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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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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/

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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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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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/28/suspect-dies-in-officer-involved-shooting-after-chase-in-marion-county/

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/

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/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2016/12/22/body-found-at-nickajack-lake/

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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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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