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There is more to fashion than meets the red carpet. Youth in grades 8th-12th are invited to join us as we explore the fashion industry in Nashville, TN. The three day educational event conducted by UT Extension is scheduled for May 29-31st. It will be filled with interesting hands on worksho…

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John Frank Thompson, 94, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, died Thursday, February 1, 2018 in a local nursing home.

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Child abuse. “Well, that’s something we hear about on the news, and happens everywhere else but not here in our quiet, rural county,” seems to the opinion of most people. Unfortunately, that train of thought couldn’t be further from the truth. Allow me to give a few statistics, that include …

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The Whitwell Lady Tigers picked up a 65-35 win over Richard Hardy on Feb. 1. The Richard Hardy men’s team won over the Tigers with a 67-33 win.

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The South Pittsburg Lady Pirates and the Richard Hardy Lady Hawks battled two times last week. Both teams came away with victories. South Pittsburg won 59-20 on Feb. 2 and Richard Hardy picked up a 59-58 win on Jan. 29.

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The Richard Hardy Hawk’s men’s basketball team took down South Pittsburg two times last week. They won 78-49 on Jan. 29 and 72-55 on Feb. 2

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Both Marion County men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up wins over Whitwell on Jan. 29. The Warriors won 58-43 and the men’s team picked up an 81-64 victory.

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The Marion County men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up wins over Sequatchie County on Feb. 2. The Lady Warriors won 48-39 and the men’s team walked away with a 71-69 lead.

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This time of year, we are all looking for ways to lower our energy use and bills. If you want to save money in the laundry room, use less water and use cold water. Unless the stains on your clothes are oil-based, warm or cool water in your washing machine will do just as good a job of removi…

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The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) Relay for Life team, “Watts Up,” recently presented a $5,000 check to the American Cancer Society on Feb. 5. 

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This morning, I ascended from the valley to an elevation of 1,800 feet, all while controlling and regulating the sound of laughing, singing and playing.  I was navigating 25,000 pounds of rolling stock in the pitch dark, in a torrential downpour where fog reduced visibility to near zero.

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William L. Merritt, III, 30, of Bridgeport, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018.

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Shari Renee Winfree Stewart, 49, of South Pittsburg, TN, passed Friday, January 26, 2018, at Parkridge East Hospital after several days being very ill in the ICU. 

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      Mary Louise Payne, age 85, died peacefully at home on January 26, 2018 surrounded by her family.

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Incandescent light bulbs—the ones that we screwed into table lamps and overhead fixtures since the beginning of electricity—have become relics since the U.S. government ordered that manufacturers stop making most of them in 2014. Is the compact fluorescent light bulb next?

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On the morning of Jan. 27, the official grand-opening of the new hiking trail at the eastern edge of Prentice Cooper State Forest took place at the trailhead near Pot Point Cabin.

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The Whitwell Tigers battled the Bledsoe County Warriors on Jan. 22. The men’s team picked up a 46-43 win, but the Lady Tigers fell 65-39.

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Both Marion County teams lost to Sale Creek on Jan. 18. The Lady Warriors fell 44-38 and the men’s team lost 87-75.

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Fugitive Dewayne Halfacre at last surrendered to authorities around lunchtime on Jan. 26 after evading authorities in the Whitwell/Crossroads area for five days. We will provide more details as they become available. A big THANK YOU to the all of the law enforcement agencies who diligently w…

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The Richard Hardy Hawks traveled to Chattanooga Saturday to take on Boyd Buchanan. Richard Hardy’s men’s team picked up a 55-44 win in overtime, but the Lady Hawks fell 51-28.

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On the morning of Jan. 18, Mayor David “Bubba” Hughes gave his State of the City Address, hosted by the City of Bridgeport.

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On Jan. 16 around 1:30 a.m., the Stevenson Police Department (SPD) and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call reporting a shooting.  

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Currently, multiple law enforcement agencies are actively searching the area between Highway 28 and Highway 283 between Whitwell and Powell's Crossroads for a male suspect, Dewayne Halfacre, 42, in connection with an armed robbery in Rutherford County several days ago.  

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Until recently, the purchase of a new boat in Tennessee required several steps. First, it was necessary for the boat owner to take the bill of sale to the local courthouse to account for taxes. A second trip was later necessary to complete the registration process.

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The South Pittsburg Lady Pirates’ basketball team took down Marion County for a rival win on Jan. 5. Both teams fought hard, but South Pittsburg came out on top 50-43.

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The Richard Hardy Hawks’ men’s basketball team dominated the Whitwell High School Tigers on Jan. 4. The Hawks picked up a 66-30 district win.

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In what has become a traditional service project for Chattanooga State Registered Nursing students, a Wellness Fair for the homeless was organized and held at the Community Day Center adjacent to the Community Kitchen.

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Raymond James “Ray” Lawson, was born June 26, 1920 at Bolivar, Jackson County, Alabama.

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Alma Henderson Peoples, 89, of Hixson, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning January 3, 2018, in a local healthcare center.

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Keila Knight, 50, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in a Chattanooga healthcare center.

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Mary B. Elmore, formerly of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, passed away on December 31, 2017, at the age of 91.