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Post Season High School Baseball and Softball Update

The Whitwell Lady Tigers defeated the South Pittsburg Lady Pirates on Wednesday for the Region Championship. Whitwell host Jo Byrns on Friday in the sectional round. The Lady Pirates travel to Gordonsville, also on Friday in Class 1A. The winners earn a berth into next week’s TSSAA State Tournament (Spring Fling) in Murfreesboro. In the …

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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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Benefit for Whitwell Student Injured in Car Crash

On April 26, 2024, two juveniles were involved in an accident in Marion County. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said that the crash occurred in the 5000 block of Old Dunlap Road at 6:15 p.m. CT. Whitwell High School student Izzy Narramore was severely injured in the crash. A benefit for Izzy and her family …

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Drowning Victim’s Body has been Found

According to the family, the body of the 17-year-old kayaker who fell into the Sequatchie River at the hydraulics area at Ketner’s Mill in Marion County was found on Tuesday afternoon. The family reported his name via social media as Devin Lane Kunkle. Those assisting in the recovery efforts were: Marion County Rescue Squad, Marion County …

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Tennessee American Water Warns of Potential Utility Scam

Tennessee American Water is making customers aware of a potential utility scam after receiving reports from some customers about a person or persons claiming to be a Tennessee American Water worker(s).  The individual or individuals who may be impersonating Tennessee American Water field employees are asking for payment to perform work such as removing a …

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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.

Office Manager at Assisted Living Home in Marion County Charged with Theft

Mary Ann Layne, an office manager at an assisted living home in Marion County, was arrested on May 1, 2024. She was charged with theft of over $10,000 after police said her boss had caught her in the act. Police say she admitted to spending money from the home and cash given to her by …

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Tennessee American Water Asking for First Rate Increase since 2012

Tennessee American Water has filed a petition with the Tennessee Public Utility Commission (TPUC) for approval to adjust rates. The request reflects $173 million in water system investments made by the company since its last general rate increase in 2012 through December 2025 to continue providing clean, safe, and reliable service. The request reinforces the …

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Messer Receives 2024 Vanguard Award and releases statement

The American Ambulance Association (AAA) announced the 2024 Vanguard Awards winners in March. The Vanguards honor those who have blazed the trail for fellow women EMS professionals. Tennessee has one winner, and it is Vicki Messer | Paramedic, retired | Jasper, TN Messer was presented her award last week at the Association Annual Conference & Trade Show …

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Two Juveniles Injured in Marion County Crash

Two juveniles were involved in an accident in Marion County on Sunday. The only information we have received from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is that the crash occurred in the 5000 block of Old Dunlap Road at 6:15 p.m. CT. Sequatchie Valley Now has learned through other sources that there were severe injuries to …

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