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BREAKING NEWS: Body found in river at Whitwell

Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed to MarionCountyMessenger.com that a body was found by an off-duty officer in the Sequatchie River in Whitwell, between 7:30-8:00 am this [...]
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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 [...]
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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, [...]

Whitwell child dies in Jeep in river; circumstances suspicious

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Whitwell man charged with statutory rape

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 [...]