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

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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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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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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