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Vehicle Fire Closed Interstate 24 on Friday

On Friday, at 2:19 PM Haletown Volunteer Fire Department responded to Interstate 24 at mile marker 160 for a vehicle fire. Haletown firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. The interstate was shut down temporarily while crews battled the fire. There were no injuries to firefighters or the occupants of the vehicle. The pickup truck was a …

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2024 National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24; Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will participant in the 2024 National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most …

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Over 800 Participate in Marion County EMA Hazard Mitigation Survey

Steve Lamb, EMA Director, Marion County, TN, said in a social media post that he would like to thank everyone who participated in our Hazard Mitigation survey in February and March. Lamb said they had over 800 responses. Lamb said, “You have provided meaningful information for updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan. I would also like …

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Downed Trees Blocked I-24 on Sunday and Responding Haletown Emergency Vehicle Struck by Another

On Sunday morning at 9:22, Haletown Volunteer Fire Department responded to I-24 EB MM 166 for a tree down across both lanes of traffic. While en route to the downed tree, a driver reportedly pulled out in front of a responding emergency vehicle, striking the truck. No injuries were reported. Haletown Firefighters, along with TDOT …

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Haletown Volunteer Fire Department Subscription Available Now

The Haletown Volunteer Fire Department is asking residents within their service area to purchase a yearly subscription. By making a yearly payment, you will be exempt from any service fees from the fire department if services are used. Annual plans consist of residential homes for $35, Rental properties for $15 per unit, Commercial property for …

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Wanted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department

If you know the whereabouts of any of the subjects pictured, please contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Department at 423-942-2525, or if they are not in Marion County, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

The New 729 Area Code is Coming to the Tennessee 423 Area Code Region

To ensure new telephone numbers are available, the Tennessee Public Utility Commission has approved the addition of the new 729 area code to the geographic region served by the 423 area code. This process is known as an area code overlay.  What is an area code overlay? An overlay is the addition of another area …

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Solar Eclipse has Come and Gone; Next Up 2044

The solar eclipse took place Monday afternoon. The moon covered the sun at around 91% in our area, and many gathered outside to witness the phenomenon. The partial eclipse began around 12:45 PM CT and ended just after 3 PM. We also had a solar eclipse in 2017, but the next event will not occur …

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RV Destroyed in Fire

On Friday at 1:09 PM, the Haletown Volunteer Fire Department responded to Chesadu Circle for an RV Fire. Haletown and New Home, GA Fire Departments battled the flames. The fire was contained from reaching other nearby structures, but the RV was a total loss. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters.

Best in the Sequatchie Valley Nominations CLOSE at Noon Friday

To keep a long-standing tradition in the area alive that started with the former Jasper Journal and South Pittsburg Hustler newspapers and continued most recently with the Marion County News before it ceased publication earlier last year, (Sequatchie Valley Now), along with parent company Tennessee Valley Broadcasting and WEPG and WSDQ radio is proud to announce …

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