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Recap of damaging storms from Tuesday night across Marion County (GALLERY and BLOG)

The storms that rolled through March 21st, 2017 will not likely be forgotten by many any time soon. Hundreds of trees were downed and numerous power poles were snapped causing extensive power issues. There was some sporadic structural damage from trees falling on homes or roofs being damaged from the strong winds. Times like these …

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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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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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Trenton, GA Police charge man with child molestation

Our media partner, KWN Radio and TV, is reporting breaking news out of Trenton, GA this week… 20-year old Joseph Kobe Hamilton has been arrested for the offense of Aggravated Child Molestation by authorities in Dade County, GA. Hamilton, A Trenton, GA resident, was arrested on Tuesday at a Chattanooga hotel after the Trenton Police …

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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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Bellefonte Nuclear Plant proposal projects $1 billion annually and 12,000 jobs

New information came to light last week in the future development of the long-mothballed Bellefonte Nuclear Plant near Scottsboro in the Hollywood community of Jackson County, Alabama. Formerly a property of the federal utility, TVA, the northeast Alabama facility sold at auction in November 2016, with a letter of intent to bid submitted by Nuclear …

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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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Dade County, GA installs new tornado siren

Emergency Services officials in Dade County, Georgia have installed a new tornado siren in the Trenton area to help ensure the safety of citizens in the event of a tornado in the county. Officials say the next time the area is under a tornado warning, residents within about a mile radius from the siren will be …

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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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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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