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

Marion County Sheriff looking for clues from recent burglary on Whitwell Mountain

JASPER, Tenn. — The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a residential burglary on Whitwell Mountain that resulted in many valuable and personal items being stolen from the residents and are asking the public for help to find those responsible for the crime. The burglary happened at a home on Pocket Road on Whitwell Mountain …

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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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Whitwell Commission and Mayor choose new City Manager

At the special called meeting on Monday, Whitwell commissioners and Mayor Hooper have decided to offer the job of City Manager’s position to Todd Mistrot of Lubbock, Texas, who has accepted the city’s offer by telephone with the Mayor. Mistrot, who has a background in law enforcement in Mississippi, currently works in a rehabilitative capacity …

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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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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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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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