Category Archive: Nearby County News

News from Grundy, Sequatchie, Coffee, Bledsoe, Cumberland, Bradley, Hamilton, and North Georgia Counties

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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Man accused of threats against Sequatchie County High School released on bond with multiple charges

Zachary Damian Key has been released on bond as of last week, but returns to court today (Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 2018) to face charges of making false reports, 5 counts of statutory rape, and rape/sexual battery. Key, a former Sequatchie County High School student was charged for threatening to “shoot up” the school on social media …

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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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Tennessee Highway Patrol Dispatcher indicted by Hamilton County Grand Jury

A Tennessee Highway Patrol dispatcher has been indicted by the Hamilton County Grand Jury for going into the records system and obtaining private information. 25-year-old Jennifer Hicks of Dunlap is charged with unlawful electronic surveillance, three counts of misuse of official information, three counts of official misconduct, two counts of unlawful electronic surveillance and computer …

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National Weather Service confirms EF-2 tornado touched-down in Grundy County early Tuesday

The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-2 tornado did touch down in Grundy County Tuesday morning. The NWS says that while their survey is still not yet complete, for Coffee/Grundy counties, their preliminary data was able to verify the winds which reached a maximum of at least 115 mph. The survey crews also …

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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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Dunlap woman accused of attacking handicap father and other family members

A 55-year-old Dunlap woman angered by her family’s objections to her having a taser in their home became violent and attacked relatives, shoving her father out of his wheelchair and attacking the niece who tried to defend the elderly man, authorities said. According to an affidavit filed in General Sessions Court by Deputy Jason Kilgore …

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TN Gubernatorial hopeful Bill Lee making 3 stops in our area Tuesday on campaign trail

Tennessee Candidate for Governor Bill Lee will be in the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday, exactly 2 weeks before election day. Releases from Lee’s campaign say he will be in the multiple locations through the day. His first stops are in Grundy and Sequatchie County. He will be at the Mountain Goat Market on Main Street …

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Grundy County man wanted in connection with recent thefts

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Ronald Cody Fults, who is wanted in connection with recent thefts in the county. Fults is 5-ft, 6-inches tall and weighs approximately 130 lbs. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. Last Wednesday, Fults fled from deputies when they attempted to take him into custody for a …

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Fatal shooting in Sequatchie County over weekend leads to suspect’s arrest

A Sequatchie County man has died after being shot by another man over the weekend. Sequatchie County Deputies were called to a residence at 5398 Henson Gap Road in the Lewis Chapel community after shots were reported as being fired at the location. Upon arrival, officers found a white male laying partially in a ditch …

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