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The latest local news for Marion County and the Sequatchie Valley

Lady Tigers’ winning season comes to an end at Spring Fling in Murfreesboro to Jackson Christian

The TSSAA Spring Fling softball championship games continued on Wednesday in Murfreesboro, with many of the games delayed until later in the day due to rain. In Class A, the Lady Tigers of Whitwell who’ve torn up the diamond all season had to win to stay alive. And that determination stayed strong throughout the game …

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Dunlap man arrested for aggravated rape found with meth, narcotics, and stolen handgun

Sequatchie County, Tenn. — Police in Dunlap went on a ’round-up’ for people indicted in court last week. Officials with the police department say most of the indictments and arrests were drug related; however, one man who was arrested in the round-ups is charged with aggravated rape. According to officers, Zachary Higgins, who was arrested on …

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Multiple County Mayors In East Tennessee Endorse Randy Boyd For Governor

Randy Boyd announced on Wednesday that nearly two dozen county mayors from across East Tennessee have endorsed him and are already working in support of his Republican campaign for governor of Tennessee. Boyd is the only gubernatorial candidate from East Tennessee and more than 40 percent of the projected 2018 Republican gubernatorial primary vote is …

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TSSAA Spring Fling Baseball & Softball Results and Schedule

Follow the results and schedule of this year’s TSSAA Spring Fling games in Murfreesboro with the TSSAA… Locally, the Class A, Lady Tigers softball team from Whitwell has advanced in the championship games. We are watching results from those games and others around the state here from the TSSAA! Tweets by tssaa FROM ALL OF …

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Widening of US-64/72 “Main Street” between Jasper and Kimball on target to begin in 2018

With the signing of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s IMPROVE Act into law, Marion County is set to see several long-anticipated infrastructure projects completed from a gradual increase in taxes on fuel and diesel. There is a total of 3 projects listed in the county. The largest being the widening of US-64/72 or SR-2 (Main Street) …

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Marion County Commission May 2017 Meeting Recap

A few of the business items covered at the recent meeting of the Marion County Commission on Monday, May 22nd: Approval of Public Records Policy for Circuit Court Clerk office. Approval of Proclamation of June to be Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. County Mayor David Jackson asked to appoint Max Stone to replace Phillip Smith …

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Police chase that began in Marion ends with trooper firing shots in Chattanooga

On Friday afternoon, a man led Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers on a chase into Hamilton County that ended in one of the troopers firing shots at the suspect. It began in Marion County, where the suspect took off on a stolen motorcycle at around 4:00 PM. The suspect then led troopers on a chase along …

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‘Let’s All Go To The Fair!’ The Marion County Fair runs through Sunday, May 21st

It’s back and earlier than years past! The Marion County Fair is underway starting this evening and running through Sunday, May 21st at the fairgrounds in Jasper (located behind the Dairy Queen and adjacent to the Jasper City Park). Despite the heat today, this afternoon and evening’s weather looks great for checking out the sights …

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Overturned tractor trailer causes early morning Interstate delays near Kimball

Drivers heading toward Nashville early on Tuesday morning had some extra delays on Interstate 24 due to an accident involving an overturned tractor trailer. Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol say the semi crashed and overturned at mile marker 153, that’s just one mile before the Kimball/South Pittsburg exit going westbound. While the accident was …

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Jasper residents show strong opinions over proposed ‘Pit Bull’ ownership restrictions that goes to vote in June

Following up on a story we brought you first at MarionCountyMessenger.com, city leaders are now facing much public scrutiny as residents publicly give their opinion on the proposed and locally-controversial new ordinance regarding pit bull breed dog ownership in the city limits. According to the new ordinance #376, which passed on first reading, it states: To own a Pit …

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Dunlap authorities warn residents of counterfeit money being passed around city

Dunlap, Tenn. — Police in Dunlap are sending a warning out to their community regarding fake money that’s being passed off at local stores. The police department says they’ve received at least four reports of these counterfeit notes being used locally. They say that most of the bills reported have been 20s, with a fake 10-dollar bill being …

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South Pittsburg residents upset with what some feel were racially-targeted police actions (MEETING AUDIO)

At the May city meeting in South Pittsburg, many residents showed up to express their concerns and anger with some actions recently taken in the city to the mayor and commissioners. Those in attendance were furious regarding the Tennessee State Patrol’s “strike team” that was called-in to help with crowd control near the annual National Cornbread Festival …

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