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Marion County Board of Education seeks new teachers and other various positions

Marion County Schools have announced that they have several positions open for the upcoming school year, The Board of Education says if you have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and are interested in becoming a teacher, there are options that allow you to teach while attending an accredited university to obtain your teaching license. According …

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No injuries in vehicle and grass fire on I-24 Thursday morning

Travelers on I-24 Westbound may have found themselves in a bit of a slow-down on Thursday near lunchtime after a vehicle caught on fire, igniting the grass along the interstate in the same area. Haletown Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene around 11:21 AM on I-24 westbound at mile marker 160.  Engine 3 …

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Marion County Sheriff’s Department warns of social media “marketplace” scams

Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department wish to remind everyone to be careful on social media–especially when you see a deal too good to be true on sites and forums such as the Facebook Marketplace and even on some individual’s (friends) profiles that have been already been hacked. The department alleges that people are …

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Haletown VFD works Hwy 156 brush fire Monday evening

Members of the Haletown Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched Monday evening to a reported brush fire at the intersection of TN-156 and Macedonia Road.   Haletown Engine 1 responded with nine firefighters. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the fire had started due to a spark from a passing train on the adjacent railroad right-of-way and the …

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Hazmat event on I-24 snarls traffic late Wednesday afternoon

Local crews responded to a hazmat situation involving a semi truck on I-24  late Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews from the Haletown Volunteer Fire Department and other emergency agencies responded to the incident which involved a hazardous waste spill on I-24 Westbound near mile marker 159 (approaching exit 158 / TVA Road). The interstate was down …

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Local teams set to play in “BlueCross Bowl…Prelude to a Championship” (Jamboree) beginning August 9th

Summer is coming to a close and we’re just weeks away from prep football action here in the tri-state area, much of that beginning with what we’ve known as the annual “Jamboree” for many years, now titled the “BlueCross Bowl…Prelude to a Championship,” with 24 area teams set to take to the field at Finley …

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Pikeville Police Department announces several arrests following narcotics investigation

Pikeville, Tennessee — Members of the Pikeville Police Department recently received information about illegal narcotics being sold from apartment 160 in the Pikeville Town Homes. With the help of the 12th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a thorough investigation was conducted over the course of several months. As a result of the …

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Grundy County overdose death investigation leads to an arrest

On December 14th, 2023, Grundy County resident Devon Drake Rymer was found deceased. At the request of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) began assisting in the investigation. After conducting an investigation and receiving a report from the Medical Examiner’s Office which confirmed the cause of death was …

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Early Voting for Aug. 1 State and Federal Primaries and County General Elections Continues Through July 27

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett encourages all registered Tennessee voters to utilize the early voting period for the Aug. 1 State and Federal Primaries and the County General Elections as a safe and secure way to cast their ballots. “We want all registered Tennessee voters to make their voices heard during …

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Swimmers warned to be cautious when using local rivers, creeks, and lakes

While summertime has heated up this year and you might be thinking about taking a dip in your local river or stream to cool off, some experts are asking that you think again before getting into local waters. A new study found many parts of Tennessee’s rivers and lakes are simply too polluted to safely …

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