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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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Big weather changes ahead as cold weather heads our way by mid-week

Big changes coming for the Sequatchie Valley and Cumberland Plateau in the coming week in regards to weather… As many around the area know we have been fairly above average with temperatures this fall. True, we have had some cool downs here and there, however, we have been completely void of any arctic intrusions across …

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Christmas Parades and Holiday Events for the Marion County Area 2017

It’s that time of the year when we start feeling the holiday spirit and try to find ways to enjoy the Christmas Season with our friends, neighbors, family and loved ones. Here’s a list of some upcoming Christmas Parades and other events around the area for you to enjoy this 2017 season…   Friday, December …

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The Sequatchie Valley prepares for impacts from Hurricane Nate’s remnants

Nate Update — Sunday 1:40pm: Good news regarding Nate. The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Nate from a Tropical Storm to only a depression. Locally, all Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are cancelled. A Wind Advisory and for some a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect. Changes to timing and overall impact: Nate continues to …

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Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27th

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT / 1:20 pm CDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level test message, as …

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Alabama teenager faces multiple charges following police chase that ended in Dade Co., GA

DADE COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia State Patrol says an Alabama teenager faces several charges after leading police on a chase that ended Sunday afternoon in Dade County. According to reports, it all started around 1 pm on Sunday when police in Henagar, Alabama tried to stop the suspect for driving on the wrong side …

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