I-24 re-opened and victim identified after deadly morning crash involving jack-knifed tractor trailer

UPDATE — 5:35 PM CDT: This morning’s crash on I-24 in Marion County involving a tractor trailer has now claimed one life, according to officials with the THP. According to a preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the chain reaction causing the accident began when 31-year-old Robert Kellerman of South Pittsburg lost control of …

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Kimball Chief of Police Tommy Jordan retires; Allison promoted to Chief

Today is the last day on the job for Kimball’s “top cop” as Police Chief Tommy Jordan retires after 17 years with the department. The Chief will go “10-24″ (assignment complete) at the end of his shift later today. Jordan, who lives in New Hope, began his tenure with Kimball as a patrolmen in 2000 …

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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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Richard Hardy Memorial School graduate receives award from Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors

The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® recently presented their annual college scholarships to 6 high school seniors in the 8-county area served by the Association. Each student received a $1000 scholarship award. The recipients were chosen from 69 applicants this year. This year’s recipients come from 5 different counties.  Alana Kassing, a Smyrna High School …

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Local students make St. Andrew’s-Sewanee 4th Qtr Honor Roll

The following students from Marion, Franklin, Coffee, and Grundy counties were named to the Honors Lists for the final grading period of the 2016-17 school year at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School. Overall, 97 students, including 37 boarding and 60 day students, achieved academic distinction for the fourth quarter. Students who earn an average of 93 or …

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Child rape case stalled in Sequatchie County Courts since 2013 now scheduled for trial early next year

A trial that’s been stalled in the court system for nearly half a decade will finally go to court before a jury early next year to decide whether there’s any truth to the charge where a first grader complained that a Sequatchie County constable had sexually assaulted her at his home on Signal Mountain in …

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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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Tractor trailer accident closes I-24 East and causes delays locally

Two tractor-trailers were involved in an accident on I-24 eastbound near the I-59 junction in Dade County on Friday morning just after 6:00 AM CDT. The accident forced closure the Interstate’s Eastbound lanes, but as of 7:30 AM one lane was re-opened to motorists. Traffic was re-routed from the Interstate to U.S. Highway 41 through …

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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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Memories: What’s that bridge for and where did it go?

History and items and structures of historic value are all around us every day, whether we’re here in Marion County or traveling anywhere else in the world! And sometimes those pieces of history can be a bit unusual, making you stop and ask… “What in the world was that for?” While some may just be …

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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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