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The latest local news for Marion County and the Sequatchie Valley

Whitwell Tigers headed to State Championship for the first time in school history

No doubt about it, the 2018 football season has been one that will go down in history for the Whitwell Tigers. Not only have this year’s Tigers remained undefeated — they’ve managed to overcome odds that some would argue was impossible…like remaining undefeated through the regular season, or advancing into the semi-finals round of the …

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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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Marion County Election Results from November 6, 2018

The results are in from Tuesday’s Midterm Election, and locally in Marion County there were several key races to be decided for seats within the Marion County. In Jasper, voters chose Jason Turner and Mac Bumpus for the two Alderman seats on the ballot. Kimball voters also had two Alderman seats, choosing Teresa Lofty Childs …

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Marion voters say YES to ‘Liquor By The Drink’ at the polls

Marion County voters had many decisions to make at the polls yesterday from choosing the next Tennessee Senator in a very heated race between Blackburn and Bredesen to choosing our state’s next Governor along with a few key local races. But one item was something many have wanted to see on a ballot for years… …

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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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Much ghoulishness about Trick-or-Treat changes, as Marion County kids prepare for treats on Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 2018

It was announced a little over two weeks ago that the County Mayor in conjunction with city mayors in the county have requested the change in trick-or-treating in the counties major areas to Tuesday, October 30th rather than the traditional — actual Halloween night of October 31st. County Mayor David Jackson and other officials say …

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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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Firefighters injured at Whitwell house fire

Officials with the Whitwell Fire Department say five local firefighters were injured while battling at a house fire on East Kansas Avenue in Whitwell on Friday night. It happened around 8:30 PM Friday when they say the owner was at a building next door the house when the fire was reported. Whitwell Fire Department responded …

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Whitwell looks to continue winning streak tonight in final regular season game at Finley Stadium

The Whitwell Tigers football team is no doubt a force to be reckoned with this season. Tonight the Tigers face Sale Creek at Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium at 6:30 PM CDT, and is only the 6th meeting between the Tigers and Panthers, where Whitwell so far has had the advantage by leading the series 5-0. According …

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Trump to make Chattanooga visit just before Election Day

President Donald Trump is planning a visit to Chattanooga just before the election. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann said he will be appearing with the President. The exact date or location has not been given. The Trump camp is seeking to help Marsha Blackburn, who is facing a tight race with former Gov. Phil Bredesen.

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