Category Archive: KIMBALL & MONTEAGLE

Kimball & Monteagle, TN News

Nov 10 2013

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 to a 24-hour business center, fitness center, and seasonal outdoor pool for …

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Feb 21 2013

Rep. Billy Spivey Announces Kimball Town Hall Meeting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Representative Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg) announced today he will be holding a town hall meeting in Kimball on Saturday, February 23rd from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will provide an opportunity for the citizens of Marion County and surrounding areas to provide input on important …

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Jan 29 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Latest Forecast and Severe Weather Synopsis

A cold front is currently stretched from the Great Lakes region down to Arkansas. Along and ahead of the cold front, a squall line has developed in MO and AR already and broken lines of storms has been observed on radar further south. I expect this to form one solid line before much longer as …

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Jan 28 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Why Marion County has severe weather in winter months

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With the threat for Severe Weather coming in around midweek, most are probably wondering why we are getting bad weather during the winter months. A common misconception many have here in the Sequatchie Valley is that severe weather occurs primarily during the warmer spring months; however, history indicates tornadoes can occur throughout the year and …

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Jan 16 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Snow Potential for Marion County

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JASPER, Tenn. — We have a very challenging forecast ahead for the Sequatchie Valley. Looking at the latest forecast guidance, not much has really changed in the overall thinking concerning our snow potential for Thursday. A low pressure system will develop later tonight or early Thursday along the same frontal boundary that has brought flooding …

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Jan 15 2013

Continued Rain Causes Flooding and Closes Local Schools

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Weather conditions across the United States have definitely  been interesting over the past few weeks, with no exception to that rule for residents here in the Sequatchie Valley.  After near-record highs for January going into the past weekend, a frontal system brought on a mid-January soaker that has since resulted in Flood Watches and Warnings …

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Aug 17 2012

Thousands turn out to show their support for Kennedy

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Marion County is a close-knit community with a heart as big as the valley is wide and as gold as it they come.  And if you need proof of that statement, the turnout to the last night’s “Marion County Unites for Kennedy” event at the Jasper fairgrounds should be proof enough! The event started as …

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Aug 05 2012

Kimball seeks bids for maintainence department tractor

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Kimball city officials have included an estimated $31,000 into their 2012-2013 budget to cover the cost of a new tractor for the maintenance department. Last week, the Kimball Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to put out bids for a new tractor after the city’s current one broke down on several consecutive days. Kimball …

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Mar 06 2012

Voters select Graham for County Mayor in Democratic Primary

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With 90% of precincts reporting across the county, Marion voters have picked incumbent John Graham in the County Mayor Democratic Primary election. Graham wins with 60% of the votes. His challenger, current County Commission vice chairman and District 4 representative, Mack Reeves, only claimed 40% of the vote. Graham was appointed to replace the County …

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Mar 06 2012

Marion voters say “NO” to Wheel Tax

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With less than half of Marion County’s precincts reporting, it was clear that voters in the county oppose a wheel tax. The tax, proposed by the County Commission, would impose a $25 tax on motorcycles and a $50 tax on automobiles registered within the county borders to help reduce the recently increased property tax. Officials …

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