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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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Second day of Spring brings stormy weather and lots of rain (Seven Day Forecast)

Spring is officially here and with that comes warmer weather and lots of rain! Today will be no exception to the rule as we’ll see much warmer temps and the chance for some strong thunderstorms later this afternoon and tonight. After a round of showers and storms late last night, we started the day with …

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South Pittsburg continues search for new City Administrator

At the March city meeting in South Pittsburg, council members agreed to offer the City Administrator position to Bill Lawrence. After it went vote and was approved, news came later in the week to the council that Lawrence wished to turn down the offer from the city after receiving a promotion with his current employer. …

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Meeks named new South Pittsburg Police Chief

Ryan Meeks has been named the new Chief of Police in South PIttsburg. Meeks has been serving as the city’s interim Chief since the board voted to terminate former Chief Simpson at January’s meeting where he was named interim chief by Mayor Virgil Holder. The move to name Meeks to the position officially was decided …

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Puckett EMS Named Top Emergency Medical Service 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Puckett EMS, Tennessee’s division headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, was awarded the 2016 Southeastern Emergency Medical Service Director’s Association (SEEMSDA) Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award, on March 9, 2017, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.  This is the third time that Puckett EMS has earned a prestigious award like this within the …

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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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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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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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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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Car crashes into South Pittsburg store

Details are still coming in regarding an accident that happened Saturday in South Pittsburg. Officials with the South Pittsburg Police Department say the accident happened just after 4:30 pm CST, when a white Chrysler car drove over the parking stop and front walkway and into the front of the Dollar General, located at 439 S. …

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Marion County Commission Feb. 2017 Meeting Recap

Here’s a re-cap of the events of the Marion County Commission meeting for February 2107.  You can watch the video of this and other local meetings on Saturday morning on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… After Prayer, pledge to flag, roll call and approval of previous minutes for January meeting… Meeting Business: …

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