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School Closings & Delays

Here’s the latest school closings and delays for our area due to the inclement weather and extreme cold temperatures. Stay with MarionCountyMessenger.com for the latest updates! Follow us on Facebook — CLICK HERE Follow us on Twitter — @MarionMessenger  

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Sequatchie Valley expecting a snowy Tuesday; Travel could be trecherous

Weather Update 1/15/2018 at 9:45 PM CST Snow is still in the forecast for Tuesday as an Arctic cold front pushes through the area. With this system, there will be just enough moisture present for snow to develop. Indeed, snow has already developed across western and middle Tennessee tonight. This band of snow is forecast …

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Winter precipitation possible for Monday, Jan. 8th, 2018

UPDATED Sunday, January 7, 2018 @ 5:17 AM CDT: As precipitation moves into the area later tonight and early Monday, temperatures across the area will be around or slightly below freezing. About 3000 feet up an area of above freezing air will caused snowflakes to melt and become liquid rain. The below freezing temperatures at …

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Cold weather for Valley to ring in New Year 2018

Arctic air pushing into the Seqautchie Valley and Tennessee Valley will bring extreme cold conditions to the area over the next few days as we bid farewell to 2017 and ring in the New Year of 2018. As of 1:45 PM CST on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind …

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New Poll: Tennesseans Want Increased Access to Solar

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eighty-one percent of Tennessee voters support solar energy in the Volunteer State, and even more want it installed on their own homes. The polling data was released Monday from the conservative polling firm, North Star Opinion Research. The survey was conducted among voters from a variety of ages, races, genders and geographic …

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Big weather changes ahead as cold weather heads our way by mid-week

Big changes coming for the Sequatchie Valley and Cumberland Plateau in the coming week in regards to weather… As many around the area know we have been fairly above average with temperatures this fall. True, we have had some cool downs here and there, however, we have been completely void of any arctic intrusions across …

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Tractor trailer fire shuts-down I-24 East in Marion County

A tractor-trailer fire on I-24 in Marion County has shut down all eastbound lanes Wednesday afternoon. The fire started around 2:30 PM CST near mile marker 164 — just past the Haletown/New Hope exit in the Whiteside area. The tractor-trailer was hauling a load of cars Eastbound. Officials with TDOT say that all eastbound lanes on …

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9-1-1 issues cause misdirection of calls around the state

The Tennessee 9-1-1 Network Operations Center advises that the previous problems with 9-1-1 have been identified and corrected. Test calls indicate that 9-1-1 calls made in Hamilton County are ringing appropriately in that area with others reporting the same. Officials encourage all citizens to take this time to program the local non-emergency numbers in their …

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Body of man who ran from deputies following car chase found in River

Following up on a story we brought you first… The body of Michael Shane Huffman, 28, of Dunlap, was found on Friday, in the Tennessee River near the area where he was last seen off River Canyon (Mullins Cove) Road in Marion County. Members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and …

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Police chase ends in the TN River at Mullins Cove on Tuesday; One suspect still missing

UPDATE — 10/28/17: The body of Michael Shane Huffman, 28, of Dunlap, was found on Friday, in the Tennessee River near the area where he was last seen off River Canyon (Mullins Cove) Road in Marion County. Members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Hamilton County Tactics and Rescue Services …

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Jack Maddux Travels Tennessee Campaigning For 4th Congressional District Run

Jack Maddux, a candidate for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District, has personally traveled more than 7,300 miles in his personal truck since the commencement of his campaign in April. “I’ve met many wonderful people while visiting the sixteen counties of the 4th District in the last six months,” he said. “From Cleveland, Tn., to Mt. Pleasant, …

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Congressman DesJarlais announces campaign for re-election to Tennessee’s 4th Congressional Seat

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, a Republican from South Pittsburg and member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced his candidacy on Tuesday to again represent Tennessee’s Fourth District next term. “This country has a military readiness crisis. Threats are mounting. I’ve been working hard to address troop strength, training, equipment, and strategy, and want to continue …

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