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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Snow Potential for Marion County

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 [...]

Continued Rain Causes Flooding and Closes Local Schools

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, [...]

Thousands turn out to show their support for Kennedy

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 [...]

Kimball seeks bids for maintainence department tractor

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 [...]

Voters select Graham for County Mayor in Democratic Primary

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 [...]

Marion voters say “NO” to Wheel Tax

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 [...]