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The Winter Weather Advisory continues for Marion County along with all adjacent counties, including our friends in Alabama (Jackson) and Georgia (Dade). A Winter Weather Advisory means that generally light wintry precipitation can be expected along with some (mostly) minor travel issues. A few pockets of snow showers/flurries continues across the area overnight tonight. This activity will not amount much, however, additional development will be possible especially closer to daybreak.

Tuesday, off and on snow showers can be expected. It looks like minor accumulations ranging from just a dusting to perhaps an inch or two on the plateau where some enhancement of this activity can be expected. Due to the showery nature, exact snow amounts will widely range over short distances. Travelers are urged to remain cautious as conditions (roadways and visibilities) will vary, again, over a very short distance.
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** School Closings & Delays for Tue 2/9/16 **
Updated 2/9/16 at 6:24am CST

If your schools is not listed, you should assume classes are on schedule at regular time. We will update this status as needed. Share this on your Facebook timeline for easy reference.

TN Schools:
Bledsoe Co. Schools - Closed
Grundy Co. Schools - Closed
Hamilton Co. Schools - Closed
Jasper Adv School - Closed
Marion Co. Schools - Closed
Polk Co Schools - Closed
Rhea Co. Schools - Closed
Richard Hardy School - Closed
Sequatchie Co. Schools - Closed
Van Buren Co. Schools - Closed

AL Schools:
DeKalb Co. Schools - Delayed; 3hrs.

GA Schools:
Catoosa Co. Schools - Closed
Chickamauga City Schools - Closed
Dade Co. Schools -Closed
Chattooga Co. Schools - Closed
Murray Co. Schools: Delayed; 2hrs.
Walker Co. Schools - Closed
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We are already seeing some flurries around the Marion County area this afternoon. We don't anticipate any major issues with travel this afternoon, but please do use extra care and caution while traveling this afternoon. Stay with us for the latest news and information! ... See MoreSee Less

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Down to the final few games before the District Tournament in area high school basketball.

Seen here is Garrett Raulston going up for two against Whitwell for the Pirates last Friday night at the Brooks-Fuqua Gymnasium. South Pittsburg won 76-45.

The Pirates were set to face Boyd Buchanan tonight at home, however that has been cancelled due to risk of winter weather. The game is now scheduled for Thursday night.

(Photo contributed by Neil Bennett)
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Melanie RaulstonI havent seen this! Thanks Sarah Mull, Natalie Jeffery!!

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Geoff BraggMelanie Raulston we are tied to Boyd anymore!! So we're pulling for Gman!

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The Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office and Dunlap Police have posted online: "It is with great sorrow to say that Former Sequatchie County Sheriff Joe May, passed away this afternoon."

Sheriff May served Sequatchie County from 1986 until 2002, and stayed heavily-involved in the community after he left the Sheriff's office.

Our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and to the officers who served under him in Sequatchie County.
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Cyndi RectorSo sad, I remember him from when I lived in Dunlap

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Bobby McGowanRip. Joe may

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James Bucky GreenSo sad to hear this! Rip Joe May !

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Buster FarisMy you RIP God bless your family

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Billy MasonWe have lost a good man. RIP Brother May

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Rodney EasterlyRip Joe May

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Joey BlevinsRIP , Joe

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Cody CookstonHim and his wife both were great people. We used to set up in his yard for 127 Sale and they both were always really nice to us.

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Linda HobbsLoved Mary and Joe May they were caring loving people. Prayers for the family.

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Shirley SkilesSo sad Joe was a great sheriff Rest in peace

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Kimberly LuetkeThoughts and prayers for all his family and friends he will be truly missed RIP Joe

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Patrick JohnsonSo Sad. Rip Joe.

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Anna MathisMy thoughts and prayers for the family of Sheriff Joe May.He was a friend to me and went to the same church.Rest in peace Sheriff Joe May.Such a shock to hear.God be with his family.

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Virgil F HolderRIP Sheriff Joe May..

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Nathan DavisJoe was a better sheriff then Ronnie Hitchcock. If anybody had a problem sheriff May would find a way to solve the problem. R.I.P Sheriff Joe May

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Brenda GoreSo sorry prayers to his family

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Jennifer BrooksSo sad prayers for family

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Debbie WalkerJoe you will be missed you was a nice person

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Richard WelchanceSheriff Joe Mays was the last of his kind. He was a great guy to know and work with.

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Cathy GolstonRIP

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Melissa D OlingerMy thoughts and prayers are with his Family . And all the mine friends he made over the mine years of severs in Dunlap .He also severed in Pikeville under sheriff Carlton Nipper . He will be missed

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Karen Hendon WhiteGood man.

