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The Grundy County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged four people with aggravated burglary in a recent residential break-in in Grundy County. Over $10,000 worth of items were taken including personal and irreplaceable documents. Charged are Josh Guyear, Jacob Guyear, Megan Hughes and T.J. Privette.

**All those who are pictured are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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The TWRA Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team has developed a web-based interactive mapping system that includes all huntable public lands in the state, along with the safety zones. You can also download the maps and, if your GPS settings are turned on, you can pinpoint your location within the WMA on your mobile device.

www.tn.gov/t…/topic/wildlife-management-area-wma-maps

This is the first step for the public hunting lands mapping system, with more layers being added including parking areas, trails, fields, campgrounds and more.

Public fishing and boating access points have been added to the new GIS mapping system! See more here: tn.gov/twra/topic/gis-boating-fishing-access
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RIchard Hardy Memorial School will be closing at 10:30am CDT on Monday out of respect for board member Mark Garner and to let those who want to attend the funeral go. ... See MoreSee Less

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UPDATE: The visitation and funeral service on Monday August 31 has been moved to a location with a larger capacity, to accommodate more people.

It will be held at Trenton Ministry Center, on Georgia Avenue, just off Highway 11 (behind the Gross Shopping Center and the Bank of Dade).

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the funeral service will begin at 1:00 (all times are Eastern). Burial will be at Hooker Cemetery, with full law enforcement honors.

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Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Deputy Mark Garner. Visitation will be at Ryan Funeral Home in Trenton on Sunday from 1-8 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 in the funeral home chapel. (All times Eastern)

According to friends, Garner died at home this morning of a heart attack, as he was preparing to go to work. During his law enforcement career, he worked for the South Pittsburg Police, Hamilton, Walker, Marion and Dade County Sheriff's Departments. He was a longtime school board member for the Richard Hardy Memorial School district and former D.A.R.E. officer for Marion County schools.
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Funeral arrangements have been announced for Mark Garner, longtime local law enforcement officer. He died Friday morning at the age of 53, as he was getting ready to report for work in Dade County. ...

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Erica Nicole MeeksI don't remember him we did d.a.r.e 2 times. So I can't remember who they was. So sad prayers with the family.

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Phil Pam EasterlyR.I.P. Mark Garner Prayers for family!!!

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Tasha ChurchYes I remember him! Prayers for his family he was a very sweet man!

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Laci MeeksI remember him well. I pray the Lord will comfort his family at this time.

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Seth LayneMark was our D.A.R.E. officer back on the day at Palmer Elementary. Laci Tasha Erica Christy Roger Carl Brittany Lindsey Colby

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Brittany Travis BarrettHe was such a great man. Prayers for his family during this difficult time.

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Jackie GreenWill be praying for his familys loss. He was def one of the best!

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Debbie Hicks ArringtonSorry for the family. Sorry for all the depts. He worked at. Sorry for the friends loss.sorry great guy!!!!!!!

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Carl NolanGood good man right there.

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Football Finals for Friday Night Football!

Baylor 48 AT Red Bank 7 FINAL
Bledsoe Co. 21 AT South Pittsburg 28 FINAL
Boyd-Buchanan 49 AT King’s Academy 26 FINAL
Bradley Central 34 AT McMinn Co. 14 FINAL
Central 6 AT Soddy-Daisy 42 FINAL
Lookout Valley 0 AT CCS 50 FINAL
Cleveland 18 AT East Hamilton 15 FINAL
Copper Basin 13 AT Hayesville (NC) 41 FINAL
Grace 21 AT Eszell-Harding 41 FINAL
Marion Co. 41 AT Grundy Co. 6 FINAL
Walker Valley 42 AT Hixson 32 FINAL
David Crockett 49 AT Howard 0 FINAL
McCallie 42 AT Blackman 44 FINAL
Rhea Co. 62 AT McMinn Central 13 FINAL
Oneida 13 AT Meigs Co. 7 FINAL
Notre Dame 21 AT Tyner 27 FINAL
Ooltewah 46 AT Signal Mtn. 3 FINAL
Polk Co. 7 AT Sequoyah 42 FINAL
Sale Creek 52 AT Concord Christian 13 FINAL
Whitwell 14 AT Sequatchie Co. 42 FINAL

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The Marion County High School Warriors travel to Coalmont to take on the Grundy Co. Yellow Jackets tonight. Kickoff is at 7pm CDT. Hear the game LIVE on Music Radio 820 WTNW and at www.wtnw820.com and via their mobile app! ... See MoreSee Less

The Marion County Community and our Tri-State area today mourns the loss of a longtime area resident, law enforcement officer, and former DARE officer to many in our county.

Mark Garner, who spent many years of his law enforcement career with the Marion County Sheriff's Department, has passed away.

A post on the Dade County Sheriff's Department Facebook page says: "The Dade County Sheriff's Office regrets to inform the community of the passing of a caring and devoted Deputy, Mark Garner. Deputy Garner worked as the CHAMPS Officer at Dade and Davis Elementary schools. Our sincerest prayers are with his wife, daughters and family at this time. Rest in peace dear friend! We will always remember you as Tennessee's biggest fan!"

Officials in Dade County have not yet released information about the cause of Deputy Garner's death, nor has any information regarding funeral arrangements been released.

We at MarionCountyMessenger.com also wish to extend our most sincere thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and fellow officers.
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Melissa MarvinPrayers for his family.

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Robyn Floyd WhitzellPrayers for family and friends!

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Anita AndesPraying for the family of this wonderful man!!

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Jwayne MckennedyRest in peace friend

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Wendy Whittemore HigginsPraying for his family and friends! Such a nice guy!

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