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Jasper radio station brings an “Opry-feel” to local airwaves

For many years now country music and bluegrass artists know they reach the pinnacle of their career when they hit the stage of WSM’s “Grand Ole Opry” on the legendary Nashville radio station. The Opry is synonymous with longtime [...]
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Grundy Co. High School cheerleaders win national competition

The Grundy County High School Cheer Squad won a national competition this weekend in Pensacola, FL. The squad qualified earlier in Atlanta, and won a first place bid to compete in the southeast U.S. regional competition in Pensacola. Supporters [...]
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Tennessee’s override of local bans of ‘guns in parks’ fails

NASHVILLE, TN — A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments’ power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Tilman Goins of Morristown did [...]
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Cuonzo Martin leaving Vols Basketball coaching position for California

California announced their new hire on Tuesday Morning, Cuonzo Martin, of the Tennessee Vols Basketball team. He replaces Mike Montgomery, who retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley. Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, [...]
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Open gun carry bill defeated in Tennessee House panel

NASHVILLE, TN — A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits has been defeated in a House subcommittee. The House Finance Subcommittee voted 10-1 on Monday night against the measure sponsored by [...]
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Sketch released of possible suspect in Lookout Valley triple homicide

We now know the description of a second suspect that police say may be connected to a triple homicide in Lookout Valley. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office released the sketch seen above late Sunday evening. They say the suspect is described [...]
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Tennesseans Reminded: Burn Permits Required in State

With Spring here, Tennesseans begin to take advantage of the mild weather to do some outdoor work around the home or farm. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry wants to remind citizens that if they are considering doing [...]
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Principal changes for two Marion Schools next year

Two Marion County Schools principals were told Wednesday they would not be returning to their schools this fall. In an interview with WRCB-TV, Marion County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Griffith said, “The moves are what I feel we needed [...]
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Grundy man dies in hunting accident near South Pittsburg

New details in on a hunting accident that claimed the life of a Grundy County man early this morning in near South Pittsburg. Authorities say 41-year old Stanley “Laransie” Whitman was fatally wounded in the accident by his friend [...]
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BREAKING NEWS: Body found in river at Whitwell

Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed to MarionCountyMessenger.com that a body was found by an off-duty officer in the Sequatchie River in Whitwell, between 7:30-8:00 am this [...]