, and was born on March 18, 1958 to the late Luther and Bertha Blevins. He had been employed with the Tennessee Department of Transportation as a truck driver. Doug […]


Nancy Naomi Holloway, age 88, of Whitwell, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Holloway; parents, Foster and Josephine Pickett Miller; sisters, Annie Ruth Holloway, Betty Jo Miller, Alvena Corvin, Mildred Young, Jean Raines, Linda Nunley; brothers, Henry Miller, JC Miller, and Clifford Miller. Mrs. Holloway was retired from Whitwell Hospital.  She […]