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Overnight storms cause wind and hail damage across parts of Marion County (PHOTO GALLERY)

No doubt we’re seeing some back-and-forth weather as Winter slowly transitions into Spring this year, and for the third time in the past two weeks Marion County found itself under the gun with some damaging severe weather; however, this time around the severe weather seemed to really hit us somewhat more unexpectedly than the long-ahead …

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Cold weather returns for weekend bringing a chance for late season snowfall

We see no shortage of interesting weather living in the Sequatchie Valley and the upcoming weekend continues to add to that promise of “stick around a while if ya’ don’t like what you see right now!” While it may seem that winter simply gave up and made way for an early spring…wait…winter is back! At …

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Tracking showers and storms for Tues., March 7th 2017…

Updated: 3/7/17 @1:39pm CST Showers and thunderstorms are beginning to move into the Marion County area now, as the leading edge of the main line extends from the North of Dunlap in Bledsoe County — South into Alabama below Birmingham. That leading edge now extends into Grundy County around Tracy City and into the Monteagle …

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Marion County Commission Feb. 2017 Meeting Recap

Here’s a re-cap of the events of the Marion County Commission meeting for February 2107.  You can watch the video of this and other local meetings on Saturday morning on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… After Prayer, pledge to flag, roll call and approval of previous minutes for January meeting… Meeting Business: …

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Marion County School Board approves 2017-2018 school calendar

At the regular monthly meeting of the Marion County Board of Education on Monday, February 27th at the schools’ Central Office in Jasper the board approved the following calendar for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.   The calendar, approved by the board, is very similar to this year’s school calendar, including a full week for …

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Marion County Fair set for earlier dates in 2017

The Marion County Fair has announced the dates for this year’s fair, which come much earlier for 2017. This year, the Marion County Fair will take place May 17th through May 21st at the Fairgrounds in Jasper adjacent to the city park and just behind Dairy Queen in Jasper. Officials with the fair cite two …

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SVEC plans study for possible broadband fiber expansion

Recent legislation by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam aimed at allowing electrical cooperatives in the state to provide broadband Internet access to customers in their service areas has gained much attention across the state, including locally with the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC). The Governor’s Broadband Accessibility Act will deregulate a provision that’s kept cooperatives like …

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Marion County Schools latest to close due to sickness

Several school systems around the state have temporarily closed because a number of students and teachers have come down with the flu or a stomach bug in the past few weeks. The latest school system to be added to that list includes our local Marion County school district. Officials with the Marion County Board of …

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Long-time Marion County physician Dr. Adcock has retired

After nearly 40 years as a physician in the field of family medicine in the Marion County area, Dr. Charles “Rusty” Adcock announced recently that he would retire, and that finally happened this week after 37 years as a family practitioner in the South Pittsburg community. Dr. Adcock’s last day at his practice was Tuesday …

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State Fire Marshal Awards Jasper Fire Department for “100 for 100” Efforts

The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) in Nashville recently recognized the work of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department for installing smoke alarms in their community as part of the SFMO’s “100 for 100” initiative. Launched in 2015, the “100 for 100” canvasses commemorate the SFMO’s 100th anniversary by challenging fire service organizations to install at …

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Police swear out warrant after domestic situation escalates

The South Pittsburg Police Department has sworn out a warrant for the arrest of 28-year-old Rickey Dewayne Muir, after he was involved in a domestic disturbance on Tuesday. Police were called to a home at 311 13th Street just after 10 am CST on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 to respond to a domestic situation involving …

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County-by-County Road Conditions for Saturday, Jan. 7th, 2016 (Updated 7:20am CST)

Here’s a look at road conditions around our area. Most local county authorities advise motorists to use extreme caution regardless of the presence of snow due to icy conditions that may exist. Best advice is to avoid unnecessary travel if possible. Tennessee roadways according to local agencies and 911 centers: Hamilton County — Slick spots …

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