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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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Live Broadcasts of Meetings Moving from The River 104.9 Facebook Page to the Sequatchie Valley Facebook Page

The River 104.9 announced on Thursday that all future meetings for the Town of Jasper, Marion County Commission, the City of South Pittsburg, and the Town of Kimball will be broadcasted on the Sequatchie Valley Now Facebook. Some upcoming meeting dates have been changed. The Town of Jasper meeting that was set for June 10 …

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Top of the Rock Tops in Tennessee

Congratulations to the Top of the Rock Restaurant on Jasper Mountain. People magazine has named the eatery as the most beautiful restaurant in Tennessee. The restaurant is only 5 years old and is located at the entrance of Jasper Highlands just above the Town of Kimball. Top of the Rock offers amazing views of the Sequatchie …

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Auto Collision Repair Shop at Marion County High School to be Named in Honor of David Moore

After 39 years, Coach David Moore has decided to retire from Marion County High School. In honor of his years of service in the classroom and behind the scenes, the body shop at the school is getting a new name. It will forevermore be known as The David Moore Auto Collision Repair Shop in his …

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Strong Storms Powered their way through the area Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning

Six high-voltage TVA transmission lines were damaged, and multiple structures were destroyed by tornados and strong storms in Tennessee and north Alabama on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Power has been rerouted to most of the affected local power companies, and crews are working on repairs. Local power companies are working hard to assess and …

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Urgent Need for Blood Donors after Tornadoes Hit Parts of Tennessee and Alabama

Blood Assurance urgently needs donors following the severe storms that swept through parts of Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The non-profit saw a number of appointments and blood drives canceled over the last 24 hours because of the weather. To replenish the supply, Blood Assurance is requesting donations from all …

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More Jobs Coming to Jasper

80 new jobs are coming to Marion County as Valmont Industries plans to invest more than $6 million to “increase production of vital infrastructure.” The Valmont location in Jasper currently employs 270 people. Rep. Iris Rudder stated, “Valmont has had a tremendous impact on our community, and I am honored they recognize the benefits of …

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Deputy Involved in Recent Head-On Collision Admits Mistake

Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett says Deputy Tim Cash is facing a verbal warning and will be disciplined after he admitted to not wearing a seatbelt. Cash was hit head-on in a Sunday night crash on Hwy 41 near Marion County Park. Cash has taken full responsibility for what he called ‘a mistake.’ This is …

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Update on Head-On Collision Involving Marion County Deputy Tim Cash

On Sunday night around 10:40, a head-on collision occurred involving Marion County Deputy Tim Cash. The crash took place on Hwy 41 near Marion County Park. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2024 Toyota RAV4 driven by 41-year-old Rumitkumar Patel from Alabama crossed the center lane and hit Cash’s patrol unit head-on. The THP …

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The Latest on the Drowning at Ketner’s Mill

A drowning occurred on Saturday in the Sequatchie River at Ketner’s Mill. According to Marion County Emergency Management, a 17-year-old kayaker fell into the hydraulics area while in the water below the dam. The name of the teenager has not been released by authorities, and efforts continue to recover the kayaker’s body from the river.