Sunday, February 26, 2017

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Marion County Fair comes much earlier in 2017

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Officials with the Marion County Fair announced the 2017 fair will be May 17 through May 21. Sam Anderson, President of the Fair Board, said, “We wanted to be sure and book a quality carnival provider and this range gives us that opportunity.”

Historically, the 2017 dates provide a much better chance for dry weather for the fair, which has been affected by rain in its traditional schedule at the end of August or beginning  of September.

Stay tuned as we’ll continue following developments as they are announced.

Governor Haslam to visit district 39

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State of Tennessee
State of Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam is scheduled to visit Rep. David Alexander’s state house district on February 20.

The town hall-style meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Annex Building located at 839 Dinah Shore Blvd, Winchester. The Gov. Haslam will be speaking, primarily, on his proposed gas tax increase.

Suck Creek Road temporarily closed due to cyclist accident

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Posted 2/10/2017    Updated 2/14/2017

Friday morning, Suck Creek Road, a popular connecting road between Marion County and Hamilton County, was closed due to a bicycle versus automobile accident. At about 9:30 a call came in reporting the accident. It was quickly established to be on the Hamilton County jurisdiction, but quickly resulted in the closure of the road pending an investigation.

A driver who was traveling on Suck Creek at the time of the accident and was one of the first people on the scene after the impact said, “When we arrived on the scene, there was a cyclist face-down behind the vehicle that had hit him. His bicycle was crumpled in a ditch.” the driver acknowledged there had been some confusion as whether the collision was a hit and run, but said, “The driver was still on the scene and visibly shaken. The driver was there crying and shaken at what had happened when we pulled up. The vehicle’s windshield was shattered. She remained there the whole time when the police and ambulance arrived on the scene.”

The drivers name has not been release, but the cyclist has been identified as 19 year old Cameron Reese. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone that may have first hand information on the accident to please contact them at 423-893-3503 ext. 237.

Stay with Marion County News as we hope to follow this story.

MCNews Premiere Episode

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South Pittsburg, TN -(MCN)- MCNews Premiere Newscast. Hosted by Vanessa Torres. Check out our interviews with Rick Tillis, Corey Layne, and the Lady Warriors. We also have local news from the city meeting in Monteagle, Tennessee and Signing Day 2017.

Thank you all for the continued support. We look to bring you the latest in local news.

MCNews Sports: Interview With All-State Athlete Hudson Petty

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Whitwell, TN -(MCN)- Special interview with All-State Athlete from Whitwell High School Hudson Petty

MCNews Exclusive Clip: Corey Tucker to Play in the 2017 TN/KY Border Bowl

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Jasper, TN -(MCN)- Marion County High Schools own Corey  Tucker is set to play for the Tennessee Team. Check out our interview with Tucker in this clip above.