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Bridgeport accepted into Thrive Regional Partnership’s 2019 Thriving Communities program.

Bridgeport, Alabama, Dayton, Tennessee, and LaFayette, Georgia to join third round of the regional creative placemaking program. The City of Bridgeport, in Jackson County, Alabama, is excited to be a part of the 2019 Thriving Communities Program. The Thriving Communities program is a community accelerator program designed to enhance leadership and community development throughout southeast …

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Shelf Cloud over South Pittsburg, Photo By: Casey Tierney

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Marion County detective involved in accidental shooting

A female detective with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department was accidentally shot in the leg on Wednesday afternoon at the Sheriff’s Office in Jasper. According to Sheriff Bo Burnette, the victim’s partner was unloading his AR-15 rifle when it accidentally fired, shooting his partner who was walking by at the time in the back of …

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Jasper Highlands opens Wellness Center, adds microbrewery to restaurant plans

JASPER, Tenn. – As Jasper Highlands continues to grow with the recent addition of 190 new lots, its Wellness Center is now open, and a microbrewery will be added to the restaurant currently under construction. The Jasper Highlands Wellness Center is available to residents of the mountain community on the Cumberland Plateau as well as …

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School Closings & Delays for Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 2019

Area School Closings & Delays from MarionCountyMessenger.com

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Winter weather expected to impact the Sequatchie Valley and Marion County

Stay with MarionCountyMessenger.com for the latest updates on potential winter weather that’s forecast to impact our area over the next week… Winter Weather Update Saturday 1/28/19 @ 9:31 PM CST We’re just hours away from MUCH colder temperatures and our shot at some light snow across the region. The National Weather Service in Morristown, TN …

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TVA to do blasting on Raccoon Mountain this week, which may be heard in parts of our area

TVA will be blasting old cables this week on top of Raccoon Mountain that extend down to Moccasin Bend. The blasting will take place from Tuesday until Thursday, January 15th – January 17th, 2019. TVA said their blasting window each day will be 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST. All recreation trails on Raccoon Mountain …

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Jasper Highlands Establishes Wellness Center, Restaurant And General Store

Jasper Highlands, a mountain community on the Cumberland Plateau, is constructing a 4,300-square foot wellness center, restaurant and general store. The complex, which will be known as The Village, will be open to the public and located atop Jasper Mountain just before the gates to the community. “The Village will expand our exceptional amenities for …

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New medical cannabis bill to be introduced in Tennessee legislature

State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) and Rep. Ron Travis (R-Dayton) on Thursday announced they will introduce comprehensive legislation to regulate access to medical cannabis. The proposal would allow qualified patients to obtain medical cards if they are diagnosed with specific medical conditions and purchase products from companies that are licensed by Tennessee and owned by …

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Tennessee American Water presents donation to Whitwell High School for State Championship rings

Tennessee American Water made a donation of $10,000 today to Whitwell High School toward the purchase of state championship football rings.  The football team won its first ever TSSAA Class A state title in December.  The coach announced a fundraising effort to purchase rings for the team members. “We are so happy and proud for …

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Congressman Scott DesJarlais supports Trump’s Border Policy “100 Percent”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais issued the following statement supporting stronger border and immigration security, after the President’s Oval Office address to the nation on Tuesday night: “Weak border security and bad laws are causing a humanitarian crisis at the southern border and in our local communities. Erecting more effective physical barriers would prevent …

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