Category Archive: Jasper News

News for Jasper, TN

Rock fall forces lane closures on I-24 West near Monteagle

TDOT is closing two lanes of I-24 west Thursday near Monteagle. A recent rockfall on Interstate 24 West at mile marker 136.2 in Marion County near Monteagle resulted in several rocks spilling out onto the interstate and into the travel lanes, according to a Tennessee Department of Transportation news release. Engineers with TDOT’s Geotechnical Engineering Section assessed …

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TN Department of Education releases new school report card

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released a new, redesigned state report card for 2017-18 on Tuesday. McQueen says this tool was developed over the past year with educators, parents, and community organizations and includes a number of new features based on that feedback, including school ratings, a Spanish translation of the site, and additional new …

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Gentry Chevrolet, Buick, GMC to change ownership soon

Gentry Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, a longtime Marion County car dealership which originally opened in South Pittsburg and is now headquartered in Kimball, Tenn. will soon be under new ownership. The Gentry family, which has owned and managed the local dealership in the same family since 1932. Jim Gentry has operated the dealership that was started …

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Marion voters say YES to ‘Liquor By The Drink’ at the polls

Marion County voters had many decisions to make at the polls yesterday from choosing the next Tennessee Senator in a very heated race between Blackburn and Bredesen to choosing our state’s next Governor along with a few key local races. But one item was something many have wanted to see on a ballot for years… …

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LIVE Election Results for Nov. 6th, 2018

LIVE Election Results from MarionCountyMessenger.com

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Voters are headed to the polls for Midterm Election voting… Where to vote in Marion County

It’s now been two years since the election that launched the Donald Trump presidency, and voters are expected to turn out in high numbers today for the midterms with many key races in play that could have an effect on the next two years leading up to 2020. While many took advantage of early voting …

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Severe storms sweep through Tennessee and Alabama overnight leaving 1 dead, 2 injured in Middle Tennessee

Severe storms swept across the Southeast last night bringing with them heavy rain, damaging winds, and according to radar and local storm spotters a few tornadoes across the tri-state area. Concern over the weather caused most area schools — including Marion County, Richard Hardy, Grundy, Sequatchie, and Hamilton Counties to delay classes by 2-hours for …

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Active Shooter Drill scheduled for Whitwell schools on November 2nd

A heavy police and sheriff’s deputy presence will be noticeable on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at the Whitwell schools as the Marion County Sheriff’s Department along with other local law enforcement agencies take part in an ‘active shooter drill’ on the school campus Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department say the drill will look …

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South Pittsburg man indicted, charged in 2017 infant homicide case

Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside the South Pittsburg Police Department and Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, have obtained indictments for a Marion County man in connection to the 2017 death of his girlfriend’s infant son. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI agents joined the …

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Everything Voters need to know before heading to the Polls on Aug. 2nd

Tennesseans will head to the polls across the state today to vote in the August 2nd primary. 626,894 Tennesseans voted in person or absentee during the two-week early voting period which ended last Saturday, July 28, 2018. You can take a look at the sample ballot for Marion County here…or by visiting the Marion County …

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Man drowns while kayaking near Ketner’s Mill

A 38-year-old Florida man died on Sunday near Ketner’s Mill after water from the dam overturned his kayak and river’s strong current pulled him under the water causing the man to drown. Officials say Daniel Atkinson was paddling in the Sequatchie River below the dam at Ketner’s Mill on Sunday afternoon with his wife and …

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4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations for 2018

There’s no shortage of fireworks displays and celebrations to see around the Tennessee and Sequatchie Valleys over the next few days, and with the 4th being on a Wednesday for 2018, some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area …

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