Category Archive: Nearby County News

News from Grundy, Sequatchie, Coffee, Bledsoe, Cumberland, Bradley, Hamilton, and North Georgia Counties

Grundy officer injured after being dragged by shotgun-wielding ATV rider

Grundy County authorities are on the lookout for a shotgun-wielding ATV rider who dragged an officer down the road in Altamont early Monday morning. According to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department’s post on Facebook, the incident happened about 5:45 AM Monday morning on Woodland Avenue in Altamont while Deputy Paul Sweeton was patrolling the area and …

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Grundy Sheriff warns of phone scam

Officials with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is warning the community about a phone scam that’s making it’s way around the community. They say residents have reported several calls from a ‘217’ area code phone number that where the caller says they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. They say the scammer says “The …

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Maddux announces candidacy for US Congress 4th District of Tennessee

Cleveland, Tenn. — Navy Veteran, former police officer and local business manager, Jack Maddux, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the United States Congress District 4 of Tennessee. The announcement took place on Tuesday evening, April 4th, 2017 at at the Mountain View Inn, 2400 Executive Park NW, Cleveland, Tennessee. Maddux is …

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TN legislature approves rural broadband bill

The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill that could make it easier for residents in rural areas to gain access to broadband internet amid concerns that it doesn’t do enough to guarantee high-speed access statewide. During the debate in the House Monday evening, lawmakers said they hoped the bill would be a start to getting …

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SVEC warns members of ongoing scam targeting locals

Officials with the Sequachee Valley Electrical Cooperative want to warn their members that scammers are back at it again targeting utility customers in our area. They say several small businesses in the area recently reported receiving phone calls where the scammer warns that the SVEC will disconnect the member’s electrical service if they fail to …

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Gas prices continue to climb across the Sequatchie Valley area

For the second week in a row, area gas prices have taken another major jump upwards. According to the website GasBuddy.com, last week’s prices across the Chattanooga area rose 5.8 cents a gallon pushing the average price for a gallon of gas to $2.10. Not only did those prices go up locally, but they also …

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Bus seat belt bill passes House Transportation Committee

The seat belts on school buses bill narrowly passed in the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday. The vote was 9-7. There were calls from state lawmakers to hold onto the bill until next year, but the committee decided to move forward and give the proposal enough votes. A bill in the Tennessee legislature would require …

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Grundy Co. Sheriff’s Office asking for your help to find missing man

GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department needs your help finding a missing man. Dylan Winton was reported missing on March 16th. Winton’s family says he suffers from mental health issues and they are worried about his well-being. Winton is described as being five-foot-eight and weighs 150 pounds. The man’s family is offering …

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Recap of damaging storms from Tuesday night across Marion County (GALLERY and BLOG)

The storms that rolled through March 21st, 2017 will not likely be forgotten by many any time soon. Hundreds of trees were downed and numerous power poles were snapped causing extensive power issues. There was some sporadic structural damage from trees falling on homes or roofs being damaged from the strong winds. Times like these …

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Grundy County Man Indicted on Charges of Theft, Insurance Fraud

CHATTANOOGA – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation recently led to the indictment of a Tracy City man on insurance fraud charges. In August 2015, at the request of 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations of fraud involving Troy E. Shrum, an insurance agent …

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Fatal crash closes Hwy. 111 in Sequatchie County on Friday morning

One person has died after a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 111 near the Lewis Chapel Road exit near Dunlap early Friday morning. forced authorities to shut down the highway’s westbound lanes for a period of time on Friday morning. The accident happened around 6:30 AM CDT this morning as you head down the mountain into …

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Puckett EMS Named Top Emergency Medical Service 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Puckett EMS, Tennessee’s division headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, was awarded the 2016 Southeastern Emergency Medical Service Director’s Association (SEEMSDA) Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award, on March 9, 2017, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.  This is the third time that Puckett EMS has earned a prestigious award like this within the …

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