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New Hope, TN Area News

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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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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Marion County Commission June 2017 Meeting Recap

Here’s a recap of some of the items covered at the June 2017 meeting of the Marion County Commission held on Monday, June 26th… Tune in Saturday mornings on KWN-TV (Charter channel 195) to watch your local city, county, and government meetings. Meeting Business: Charlotte Anderson with the US Census Bureau spoke about the 2020 …

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UPDATE: Man wanted for kidnapping in Marion County in custody after chase

UPDATE: A kidnapping suspect wanted in Marion County is now in custody. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office confirms the suspect, Jimmy Morton, was taken into custody after a chase. The pursuit started at around 10 pm Thursday night after Marion County deputies spotted the vehicle on I-24. It continued onto I-59 south into Dade County. …

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TVA lowers lake levels ahead of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Cindy remnants

TVA officials, noting that heavy rains are forecast for much of the Tennessee Valley from tropical storm Cindy which began impacting our area early this morning, said they have taken steps designed to help minimize flooding across the Tennessee and Sequatchie Valleys. TVA will be began lowering some lake levels to create additional water storage …

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Paving and construction on I-24 begins this weekend in Marion County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Georiga Department of Transportation have announced several Interstate construction projects that could have an impact on your travel through the area in the coming weeks, some of which will begin this weekend. TDOT says it will begin paving on I-24 this weekend in Marion County. This will be …

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New principal named at South Pittsburg High School

Following the retirement of Danny Wilson as principal at South Pittsburg High School at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, officials with the Marion County Schools have named a new principal for the school. In a release on the school’s website, it says Mr. Timothy Bible will be taking over as principal at the high …

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