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

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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South Pittsburg resident wins over $2 million with Tennessee Lottery

A lucky South Pittsburg lottery player has won $2,060,750 playing the Tennessee Lottery’s ‘Tennessee Cash’ game in a drawing held on Friday night. It’s been confirmed that the winning ticket was sold at the Lotto Mart on East 12th Street in South Pittsburg. To win the top prize, the ticket had to contain all five …

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Marion County Primary 2018: Election Results

Here are the uncertified Marion County Primary Results from May 1, 2018:   DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY: County Mayor: David Jackson (uncontested) – 1,221 votes   County Clerk: > Dwight Minter – 1,152 Kimberli “Joetta” Ramsey 151   County Trustee: Diane Massengale (uncontested) – 1,217 votes   Register of Deeds: Debbie Pittman (uncontested) – 1,210 votes   …

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Preparing for Election Day at the Polls on Tuesday

Voters across the state will head to the polls on Tuesday for this year’s county primary elections. According to the Marion County Election Commission, the county had 15,245 registered voters as of December 2017, and with only a portion of those having taken advantage of early voting, the remaining voters can participate by casting their ballot …

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Search continues for missing Dunlap man

Officials with the Dunlap Police Department say to be on the lookout for a missing person. 29-year-old Matthew Tyler Henry was last seen by law enforcement on April 15, 2018 and hasn’t been seen since. Henry is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot 9-inches tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes weighing about 170 …

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Marion Co. Sheriff’s Department arrest 28 people in drug investigation

The Narcotics Unit with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department along with the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force recently conducted a joint drug investigation in the county. During the investigation from April 11th to April 17th, 2018, law enforcement officers conducted surveillance at several residences and business in Marion County where suspected drug activity was …

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Trial date set for Whitwell woman charged with Valley Pawn murder and fire

A trial date has been set for the woman charged in connection with the murder of  72-year-old Jerry Ridge, owner of Valley Pawn Brokers in Whitwell almost two years after the incident. 51-year-old Angela Denise Kilgore of Whitwell was charged in 2016 on grand jury indictments with first-degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, employing …

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Stewart announces candidacy for State Representative

Sloan Stewart has announced his candidacy for State Representative in Tennessee’s 39th District, including Marion, part of Franklin, and Moore Counties. Stewart has served as Mayor of Metro Moore County for the last 9 years and feels that in his time as Mayor and the 7 years prior as a council member through good economic …

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TN gas prices are up as travel season approaches; Current gas prices in Sequatchie Valley

Gas prices in Tennessee hit a four-year high during the first week of April, and although the Chattanooga area is one of the cities seeing least expensive costs, drivers will likely see more increases as the summer approaches. The least expensive gas price averages in Tennessee are in Memphis, $2.40; Knoxville, $2.43; and Chattanooga, $2.44, …

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