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Frankie HollandHarry Holland said my mother thought he hung the moon because he was so friendly to her and her group that attending auction in Cartwright or Dunlop,and I was also a fan of Joe.RIP.

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Kathy Hackney PlummerR.I.P

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BREAKING: Marion County High School OC, Joey Mathis, has been named new MCHS Warriors Head Football Coach following the recently-announced resignation of Ricky Ross last week. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tommy N Deb BlevinsCongrats Coach Mathis !!

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Tommy AllisonWell deserved

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Angie Griffith LongCongratulations!

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Cathy LyleCongratulations !!

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Harriet McCraryCongratulations!

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Traci MassengaleCongrats.

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Brian Phillips Jr.Congrats Coach!!

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Lynn Floyd ParkerCongrats!!!

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Jimbo ShadrickCongratulations Coach Joey well deserved you'll do great I'm sure of that

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Michelle AlderYay

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Barbie AndersonThat's great !

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Tim M AndersonCongrats Coach Mathis!

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Tommy StanfillGreat choice

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Megan ReedCongrats Mathis!

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Cayla-Brian McBeeCongratulations Coach Mathis! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Jana Hood MassengaleOn our way to Cookeville again!!

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Sydney DurhamCongratulations

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Nanette Dockery DavisCongrats Coach Mathis!

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Anna Grace GoodeCongrats to a good man!!! MCHS is lucky to have him!

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UPDATE: A joint investigation by Special Agents from TBI and Whitwell Police Department has resulted in arresting Holly Hardest, 30, on murder charges of 5-year-old Lucas Dillon.

Hardesty has been charged with First Degree Murder and aggravated Child Abuse.

Whitwell Police discovered the severely injured boy at a home Jewell Lane Road, last March. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from injuries as a result of blunt-force trauma.

Hardesty's bond was set at $50,000.

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Arrest made in connection with death of 5-year old Lucas Dillon...

The Marion County jail has confirmed that a woman has been arrested in connection to the death of 5-year-old Lucas Dillon of Whitwell.

Holly Hardesty was arrested late Friday. She's charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Lucas was found severely injured in a home on Jewell Lane Road in Whitwell in March of 2015. He was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries.

Investigators say the boy died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Hardesty is being held on $50-thousand dollar bond.
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Margaret Art KilgoreIt's about time.

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Jammie Walden DavisJust 50,000? That's crazy ..

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Jennifer McNeeceThere's a bigger fine that you get for abusing animals!!! She beat and killed a child!! She needs to be beat to death with a broom handle

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Kathie Pretzel JuenglingA truly heartbreaking story. What's this woman's connection to the child? Is she a friend or relative of the family?

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Gyvon JanteTheres always been people abusing and harming children, but this age seems to be excessive! Likewhat the hell is going on? Fathers were are more likely to be suspect but so many MOTHERS! Why?

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Sebrina Butcher-Cooperkilling a child only nets you a 50,000 with only ten percent down?? is that how it works.? very sad.

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Joey CantrellIts about time

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June JonesShe beat , child to death, same should apply to her

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Elaine HartmanHow sad a child has to suffer

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Veronique RutherfordSo sad but happy they got her!! There's never enough punishment as far as I'm concerned

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Don Miller50K bond???!! WTF, no bond and jailhouse justice for this POS.

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Tonjia Liles RichterThat is so terrible....he was such a cute little boy. How could someone harm an innocent child?

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Sarah HendrixPoor baby boy! I'm so glad this evil, hideous POS is arrested. I hope she spends the rest of her life in a cell. Rest in peace Lucas

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Randy FloodFriends this is sad , this is a soul that never had the chance to live in this present world but he in a place where no one can harm him any more, I surprize the bond is so low

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Jessica Lori Boyd GravesPoor baby

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Maretha Mandi RollinsOnly a 50k bond? She deserves no bond she killed that baby

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Jeanette Nicole LongShe should have been in jail since the day she abused him she was trusted to take care of him while his dad worked and she hurt that baby and she should have no bond and hung in the town square and beat with a ball bat in the head and that still wouldn't be enough justice for Lucas and his family Deanna Van Hoosier Whitney Van Hoosier. Jessica Pardo and Nathan dillion I pray that her arrest gives you all a little peace Rip Lucas ...

