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Haletown/Whiteside Area News

Bridge over I-24 at Wildwood, GA to be replaced this weekend; Expect Delays

If you’re planing to drive on Interstate 24 this weekend to or from Chattanooga and Marion County, you may experience a few delays. Following up on a story we brought you last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation is replacing the Georgia State Route 299 bridge over the interstate at Wildwood, using their Accelerated Bridge …

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I-24 Eastbound re-opened after 18-wheeler overturns Monday morning

The Eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 were closed early Monday morning near the junction with I-59 after a semi carrying food overturned blocking the roadway causing delays for early morning commuters for several hours. The accident happened near mile marker 166, which is near the split with I-59 in Dade County, Georgia — just over …

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Traffic stop on I-24 in Dade Co. on Wednesday leads to two arrests on drug charges

DADE COUNTY, Ga. — On Wednesday evening at approximately 8:35 pm EDT, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle due to no headlights on after sunset. The vehicle was stopped on I-24 westbound near the Wildwood exit 169. After observing several indicators and discrepancies in the driver’s and passenger’s stories, a K9-free air scan …

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Puckett EMS joins Priority Ambulance’s national ambulance company network

Priority Ambulance announced today that Puckett EMS is joining its national family of ambulance companies. Puckett EMS, a private ambulance service based in Austell, Ga., provides emergency and nonemergency ambulance service in 12 Georgia and Southeast Tennessee counties. “Puckett EMS is pleased to have a partner in Priority Ambulance that shares our mission and vision …

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Congressman Scott DesJarlais votes against Omnibus Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, after voting against the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 244), a bill to fund the federal government until the end of September, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., issued the following statement: “With control of the House, Senate and White House, Republicans have an historic opportunity to enact conservative reforms, but surrendered to Democrats’ …

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Sting operation by Marion County Sheriff and Drug Task Force results in 11 arrests

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department along with the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force performed an undercover sting operation over the past two weeks in Marion and Grundy counties which has resulted in the arrest of eleven people in connection with distributing, possession and attempting to buy/possess controlled substances including methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription medications. …

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Marion County Commission Meeting Recap

A few of the business items covered at the recent meeting of the Marion County Commission: Appointment of Phillip Smith to fill the seat vacated by Wayne Willis (District 1, Seat A) — Approved. Smith was sworn-in by County Mayor David Jackson. Resolution for Litter grant — Approved. Contract bids for the Marion County Institute …

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Weekend brush fires keep Forestry crews busy

You probably noticed the smoke or a haze in the air this weekend around Marion County, especially if you live in the Haletown or Whiteside area or were traveling along I-24 to Chattanooga. According to Marion County dispatchers, Tennessee Forestry crews have been battling a brush fire on Ladd’s Mountain near I-24 and Nickajack Lake …

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Marion County Commission April Meeting Recap

A few of the business items covered at the April 2017 meeting of the Marion County Commission: A statement was read by County Mayor David Jackson regarding the resignation of District 1 commissioner Wayne Willis, who resigned his seat due to health reasons. The commission plans to implement a 10% penalty to cover expenses from …

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Wayne Willis resigns from County Commission over health concerns

At this month’s Marion County Commission meeting, County Mayor David Jackson read a statement from District 1 commissioner, Wayne Willis, who resigned his seat on the commission at the March meeting citing health reasons. The statement said, “With regret, I tender my resignation to the Marion County Commission due to health reasons, effective immediately.” Willis, …

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Marion County Democratic Party executive committee meeting planned for April 24th

Katie Tillman, Chair of the Marion County Democratic Party, announces an upcoming Executive Committee meeting of the Marion County Democratic Party. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend and listen to the governance and direction of the affairs of the Marion County Democratic Party set forth by the Executive Committee. The meeting will be held …

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Maddux announces candidacy for US Congress 4th District of Tennessee

Cleveland, Tenn. — Navy Veteran, former police officer and local business manager, Jack Maddux, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the United States Congress District 4 of Tennessee. The announcement took place on Tuesday evening, April 4th, 2017 at at the Mountain View Inn, 2400 Executive Park NW, Cleveland, Tennessee. Maddux is …

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