Category Archive: Whitwell/Crossroads Area News

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

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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Active Shooter Drill scheduled for Whitwell schools on November 2nd

A heavy police and sheriff’s deputy presence will be noticeable on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at the Whitwell schools as the Marion County Sheriff’s Department along with other local law enforcement agencies take part in an ‘active shooter drill’ on the school campus Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department say the drill will look …

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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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