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

Everything Voters need to know before heading to the Polls on Aug. 2nd

Tennesseans will head to the polls across the state today to vote in the August 2nd primary. 626,894 Tennesseans voted in person or absentee during the two-week early voting period which ended last Saturday, July 28, 2018. You can take a look at the sample ballot for Marion County here…or by visiting the Marion County …

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UPDATED: Three die in fatal crash on Highway 108 in Marion County on Monday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has named the victims in a fatal crash that happened Monday morning on Highway 108 in Marion County near the Marion/Grundy County line near Kelly Creek Rd. THP officials say the victims are 30-year-old Lauren R. Garner of Chattanooga, 2-year-old Willow Frisbee, and 1-year-old Chrimson Frisbee. According to the crash report …

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Tennessee American Water Plant in Whitwell Earns Award of Excellence for Water Treatment Plant Operation

WHITWELL, Tenn. — Tennessee American Water’s Whitwell plant has earned the Award of Excellence for Water Treatment Operation (Small Plant Category) from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The plant received the award from the KY/TN AWWA after a review process, which included onsite interviews and sharing operating data. “The Tennessee American Water plant in …

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Randy Smith inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

Longtime TV sportscaster and sports columnist Randy Smith has been chosen for induction into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame. The sixth class of the Hall of Fame also includes East Tennessee cartoonist Charlie Daniel; veteran Middle Tennessee journalist and journalism advocate Frank Gibson; photographer of the stars Les Leverett, 10-time Emmy Award-winning Nashville reporter …

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Fatal accident on Saturday morning closes Suck Creek Road

A crash on Suck Creek Road over the weekend has claimed the life of a Marion County man. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department says 53-year-old John A. Redman of Marion County was killed in the two-car collision Saturday on Suck Creek Road. The accident happened at about 8:45 AM EDT in the 2100block of Suck …

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Man drowns while kayaking near Ketner’s Mill

A 38-year-old Florida man died on Sunday near Ketner’s Mill after water from the dam overturned his kayak and river’s strong current pulled him under the water causing the man to drown. Officials say Daniel Atkinson was paddling in the Sequatchie River below the dam at Ketner’s Mill on Sunday afternoon with his wife and …

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4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations for 2018

There’s no shortage of fireworks displays and celebrations to see around the Tennessee and Sequatchie Valleys over the next few days, and with the 4th being on a Wednesday for 2018, some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area …

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Missing Whitwell girl found Sunday after TBI issued Endangered Child Alert

An arrest has been made following a 2-year-old who went missing from Whitwell on Friday. Marion County authorities confirm that Brooklyn Galusha was found safe on Sunday. The TBI issued an Endangered Child Alert for on Saturday after the young girl went missing. The child’s non-custodial grandmother, 43-year-old Crystal Yvonne Witt, was taken into custody …

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Whitwell City Manager on administrative leave after Monday night meeting

Whitwell City Hall was crowded in near standing room only status on Monday night as the residents came wanting answers to why the city’s police chief, Kenneth Seagraves, allegedly quit late last week. Some came to show their lack of support for city manager, Todd Mistrot, wearing shirts and holding signs showing their frustration and …

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Whitwell Police Chief Seagraves quits; County deputies assisting with patrol

The City of Whitwell is now without a leader of the police department after Chief of Police, Kenneth Seagraves, reportedly walked off the job on Friday. Whitwell City Manager Todd Mistrot has asked Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnette for assistance covering the city’s police patrol in the wake of the recent developments. Burnette says …

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Investigation underway following fire at Regional Skills Center in Kimball on Thursday

An investigation is now underway into what caused an early morning fire on Thursday at the former Chattanooga State building which housed the Regional Skills Center in Kimball. The 50-year-old building located on Battle Creek Road is believed to have caught fire sometime in the early morning hours and burned for several hours before someone …

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Man arrested after SWAT standoff near Griffith Creek

A Marion County man who barricaded himself in a garage on Tuesday night was early Wednesday following SWAT negotiations. Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 10:00 pm regarding a person threatening suicide at a home on Whitwell Mountain near the Griffith Creek community. When deputies arrived at the scene …

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