Tag Archive: Marion County

May 06 2014

Local Primary Election Results: Decision 2014

Here’s the latest Primary Election Results for Marion County, TN…. Updated: 10:35pm CDT MARION CO. CLERK DEMOCRATIC 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Dwight Minter (D / Inc.) 2,953 85% Don “Yoyo” Willis (D) 525 15% MARION CO. COMMISSION D. 1 ST. B DEMOCRATIC 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING David Abbott (D) 462 58% Virgil F. Holder (D) …

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Jan 04 2014

Coldest Temperatures in Decades to Impact the Sequatchie Valley

Temperatures will warm into the upper 40’s/lower 50’s ahead of a very potent arctic front later this weekend. Rain chances increase as the front nears during the day on Sunday. The cold front will be very noticeable. A strong northwesterly wind will draw much colder air into the Tennessee Valley late Sunday and early Monday. …

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Dec 30 2013

Authorities seeking information on missing Marion County man

UPDATE:  As of 7:10pm CST, December 30th, 2013 — The body of 34 year old P.J. Atwell was found at a friend’s house after search efforts by authorities, friends, and family. Read more here… http://bit.ly/1chOF4e  — December 30th, 2013: 4:09pm CST… Authorities in Marion County are seeking information regarding a New Hope man who’s been missing …

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Nov 10 2013

Hales Bar Dam celebrates 100 years

It’s been a fixture of Marion County’s landscape for almost one hundred years now, and has been the subject of everything from controversy to ghost hunts, and has even had a once-popular country song written about it in its’ time. Of course, we’re talking about Hales Bar Dam, often referred to as simply “the old …

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Nov 10 2013

South Pittsburg City Administrator Arrested

South Pittsburg City Administrator, Sammy Burrows, was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. Burrows was charged with Obstruction of a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving and Speeding. A jail worker at the Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Burrows’ was booked into the jail but has since been released. Stay with MarionCountyMessenger.com online and on …

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Sep 08 2013

Witness gives local TV station details of police involved shooting in Marion County

Officials in Marion County along with the TBI are working to identify a man that was killed in an officer involved shooting early Saturday. The incident happened after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was called to a report of a trespasser asleep on the porch of a home on Lock N Dam road near Jasper. …

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Jan 16 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Snow Potential for Marion County


JASPER, Tenn. — We have a very challenging forecast ahead for the Sequatchie Valley. Looking at the latest forecast guidance, not much has really changed in the overall thinking concerning our snow potential for Thursday. A low pressure system will develop later tonight or early Thursday along the same frontal boundary that has brought flooding …

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Jan 15 2013

Continued Rain Causes Flooding and Closes Local Schools


Weather conditions across the United States have definitely  been interesting over the past few weeks, with no exception to that rule for residents here in the Sequatchie Valley.  After near-record highs for January going into the past weekend, a frontal system brought on a mid-January soaker that has since resulted in Flood Watches and Warnings …

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Aug 17 2012

Thousands turn out to show their support for Kennedy


Marion County is a close-knit community with a heart as big as the valley is wide and as gold as it they come.  And if you need proof of that statement, the turnout to the last night’s “Marion County Unites for Kennedy” event at the Jasper fairgrounds should be proof enough! The event started as …

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Aug 16 2012

Local radio station WTNW-AM to carry MCHS Warrior football


It’s that time of year again.  As John Ward, former “voice of the Vols,” famously said…”It’s football time in Tennessee!”  More accurately in this case, “It’s high school football time in Tennessee!” Friday night kicks off the 2012 TSSAA football season for all of the high schools in the state, however this year one team …

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