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Man drowns and another hospitalized in incident at state park in Marion County

An Atlanta, Georgia man has died from drowning at a state park in Marion County. Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett said it happened at Foster Falls State Park in Sequatchie on Sunday. Burnett says a 23-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were visiting the area from Atlanta and decided to go swimming at the …

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Names released following deadly morning crash

An early morning accident on Interstate 24 at mile marker 166 claimed the lives of two people and sent another to the hospital. Officials have now released the names of those who died in the crash. Chidule Lackson,  54 of Lansing, MI and Michael Lee Cardin, 60 of Tyron, GA, died as a result of …

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Former Trezevant principal calls out football program and district leaders, citing ‘illegal and ethical wrongdoings’ in resignation letter

Following up on a story we brought you in September 2016, principal Ronnie Mackin of Trezevant High School in Memphis has resigned his position from the school district citing that the Shelby County School district “promotes dishonesty, fraud and misrepresentations of academic progress in order to promote athletic success,” a statement which puts a dark …

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Deadly crash closes I-24 Westbound in Marion County overnight

UPDATE: All lanes of traffic on Interstate 24 in Marion County have been restored following an early morning accident on Friday that claimed the lives of two commercial truck drivers and injured another driver. Read the latest updates here… — PREVIOUS STORY: Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and TDOT have been working a serious …

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South Pittsburg woman arrested for filing false missing child report

A local woman was arrested in Kimball on Sunday, May 28th, after filing a false missing child report with local authorities. Officers with the Kimball Police Department responded to a missing child report at the Wal-Mart store in the Kimball Crossing shopping plaza after the child’s parent said her 6-year-old child was missing. Jayne Arlene …

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Widening of US-64/72 “Main Street” between Jasper and Kimball on target to begin in 2018

With the signing of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s IMPROVE Act into law, Marion County is set to see several long-anticipated infrastructure projects completed from a gradual increase in taxes on fuel and diesel. There is a total of 3 projects listed in the county. The largest being the widening of US-64/72 or SR-2 (Main Street) …

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Marion County Commission May 2017 Meeting Recap

A few of the business items covered at the recent meeting of the Marion County Commission on Monday, May 22nd: Approval of Public Records Policy for Circuit Court Clerk office. Approval of Proclamation of June to be Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. County Mayor David Jackson asked to appoint Max Stone to replace Phillip Smith …

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Police chase that began in Marion ends with trooper firing shots in Chattanooga

On Friday afternoon, a man led Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers on a chase into Hamilton County that ended in one of the troopers firing shots at the suspect. It began in Marion County, where the suspect took off on a stolen motorcycle at around 4:00 PM. The suspect then led troopers on a chase along …

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‘Let’s All Go To The Fair!’ The Marion County Fair runs through Sunday, May 21st

It’s back and earlier than years past! The Marion County Fair is underway starting this evening and running through Sunday, May 21st at the fairgrounds in Jasper (located behind the Dairy Queen and adjacent to the Jasper City Park). Despite the heat today, this afternoon and evening’s weather looks great for checking out the sights …

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Jasper residents show strong opinions over proposed ‘Pit Bull’ ownership restrictions that goes to vote in June

Following up on a story we brought you first at MarionCountyMessenger.com, city leaders are now facing much public scrutiny as residents publicly give their opinion on the proposed and locally-controversial new ordinance regarding pit bull breed dog ownership in the city limits. According to the new ordinance #376, which passed on first reading, it states: To own a Pit …

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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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Jasper City Meeting for May 2017 recap

Here’s a recap of the Jasper City Meeting held on February 13th, 2017… You can watch the replay of this meeting and several other area city and county meetings Saturday mornings on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Meeting called to order… After prayer, pledge to flag, and approval of April meeting minutes… …

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