Category Archive: SEQUATCHIE


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

Former South Pittsburg mayor’s store raided by FBI over suspected gambling machines

Mike Killian

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. – A South Pittsburg convenience and lottery store owned by the town’s former mayor was raided by the FBI on Tuesday after an anonymous tip was made that illegal gambling machines were in use at the location. That tip paid off and FBI agents spent several hours removing the gambling equipment over …

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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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Aug 17 2012

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 at the Jasper fairgrounds should be proof enough! The event started as …

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Aug 05 2012

Investigation into death of Marion Co. infant ongoing

infant medical graphic

Local authorities have not filed charges in the June death of a 3-month-old Marion County infant, but an investigation is ongoing, prosecutors say. District Attorney, Mike Taylor, of the 12th Judicial District, said in an interview with the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Friday that investigators are still waiting for autopsy reports on the infant, …

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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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Mar 06 2012

Voters Head to the Polls for Super Tuesday; Local Races of Interest


It’s “Super Tuesday” as voters in 10 states head to the polls today to make their selections for the presidential primary.  Tennessee and Georgia both hold elections today. At stake are 419 delegates for the GOP candidates. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney holds the delegate lead with 119, but any candidate hoping to clench the …

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