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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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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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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 [...]
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Jasper moves forward with remote water meter reading equipment

City administrators in Jasper have been implementing a massive project to automate the town’s water meter reading duties since 2011, and last week the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen took the next step in the process of purchasing [...]
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Coldest Temperatures in Decades to Impact the Sequatchie Valley

Temperatures will warm into the upper 40’s/lower 50’s ahead of a very potent arctic front later this weekend. Rain chances increase as the front nears during the day on Sunday. The cold front will be very noticeable. A strong northwesterly [...]
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UPDATE: Missing New Hope man found dead at friend’s house

The body of a Marion County man who’s been missing has been found. Authorities say P.J. Atwell, 34, of New Hope went missing after friends last saw him near the Richard City community of South Pittsburg on Christmas night.  Friends and [...]
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Authorities seeking information on missing Marion County man

UPDATE:  As of 7:10pm CST, December 30th, 2013 — The body of 34 year old P.J. Atwell was found at a friend’s house after search efforts by authorities, friends, and family. Read more here… http://bit.ly/1chOF4e  — December [...]