News for surrounding communities including Dunlap, Grundy Co., Jackson Co., AL, and Dade Co., GA and others.

Nov 13 2013

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 involved three men, one of which was stabbed in the chest and face during the incident. An …

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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


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


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


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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Oct 08 2012

Train derailment in Dade Co., GA


Clean up continues today in Dade County, Georgia following a train derailment on Sunday night. Eighteen cars derailed near Morganville Ridge Road on Hwy 11 in Wildwood.  No injuries are reported in connection to the derailment. Norfolk Southern Railroad spokesperson, Susan Terpay, says no hazardous materials were on board the train when it derailed. Sixteen …

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Sep 06 2012

Dunlap Vice Mayor facing DUI charges


The Vice Mayor of Dunlap has been charged with DUI in Knox County. James “Dan” Barker, 73, was arrested September 2nd by officers in Knox County. His bond was set at $500. Dunlap officials have not said whether any action will be taken regarding Barker’s role with the city at this time.

Jul 31 2012

Jackson Co., AL raid nets guns, pills, and pot


Jackson County, Alabama deputies find guns, prescription medication and marijuana inside a home on Sunday. Depuities responded to the home on County Road 291 in Bryant, AL. They found one pound of marijuana which had been packaged for resale, Ambien pills, two cars, and 11 firearms. Investigators arrested Nathan Evers, 25, of Bryant, and Kenneth …

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Mar 06 2012

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 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


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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