Category Archive: WHITWELL

Whitwell News (Including Powell's Crossroads, Cartwright/Daus, Whitwell Mtn., and Suck Creek Communities)

Jan 20 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Body found in river at Whitwell

Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed to that a body was found by an off-duty officer in the Sequatchie River in Whitwell, between 7:30-8:00 am this morning. The body belongs to a male, possibly white, however it’s been in the water too long to determined at this time …

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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

Whitwell child dies in Jeep in river; circumstances suspicious

Lindsey Newsome

A suspicious death investigation is underway after a child was found dead inside a car that was in the Sequatchie River.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the TBI and Tennessee Highway Patrol are investigating. Marion County detectives say the boy, who was nine years old, was found dead in a Jeep that was in the …

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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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Jul 27 2012

UPDATE: Whitwell man charged with statutory rape


Following up on a report we brought you earlier this week… Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department say 33 year old Christopher Ryan Conner of Whitwell was arrested last week on charges of sexual battery by an authority figure and statutory rape by an authority figure. According to the sheriff’s office, on July 18th …

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Jul 25 2012

Whitwell man charged with statutory rape

Christopher Conner (Photo Courtesy Marion County Sheriff's Department)

Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department say 33-year-old Christopher Conner is now behind bars for having sex with a teenage girl that he knew from church. The victim told Whitwell police last week that Conner assaulted her at Whitwell High School, but detectives later found that statement wasn’t true. Sheriff Bo Burnett says he isn’t …

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