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May 07 2014

TBI “Crime In Tennessee Report” reveals decline in crime

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) released its 2013 “Crime in Tennessee Report” on Tuesday. The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state, providing an updated and comprehensive picture of the successes and challenges facing every community in Tennessee. Among the report’s findings: ·   Overall, reported incidents dropped in …

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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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Apr 28 2014

WEATHER: Marion and surrounding counties under Tornado Watch through later tonight

Marion County and several other surrounding counties in Tennessee and North Alabama are now under a Tornado Watch until 7:00pm CDT / 8:00pm EDT tonight. Tennessee counties covered under the watch include: Bledsoe County, TN Bradley County, TN Hamilton County, TN Marion County, TN McMinn County, TN Meigs County, TN Monroe …

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Apr 28 2014

TEMA activates Level III State of Emergency

The state of Tennessee has declared a state of emergency as severe weather threatens the state from Memphis eastward to Chattanooga. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Nashville activated their Level III state of emergency. Tennessee is forecast to experience an outbreak of severe storms producing heavy rain and strong, damaging winds, also there …

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Apr 15 2014

Tennessee’s override of local bans of ‘guns in parks’ fails

NASHVILLE, TN — A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments’ power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Tilman Goins of Morristown did not emerge from the House Finance Subcommittee before the panel closed for the year on …

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Apr 15 2014

Cuonzo Martin leaving Vols Basketball coaching position for California

California announced their new hire on Tuesday Morning, Cuonzo Martin, of the Tennessee Vols Basketball team. He replaces Mike Montgomery, who retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley. Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, including a 24-13 mark and an appearance in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament this season. He …

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Apr 15 2014

Open gun carry bill defeated in Tennessee House panel

NASHVILLE, TN — A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits has been defeated in a House subcommittee. The House Finance Subcommittee voted 10-1 on Monday night against the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Micah Van Huss of Jonesborough. Van Huss told reporters after the vote that he will …

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Apr 10 2014

Principal changes for two Marion Schools next year

Two Marion County Schools principals were told Wednesday they would not be returning to their schools this fall. In an interview with WRCB-TV, Marion County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Griffith said, “The moves are what I feel we needed to do to move the school district forward.” Griffith said Whitwell High principal Josh Holtcamp would …

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Jan 20 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Body found in river at Whitwell

Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed to MarionCountyMessenger.com that a body was found by an off-duty officer in the Sequatchie River in Whitwell, between 7:30-8:00 am this morning. The body belongs to a male, possibly white, however it’s been in the water too long to determined at this time …

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Jan 20 2014

Jasper moves forward with remote water meter reading equipment

City administrators in Jasper have been implementing a massive project to automate the town’s water meter reading duties since 2011, and last week the Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen took the next step in the process of purchasing that equipment. The board voted unanimously to purchase 1,000 water meter reading devices from the Badger …

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