Man injured while cutting trees near South Pittsburg

A man was injured on Monday morning while cutting trees on a steep grade near South Pittsburg, as confirmed by the city’s Volunteer Fire Department. The incident happened just before Noon at property located just off of Highway 156. Officials say the man was cutting trees on a steep grade when somehow, a tree fell, …

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Near-record heat and humidity expected into next week

Just when you think the summer temperatures couldn’t get any hotter…they do! On average the high temperature for this time of the year sits at or around 90 degrees, however we’re going to be seeing temps much higher than that for the rest of this week. Combine temps that are 5-10 degrees higher than the …

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Stevenson Police Chief found Guilty

Stevenson, Alabama Police Chief, Daniel Winters, has been found guilty of two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law, one count for beating an arrestee, identified as D.F., and one count for failing to protect the victim from harm. He will be sentenced October 27, at 10:30 a.m. The federal trial stems from …

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Gospel dinner theater series now on the menu at Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse

Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle is now offering more than just their down-home and delicious food offerings and the also popular entertainment many have come accustomed to at the Smokehouse… They’re now featuring an entire season of the Smokehouse Gospel Music Dinner Theater series. The series began last night with Aimee’ Garner, a gospel singer …

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Struggle between passengers turns to shooting on I-24 in Jasper

An otherwise quiet Saturday night in Marion County saw a bit more police activity last weekend when a fight between two men in a vehicle traveling from Nashville to a Georgia drug and alcohol rehab facility ended in a shooting on Interstate 24 near Jasper. Jasper police have charged Clinton Fielder with aggravated assault after …

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Fire destroys former mobile home dealership in Jasper

What was described as a “spectacular fire” destroyed most of a commercial building near the Jasper exit on Interstate 24 Monday night. Jasper Volunteer Fire Department Capt. James Durham said a passerby reported the raging fire just before midnight Monday. Firefighters from Kimball, Sequatchie and Haletown Volunteer Fire departments were called in to assist in …

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33 people busted in connection with drug raid in Marion County…

A six-month long, county-wide drug investigation in Marion County resulted in charges against 33 people. Officers arrested 33 people in connection with distributing controlled substances including: methamphetamine, crack cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, opana, morphine, and hydrocodone on June 16. The arrests were part of undercover operations across Marion County by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit …

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Garage fire in Jasper draws many onlookers…

What looked like a major fire for many miles around drew many onlookers Sunday in Jasper. A three car garage went up in flames in Jasper on Magnolia Avenue near West 7th Street sometime around 5pm Central Daylight Time. The cloud of smoke billowing in the otherwise clear afternoon air could be seen from as …

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Severe weather results in Major Power Outages

As of 10:19pm CDT, SVEC reports just over 800 customers are still without power in Marion County. (See updated map in comments)   **Previous Information** Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative reporting just under 1,400 customers without power in Marion County as of 7:45pm CDT. **** Just under 1,400 without power currently in Marion County, according to …

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Severe Weather Alert — 6/15/16 @6:35pm CDT

*** SEVERE WEATHER ALERT *** (Updated 6/15/16 @ 6:35pm CDT) The Sequatchie Valley and Marion Co. is currently in the path of some strong storms and heavy showers within the next hour or so… This type of storm (commonly known as a derecho) is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a …

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New dates for Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday

Recent legislation has changed the date of Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday. Tennessee’s sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past. Starting in 2016, and continuing annually, the sales tax holiday will be held during the last Friday in July through the following Sunday. The dates for …

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Erlanger Opens UT Erlanger Primary Care In Marion County

Erlanger Health System announced that the private medical practice of Dr. Charles “Rusty” Adcock in South Pittsburgh, “The Clinic,” began serving the health care needs of Marion County residents as UT Erlanger Primary Care Marion County. The clinic opened Monday. Dr. Adcock, along with Dr. Martha Ziegler and Dr. Cari Beth Page, will continue to …

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