Category Archive: Chattanooga Area News

Chattanooga Area News

Tennessee Highway Patrol Dispatcher indicted by Hamilton County Grand Jury

A Tennessee Highway Patrol dispatcher has been indicted by the Hamilton County Grand Jury for going into the records system and obtaining private information. 25-year-old Jennifer Hicks of Dunlap is charged with unlawful electronic surveillance, three counts of misuse of official information, three counts of official misconduct, two counts of unlawful electronic surveillance and computer …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/12/tennessee-highway-patrol-dispatcher-indicted-by-hamilton-county-grand-jury/

LIVE Election Results for Nov. 6th, 2018

LIVE Election Results from MarionCountyMessenger.com

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/11/live-election-results-nov-6th-2018/

Voters are headed to the polls for Midterm Election voting… Where to vote in Marion County

It’s now been two years since the election that launched the Donald Trump presidency, and voters are expected to turn out in high numbers today for the midterms with many key races in play that could have an effect on the next two years leading up to 2020. While many took advantage of early voting …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/11/voters-headed-polls-midterm-election-voting-vote-marion-county/

Severe storms sweep through Tennessee and Alabama overnight leaving 1 dead, 2 injured in Middle Tennessee

Severe storms swept across the Southeast last night bringing with them heavy rain, damaging winds, and according to radar and local storm spotters a few tornadoes across the tri-state area. Concern over the weather caused most area schools — including Marion County, Richard Hardy, Grundy, Sequatchie, and Hamilton Counties to delay classes by 2-hours for …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/11/severe-storms-sweep-through-tennessee-and-alabama-overnight-leaving-1-dead-2-injured-in-middle-tennessee/

Everything Voters need to know before heading to the Polls on Aug. 2nd

Tennesseans will head to the polls across the state today to vote in the August 2nd primary. 626,894 Tennesseans voted in person or absentee during the two-week early voting period which ended last Saturday, July 28, 2018. You can take a look at the sample ballot for Marion County here…or by visiting the Marion County …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/08/everything-voters-need-know-heading-polls-aug-2nd/

Accused killer of TN deputy Steven Wiggins captured in Hickman County

Steven Wiggins, accused of killing Dickson County Deputy Daniel Baker, was captured Friday morning in Hickman County. Trooper Kevin Burch of the Tennessee Highway Patrol Lawrenceburg District arrested Wiggins. Trooper Burch has been with THP since 2017. Trooper Burch was out on patrol and noticed Wiggins standing in a wood line. When he approached Wiggins, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/06/accused-killer-tn-deputy-steven-wiggins-captured-hickman-county/

Congressmen DesJarlais and Fleischmann tour Chickamauga Lock

Congressmen Scott DesJarlais and Chuck Fleischmann visited the Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga on Monday to view construction of a replacement for the aging structure on the Tennessee River. Rep. DesJarlais stated, “TVA operates dozens of dams and locks, enabling water commerce and recreation throughout Tennessee and neighboring states. The Chickamauga Lock serves more boaters and …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/04/congressmen-desjarlais-fleischmann-tour-chickamauga-lock/

Gov. Haslam proposes $30 million for school safety, among other improvements in budget amendment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today proposed $30 million to improve school safety across the state in the amendment to the fiscal year 2018-19 budget proposal to be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks. The funding includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants. Earlier …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/03/gov-haslam-proposes-30-million-for-school-safety-among-other-improvements-in-budget-amendment/

Opponents: TennCare work requirement could cost in long run

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The idea of requiring TennCare recipients to work in order to receive benefits might sound like a reasonable proposal on its face. But opponents say there’s a catch to the legislation, House Bill 1551, and its companion, Senate Bill 1728, sponsored respectively by Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, and Sen. Kerry …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/03/opponents-tenncare-work-requirement-cost-long-run/

A stormy afternoon and evening on-tap for the Sequatchie Valley on Monday

Severe Weather Update 3/18/2018 at 4:00pm CDT: Forecast guidance is painting a stormy picture across the region Monday afternoon and evening. As a storm system moves eastward from the Great Plains into the Ohio Valley, warm moist air will push northward into the Sequatchie Valley. With instability and the development of strong wind shear, thunderstorms …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/03/a-stormy-afternoon-and-evening-on-tap-for-the-sequatchie-valley-on-monday/

Area Road Conditions due to Flooding

High waters, trees down, rock slides and mud slides are causing problems for travelers on area roadways this afternoon. Here’s a list of areas of concern around our area… Not all of these roads are closed, but could be impacted by water over the road in places or debris. Motorists should use caution in the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/03/area-road-conditions-due-flooding/

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee marks the start of tornado season

Recent storms across the eastern half of the country caused damage, chaos, and took the lives of five people in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Michigan. That same outbreak was resposible for an EF-2 tornado which hit Clarksville, Tenn., destroying several homes and vehicles. This all stands as a reminder that tornado season is beginning in our …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://marioncountymessenger.com/2018/02/severe-weather-awareness-week-tennessee-marks-start-tornado-season/

Older posts «