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REWIND:

In the spirit of "Throwback Thursday" online, let's take a trip back to 1991 in Marion County. Three high school teams were about to start the 1991 season, not knowing that they would all make it to the play-offs! (Thanks to David Carroll of WRCB for the archived footage on YouTube). Who would love to see that again this year?

Week 1 of TSSAA Football is less than a month away, and here's your first games of the season:

The 2015 Jamboree (Week 0) is August 14th at Bledsoe Co. High School 6pm CDT, and Week 1 of TSSAA football begins the week of Friday, August 21st.

The Marion County Warriors of Jasper will face Hixson High at Home on THURSDAY, 8/20/15 at Bill Baxter Stadium -- kickoff at 7pm CDT.

The Pirates of South Pittsburg host Seqatchie County in Beene Stadium on Friday, 8/21/15 at 7pm CDT.

Coach R.C. Helton and the Whitwell Tigers also get ready for action on Friday 8/21/15, when they host Grundy County at 7pm CDT on Vernon Holtcamp field.

Wishing all the best to all of our local teams on a great upcoming season! Stay with us for the latest coverage all this fall!

#TBT #Football #GoWarriors #GoPirates #GoTigers #TSSAA2015

(Video Courtesy David Carroll, WRCB-TV/YouTube -- www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNsGHmEgH8Q)
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WRCB Chattanooga sports story Nov. 15, 1991: first time that the 3 Marion County high schools (South Pittsburg, Whitwell and Marion County) all made it state...

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Jimmy BrownAustin grocery wow that bring back some memories n gas was just over a $1.00 at Raceway!!!!

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Amanda ZemanThat would be grand if it happened again.

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Daniel Slatton Sr.That. Would be nice to see

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A strong line of thundershowers are moving into the Jasper, Kimball, South Pittsburg and Whitwell areas now. Look for strong, gusty winds, heavy rain, and lightning with these storms. Stay with us for the latest! ... See MoreSee Less

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TVA Issues River Traffic Caution On Tennessee River At South Pittsburg...

The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a river traffic caution from July 27 until Aug. 1, for transmission line construction at Tennessee River Mile 417.3 near South Pittsburg, Tenn.

TVA transmission crews will be installing new transmission lines across the river approximately one mile south of the Highway 156 bridge. Work will be occurring daily between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., subject to favorable weather conditions.

Watercraft operators should avoid the area or take extra precautions in the vicinity of Tennessee River Mile 417.3 and should heed warnings from TVA Police boats and other safety patrol boats that will be on watch in the area.

Marine channels 16 and 13 will be monitored by the safety boats.
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TRAFFIC ALERT: TDOT will close a section of I-24 near mile marker 165 in Marion County TONIGHT.

The work is part of the project to replace the Murphy Hollow Road Bridge over I-24, and will take place from 9:00pm CDT Saturday, July 18 to 5:00am CDT Sunday, July 19.

I-24 East and West near mile marker 165 in Marion County will be closed to traffic.
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Next week on MarionCountyMessenger on TV, we talk to John Shadrick, curator of the Whitwell / Marion County Coal Miners Museum, also Sgt. Chris Webb of the Kimball Police Department and Governor's Highway Safety Council, and rundown upcoming events and local announcements for Marion County. Check it out Monday at 10am CDT on Live & Local KWN TV 7 -- Charter channel 195 in Marion County and NE Alabama; TVN channel 7, FTC channel 8, and North Alabama Electric Cooperative channel 8... Also watch for replays during the week next week. ... See MoreSee Less

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On a typical day, Blood Assurance distributes 130 units of red cells, plasma, and platelets to Erlanger Health System. In the 24 hours since the Chattanooga shootings, Erlanger has required 680 units ...

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Marion County and the Sequatchie Valley may only be a bedroom community or "outlying rural area" to Chattanooga...but we are all a part of this region and our region is in shock and hurt tonight. From all of our staff and management; we extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families of the military members who lost their lives today in the senseless acts in Chattanooga. Also with the law enforcement officials who worked this unthinkable tragedy. We are all #NoogaStrong! ... See MoreSee Less

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A quick heads-up to commuters for weekend travel in Marion County...

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will close a section of Interstate 24 near mile marker 165 in Marion County Saturday.

The work is part of the project to replace the Murphy Hollow Road Bridge over I-24, and will take place from 9:00pm CDT Saturday, July 18 to 7:00am CDT Sunday, July 19.

I-24 East and West near mile marker 165 in Marion County will be closed to traffic and detours will be posted near Haletown and in Lookout Valley.

If you plan to travel this weekend during those times, be sure to allow yourself extra time and plan accordingly.
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