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Lacy CapesShe should have no bond

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Sarah SwaffordWill it ever stop where is the law on chid abuse do drugs you are under the jail abuse a helpless child and nothing

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Anna M SimmonsAbout time

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Gail HigginsBOND YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING. GOD HELP THIS PERSON. I'M IN TEARS.

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Teresa Fernelius💚

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Robin McBrayer BranumBasically for $5,000 she can walk the streets again? Animal abusers get higher bonds than that!! 😡 their bonds should be higher as well!!

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Nikia Marie HensonLove u lulu , she will b taken care of promise .. Deanna Van Hoosier

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Marion County head coach resigns to take McCallie position...

Rumors have been circulating for several weeks, and those rumors were finally confirmed this week as Marion County High School head football coach and athletic director Ricky Ross has resigned his position with MCHS to become McCallie School's new defensive coordinator.

In his tenure at the school, Ross helped Marion reach the Class 2A state championship game as runners-up in his two years in the head coach position at the school -- 2014 and 2015.

In an interview with the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Ross made the statement, "this was just the best situation, long term, for my family."

"I love the kids I coach, and everybody knows that Marion County is going to have a great team next year. I think they have a chance to win it all next year, but I can't live in that moment, and that makes it tough.

"Looking at those young men you love and who've done what I asked them to do, and telling them about this, that's as hard a day as I've had in my professional career. It doesn't mean I don't love them but everybody has to do what's best for their family. (McCallie) has been a really good offensive team and they've had some good parts, so I'd like to hope that we can make their defense better and add to the whole there." Ross said.

Ross, 42, was also very successful at Calhoun, Georgia where the team there won eight straight region titles while he was on the defensive staff. The team also reached Georgia's Class AA state championship game in all five years he was the defensive coordinator, winning the title in 2011.

Ross played linebacker at Cumberland University and spent his entire coaching career in Georgia before making the move to Marion County to begin the 2014 season.

Marion will now look to replace Ross. He's the fourth coach since 1996 to stay just two years with the longtime program. His replacement will be the 10th head coach for the school in the past 20 years.
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Donna McfallsWhat is about Marion County and coaches

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Jonathan ByramThanks Coach Ross for your time

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Jimbo ShadrickBest to you Rick. If there's anything we can do for you we're always here for you at Automotive Unlimited

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Clarissa SwaffordGood luck.. You are a great coach and the boys did great.. Thanks for your service at MCHS.. You made me love high school football again I watched the games on tv.

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Pam HigdonMakes you wonder what Marion County is NOT doing to keep a winning coach.

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Eric O'KaneCoach Ross was a Blessing for THIS TOWN And also my FAMILY Thank you Ricky L4L

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Missing Grundy man sought after disappearing in Marion County...

Authorities in Marion County are seeking the public's help in finding a Grundy County man who went missing in a remote, wooded area near the Marion-Grundy county line on December 13th last year.

Benjamin Joel Eleazer is described as a 29 year old, 6-foot-tall white man with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was reported missing from Grundy County and was last seen by hunters in the Highway 150 area of Marion County south of Tracy City, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

The man's black 2000 Mitsubishi four-door sedan was found near the area where he was last seen, officials said.

Anyone with any information on Eleazer's whereabouts is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 423-942-2525.
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Arrest made in connection to Marion County man killed in Soddy Daisy...

Soddy Daisy Police have made an arrest in the brutal death of a former Marion County man who was found dead in a cemetery.

Police arrested Chad Edward Massengale, 30, on Sunday. He's been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault. They have also charged Roy Henderson and Dekota Burchard with criminal homicide and aggravated assault. Both were already in jail on other charges.

Lt. Jeff Gann with the Soddy Daisy Police Department says more information about Massengale's arrest and the charges he is facing will be released later today.

Stay with us for more on this developing story.
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Gayle McBryar CleghornClosure for the family. Sad situation.

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Lisa Rector SwiftMay the brothers make good roommates.

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Patsy BurrowI'm glad they are cought let's keep them in prison where they belong. I hope all three of you rot in hell.

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Police say that two Tennessee teenagers may have died after drinking a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, known as “Dew Shine” (not to be confused with an actual drink marketed under that name by PepsiCo)...
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Police say that two Tennessee teenagers may have died after drinking a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, known as “Dew Shine.” Read more at www.wrcbtv.com/story/31060286/investigati...

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MarionCountyMessenger.com shared South Pittsburg Rotary Club's event.

