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Hands-free driving law now in effect in Georgia

Heads-up to our local commuters who travel Interstate 24 each day and to all of those headed to-and-from Chattanooga via I-24 through Dade County in North Georgia. Drivers in Georgia and those who cross the state line have a new law to follow. The law, which went into effect on Sunday, requires drivers to be …

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TN gas prices are up as travel season approaches; Current gas prices in Sequatchie Valley

Gas prices in Tennessee hit a four-year high during the first week of April, and although the Chattanooga area is one of the cities seeing least expensive costs, drivers will likely see more increases as the summer approaches. The least expensive gas price averages in Tennessee are in Memphis, $2.40; Knoxville, $2.43; and Chattanooga, $2.44, …

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A stormy afternoon and evening on-tap for the Sequatchie Valley on Monday

Severe Weather Update 3/18/2018 at 4:00pm CDT: Forecast guidance is painting a stormy picture across the region Monday afternoon and evening. As a storm system moves eastward from the Great Plains into the Ohio Valley, warm moist air will push northward into the Sequatchie Valley. With instability and the development of strong wind shear, thunderstorms …

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Parkridge Valley West now offering mental health care “Intensive Outpatient Program”

Park Ridge Valley West, a behavioral care facility of Parkridge Valley Hospital, is now offering an “intensive outpatient program” for those needing mental health care, but not necessarily requiring inpatient admission, in the Marion County area. “This is the first time a mental health program has been offered on an outpatient basis by a hospital …

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Area Road Conditions due to Flooding

High waters, trees down, rock slides and mud slides are causing problems for travelers on area roadways this afternoon. Here’s a list of areas of concern around our area… Not all of these roads are closed, but could be impacted by water over the road in places or debris. Motorists should use caution in the …

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High Electric Bills? TVA Rates Questioned by TN Groups

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Your high electric bill this winter may have to do with more than just cold temperatures. A study of Tennessee Valley Authority rates for residential and industrial customers, released Tuesday, raises questions about TVA’s rates for each of those groups. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy commissioned the study by Synapse Energy …

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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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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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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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Authorities Find 13 Explosive Devices in Truck and House After Traffic Stop in Trenton, GA

TRENTON, Ga. — On Monday, December 4th, at approximately 7:00 PM EST, Georgia State Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a green Ford Ranger pickup truck at the Circle K convenience store at the intersection of Highway 136 West and South Main Street in Trenton. During the course of the traffic stop, Trooper Joe Geddie …

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