Tag Archive: Marion County

Fire at Family Dollar in Jasper (VIDEO)

Fire officials in Marion County are looking into the cause of a fire that heavily-damaged the Family Dollar store in Jasper on Saturday afternoon. The fire started shortly after 3pm CST at the new Main Street location across from Sonic and next to Raphael’s, according to dispatchers. Crews from both the Jasper and Kimball Volunteer …

Continue reading »

Christmas Parades and Holiday Events around the area

It’s that time of the year when we start feeling the holiday spirit and try to find ways to enjoy the Christmas Season with our friends, neighbors, family and loved ones. Here’s a list of some upcoming Christmas Parades and other events around the area for you to enjoy this 2016 season… Friday, December 2 …

Continue reading »

BURN BAN: What does it mean for you?

The extreme drought and lack of rain combined with the many wildfires across the region has made for 51 counties in middle and east Tennessee to place a ban on open burning. Marion County joined that list earlier this month with official notice given by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department on November 7th. Tennessee Governor …

Continue reading »

Local Election Results Summary

While the majority of the country was watching for the U.S. Presidential results last night, residents in Marion County had several contests of interest both locally and at the state level on the ballot in Tuesday’s election. Starting with the U.S. Congressional seat for District 4, Republican incumbent Scott DesJarlais won another term in office …

Continue reading »

LIVE Election Results with MarionCountyMessenger.com

LIVE Election Results from MarionCountyMessenger.com Follow the latest in National, State, and Local elections here with MarionCountyMessenger.com…    

Election Day 2016: What you need to know before heading to the polls

While many have already cast their vote for this year’s Presidential Election by taking part in Early Voting which closed this past Saturday, there’s plenty of people who will wait until this Tuesday before heading to the polls. For those who may be new to Marion County and have registered to vote in your proper …

Continue reading »

UPDATE: Whitwell Police officer recovering after being attacked while on duty

Officials with the Whitwell Police Department say one of their own are recovering this morning after being attacked while on duty Sunday afternoon. According to Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett, the female officer (now identified as Officer Rebecca Morgan) was trying to detain a man who was involved in a car accident on N. …

Continue reading »

Whitwell Police officer attacked while on call

MarionCountyMessenger.com haso learned that a Whitwell Police officer has been injured today while on duty for the department. A reliable source has informed us that the officer was attacked in an altercation with a male while responding to a call. We have been able to confirm that it was Officer Rebecca Morgan who was injured. …

Continue reading »

Demolition begins on the former Jasper Elementary building (VIDEO)

Demolition of the old Jasper Elementary building (Staff Photo)

Demolition has finally begun on the former Jasper Elementary School building located at 720 Betsy Pack Drive — along US-41 in Marion County. Questions of “what to do?” with the building have stuck around for many years, as residents and city leaders looked at the partially-abandoned and very dilapidated building as a very-noticeable eyesore on …

Continue reading »

Jasper Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree planned for this weekend

Fall is finally and definitely in the air as we near the end of October, and it’s almost time for the ghosts and ghouls to hit the streets for trick-or-treating fun! And while there’s many alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating these days, the City of Jasper along with the Jasper Lions Club hopes to start a …

Continue reading »

Marion County man to be sentenced to 25 years for 2012 death of infant son

Update — 10/4/16 @ 11:38am: The Sequatchie, TN man that was convicted in August of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the 2012 death of his 3-month-old son Colin was sentenced Tuesday in a Jasper court to 25 years in prison. Judge Thomas “Rusty” Graham sentenced Christopher E. Russell, age 27, to 25 years …

Continue reading »

High School Football Preview for Friday, Sept. 30th

It’s week number 7 for high school football in Tennessee and in the Sequatchie Valley and the Fall season is in full-effect this week! It’s going to be a great night for football, and here’s the preview of games for the teams in our area this week… MARION COUNTY WARRIORS – 25,  TYNER RAMS – …

Continue reading »

Older posts «