Category: Monteagle

Man Charged after Crash Shuts Down I-24 on Monteagle Mountain

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has charged 60-year-old Thomas Carl Storch of Texas after a multi-vehicle accident on I-24 in Grundy County Wednesday morning. The crash occurred around 6 AM and caused traffic to be stopped on the east and west sides of the mountain for a period of time near mile marker 132. The THP’s …

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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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Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run on I-24

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking public assistance. A fatal hit-and-run crash occurred on Interstate 24 in Marion County. According to the preliminary investigation, a female who apparently was walking was struck by a vehicle on Saturday, March 30, possibly between 3:45 AM and 4:30 AM. The incident occurred on I-24 eastbound around mile marker …

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National Cornbread Pageant Winners

The National Cornbread Pageant was held on Saturday. Various age competitions were held for Girls ages 2 to 18 years old. Young ladies were welcomed to compete live in Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie, Hamilton, Franklin, Dade Co., GA, and Jackson County, AL. Winners: Baby Miss-Clarabelle Bailey Tiny Miss-Shelby Lowe Little Miss-Madelyn Dotson Junior Miss-Mackenzie Brooks Teen …

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Missing Truck Driver Found Deceased

Jallen Allen, a 27-year-old man from Pell City, Alabama, went missing after his 18-wheeler was found abandoned at the Pilot Truck Stop in Monteagle, TN, on February 29, 2024. Late last week, authorities reported that Allen was found deceased at a location in Monteagle. No other information will be released at this time.

Fraud Alert from Mountain Valley Bank

We have a fraud alert to report. Mountain Valley Bank customers have alerted the staff about receiving calls from the bank’s caller ID number. Please be aware that if Mountain Valley Bank contacts a customer, they will not ask for account information over the phone or by email. If you receive any calls, you are …

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Pell City Alabama Man Remains Missing after his 18-Wheeler Located in Monteagle

Jallen Allen, a 27-year-old man from Pell City, Alabama, is missing after his 18-wheeler was found abandoned at the Pilot Truck Stop in Monteagle, TN, on February 29, 2024. He has not been heard from since he left Alabama on February 27. According to Missing People in America, Allen is a 27-year-old black male. He …

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Family Dollar Closing 1,000 Stores Nationwide

Family Dollar plans to close about 1,000 stores nationwide as inflation takes a bite out of consumers’ wallets and low-cost-retailers’ profits. Family Dollar will close 600 locations in the first half of this year and 370 stores over the next several years as store leases expire. Also, Dollar Tree, which owns Family Dollar, reports it …

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Congratulations to Sequachee Valley Electric President Mike Partin

Last week, Sequachee Valley Electric’s President/CEO Mike Partin was elected Vice President of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board of Directors. NRECA is a leader in the national energy discussion. As an officer on the NRECA board, he will be able to help influence the policymaking and decisions that affect day-to-day work and …

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Kindergarten Registration for Marion County Schools

Kindergarten registration for the fall of 2024 in the Marion County School system will take place on March 12 and 13. To make an appointment for registration, call the office at 423-942-2110. You may also stop by the office Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Remember, your future kindergartener must turn 5 …

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