Tag Archives: Marion County

Twenty Two Charged in Drug Bust

22 defendants charged with running a tri-state methamphetamine ring based in Marion county face a minimum of ten years behind bars in a Federal prison. Many made an initial court appearance in Chattanooga yesterday. Investigators say charges include conspiracy to … Continue reading

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Foster Falls Campground to Remain Open

Marion County Commissioners, reversing an earlier decision, now say they will take over management of the popular Foster Falls Campground. The Tennessee Valley Authority says it wants to get out of the campground business there, and offers County Government subsidies … Continue reading

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Hiker Airlifted Following a 30 Foot Fall

Rescue crews took five hours Friday to retrieve a hiker who fell some 30 feet from a bluff in the Prentice Cooper State Park in Marion County. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the victim, in his mid-twenties, suffered internal … Continue reading

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I-24 Eastbound to Remain Slow

  Eastbound traffic on Interstate 24 remains slow today, as crews work to clean up a hazardous materials spill near the Haletown exit in Marion County. Travel near the 161 mile marker is reduced to one lane. Vehicles backed up … Continue reading

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Marion County Makes Major Drug Bust

Marion County Law men handed a financial windfall resulting from interruption of a major marijuana drug dealing ring. Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett says his department will get $750,000 in drug forfeitures following an investigation that took place over multiple years. … Continue reading

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Marion County Man Extradited to Tennessee

A Marion County man charged with the battering death of his 3-month-old son has waived extradition proceedings in Georgia and is now behind bars in the Jasper jail. Christopher Russell, age 25, was picked up by a Whitfield County, Georgia … Continue reading

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$21.5 Million Dollar Bridge Finished

An overdue and over budget Highway 41 bridge construction project that claimed the life of a Morrison construction worker opened Friday near Haletown in Marion County. The $21.5 million dollar bridge over the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake opened to … Continue reading

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