The South Pittsburg Rotaty Club's annual Boston Butt Sale is coming up February 5th and 6th... Money from this sale benefits projects the club takes on in our communities including building a handicap accessible fishing pier at Kimball Park, continued support of St. Luke's Clinic, the Community Kitchen, and much more. These butts are seasoned with the Club's own special rub and then slow-smoked over hickory and will be ready just in time for the "Big Game" weekend! Pickup appointments are available for Friday 2/5 and Saturday 2/6 at Moss Motors... Contact any South Pittsburg Rotary Club member to reserve yours! We've attached the form with contact info in the comments section of our post share! Support your local community and support your local Rotarians!
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Annual Boston Butt Sale - South Pittsburg Rotary Club, Super Bowl Weekend Boston Butt Sale

February 6, 2016, 9:00am

Moss Motor Company INC

Are you looking for the perfect meal for your Super Bowl Party? Then, look no further. The annual Boston Butt Sale, sponsored by South Pittsburg Rotary Club is again underway. South Pittsburg Rot...

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Recall of Dole packaged salads distributed in TN and GA...
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Preliminary autopsy shows Noah Chamberlin died of hypothermia, no signs of foul play...

The preliminary autopsy results for Noah Chamberlin were released Monday, according to WREG in Memphis.

According to the information released by the district attorney handling the case, Noah died of hypothermia and no signs of foul play were found. The full autopsy results will take eight to 16 weeks, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The district attorney also addressed comments circulating on social media about the case. He said there were claims made that said Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver was close friends with the Chamberlin family, but he said that is not true.

In addition to those claims, a petition circulating on social media is calling for the disappearance and death to be investigated by “someone other than the Chester County Sheriff’s Department.”

The TBI, FBI, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, and Chester County officials were involved in the investigation from the beginning. Edwin Grant, a consultant with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was also on the scene and said it was one of the best and most organized ground searches he had been involved in, WREG reported.

Noah’s funeral will be held Wednesday.

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Tennessee reports no deadly winter weather-related car crashes since snow started on Friday...
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Since the snow started falling Friday morning, there were no weather-related car crash fatalities in Tennessee. Read more: www.wrcbtv.com/story/31052550/no-weather-related-traffic-deaths-repor...

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Well, the totals are finally in! Here's the snowfall totals from around the area from the National Weather Service office in Morristown, TN. As predicted, we saw anywhere from a bit less than an inch to about 2" here in Marion County. Higher amounts, of course, were present on the area mountains. ... See MoreSee Less

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Erlanger Opens UT Erlanger Primary Care In Marion County...

Erlanger Health System announced that the private medical practice of Dr. Charles “Rusty” Adcock in South Pittsburgh, “The Clinic,” began serving the health care needs of Marion County residents as UT Erlanger Primary Care Marion County. The clinic opened Monday.

Dr. Adcock, along with Dr. Martha Ziegler and Dr. Cari Beth Page, will continue to accept and treat patients at 520 East 12th Street in South Pittsburg, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number for the practice, 423 837-7144, will also remain the same.

“We are delighted Dr. Adcock’s South Pittsburg practice has joined our growing network of Erlanger physicians,” said Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, Erlanger Health System president and CEO.

Dr. Adcock has practiced family medicine in South Pittsburg since 1980. He earned his medical degree from the UT College of Medicine (UTCOM) in Memphis and completed his residency program at UTCOM Chattanooga, based at Erlanger.

Dr. Martha Ziegler joined The Clinic in 2006 after completing a family medicine residency at the UTCOM Chattanooga, based at Erlanger. She received a medical degree from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Cari Beth Page also completed a family medicine residency at UTCOM Chattanooga, based at Erlanger. She has more than 11 years of experience in clinical practice as a family medicine physician and as a provider of hospice care services and community health education.

To make an appointment with any of the physicians at UT Erlanger Primary Care Marion County, call 423 837-7144.

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Diane Clemons McCallieThis confuses me :/

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Melissa MillerBrandon Adcock please save ur BFF from long ago a job i could tranfer i think.

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Marlene MartinI was under the impression Dr. Adcock was going to retire? And will the "Clinic" still be closed for lunch, will they continue prior practices, closing early on Friday, and not answering calls on Friday?

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UPDATE: I-24 eastbound is back open in Marion County after a tractor trailer crash at mile marker 139....

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Overturned tractor trailer shuts down I-24 in Marion County

Interstate 24 eastbound is shut down in Marion County after a tractor trailer overturned.

It happened around 8:21am CST at mile marker 139.

Authorities closed all eastbound lanes to clean up the mess. The Tennessee Department of Transportation estimates the road may not completely reopen until 2 pm CST. Westbound traffic lanes are open.

There's no word on injuries. We'll have the latest for you when it's available.

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