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Man dressed as pirate arrested in Dunlap for aggravated arrest and burglary over the weekend

DUNLAP, Tenn. —  A man now faces charges of resisting arrest and aggravated burglary after being arrested in Dunlap over the weekend. Police say 28-year-old Brian Zielinski had been wondering around the town over the summer dressed in a pirate costume, in what appears to be an imitation of the Captian Jack Sparrow from Disney’s …

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Marion residents and other Tennesseans can now register to vote online

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has officially launched the state’s new online voter registration system offering a convenient way for voters to easily register or change their address if they have moved. Counties across Tennessee including Marion County can now securely receive voter registration information faster than using traditional paper registrations. “This system meets …

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Ongoing investigation in Marion and Grundy Counties leads to more drug arrests

The 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force announced Wednesday the end of a months-long investigation into the distribution of over 100,000 illegal prescription pills and counterfeit prescription pills containing Fentanyl. The Drug Task Force worked with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) and Marion County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit (MCSO) to issue search warrants in …

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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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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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‘Free Fishing Day’ this Saturday in Tennessee

If you enjoy fishing, but haven’t yet purchased your Tennessee fishing license — Saturday, June 10th, 2017 is your chance to enjoy the sport without it! The 2017 Free Fishing Day is taking place Saturday in the state, when anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency …

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Man drowns and another hospitalized in incident at state park in Marion County

An Atlanta, Georgia man has died from drowning at a state park in Marion County. Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett said it happened at Foster Falls State Park in Sequatchie on Sunday. Burnett says a 23-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were visiting the area from Atlanta and decided to go swimming at the …

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Names released following deadly morning crash

An early morning accident on Interstate 24 at mile marker 166 claimed the lives of two people and sent another to the hospital. Officials have now released the names of those who died in the crash. Chidule Lackson,  54 of Lansing, MI and Michael Lee Cardin, 60 of Tyron, GA, died as a result of …

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South Pittsburg woman arrested for filing false missing child report

A local woman was arrested in Kimball on Sunday, May 28th, after filing a false missing child report with local authorities. Officers with the Kimball Police Department responded to a missing child report at the Wal-Mart store in the Kimball Crossing shopping plaza after the child’s parent said her 6-year-old child was missing. Jayne Arlene …

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Widening of US-64/72 “Main Street” between Jasper and Kimball on target to begin in 2018

With the signing of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s IMPROVE Act into law, Marion County is set to see several long-anticipated infrastructure projects completed from a gradual increase in taxes on fuel and diesel. There is a total of 3 projects listed in the county. The largest being the widening of US-64/72 or SR-2 (Main Street) …

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Police chase that began in Marion ends with trooper firing shots in Chattanooga

On Friday afternoon, a man led Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers on a chase into Hamilton County that ended in one of the troopers firing shots at the suspect. It began in Marion County, where the suspect took off on a stolen motorcycle at around 4:00 PM. The suspect then led troopers on a chase along …

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Memories: School Days in Marion County

Everything is in full bloom right now across the Sequatchie Valley as the temperatures are gradually warming up and even more so this week. Memorial Day is just around the corner and the unofficial start to the summertime season filled with time outdoors enjoying all the natural resources our beautiful valley has to offer whether …

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