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Monteagle, TN area news

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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Grundy County drug investigation ends in four arrests

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, resulting in four arrests after a six-month long investigation. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum says investigators began the case after receiving info that a woman was selling, trading, and distributing prescription pills from a residence located at 3150 DR-56 In Tracy …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2017/02/06/grundy-county-drug-investigation-ends-in-four-arrests/

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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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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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2017/01/11/police-swear-out-warrant-after-domestic-situation-escalates/

Officer-involved shooting in Monteagle area; TBI investigating after suspect dies

Updated — 1/9/17: The TBI has taken over the investigation into a deadly shooting involving officers from multiple agencies in southern middle Tennessee. Franklin County authorities say 40-year-old Randy Wayne Cole called 911 around 1:00pm on Thursday January 5th, 2017, threatening to harm himself and others. Six-officers responded to a residence on Deep Woods Road, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2017/01/09/breaking-officer-involved-shooting-in-monteagle-area-tbi-investigating/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2017/01/05/winter-weather-and-snow-chance-update/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2017/01/03/forecast-models-show-chance-for-significant-winter-weather-this-weekend/

New laws in Tennessee for 2017

It’s that time of year again…as we wrap-up the old year and ring-in a new one, and with a new year comes new laws in Tennessee. Beginning on January 1st, those convicted of driving on a suspended or revoked license may still be able to keep their licenses.Previously, the law required the courts to suspend …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/28/new-laws-in-tennessee-for-2017/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/16/tn-governors-bid-to-require-online-sales-tax-clears-first-hurdle/

Tennessee sites added to National Register Of Historic Places; One in Marion County

The Tennessee Historical Commission announced on Tuesday the addition of four Tennessee sites to the National Register of Historic Places, including one in Marion County. “The National Register is an honorary recognition for time-honored places that enrich our communities and make them unique,” said Patrick McIntyre, State Historic Preservation Officer and executive director of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/15/tennessee-sites-added-to-national-register-of-historic-places-one-in-marion-county/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/14/cold-air-on-the-way-to-end-the-week-and-more-rain-for-the-weekend/

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