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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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, [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]