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UPDATE: Snow chances for Friday into Weekend

UPDATE — 1/4/17 @ 6:38am CST: Following up on our weather discussion from yesterday in regards to winter weather that may impact the Sequatchie Valley later this week and into the weekend. There is still great uncertainty regarding the evolution of winter weather or even a winter storm, but I’ll discuss what we know and …

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New Year’s Eve events around the Chattanooga area

It’s that time again to ring in another new year, and while many of us will choose to ring-in 2017 at home — possibly watching Dick Clarks New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (now hosted by Ryan Seacrest) with performances by Mariah Carey, the multi-platinum selling band DNCE, international superstar Gloria Estefan, and country star Thomas Rhett…other …

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Storms turn violent across Seqautchie Valley overnight leaving trail of destruction behind

In what was originally forecast to be a somewhat typical line of strong thunderstorms on Tuesday night, Mother Nature had other plans for folks in the Sequatchie Valley and around the Southeast. The lines of storms slowly began intensifying in the late afternoon and early evening hours as they passed over parts of Mississippi and …

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LIVE Election Results with MarionCountyMessenger.com

LIVE Election Results from MarionCountyMessenger.com Follow the latest in National, State, and Local elections here with MarionCountyMessenger.com…    

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Expect delays on I-24 near Wildwood overnight this week

Commuters and those planning to travel I-24 between Marion County and Chattanooga should be aware of some nighttime lane closures over the next few days. The planned replacement of the Highway 299 bridge over Interstate 24 in Dade County, Georgia has been several years in the making and the  beginning stages of that project will …

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Several fires ignited around the area over weekend; Marion Co. prohibits burning

If you stepped outside in Marion County on Sunday morning you couldn’t help but notice the smokey haze that engulfed the Sequatchie Valley. It’s a haze that’s with us again on Monday as we start the work week and very likely could be with us for several days due to wild fires around the area …

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Tennessee imposes water restrictions due to drought

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is asking residents to limit their water usage in almost a dozen water districts in the Sequatchie Valley and Cumberland Plateau areas because of the drought. The call is to temporarily restrict non-essential water use as the utilities have trouble meeting customer demands. These are the utilities affected: …

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Early Voting begins across Tennessee today

Early voting for the November 8th, 2016 general election is now underway in Tennessee. Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins are encouraging Tennesseans to take advantage of this opportunity to avoid lines on Election Day. This year’s election and early voting in particular comes after a very successful National Voter …

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Marion County man to be sentenced to 25 years for 2012 death of infant son

Update — 10/4/16 @ 11:38am: The Sequatchie, TN man that was convicted in August of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the 2012 death of his 3-month-old son Colin was sentenced Tuesday in a Jasper court to 25 years in prison. Judge Thomas “Rusty” Graham sentenced Christopher E. Russell, age 27, to 25 years …

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Nina and Pinta sail into Chattanooga….no…really!

History buffs or those who just want to see living history here at home will soon have that chance as life-size replicas of the Columbus ships ‘Nina’ and ‘Pinta’ sail into Chattanooga for display at Ross’s Landing. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. According to Archaeology magazine, …

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UPDATE: 11-year-old from Lookout Valley takes family’s truck on joyride

UPDATE 9/21/16 @ 5:12pm CDT: MarionCountyMessenger.com has since learned that the 11-year-old child mentioned in this story was actually a resident of Hamilton County; not Marion. The child took the family’s truck from their home in Lookout Valley before local authorities and THP officers were able to recover the truck, trailer, and child safely near …

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Jury finds Jasper man guilty of inciting a riot at Lee Highway memorial

A jury in Hamilton County has found James Hutchins of Jasper guilty of inciting a riot and has ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine. He was also found guilty of disorderly conduct stemming from the events that transpired just days after the July 16th Chattanooga shootings at the (then) makeshift memorial for the victims …

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