Category Archive: Nearby County News

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

Winter Weather to impact Sequatchie Valley overnight

A line of moisture combined with a cold front that passed through the area in the late part of the week along with a low-pressure system is setting up the Marion County area for some of this winter’s most significant snowfall thus far. With only weeks left in the winter of 2016-2017, the Marion County …

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Cold weather returns for weekend bringing a chance for late season snowfall

We see no shortage of interesting weather living in the Sequatchie Valley and the upcoming weekend continues to add to that promise of “stick around a while if ya’ don’t like what you see right now!” While it may seem that winter simply gave up and made way for an early spring…wait…winter is back! At …

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TN Comptroller’s audit of Sequatchie County shows credit card issues

The Tennessee Comptroller’s office has released its annual audit for the Sequatchie County government, which raises concerns about the county’s use of credit cards. Comptroller Justin P. Wilson says auditors reviewed a total of 136 credit card transactions and noted several instances where purchases violated the county’s credit card usage policy. Wilson says this problem …

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SVEC plans study for possible broadband fiber expansion

Recent legislation by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam aimed at allowing electrical cooperatives in the state to provide broadband Internet access to customers in their service areas has gained much attention across the state, including locally with the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC). The Governor’s Broadband Accessibility Act will deregulate a provision that’s kept cooperatives like …

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Grundy County drug investigation ends in four arrests

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, resulting in four arrests after a six-month long investigation. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum says investigators began the case after receiving info that a woman was selling, trading, and distributing prescription pills from a residence located at 3150 DR-56 In Tracy …

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Two women indicted for theft from Fair Association in Sequatchie County

Two Sequatchie County women have been indicted for theft after an investigation by Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson found that they stole money from the Sequatchie County Fair Association. Karen Marshall, who currently serves as the fair association board’s president, and former fair association board treasurer Pamela Smith, stole money from the nonprofit organization. Investigators …

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Electrical malfunction causes smoke smell and evacuation of Dunlap daycare

The Dunlap Fire Department responded to a call for a fire investigation at Doodlebugs Daycare, located at 15175 Rankin Avenue in Dunlap this morning. According to officials, the call came in around 7:01 AM CST when staff reported a ‘smoke smell’ at the daycare. Dunlap Engines 1 and 3 along with Dunlap Police responded to …

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Police swear out warrant after domestic situation escalates

The South Pittsburg Police Department has sworn out a warrant for the arrest of 28-year-old Rickey Dewayne Muir, after he was involved in a domestic disturbance on Tuesday. Police were called to a home at 311 13th Street just after 10 am CST on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 to respond to a domestic situation involving …

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Bonnaroo 2017 full concert lineup announced

It’s official: U2 will be headlining the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this summer in Manchester, Tennessee. The band will be performing a set that will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their iconic album, The Joshua Tree. Bonnaroo’s full lineup for the music festival was announced Wednesday morning. Tickets are now also …

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Officer-involved shooting in Monteagle area; TBI investigating after suspect dies

Updated — 1/9/17: The TBI has taken over the investigation into a deadly shooting involving officers from multiple agencies in southern middle Tennessee. Franklin County authorities say 40-year-old Randy Wayne Cole called 911 around 1:00pm on Thursday January 5th, 2017, threatening to harm himself and others. Six-officers responded to a residence on Deep Woods Road, …

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Grundy Sheriff searching for missing man

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a missing man from their area. Brandon Lee Price, 25, was last seen on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at around 10 am CST at his home in Tracy City. Officials say Price was last seen wearing a red hoodie, a flannel undershirt …

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Winning Lotto ticket sold in Hixson

Have you purchased a lottery ticket in the Hixson area recently? If so, you might want to check that ticket because it could be a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket! The winning numbers were 3, 12, 24, 37, 63, and 10 as the Powerball number. The player won by matching 4 out of the 5 white numbers …

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