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Update: It is a 3 car garage. Not a house.

Breaking: There is currently a house fire on Magnolia Avenue near West 7th Street in Jasper.
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Danielle LayneWas also a garage fire on sp mnt today out Patton school rd two car garage Both vehicles burnt.

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As of 10:19pm CDT, SVEC reports just over 800 customers are still without power in Marion County. (See updated map in comments)

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Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative reporting just under 1,400 customers without power in Marion County as of 7:45pm CDT.
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MarionCountyMessenger.comAs of 10:19pm CDT, SVEC reports just over 800 customers are still without power in Marion County.

2 weeks ago
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Wendy DenBleyker ShannonNickajack just came on fee minute's ago thank you

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Robin CarpenterFinally got power back! Thank you!!!

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Kirsten Melton LongI don't know how people make it without AC! I'll be thrilled when our electricity comes on.

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Wendy DenBleyker ShannonStill out in Nickajack circle

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Kisha Sherrill HutchinsNo power in Nickajack circle

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Michael WerpThe good guys at SVEC got me going..

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Cheryl Rich WebbKimball restored about 2:30 am!

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Jennifer Adams NealNo power in Whitwell for over 5 hours now.

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Tammy Shaw BrayNo power on Cave Road still.

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Nicole RaulstonStacey is Nick-A-Jack still out?

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Kisha Sherrill HutchinsNickajack circle has power now

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Just under 1,400 without power currently in Marion County, according to the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative... ... See MoreSee Less

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*** SEVERE WEATHER ALERT ***
(Updated 6/15/16 @ 6:35pm CDT)

The Sequatchie Valley and Marion Co. is currently in the path of some strong storms and heavy showers within the next hour or so... This type of storm (commonly known as a derecho) is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a land-based, fast-moving group of severe thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Marion County until 7:15pm CDT and Hamilton Co. thru 8:15pm EDT, NWS Nashville has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Grundy County effective until 6:45pm CDT and the NWS in Hunstville, AL has issued the same for Jackson Co., AL.

This system is already moving into the Grundy County area near Tracy City as seen on the radar image. Those in the path of this line of storms can expect a lot of rain, thunder, lightning, and very strong straight-line winds. This could cause tree limbs, trees, and downed power lines, along with other wind prone damage to occur along with the possibility of some localized flash flooding in areas where that commonly occurs. Please use caution if traveling and expect delays due to heavy wind and rain.

Power outages have been reported across the SVEC utility area including Jasper.

We will update here as needed here. As always, stay with MarionCountyMessenger.com for the latest news and weather information!
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MarionCountyMessenger.comThis is our most current radar image as of 6:35pm CDT... LOTS of straight-line winds through the Jasper area and many reporting power outages.

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Shirley JohnsonThanks for keeping us updated! I appreciate it!

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Donelda ChoateThat is horrible. Hunker down

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Trina CaseLove me a good storm!!! Let the fun begin!!

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TRAFFIC ALERT: TDOT is reporting a vehicle cargo fire at mile marker 150 on I24 east. Expect delays through 8:47am CDT. ... See MoreSee Less

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TRAFFIC ALERT: THP is reporting a crash in Dunlap involving a tractor trailer and car that has shut-down all lanes of Highways 111 and 127. Officials with THP and the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Department confirm that Dunlap Police are handling the accident that happened earlier this evening when the truck moved over into the right lane on Hwy. 111 crushing the car against the guard rail of the bridge over 127. According to DunlapNews.com, witnesses say the driver of the car climbed out of the flattened car by herself. She was taken away from the scene by ambulance. She was reported to be the only occupant of the car. The truck driver was "shaken up," but there was no further information about any injuries to him. ... See MoreSee Less

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New dates for Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday in 2016...

Recent legislation has changed the date of Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday. Tennessee’s sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past.

Starting in 2016, and continuing annually, the sales tax holiday will be held during the last Friday in July through the following Sunday.

The dates for this year’s sales tax holiday are July 29 through July 31, 2016.

The new law did not change any other aspects of the sales tax holiday. As in prior years, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less.

Tennessee had its first sales tax holiday in 2007.

For more information about the sales tax holiday, please visit www.tntaxholiday.com.
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Remembering those who gave all for our country this Memorial Day... Thank you for your service and most of all your sacrifice! ... See MoreSee Less

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MarionCountyMessenger.com shared Richard Hardy Memorial School's photo.

Richard Hardy Memorial School announces partnership with Lookout Valley in order to offer football program...
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RHMS is proud to announce that football is now available thanks to Lookout Valley. We have approval for our students to play on their football team this fall. The students and the faculty are very exc...

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KWN-TV will air all Marion County Schools and Richard Hardy graduation ceremonies tonight starting at 7pm CDT on KWN Charter Channel 195. They will have all local schools; MCHS, South Pittsburg High, and Richard Hardy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ronnie Sue Layne SmithWill Whitwell High School be included??

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State fire and arson investigators have been called to a Whitwell pawn shop that caught fire this afternoon.

It happened at Valley Pawn around 5:00 pm on Highway 28 in Whitwell.

The Marion County Sheriff's Department now confirms that a body was found inside the building but has not been identified at this time.

The Sheriff's Department has requested the state's involvement with the fire investigation.

The fire is now being labeled as suspicious by investigators.
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Carla Johnson NewmanMy husband is the one who called 911 when we passed by and saw the smoke! Omg!

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Kayla VandergriffDoes anybody know the identification of the body

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Ashley Shrum VanHooserPraying for the family!

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Julia CashPrayers for this precious family..

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Jennifer EstesPrayers for the Ridge family...R.I.P Jerry

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Maria QuarlesPrayers for the family.

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Jessie Nabors PerkinsPrayers for the family.

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Trevor HollandMy girlfriend made the 911 call. Good job babe. Sarah Cranmore

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Trevor Mosier.

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Teresa Johnson LewisOh no

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James ComerJames and Mirtha Comer

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Mandy Rae SealePraying

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BREAKING: A water rescue is underway off Macedonia Road near Macedonia Church at Nickajack Lake (near the Nickajack Cave). Marion County authorities say the car that somehow ended up in the lake was reported to the Sheriff's Office around 3:15pm CDT this afternoon. Sheriff's department officials, EMS, and other agencies are on the scene now, it's been reported, attempting to save the person inside the car. We will follow-up with more information as it becomes available... ... See MoreSee Less

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MarionCountyMessenger.comUpdate just posted to timeline...

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Don-Lou GriffinAny update on the Water Rescue at Nickajack Lake?

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The Ragnar Relay road run takes place on Friday, May 13th, here in our area with runners coming through Marion County throughout the day.

The relay's course / route is US Highway 41 from the Hamilton County line to Jasper (Turner Ln. to ball park near Jasper Elementsry); then Warrior Drive to Betsy Pack, continuing on Highway 150 from Jasper to the Grundy County line.

Expect foot runners on the course all day. Traffic may be impacted, especially around the Jasper area. Local authorities ask that you please use extra care and caution and watch for the runners.
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BREAKING: The Times-News has received confirmed reports that Carlie Trent has been rescued in a remote location on Clinch Mountain, and Gary Simpson is in custody.

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