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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Longtime South Pittsburg Educator and former Coach, Bebe Fuqua, has died

Longtime South Pittsburg resident, educator, and former Girl’s Basketball Coach for the SPHS Pirates, Bebe Fuqua, has died. Fuqua passed Saturday night after a battle with cancer at the age of 85. A graduate of South Pittsburg High School, she earned her teaching degree at George Peabody College for Teachers and, following graduation, came home …

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Local farmer named TN Farmer of the Year for 2016

On Fiery Gizzard Road near South Pittsburg, Tenn., James Haskew has built a successful farm where he grows corn, wheat, soybeans, hay and haylage. Haskew is an efficient producer, who adds value to his crops by operating a feed mill. He also adds income to his farm by raising beef cattle. As a result of …

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Man stabbed at Stevenson, AL home

The Jackson County, AL Sheriff’s Department reports a Stevenson man was stabbed early Thursday morning at home in the City of Stevenson. The department released a statement saying that a call came in around 4:30 AM CDT on Thursday, September, 22nd, where officers responded to a report of a man having been stabbed at a …

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“Funny Money” being passed at area businesses in Dunlap

Officials in Sequatchie County are putting out a warning to residents and business in the area that counterfeit money is being passed around in the area again. According to the Dunlap Police Department’s Facebook page, authorities say within the past few days the department has received complaints which have shown an increase in the counterfeit …

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Gas prices begin to drop as Colonial Pipeline restarts downed gas pipe

The damaged portion of Colonial’s pipeline in Alabama has been repaired and is now transporting fuel again after a nearly two week shutdown that began on September 9th and caused gas prices in the region to go higher just about the time those prices usually drop with the end of the summer travel season. The …

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High School Football Preview for Friday, Sept. 23rd

High school football season in the Sequatchie Valley is going by pretty fast this year, but there’s still a lot of big games to play and several of those are in week 6 tonight in Tennessee!  Plus, it’s the FIRST Friday night of FALL! Here’s the preview of those games and others for our local …

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UPDATE: 11-year-old from Lookout Valley takes family’s truck on joyride

UPDATE 9/21/16 @ 5:12pm CDT: MarionCountyMessenger.com has since learned that the 11-year-old child mentioned in this story was actually a resident of Hamilton County; not Marion. The child took the family’s truck from their home in Lookout Valley before local authorities and THP officers were able to recover the truck, trailer, and child safely near …

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Jury finds Jasper man guilty of inciting a riot at Lee Highway memorial

A jury in Hamilton County has found James Hutchins of Jasper guilty of inciting a riot and has ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine. He was also found guilty of disorderly conduct stemming from the events that transpired just days after the July 16th Chattanooga shootings at the (then) makeshift memorial for the victims …

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Early morning tractor trailer crash on I-24 near Martin Springs results in fatality

An early morning crash involving a tractor trailer on I-24 in Marion County this morning has resulted in a fatality from that crash. Authorities say it happened just after 3am CDT this morning when an 18-wheeler hauling five other vehicles flipped and overturned into an embankment off the interstate at mile marker 141 on I-24 …

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