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Whitwell, TN, Powell's Crossroads, and nearby area News

Marion County School Board approves 2017-2018 school calendar

At the regular monthly meeting of the Marion County Board of Education on Monday, February 27th at the schools’ Central Office in Jasper the board approved the following calendar for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.   The calendar, approved by the board, is very similar to this year’s school calendar, including a full week for …

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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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Police close portion of road in Whitwell after grenade is discovered

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department and Whitwell Police closed a portion of Old Dunlap Road in Whitwell on Monday after the discovery of an explosive device. Officials with the Sheriff’s Department tell us that a grenade was found in an area just off the road sometime after 1 pm CST Monday, prompting the department to …

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Powell’s Crossroads called meeting turns heated over park funding discussions

The City of Powell’s Crossroads in Marion County recently held two meetings for the month of February. One was a special called meeting of the City and Park Board on February 9th. The regular monthly meeting was held on Thursday, February 16th, 2017… At the called meeting on 2/9/17, the meeting started as a city …

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SVEC plans study for possible broadband fiber expansion

Recent legislation by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam aimed at allowing electrical cooperatives in the state to provide broadband Internet access to customers in their service areas has gained much attention across the state, including locally with the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC). The Governor’s Broadband Accessibility Act will deregulate a provision that’s kept cooperatives like …

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Marion County Schools latest to close due to sickness

Several school systems around the state have temporarily closed because a number of students and teachers have come down with the flu or a stomach bug in the past few weeks. The latest school system to be added to that list includes our local Marion County school district. Officials with the Marion County Board of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2017/02/07/marion-county-schools-latest-to-close-due-to-sickness/

BREAKING: Body found in river near Suck Creek

UPDATE — 2/6/17 @ 12:07pm CST: The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies are still on the scene investigating a body found in the river near the 2400 block of Suck Creek Road near Chattanooga. According to HCSD spokesman Matt Lea, detectives have been gathering information from the scene since earlier this morning when the initial …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2017/02/06/breaking-body-found-in-river-near-suck-creek/

Two women indicted for theft from Fair Association in Sequatchie County

Two Sequatchie County women have been indicted for theft after an investigation by Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson found that they stole money from the Sequatchie County Fair Association. Karen Marshall, who currently serves as the fair association board’s president, and former fair association board treasurer Pamela Smith, stole money from the nonprofit organization. Investigators …

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Tracy Malone resigns position as WHS football coach

Tracy Malone has resigned as the head football coach at Whitwell High School to pursue a career outside of the coach profession, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/2kdH2Fs). In the interview with the paper, Malone states that this is the best decision for his family, citing the long drive to Whitwell each day …

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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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Whitwell City Meeting Recap for January 2017

Here’s a recap of the Whitwell City Meeting for January 2017. You can watch the re-play of this meeting and several other local area meetings on Saturdays on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Meeting called to order… Following prayer, pledge to flag, certification of Sunshine Law, roll call, and approval of December …

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Colonial Pipeline leak near Suck Creek Mountain

Area first responders from several local agencies were dispatched on Saturday afternoon to a reported pipeline leak off Suck Creek Road at the boat ramp in Chattanooga. In a news release, officials with the Haz-Mat Team of the Chattanooga Fire Department say the pipeline in question belongs to Colonial Pipeline, and described it as a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://marioncountymessenger.com/2017/01/09/colonial-pipeline-leak-near-suck-creek-mountain/

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