Category Archive: Nearby County News

News from Grundy, Sequatchie, Coffee, Bledsoe, Cumberland, Bradley, Hamilton, and North Georgia Counties

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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Grundy Sheriff searching for missing man

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a missing man from their area. Brandon Lee Price, 25, was last seen on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at around 10 am CST at his home in Tracy City. Officials say Price was last seen wearing a red hoodie, a flannel undershirt …

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Winning Lotto ticket sold in Hixson

Have you purchased a lottery ticket in the Hixson area recently? If so, you might want to check that ticket because it could be a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket! The winning numbers were 3, 12, 24, 37, 63, and 10 as the Powerball number. The player won by matching 4 out of the 5 white numbers …

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

New Year’s Eve events around the Chattanooga area

It’s that time again to ring in another new year, and while many of us will choose to ring-in 2017 at home — possibly watching Dick Clarks New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (now hosted by Ryan Seacrest) with performances by Mariah Carey, the multi-platinum selling band DNCE, international superstar Gloria Estefan, and country star Thomas Rhett…other …

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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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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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Two people safe after small plane crash near South Pittsburg

A small plane crashed on Tuesday afternoon along Highway 72 near the Tennessee-Alabama state line close to South Pittsburg. The crash was first reported just after 4pm CST on Tuesday. We have now confirmed that two people — a male pilot and a female passenger — were on board the plane at the time of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/27/breaking-plane-crash-near-tennessee-alabama-line/

Sequatchie Co. Sheriff searching for potentially armed and dangerous man wanted for Voluntary Manslaughter charges

The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department is needing the public’s help in locating 36-year-old John David Altenhoff. Altenhoff is wanted for Felony Failure to Appear on Voluntary Manslaughter charges in a stabbing case in Sequatchie County. He was supposed to turn himself into the jail and has failed to do so. The suspect is described as …

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Gov. Haslam seeks quick action for disaster relief request for state

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has sent a request to President Barack Obama to expedite a major disaster declaration for five of the state’s counties to aid in recovery from wildfires and severe storm and tornado damage that happened in late November. The counties included in in the declaration request are Sevier, Sequatchie, Coffee, McMinn and …

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