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

Extremely HOT and HUMID through weekend as heatwave continues for the Sequatchie Valley

For the rest of your work week, we’ll see very hot and humid conditions with daytime temps reaching the upper 90s by the weekend with the heat index at or above 100 degrees thanks to the humidity and a high-pressure ridge moving through midweek. And we won’t see much relief at night either as the …

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Police chase in Marion County ends in Red Bank with assistance from other agencies

Two people are now in custody after a police chase that began earlier this morning ended in the Red Bank area in Hamilton County. Officials say authorities in Marion County began chasing the suspect’s car earlier this morning, which led deputies across county lines into Hamilton County. The suspect crashed their car in the 6000 …

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Multi-agency drug investigation in Whitwell leads to multiple arrests

A total of seven people were arrested in Whitwell this month following a several months-long investigation of methamphetamine distribution from a house located at 153 West Idaho Street by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Unit, the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Whitwell Police Department. . After completion of the investigation, a …

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TDOT enters “Phase 2” of US-27 expansion in Chattanooga affecting local commuters

If you commute daily to Chattanooga or plan any travel this weekend along US-27 in Downtown Chattanooga, you should expect some changes coming as TDOT enters the second phase of the expansion project on the busy corridor this weekend. Beginning Friday night, July 7th, 2017 at 7:00 PM EDT through Saturday, July 8th at noon, …

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More rain to wrap-up the short week with hot temperatures into the weekend

MarionCountyMessenger.com, the only daily local and online news source in the Sequatchie Valley with dedicated and degreed staff Meteorologists brings you the latest up-to-date weather, news, and information including severe weather coverage in real-time right here at home! As we take a look at your Valley Alert 7 Day Forecast we see the typical summertime …

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Tennessee and Alabama Sales Tax Holidays coming later this month; None scheduled for Georgia

Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 AM local time on Friday, July 28th, 2017 and ends on Sunday, July 30 at 11:59 PM local time. During the event, residents and especially parents of school children can purchase clothes, school supplies, and computer equipment without paying Tennessee state sales tax, which is usually around …

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Area 4th of July Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

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 Tuesday some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area start after …

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July 1st brings many changes and new laws in Tennessee

Tennessee has a total of 133 new laws or amendments to existing laws in the state that will take effect on July 1st, 2017. While some of these laws might not directly affect you — many of them will! Here’s a rundown of some of them so you’ll know what to expect after July 1st… …

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Marion County Commission June 2017 Meeting Recap

Here’s a recap of some of the items covered at the June 2017 meeting of the Marion County Commission held on Monday, June 26th… Tune in Saturday mornings on KWN-TV (Charter channel 195) to watch your local city, county, and government meetings. Meeting Business: Charlotte Anderson with the US Census Bureau spoke about the 2020 …

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Dunlap Police say kayaks are popular item for theft

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Authorities in Dunlap say there’s been a number of kayak thefts in their area lately. Officials with the Dunlap Police Department advise that kayak owners keep their kayaks in a secured building if at all possible. They also say that if your kayak has a serial number on it, that it’s a …

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Whitwell City Meeting Recap for June 2017

Here’s a recap of the Whitwell City Meeting for June 2017. You can watch the re-play of this meeting and other local area meetings Saturday mornings on KWN-TV Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Public Hearing on Annual Budget & Property Taxes… A public hearing was opened for Ordinance #335 for the 2017-2018 Annual Budget …

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UPDATE: Man wanted for kidnapping in Marion County in custody after chase

UPDATE: A kidnapping suspect wanted in Marion County is now in custody. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office confirms the suspect, Jimmy Morton, was taken into custody after a chase. The pursuit started at around 10 pm Thursday night after Marion County deputies spotted the vehicle on I-24. It continued onto I-59 south into Dade County. …

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