Strong afternoon thunderstorms expected today

Our team of degreed meteorologists in the MarionCountyMessenger.com Vallery Alert Weather Center are tracking a line of thunderstorms moving across middle Tennessee this morning that have the potential to bring some strong or severe afternoon storms to our area later today. Clouds will increase across the area throughout the day as the high this afternoon …

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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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Kimball Board of Mayor & Alderman Meeting Recap for Feb. 2017

Here’s a recap of the Kimball Board of Mayor & Aldermen Meeting for February 2017… You can watch the re-play of this and other local area meetings Saturdays on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County. Meeting called to order: After prayer, pledge to flag, roll call, and approval of January meeting minutes… Meeting …

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Grundy County drug investigation ends in four arrests

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, resulting in four arrests after a six-month long investigation. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum says investigators began the case after receiving info that a woman was selling, trading, and distributing prescription pills from a residence located at 3150 DR-56 In Tracy …

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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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Rep. Scott DesJarlais to oversee military readiness; force projection in new Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a new member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), received his subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress. Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04) will serve on the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, as well as the Readiness Subcommittee. The Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee oversees Navy, Marine and Air …

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Jasper Middle School teacher injured in classroom using compressed air

UPDATE — 2/1/17 @ 2:01pm CST: New information on an earlier story… A Jasper Middle School teacher was injured this morning while using a can of compressed air dust cleaner in her classroom, according to officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. After the incident, school administrators called paramedics which took the teacher to a …

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CHI Memorial mobile health coach to visit Marion and Sequatchie Counties in February

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at the Marion County Health Department on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. CST and at the Dunlap Senior Center, in partnership with the Sequachee Valley Electric Coop, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST. All women …

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One person injured in firearm incident Saturday in South Pittsburg

One person was injured on Saturday in an incident involving an accidental firearm discharge in South Pittsburg. Officials say the incident involved two people and the accidental discharge of a firearm that resulted in an injury which happened at the Sonic Drive-In restaurant’s parking lot located at 131 TN-156. South Pittsburg Police and Puckett EMS …

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TN Governor Haslam announces Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens on Thursday. Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards. “From the farmer and the accountant in West Tennessee whose businesses are stifled, to …

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TDHS Partners with Agape Child and Family Services Providing Services Through Two Generational Model

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has partnered with Agape Child and Family Services, a faith-based non-profit in Memphis, using a two-generation framework serving children and parents in an effort to provide support, permanency, and sustainability within the family unit and the community. Through the partnership with TDHS, families will receive holistic, …

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“Do You Hear Me Now?” phone scam is back…what you need to know!

According to reports from  the BBB Scam Tracker app, the “Can You Hear Me Now?” scam is resurfacing across the nation. Here’s how it works. You receive a call. The person on the other side of the lines asks simply “Can you hear me know?” You’re inclined to say, “Yes.”, but don’t. Just hang up! …

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