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News for Jasper, TN

Suspect on the loose near Whitwell after car chase Monday morning; Schools locked-down as a result

UPDATE — 1/22/18 @ 1:31 PM CDT: According to Whitwell’s Police Chief, the suspects involved in Monday morning’s incident were also involved in what he describes as a “criminal act” in South Pittsburg early Monday morning before a car chase and subsequent crash led to the suspects taking off on foot — one who has …

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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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Jasper man identified as murder victim in overnight shooting Stevenson, Alabama

STEVENSON, Ala. — An Alabama man is behind bars today and charged with murder following an incident that occurred early Tuesday morning. Reports say Stevenson Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of shots fired around 1:30 AM CST on Tuesday morning at a Sharon Drive home. Upon arrival, officers and …

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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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UPDATE: Fatal shooting under investigation

UPDATED — 1/2/18 @ 6:02 PM CST: SEQUATCHIE, Tenn. — Officials in Marion County have released the identity of the victim and shooter in the fatal shooting that happened late Monday night in Sequatchie. According to Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett the incident happened around 10:00 PM CST at a residence on Dancing Fern Road, …

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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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Pipe bombs found at Kimball home on Monday, officials say

Update — 12/11/17 @ 10:17 PM CDT: Authorities have cleared the scene of an Allen Lane home in Kimball as of 10:00 PM on Monday night, following the discovery of several pipe bombs by a probation officer during a routine probation check on Monday afternoon. Kimball Police Chief Tim Allison said five pipe bombs were found at …

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New UT Vols Head Football Coach has local football family ties

The University of Tennessee’s head-coaching search has been one filled with every twist and turn imaginable over the past few weeks, but it appears to be winding down now as former head coach-turned-newly appointed Athletic Director, Phillip Fulmer — a College Football Hall of Fame member, and other officials in Knoxville are now reportedly closing …

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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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