Jackson County man on trial for manslaughter

A manslaughter trial is underway for a Jackson County, Alabama man charged with killing an elderly man while impaired. Prosecutors are arguing to the jury that Colton Cain Hart ran over the elderly man and left him for dead while under the influence of drugs. Hart has been charged with manslaughter, DUI, and leaving the …

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Jasper City Meeting Recap (November 2016)

Here’s a recap of the Jasper City Meeting for November 2016… You can watch the re-play of this meeting and other local area meetings on Saturdays on KWN-TV Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Meeting called to order… After Prayer and pledge to flag… Open Beer Board Meeting… Changed beer license to add name of …

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Alabama man arrested for starting fires in Sequatchie County

A Tuscaloosa, Alabama man is accused of setting a wildfire and not attempting to extinguish the fire in nearby Sequatchie County. Deputies with the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Standifer Grand Road on Monday morning for a fire that had been set. Witnesses there told police that they had seen a small truck …

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Fire on Fredonia Mtn. in Sequatchie County threatens nearby homes

Crews are battling wildfires across the State of Tennessee and the region; however, new fires continue to spark across the area just as fire crews get others under control. One of the latest is on Seqautchie County’s Fredonia Mountain just yards away from million-dollar homes located in the area. Officials there say the fire started …

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Cumberland Health and Rehab recognizes those who served on Veteran’s Day

While we’re all now gearing up for Thanksgiving and the holiday season ahead, we’re taking a look back to last Friday and Veteran’s Day across our area. While many local schools celebrated the day with programs honoring those who’ve served our country, there’s many area veterans who weren’t able to attend those programs due to …

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Local Election Results Summary

While the majority of the country was watching for the U.S. Presidential results last night, residents in Marion County had several contests of interest both locally and at the state level on the ballot in Tuesday’s election. Starting with the U.S. Congressional seat for District 4, Republican incumbent Scott DesJarlais won another term in office …

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LIVE Election Results with MarionCountyMessenger.com

LIVE Election Results from MarionCountyMessenger.com Follow the latest in National, State, and Local elections here with MarionCountyMessenger.com…    

Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative hosts food drive and Angel Tree program leading up to Holidays

The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative plays a large part in our community with helping neighbors in need in all seasons, but with the Holiday Season — and Thanksgiving fast-approaching, they want to remind residents that they’re extending the chance for anyone in our communities to help out a neighbor who might’ve fallen on hard times …

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Gas leak in Jasper forces temporary evacuations on Monday evening

A gas leak near the intersection of Main Street (US Hwy 64) and Summertown Road (near the Dollar General and US Post Office) in Jasper forced temporary evacuations of residents and businesses in the town late Monday afternoon. Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department say the call went out from dispatch describing a “massive …

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Expect delays on I-24 near Wildwood overnight this week

Commuters and those planning to travel I-24 between Marion County and Chattanooga should be aware of some nighttime lane closures over the next few days. The planned replacement of the Highway 299 bridge over Interstate 24 in Dade County, Georgia has been several years in the making and the  beginning stages of that project will …

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Election Day 2016: What you need to know before heading to the polls

While many have already cast their vote for this year’s Presidential Election by taking part in Early Voting which closed this past Saturday, there’s plenty of people who will wait until this Tuesday before heading to the polls. For those who may be new to Marion County and have registered to vote in your proper …

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TN American Water asking Sequatchie Valley customers in Whitwell area to limit water useage

The Tennessee American Water Company is directing customers in its Sequatchie Valley District to limit water usage for non-essential purposes until further notice from the company. This includes Tennessee American Water customers in Whitwell, Powell’s Crossroads and small portions of Marion and Sequatchie counties served by the utility. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation …

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