Category: Haletown/Whiteside Area News

Haletown/Whiteside Area News

Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative bringing high-speed fiber internet, TV, and phone to Marion County

The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) announced on Friday the launch of a new subsidiary, SVEConnect, which will bring high-speed fiber optic internet service to SVEC members in the Marion County area. In addition to high-speed internet services, SVEConnect will also offer phone and television service to customers, similar to what Chattanooga’s EPB has made …

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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 …

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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 …

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“Flu Shot Friday” Event Provides Free Flu Vaccines Across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Get a flu shot! The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza remains widespread across the state. Tennessee county health departments are providing flu vaccine at no charge to patients …

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Former South Pittsburg police officer indicted Monday for assault

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former South Pittsburg police officer, who has been charged with assault and official misconduct. The TBI says 27-year-old Officer Joshua Chance is accused of assaulting a man on Old Jasper Road after he was detained by law …

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Does somebody owe YOU money? Millions turned over annually to TN Department of Treasury

Have you ever cancelled a utility service? Have you closed a bank account or left a job? While it doesn’t apply to everyone, often times that utility company will owe you a refund…or your bank account accrued some interest that wasn’t paid-out upon closing. Or maybe the job you left forgot to pay you for …

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Tax Man Cometh: Free Help Available to All Tennesseeans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s a good weekend to start collecting what you need to settle up with Uncle Sam. Tax forms are arriving in mailboxes daily across Tennessee and that means it’s tax time. For people overwhelmed by the task, there is free help available for people of all ages and all income levels. The …

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High Electric Bills? TVA Rates Questioned by TN Groups

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Your high electric bill this winter may have to do with more than just cold temperatures. A study of Tennessee Valley Authority rates for residential and industrial customers, released Tuesday, raises questions about TVA’s rates for each of those groups. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy commissioned the study by Synapse Energy …

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) Presses Colleagues For Stronger Military With Consistent Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a House Armed Services Committee hearing today, Secretary of Defense James Mattis discussed combat readiness and long-term military strategy with members of Congress. In his opening remarks, the Secretary focused on budget problems, particularly a series of short-term bills to fund the federal government. “We expect the men and women of …

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Four days into the search for wanted robbery suspect with no results; Sheriff says he doesn’t believe he’s still in Whitwell area

It’s now been four days in the search for alleged Rutherford County robbery suspect Dewayne Halfacre, who we know for sure was last seen in the Whitwell area on Tuesday. Marion County deputies, Whitwell Police, and multiple other agencies searched the wooded areas near TN-28 and Hwy. 283 and in nearby neighborhoods throughout the week. …

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Area Road Conditions

Here’s the latest road conditions around the area as reported by local sheriff’s departments, police departments and other agencies such as the THP, TDOT, Georgia State Patrol, etc…  

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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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