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Whitwell, TN, Powell's Crossroads, and nearby area News

Jasper Highlands opens Wellness Center, adds microbrewery to restaurant plans

JASPER, Tenn. – As Jasper Highlands continues to grow with the recent addition of 190 new lots, its Wellness Center is now open, and a microbrewery will be added to the restaurant currently under construction. The Jasper Highlands Wellness Center is available to residents of the mountain community on the Cumberland Plateau as well as …

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Winter weather expected to impact the Sequatchie Valley and Marion County

Stay with MarionCountyMessenger.com for the latest updates on potential winter weather that’s forecast to impact our area over the next week… Winter Weather Update Saturday 1/28/19 @ 9:31 PM CST We’re just hours away from MUCH colder temperatures and our shot at some light snow across the region. The National Weather Service in Morristown, TN …

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Tennessee American Water presents donation to Whitwell High School for State Championship rings

Tennessee American Water made a donation of $10,000 today to Whitwell High School toward the purchase of state championship football rings.  The football team won its first ever TSSAA Class A state title in December.  The coach announced a fundraising effort to purchase rings for the team members. “We are so happy and proud for …

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Terry “Fuzz” Parker selected as Whitwell Mayor

Following the retirement of Whitwell Mayor Linda Hooper in recent weeks, the position was once again open following the November election. According to Whitwell’s city charter, the board of commissioners select a mayor for the city from those on the board. Current commissioners include Sandra Crabtree, Terry “Fuzz” Parker, Jimmy Nunley and newly-elected commissioners Mike …

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TN Department of Education releases new school report card

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released a new, redesigned state report card for 2017-18 on Tuesday. McQueen says this tool was developed over the past year with educators, parents, and community organizations and includes a number of new features based on that feedback, including school ratings, a Spanish translation of the site, and additional new …

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UPDATE: Arsonist wanted in Whitwell High fire arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Department

UPDATE — Dec. 5, 2018: We now have more information on the motive behind Robert Cameron Dalton’s arson attempt at Whitwell High School last weekend. Family members of Dalton have come forth in recent days to say that 18-year-old Dalton was bullied in middle and high school. Dalton’s mother told investigators that this school year …

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Former Head Start student and (Whitwell Tiger football star) visits Head Start in Whitwell

As the Whitwell Tigers prepared to take on Cornersville High School for the TSSAA 1-A championship last Saturday, Tanner Stewart (#20) and Cody Floyd (#51) of the Whitwell Tigers stopped by Thursday to visit with the children and staff at the Whitwell Head Start. Both children and  staff at the center showed off their “Tiger …

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Early morning fire intentionally set at Whitwell High School on Sunday

.The Whitwell police and fire departments responded to a fire alarm at Whitwell High School at approximately 2:00 AM CST on Sunday morning. When the responding officer arrived on the scene, he said he could see smoke and flames inside of the school. Within minutes, members of the Whitwell Volunteer Fire Department arrived and quickly …

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THE GOLD IS COMING HOME: Whitwell WINS their first State Championship in school history

It started as just a dream for many of the young men on the 2018 Whitwell Tigers football team when they started playing “PeeWee” football — “Win a State Championship title.”  It was also a dream for many fans of the Whitwell Tigers through the years to see a State Title win go down in …

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Gentry Chevrolet, Buick, GMC to change ownership soon

Gentry Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, a longtime Marion County car dealership which originally opened in South Pittsburg and is now headquartered in Kimball, Tenn. will soon be under new ownership. The Gentry family, which has owned and managed the local dealership in the same family since 1932. Jim Gentry has operated the dealership that was started …

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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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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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