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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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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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New information in South Pittsburg City Administrator arrest

New information is coming forth after the arrest of South Pittsburg city administrator Sammy Burrows earlier this month. The officer who made the arrest, Sergeant Paul West, was wearing a body camera that night, and it’s that same recording [...]
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Second Arrest made in Marion County High vandalism

Amid a storybook season for the Marion County High School Warriors, the team is now also having to deal with the shame of some of their own coaching staff finding themselves on the wrong side of the law after a vandalism incident involving [...]
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Victim identified in Cartwright stabbing from Tuesday

A Sequatchie County man is in the hospital after a late-night stabbing. Dispatch tells us it happened later Tuesday on Cartwright Loop near Whitwell, when a woman called police after a fight broke out in her neighbor’s yard. The fight [...]
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UPDATE: Officer who arrested South Pittsburg city administrator now without a job

The South Pittsburg city council met last night for the first time since the arrest of city administrator Sammy Burrows over the weekend by a South Pittsburg policeman. Burrows has been re-instated in his position with the city, however the [...]
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Hales Bar Dam celebrates 100 years

It’s been a fixture of Marion County’s landscape for almost one hundred years now, and has been the subject of everything from controversy to ghost hunts, and has even had a once-popular country song written about it in its’ [...]
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South Pittsburg City Administrator Arrested

South Pittsburg City Administrator, Sammy Burrows, was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. Burrows was charged with Obstruction of a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving and Speeding. A jail worker at the [...]
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New Kimball hotel is now open

A new hotel opened in Kimball this past week. The new Hampton Inn opened just off I-24 on US-72 on Wednesday. The 80-room hotel is the only Hilton-branded hotel in Marion County and also features 500 square feet of meeting space in addition [...]