Tag Archive: Marion County

Marion Co. Commission September Meeting Recap

Here’s a re-cap of the events of the Marion County Commission meeting for August 2016.  You can watch video of this meeting Saturday on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Meeting: After Prayer, pledge to flag, roll call, and correction and approval of minutes for August meeting… Election of temporary Chairman – Mr. …

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Rabies prevention program for raccoons begins today

In an effort to prevent the spread of rabies across the state, an annual baiting program to help prevent rabies in raccoons begins Monday in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the project. Oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons will be distributed along Tennessee’s borders with …

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Local farmer named TN Farmer of the Year for 2016

On Fiery Gizzard Road near South Pittsburg, Tenn., James Haskew has built a successful farm where he grows corn, wheat, soybeans, hay and haylage. Haskew is an efficient producer, who adds value to his crops by operating a feed mill. He also adds income to his farm by raising beef cattle. As a result of …

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UPDATE: 11-year-old from Lookout Valley takes family’s truck on joyride

UPDATE 9/21/16 @ 5:12pm CDT: MarionCountyMessenger.com has since learned that the 11-year-old child mentioned in this story was actually a resident of Hamilton County; not Marion. The child took the family’s truck from their home in Lookout Valley before local authorities and THP officers were able to recover the truck, trailer, and child safely near …

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UPDATE: Man killed in Mullins Cove; Marion Co. Sheriff ID’s victim

Update — 7:30pm CDT – 9/17/16: Updating a story we brought you early Saturday… The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in the fatal late night shooting on Friday in Mullins Cove as Matthew Keller of Chattanooga. Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett says that Keller was camping with a woman on Friday night, when …

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Marion County Relay for Life annual event is Saturday

The annual Relay for Life of Marion County event to benefit the American Cancer Society will take place this weekend in Jasper. This year’s event will be held at the Courthouse Square in downtown Jasper on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 4pm-10pm. Relay for Life events take place to celebrate those who’ve battled cancer and …

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Gas prices falling around the area

GasBuddy.com reports that gas prices dropped 3.9 cents per gallon last week in the Chattanooga area. That amount  is more than double the decline that we are seeing nationally. Our average price in the area was $1.95 compared to the national average of $2.17. Locally in Marion County we average around $1.94 per gallon. The …

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High School Football Preview for Friday, Sept. 9th

Week #4 of high school football in Tennessee gets underway tonight in the Sequatchie Valley and one game is sure to be THE GAME to watch tonight. It’s the biggest rivalry of the season for teams in the county and it’s the longest-running or oldest rivalry in the state of Tennessee! It’s between the Marion …

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How to hear your local team’s football broadcast this season

Football season is upon us again, and for many of us that means Friday nights spent at one of our great area football stadiums or maybe you’ll be on the road with your team this season. And while many of you do follow your team on the road, sometimes it’s just not practical for faithful …

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Property tax rates remain same as budget gets passed by Marion board

The Marion County Commission voted unanimously to approve this fiscal year’s budget at the July meeting. With the passing of the budget also came news that the property tax rate will remain the same for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The county, which recently underwent reappraisal, has a current tax rate of $2.1686 per $100 while …

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Marion County Road Commissioner Neil Webb has died; Funeral arrangements announced

Updated: 7/19/16 at 1:34pm CDT Marion County Road Commissioner, Neil Webb, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 18th, 2016 from an apparent heart attack at Parkridge West Hospital in Jasper, according to County Mayor David Jackson. Webb was appointed as Superintendent or road commissioner in December of 2010 following then-commissioner John Graham’s nomination to replace County …

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