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The latest local news for Marion County and the Sequatchie Valley

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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Arrest warrant issued for suspect in connection with shooting in South Pittsburg

The ongoing investigation into a Tuesday night shooting in South Pittsburg has resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for the suspect. Officials with the South Pittsburg Police say the department has issued a warrant for Michael A. Godsby, 44, of South Officials with the South Pittsburg Police say the department has issued a warrant …

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Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn launches Senate bid

U.S. Rep. Marhsa Blackburn, who represents Tennessee’s 7th District in Congress has announced she will be entering the 2018 U.S. Senate Race in hopes to replace Sen. Bob Corker who announced last month that he would retire at the end of his current term. Blackburn released a video on Thursday touting her conservative credentials after …

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Skeletal remains found in Grundy County

GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. — MarionCountyMessenger.com has learned that the skeletal remains of a body have been found in a remote area of Grundy County. According to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, the remains were discovered near Altamont. The body has not been identified at this time and the investigation is ongoing. Officials say an anthropology team …

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Around Town: October 6th – November 4th

Email your local church, community, or civic organization event information or flyers to us — News@MarionCountyMessenger.com! Oct. 6 The South Pittsburg High School Class of 1982 35th Class Reunion will be held at the American Legion Post 62 in South Pittsburg. Attendees are asked to meet the Legion at 6pm CDT, prior to the SPHS …

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UPDATED: Shooting in South Pittsburg on Tuesday night leave police looking for suspect

UPDATE — 10/5/17 @ 8:01 AM: Investigators with the South Pittsburg Police and Marion County Sheriff’s Department are still looking for more information in the case of a shooting that happened late Tuesday night in South Pittsburg. 19-year-old Zachary K. Cantrell of South Pittsburg was shot twice — once in the back and once in …

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Annual City-Wide Yard Sale is this weekend in South Pittsburg

This weekend the City of South Pittsburg is hosting their annual city-wide yard sale, with many residents throughout and around the city taking part as well as many churches, school groups, and local organizations. Officials say the event is a great opportunity for folks to either make money on items that they no longer want …

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Man dressed as pirate arrested in Dunlap for aggravated arrest and burglary over the weekend

DUNLAP, Tenn. —  A man now faces charges of resisting arrest and aggravated burglary after being arrested in Dunlap over the weekend. Police say 28-year-old Brian Zielinski had been wondering around the town over the summer dressed in a pirate costume, in what appears to be an imitation of the Captian Jack Sparrow from Disney’s …

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Marion County included in upcoming Oral Rabies Vaccine “air drops” to help prevent the spread of rabies in the state

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services will be distributing oral rabies vaccine (ORV) baits in portions of east and southcentral Tennessee over the coming weeks to vaccinate raccoons and help further prevent the spread of rabies in the state. Marion County is included in the list of counties that will receive the ORV air …

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Henagar, AL man arrested for throwing person out of moving vehicle

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — A Henagar, Alabama man was arrested last week after authorities say he threw a person from his moving vehicle. According to officials with the Scottsboro Police Department, the incident happened last Thursday just before 6pm CDT in the 3600 block of Highway 79. Witnesses who saw the incident happen called 911 and …

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Groups Work to Track Hate Crimes in TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, there were 275 incidences of hate crimes against people or their personal property between 2015 and 2016, the most recent data available. But numerous reports from independent groups say hate crimes are on the rise. One such group, in partnership with at least 100 media …

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Congress Looks at Eliminating Middle Class Tax Exemption

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – After a failed attempt to revamp health care, Congress and the president now are turning their attention to tax reform. Among the proposed policies on the chopping block is the elimination of a provision that allows homeowners to deduct state and local property taxes from their federal taxes. The SALT deduction largely …

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