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Extremely HOT and HUMID through weekend as heatwave continues for the Sequatchie Valley

For the rest of your work week, we’ll see very hot and humid conditions with daytime temps reaching the upper 90s by the weekend with the heat index at or above 100 degrees thanks to the humidity and a high-pressure ridge moving through midweek. And we won’t see much relief at night either as the …

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Police chase in Marion County ends in Red Bank with assistance from other agencies

Two people are now in custody after a police chase that began earlier this morning ended in the Red Bank area in Hamilton County. Officials say authorities in Marion County began chasing the suspect’s car earlier this morning, which led deputies across county lines into Hamilton County. The suspect crashed their car in the 6000 …

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Multi-agency drug investigation in Whitwell leads to multiple arrests

A total of seven people were arrested in Whitwell this month following a several months-long investigation of methamphetamine distribution from a house located at 153 West Idaho Street by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Unit, the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Whitwell Police Department. . After completion of the investigation, a …

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TDOT sets new date for completion of Highway Connector project in Jasper

A new completion date for the Highway 150 connector project in Jasper has been announced. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) says the project is now estimated to be complete by November 30th. The original completion date was set for May 31st; however, officials say construction of a bridge over a gas line in the …

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CSX freight train fire in Marion County

CSX Transportation has confirmed that a freight train has caught on fire in Marion County on Friday afternoon. Officials with the railroad operator say the train originated in North Carolina and consisted of 120 freight cars, 85 of which were carrying a load. Engineers first noticed the fire near the Tennessee-Georgia state line as the …

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I-24 re-opened and victim identified after deadly morning crash involving jack-knifed tractor trailer

UPDATE — 5:35 PM CDT: This morning’s crash on I-24 in Marion County involving a tractor trailer has now claimed one life, according to officials with the THP. According to a preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the chain reaction causing the accident began when 31-year-old Robert Kellerman of South Pittsburg lost control of …

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Kimball Chief of Police Tommy Jordan retires; Allison promoted to Chief

Today is the last day on the job for Kimball’s “top cop” as Police Chief Tommy Jordan retires after 17 years with the department. The Chief will go “10-24″ (assignment complete) at the end of his shift later today. Jordan, who lives in New Hope, began his tenure with Kimball as a patrolmen in 2000 …

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More rain to wrap-up the short week with hot temperatures into the weekend

MarionCountyMessenger.com, the only daily local and online news source in the Sequatchie Valley with dedicated and degreed staff Meteorologists brings you the latest up-to-date weather, news, and information including severe weather coverage in real-time right here at home! As we take a look at your Valley Alert 7 Day Forecast we see the typical summertime …

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Tennessee and Alabama Sales Tax Holidays coming later this month; None scheduled for Georgia

Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 AM local time on Friday, July 28th, 2017 and ends on Sunday, July 30 at 11:59 PM local time. During the event, residents and especially parents of school children can purchase clothes, school supplies, and computer equipment without paying Tennessee state sales tax, which is usually around …

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Tractor trailer accident closes I-24 East and causes delays locally

Two tractor-trailers were involved in an accident on I-24 eastbound near the I-59 junction in Dade County on Friday morning just after 6:00 AM CDT. The accident forced closure the Interstate’s Eastbound lanes, but as of 7:30 AM one lane was re-opened to motorists. Traffic was re-routed from the Interstate to U.S. Highway 41 through …

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Area 4th of July Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

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 Tuesday some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area start after …

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July 1st brings many changes and new laws in Tennessee

Tennessee has a total of 133 new laws or amendments to existing laws in the state that will take effect on July 1st, 2017. While some of these laws might not directly affect you — many of them will! Here’s a rundown of some of them so you’ll know what to expect after July 1st… …

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