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The latest local news for Marion County and the Sequatchie Valley

Alabama judge grants bond reduction for man accused of killing a Jasper man in early January

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Two Hearings were held in a Scottsboro courtroom on Wednesday in the cases of Christopher McCallie and Brittany Smith, the brother and sister who are accused of murdering 38-year-old Joshua Todd Smith in the early morning hours of January 16, 2018 in Stevenson. Initially McCallie was arrested following the incident, but as …

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“Flu Shot Friday” Event Provides Free Flu Vaccines Across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Get a flu shot! The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza remains widespread across the state. Tennessee county health departments are providing flu vaccine at no charge to patients …

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Around Town: Feb 16th – May 6th

Email your local church, community, or civic organization event information or flyers to us — News@MarionCountyMessenger.com!   Feb. 16 Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. 3 and 7 p.m. UTC Arena. Feb. 17 Kimball Softball League Registration — 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (noon) at the Kimball Town Hall, 675 Main Street in …

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Director of Whitwell’s Orena Humphreys Public Library indicted on theft charges following State Comptroller’s investigation

WHITWELL, Tenn. — An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has resulted in the indictment of Marilyn Frazier, the director of the Orena Humphreys Public Library in Whitwell. Comptroller investigators determined that at least $3,680.37 went missing from the library from January 2016 through June 2017. This money included reimbursements submitted by the director that …

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Former South Pittsburg police officer indicted Monday for assault

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former South Pittsburg police officer, who has been charged with assault and official misconduct. The TBI says 27-year-old Officer Joshua Chance is accused of assaulting a man on Old Jasper Road after he was detained by law …

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Kimball’s air ambulance coverage extended to volunteer firefighters

At the February meeting of the Town of Kimball Board of Mayor and Alderman, the board began discussion of renewing the city’s membership with the AirMedCare Network, the emergency air transport service which covers the cost of emergency air transportation to medical facilities in the provider’s 38-state network area. Kimball has provided this special coverage …

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Marshall pleads guilty to theft from Sequatchie County Fair

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Karen Marshall, one of the two women accused of taking funds from the Sequatchie County Fair Association early last year, entered a guilty plea and was sentenced on January 26, 2018, by Circuit Court Judge Justin C. Angel in Sequatchie County. Marshall had served as the fair board’s president prior to the …

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Does somebody owe YOU money? Millions turned over annually to TN Department of Treasury

Have you ever cancelled a utility service? Have you closed a bank account or left a job? While it doesn’t apply to everyone, often times that utility company will owe you a refund…or your bank account accrued some interest that wasn’t paid-out upon closing. Or maybe the job you left forgot to pay you for …

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Tax Man Cometh: Free Help Available to All Tennesseeans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s a good weekend to start collecting what you need to settle up with Uncle Sam. Tax forms are arriving in mailboxes daily across Tennessee and that means it’s tax time. For people overwhelmed by the task, there is free help available for people of all ages and all income levels. The …

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High Electric Bills? TVA Rates Questioned by TN Groups

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Your high electric bill this winter may have to do with more than just cold temperatures. A study of Tennessee Valley Authority rates for residential and industrial customers, released Tuesday, raises questions about TVA’s rates for each of those groups. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy commissioned the study by Synapse Energy …

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) Presses Colleagues For Stronger Military With Consistent Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a House Armed Services Committee hearing today, Secretary of Defense James Mattis discussed combat readiness and long-term military strategy with members of Congress. In his opening remarks, the Secretary focused on budget problems, particularly a series of short-term bills to fund the federal government. “We expect the men and women of …

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Facebook is making changes to your News Feed; How to make YOUR “News Feed” work for YOU

Facebook has now changed how it ranks posts, videos and photos that appear in a users’ News Feeds. This means local news pages (such as our own MarionCountyMessenger.com feeds and others) are becoming less frequent on your timeline in Facebook. It’s due to the recent change in the social network’s algorithm. Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg …

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