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Early Voting begins across Tennessee today

Early voting for the November 8th, 2016 general election is now underway in Tennessee. Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins are encouraging Tennesseans to take advantage of this opportunity to avoid lines on Election Day. This year’s election and early voting in particular comes after a very successful National Voter …

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Marion County man to be sentenced to 25 years for 2012 death of infant son

Update — 10/4/16 @ 11:38am: The Sequatchie, TN man that was convicted in August of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the 2012 death of his 3-month-old son Colin was sentenced Tuesday in a Jasper court to 25 years in prison. Judge Thomas “Rusty” Graham sentenced Christopher E. Russell, age 27, to 25 years …

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Nina and Pinta sail into Chattanooga….no…really!

History buffs or those who just want to see living history here at home will soon have that chance as life-size replicas of the Columbus ships ‘Nina’ and ‘Pinta’ sail into Chattanooga for display at Ross’s Landing. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. According to Archaeology magazine, …

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UPDATE: 11-year-old from Lookout Valley takes family’s truck on joyride

UPDATE 9/21/16 @ 5:12pm CDT: MarionCountyMessenger.com has since learned that the 11-year-old child mentioned in this story was actually a resident of Hamilton County; not Marion. The child took the family’s truck from their home in Lookout Valley before local authorities and THP officers were able to recover the truck, trailer, and child safely near …

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Jury finds Jasper man guilty of inciting a riot at Lee Highway memorial

A jury in Hamilton County has found James Hutchins of Jasper guilty of inciting a riot and has ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine. He was also found guilty of disorderly conduct stemming from the events that transpired just days after the July 16th Chattanooga shootings at the (then) makeshift memorial for the victims …

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Jasper man on trial in Chattanooga after inciting a riot at shootings memorial

A Jasper man who was arrested last year in Chattanooga and charged for disorderly conduct and inciting a riot at the Lee Highway memorial site for the Chattanooga shooting victims is on trial today in Hamilton County. The incident happened on July 19th, 2015 — just one week after the July 16th shooting in Chattanooga, …

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Man arrested in Marion Co. after stealing ambulance from Erlanger Hospital

An arrest was made Sunday after an Erlanger patient stole a parked ambulance at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and took authorities on a chase that ended in Marion County at gated community near Monteagle. The patient was James W. Seymore, 26, of Tracy City, Tennessee, who was recently discharged from the hospital at the time …

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