Marion County, TN

Arrests in South Pittsburg for distribution weight drug possession

South Pittsburg, Tenn. – A quiet, residential street came to be the setting of a wide police effort to execute a search warrant in South Pittsburg late last week. Officers with the South Pittsburg Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the 12th & 31st Judicial Districts Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol descended on the home on Holly Avenue.
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Power and internet outage centered in Jasper result of hit and run accident

Jasper, Tenn. – Late last week, a power outage extended throughout Marion County following an apparent vehicle collision with a cable and caused significant damage to the line as a whole. Several utility entities suffered a loss of service during the repairs. As an added twist, there seemed to be no information on the vehicle responsible for the debacle. Most locations that were powerless following the incident were restored power, but the rerouting of traffic far exceeded the outage.
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With a 4-run third inning, Lady Warriors punch their ticket for the next round 8-2 over Sweetwater

Jasper, Tenn. – The Lady Warriors have been delivering all season on the softball diamond and continue to deliver into regional play. The Lady Wildcats from Sweetwater were hoping to come and stifle Marion’s diamond dames but weren’t up to the task as Sweetwater endured the loss on the road 8-2. MCHS Ace Grace Slatton pitched a three-hit matchup while tallying six more strikeouts bringing her season total to 190. Jana Peacock would go 2-for-3 at the plate, while Caylan Baker would lead the team with two RBIs.

Civilian diligence cracks missing person case

Sewanee, Tenn. – On Jan 29, 2018, Campora Family Resource Center Life Skills Teacher, Barbara King Ladd, with the Franklin County School District, came across a newspaper article that was asking the public for help with identifying “The 1985 Marion County John Doe.” The article was written by Ben Benton of the Chattanooga Times. Ben had been contacted by Larry Davis, the investigator for the 12th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office, who wanted to bring attention to the case, so the man could be identified. Larry Davis was the original investigator when the body was discovered dumped off of interstate 24 on Dec 16, 1985. Over the years, Larry worked hard to keep the case from going completely cold. It was one of two cases, Larry hoped to solve before he retired.

Marion slugs past Lady Bearcats, 7-5

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MC School Board Gets Update on ESSER Funds Projects

Jasper, Tenn. – The upcoming 22-23 budget captivated a large percentage of the most recent regularly scheduled monthly meeting. With the dawn of the new budget year glimmering on the horizon on July 1, a focus on related items and contracts was prevalent on the board’s consent agenda. The curiosity about where the district stands on the multiple capital and building projects underway remains a priority in the minds of the board members as well.

Pryor commitment pays dividends for Warriors in District Tourney Championship

Jasper, Tenn. – Senior Will Pryor proved not only does he have a strong arm, but has the composure to deliver down the stretch once again for the Warriors. Taking on the Wildcats of Polk County, Pryor would pitch a complete game and allow only two hits on the Warriors’ way to a 3-1 district title victory. With thirteen strikeouts, Pryor enjoyed some help from his teammates making good plays and preventing the base runners that Polk needed to compete.