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The latest local news for Marion County and the Sequatchie Valley

Festival organizers announce the end of Ider Mule Days celebration

Festival organizers of the Ider Mule Day festival have announced that the annual Labor Day celebration has come to an end with 2016’s celebration. The one-day family-friendly festival was held each year in celebration of the town’s agricultural heritage where mules, tractors, and horses took center stage. Organizers say that due to rising costs and overall …

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UPDATE: Suspect Found — Chattanooga homicide suspect added to TBI’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list

UPDATED 3/15/17… NASHVILLE — One day after being added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list, a man accused in connection to a Chattanooga homicide has been captured by law enforcement. Jacob Evan Coyne (DOB 10-5-95) was wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face …

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Over 50 Participants Helped Save Lives from Cancer at the Annual Relay For Life Kick Off in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, TENNESSEE – 8 teams and over 50 people participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kick Off Celebration of Marion County event on Thursday, March 9th at the Kimball Municipal Building. More than $3,300 is raised so far, to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. Funds …

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North Jackson School burglary suspects charged

In the early morning hours of March 4th, 2017, several individuals burglarized the North Jackson High School in Stevenson, Alabama. During this burglary, several items were taken including a safe and its contents. After a week-long investigation conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Stevenson Police Department, several suspects were identified and questioned …

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Winter Weather to impact Sequatchie Valley overnight

A line of moisture combined with a cold front that passed through the area in the late part of the week along with a low-pressure system is setting up the Marion County area for some of this winter’s most significant snowfall thus far. With only weeks left in the winter of 2016-2017, the Marion County …

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Overnight storms cause wind and hail damage across parts of Marion County (PHOTO GALLERY)

No doubt we’re seeing some back-and-forth weather as Winter slowly transitions into Spring this year, and for the third time in the past two weeks Marion County found itself under the gun with some damaging severe weather; however, this time around the severe weather seemed to really hit us somewhat more unexpectedly than the long-ahead …

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Marion County Democratic Party to elect new leaders at reorganization convention

Jasper, TENN — The Marion County Democratic Party will hold a Biennial Reorganization Convention to elect new leaders on 30, March at six./p.m. The meeting will take place at the Marion County High School, in the cafeteria Ridley Drive Jasper, Tennessee 37347. Local Democrats will elect a new Chairperson, Vice Chairperson(s), Secretary, Treasurer and the …

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais votes to improve military readiness, technology, pay and training with new bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a new member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), voted to boost troops’ numbers, pay, training, and equipment in the 2017 Defense Appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives by a wide margin yesterday. The military funding bill reverses the Obama Administration’s proposed troop reductions and …

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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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Trial for man charged with Lawhorn murder begins today in Marion County; trial now delayed

Update — 3/8/17 @ 1:31pm: The trial for Phillip Clements, charged in the murder of Raymond Aaron Lawhorn in 2015, was set to begin in Jasper today, but has now been delayed for today as the defense and prosecution continue to work things out for the case. One source tells us that a plea bargain …

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Tracking showers and storms for Tues., March 7th 2017…

Updated: 3/7/17 @1:39pm CST Showers and thunderstorms are beginning to move into the Marion County area now, as the leading edge of the main line extends from the North of Dunlap in Bledsoe County — South into Alabama below Birmingham. That leading edge now extends into Grundy County around Tracy City and into the Monteagle …

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TN Comptroller’s audit of Sequatchie County shows credit card issues

The Tennessee Comptroller’s office has released its annual audit for the Sequatchie County government, which raises concerns about the county’s use of credit cards. Comptroller Justin P. Wilson says auditors reviewed a total of 136 credit card transactions and noted several instances where purchases violated the county’s credit card usage policy. Wilson says this problem …

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