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SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — The South Pittsburg Housing Authority will host its second annual Father's Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT today at Loyd Park.

JASPER, Tenn. — Marion County Park has become a hot spot for campers and fishermen in recent years, and county leaders are trying to finish some improvements to it before the summer season blossoms.

JASPER, Tenn. — City leaders announced in February that they would have to borrow $100,000 more than they expected to complete water line installation work at the new U.S. Highway 41 bridge crossing the Tennessee River.

JASPER, Tenn. — City officials and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6362 are working to create an annual Veterans Day parade in Jasper.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — When high winds toppled a large tree last month in front of Christ Episcopal Church along Third Street in South Pittsburg, it crushed three cars on its way to the ground.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — The city pool at Loyd Park will open this summer after all.

JASPER, Tenn. — When Jasper Mayor Paul Evans asked Marion County commissioners to change their position on Aetna Mountain Road, his plea fell on deaf ears.

JASPER, Tenn. — Even though Marion County leaders still plan to open a regional skills center along U.S. Highway 41 in Kimball, Tenn., in January, they have been forced to play the waiting game before construction can begin.

JASPER, Tenn. — It's hard for anyone to be available to work all of the time, especially a physician.

JASPER, Tenn. — A new life-saving technology will be coming to Marion County soon.

JASPER, Tenn. — At a time when state and federal officials are discussing how to protect schools better, the Jasper Police Department is taking its own measures.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Members of the South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society want to commemorate a violent event in the city's history.

JASPER, Tenn. — The sewer line extension route along U.S. Highway 41 to the Shellmound Business Park has changed again.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — The city's pool at Lloyd Park is draining South Pittsburg's resources.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — When city workers began recently to decorate downtown for the upcoming National Cornbread Festival, they found a problem.

JASPER, Tenn. — No one seems to know how or why the city's junior firefighter program was stopped years ago, but now Jasper officials are ready to reignite it.

KIMBALL, Tenn. — After a recent report of significant unpaid court fines, city administrators are looking for ways to collect the money.

KIMBALL, Tenn. — Town leaders say they need more information about a proposed pump station along Timber Ridge Drive that would supply water to the Jasper Highlands development before deciding whether to sell or lease the land.

JASPER, Tenn. — One Marion County commissioner is questioning the equality of district representation across the nine members of the county's 911 board.

JASPER, Tenn. — With an eye on a future satellite campus in Marion County, Chattanooga State Community College officials have proposed a new lease for its current facility in the area.

JASPER, Tenn. — It's not often that the Marion County Commission gets a room full of applause.

JASPER, Tenn. -- The plan to have a sewer line extended to the site of a new Love's Travel Stop & Country Store near Interstate 24's exit 158 is on schedule.

JASPER, Tenn. — While in the midst of a state-mandated sewer rehabilitation project, workers discovered other problems in Jasper's lines.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — The South Pittsburg City Commission has decided to rehire two part-time workers whose original employment caused some hard feelings among former city leaders.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — When South Pittsburg got a new mayor and two new city commissioners late last year, it didn't take long for them to hear about problems with stray and feral cats.

JASPER, Tenn. -- After an area wrecker service owner asked to be put on Jasper's list for towing, city officials discovered there is no written policy for approving businesses to do that work.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — If South Pittsburg is able to buy the abandoned U.S. National Guard Armory at 107 E. 10th St., the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard would like to make the building its permanent home.

JASPER, Tenn. — New software and cross-training of workers are coming to Jasper City Hall, and city administrators are looking for a part-time worker to help with it.

JASPER, Tenn. — When Mayor Paul Evans and Alderman Steve Looney toured the older sections of Jasper Park recently, they saw some overdue maintenance needs.

KIMBALL, Tenn. — Chattanooga developer John "Thunder" Thornton wants to install a water pump station on a piece of city-owned property next to a water tank along Timber Ridge Drive, but city leaders said they don't have enough concrete information to make a decision.

KIMBALL, Tenn. — City administrators have committed $750,000 to Marion County’s technical school project along U.S. Highway 41, but now they’ll have to find another way to get it than they had planned.

JASPER, Tenn. — The Marion County Commission missed out on a grant this year for a farmers market, and that has at least one county leader upset.

JASPER, Tenn. — When Marion County faced a budget crunch in 2011, rural volunteer fire departments lost all of the approximately $193,000 they received annually to operate.

JASPER, Tenn. — When a landowner asked the Marion County Commission for help with accessing his property last month, officials didn't realize the mass of information they would have to wade through to reach a conclusion.

JASPER, Tenn. — As workers begin extending Jasper's sewer line to an area known as Shellmound Business Park, two pump stations must be installed along the route.

JASPER, Tenn. — City leaders will have to borrow more money than they expected to complete the waterline installation at the new bridge crossing the Tennessee River along U.S. Highway 41, but they are looking for a way to get back within budget.

JASPER, Tenn. — More and more small towns are turning to decades-old technology to warn residents during emergencies.

JASPER, Tenn. — When Marion County commissioners voted last month to ban signs from the county courthouse lawn, Jasper Mayor Paul Evans wanted to find a way to continue advertising various local events.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Stray and feral cats are an ongoing problem in South Pittsburg, and city leaders are considering ways to solve it.

JASPER, Tenn. — The plan to build a sewer line along U.S. Highway 41 to an area known as Shellmound Business Park has taken another step forward.

KIMBALL, Tenn. — Kimball officials' plan to fund the construction of a boat dock along the Tennessee River at Kimball Park has run into a wall.

JASPER, Tenn. — The Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen has a new member.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — With all the national discussion surrounding children and gun control, South Pittsburg leaders decided to create a yearlong program to spotlight children's safety, education and general well-being.

JASPER, Tenn. — A landowner on Aetna Mountain claims that access to his property has been blocked by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and he wants the Marion County Commission to resolve the issue.

JASPER, Tenn. — For years Marion County leaders and veterans have voiced displeasure over signs placed on the county courthouse grounds by various organizations advertising local events.

JASPER, Tenn. — Sixteen part-time workers at Marion County convenience centers did not receive a $500 holiday bonus paid to other county employees.

JASPER, Tenn. — It took months for Marion County leaders to negotiate a contract with Solid Waste Disposal in Jasper to run the county's landfill, and now they have decided what to do with $1 million in annual revenue from the deal.

JASPER, Tenn. — After nearly 20 years, the boundary dispute between Marion and Franklin counties could be coming to an end.

JASPER, Tenn. — The Marion County Commission has ended its search for a new construction manager to oversee the building of a regional skills center in Kimball, Tenn.

JASPER, Tenn. — City administrators are implementing significant technology upgrades around City Hall.

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