Category Archive: Haletown/Whiteside Area News

Haletown/Whiteside Area News

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

Ricky Dewayne Muir (Photo from Marion Co. Sheriff's Department)

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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Winter weather and snow chance update

Updated 1/6/17 @ 12:01pm CST: We’ve watched this winter weather event from the start and it’s definitely been a complicated system to forecast. The most recent models we’ve seen show the snow stay more to our East having less effect on Marion County. While we’re not ruling out a trace amount of accumulation or a …

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UPDATE: Snow chances for Friday into Weekend

UPDATE — 1/4/17 @ 6:38am CST: Following up on our weather discussion from yesterday in regards to winter weather that may impact the Sequatchie Valley later this week and into the weekend. There is still great uncertainty regarding the evolution of winter weather or even a winter storm, but I’ll discuss what we know and …

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Name released in officer-involved shooting incident

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation  (TBI) has released the name of the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday evening in Whiteside, Tenn. A spokesperson for the TBI says the suspect was 59-year-old William John Berner, who died from unknown injuries after a crash on Highway 134 near Whiteside Loop. Marion County deputies fired …

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Body of man found in Nickajack Lake identified

Marion County authorities have released the identity of a man found in Nickajack Lake near Haletown last week. Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department have now identified the man as 27-year-old Charles Wayne Pitts, Jr. Pitts was last known to be a resident of Nashville. Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department say a …

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Suspect dies in officer-involved shooting after chase in Marion County

UPDATE — 12/28/16 @ 9:03am CST: New information this morning regarding the officer-involved shooting incident that took place late Tuesday afternoon in Whiteside… Susan Niland, spokesperson for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), says that the events stemmed from law enforcement officers responding to two separate complaints Tuesday made by local residents regarding a man …

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Body found at Nickajack Lake

Updated — 7:11pm CST: Updated information is now coming in about a body found in the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake on Thursday afternoon… Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department say a death investigation is now underway after two fisherman found the body of a man floating in the water near the shoreline of …

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TN Governor’s bid to require online sales tax clears first hurdle

Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s efforts to require more online retailers to collect Tennessee sales taxes has cleared its first major hurdle in the Legislature. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/2h5D8fQ ) that the Haslam administration wants to adopt a tax rule that would have retailers with sales of more than $500,000 per year remit …

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Cold air on the way to end the week and more rain for the weekend

Your MarionCountyMessenger.com Valley Alert Forecast looks like we’ll see some drying for your Wednesday (today) as the sunshine returns, but it will remain chilly into the afternoon. Highs will struggle to reach the lower 50s in the valley. Skies remain clear tonight and low temperatures will become very cold overnight; lows by daybreak near 24 …

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