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Haletown/Whiteside Area News

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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Two arrested for distributing fentanyl and oxycodone in Marion County

An investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has charged two from Tracy City in Grundy County for selling and distributing fentanyl and oxycodone in Marion County. Over several months in 2016, agents with the Drug Investigation Division conducted undercover operations in Marion County, pursuing leads …

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Door-to-door sales scam confirmed in Dunlap reminds us to beware any season of scams

DUNLAP, Tenn. — The Dunlap Police Department received reports on Tuesday that a male subject was going door to door in the Valley View Subdivision area in Dunlap attempting to sell television service. This subject stated he was with the Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative’s (BTC) Dunlap office, however residents noted he was not in uniform and …

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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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Marion County Democratic Party meeting scheduled for November 30th in Jasper

JASPER, Tenn. — Chair, Katie Tillman, of the Marion County Democratic Party announces there will be a meeting of the Executive Committee on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 6:30pm CST, at the county commission building located at 5520 US-41 in Jasper. Tillman says everyone is welcome to attend and listen to the governance and direction of the affairs …

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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 found at Marion County Park on Wednesday

UPDATE — 10/18/17 @ 5:03PM CDT: The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a body was found at the Marion County Park on Wednesday morning at Nickajack Lake near Haletown. While the investigation is ongoing, authorities do not believe any foul play was involved. The identity of the person has not yet been released …

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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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