Marion Co. School Resource Officer suspended after making racial remark

UPDATE — 9/20/16 @ 1:20pm CDT: Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett has confirmed to MarionCountyMessenger.com that the deputy and school resource officer (SRO) at Whitwell High School has been removed from the program, after a remark he made to a student. Burnett says Anthony Gamble has been removed from the SRO position at Whitwell …

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South Pittsburg hosts annual City-Wide Yard Sale this weekend

Fall is definitely in the air and this weekend will make for a great weekend to enjoy the annual city-wide yard sale in South Pittsburg. This successful event sees many residents throughout and around the town taking part as well as many churches, school groups, and local organizations. Officials say the event is a great …

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High School Football Preview for Friday, Sept. 30th

It’s week number 7 for high school football in Tennessee and in the Sequatchie Valley and the Fall season is in full-effect this week! It’s going to be a great night for football, and here’s the preview of games for the teams in our area this week… MARION COUNTY WARRIORS – 25,  TYNER RAMS – …

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Local volunteer fire department says “no help” to vehicle fires on mountain stretch of I-24

Motorists who may experience a vehicle fire while traveling on a certain stretch of I-24 will find that there’s no fire department available to them to come put out the fire. The particular stretch of Interstate begins near the truck lane use advisory signs at the foot of Monteagele Mountain going westbound and continues up …

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MCHS opponents from 2015 State Game and defending AA State Champs Trezevant forfeits remaining games due to grade violations

Memphis newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, is reporting that defending State AA Champs Memphis Trezevant has forfeited their football season due to grade violations. Officials say discrepancies found on Trezevant High School football players’ transcripts are leading to game forfeitures and an internal investigation by Shelby County Schools, the district announced Thursday. According to the article …

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Partial tractor-trailer overturn at Jasper Love’s

A tractor trailer had a partial overturn this afternoon at the entrance to the Love’s Travel Center on TVA Road near Jasper. It happened just after 4pm CDT on Thursday afternoon, when the truck’s trailer overturned while the driver was executing the turn into the popular truck stop and travel center from TVA Road. Officials say …

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No carnival at this year’s Marion Co. Fair; all other events happening

The Marion County Fair kicked-off as planned at 5pm on Tuesday in Jasper with plenty of great things to see and do this year including the crowning of the 2016 Marion County Fairest of the Fair — Amber Roberts…but the one thing you’ll notice missing this year is the carnival rides. Officials with the Fair …

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Marion Co. Commission September Meeting Recap

Here’s a re-cap of the events of the Marion County Commission meeting for August 2016.  You can watch video of this meeting Saturday on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Meeting: After Prayer, pledge to flag, roll call, and correction and approval of minutes for August meeting… Election of temporary Chairman – Mr. …

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Grundy Co. Sheriff’s Deputy injured in hit and run incident

A deputy in Grundy County is recovering at home after being injured in a hit and run incident while off-duty. Sheriff Clint Shrum has confirmed that Deputy Rusty Parker was the officer injured in the incident while working at his second job at Cumberland Outdoors at the time it happened. Reports say the deputy approached …

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Sequatchie Co. Authorities need your help identifying a suspect

The Sequatchie County Sheriffs Department is needing the public’s help in identifying the male rider of a four-wheeler (or even the owner of the four-wheeler) seen in pictures from surveillance video that has been released by the department from one of those recent thefts. Authorities say the male subject is wanted for questioning in some …

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Rabies prevention program for raccoons begins today

In an effort to prevent the spread of rabies across the state, an annual baiting program to help prevent rabies in raccoons begins Monday in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the project. Oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons will be distributed along Tennessee’s borders with …

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Cooler weather on the way for midweek and upcoming weekend

Good news for fans of early Fall weather! We’ve got much cooler weather on the way this week and beautiful weather on the way for the weekend ahead, too! We’ll start the week with some scattered showers and maybe a few non-severe thunderstorms rolling through this afternoon and evening as a cold front heads our …

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