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TN Governor Haslam names Barnes Commissioner of Human Services

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Danielle Whitworth Barnes as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services effective February 6. Barnes, 41, is currently the deputy commissioner and general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Human Resources (DOHR). She will return to the Department of Human Services (DHS) to lead the agency …

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Alabama man faces murder charge in shooting-death at Bradley County Landfill

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of an Alabama man in a shooting death that occurred last fall at a Bradley County landfill. At the request of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump, on September 8, 2016, TBI Special Agents began investigating …

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TN Gov. Haslam to announce first piece of 2017 legislative agenda today

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will announce today, Wednesday, January 18th, the first piece of his legislative agenda. The governor’s legislative agenda will focus on building and sustaining economic growth and the state’s competitiveness for the next generation of Tennesseans. Since 2011, the Haslam administration and General Assembly have reduced the cost of state …

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Bellefonte Nuclear Plant proposal projects $1 billion annually and 12,000 jobs

New information came to light last week in the future development of the long-mothballed Bellefonte Nuclear Plant near Scottsboro in the Hollywood community of Jackson County, Alabama. Formerly a property of the federal utility, TVA, the northeast Alabama facility sold at auction in November 2016, with a letter of intent to bid submitted by Nuclear …

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Beaulieu to eliminate 375 jobs at Bridgeport, AL plant

Reports are now confirmed that the Beaulieu Fibers plant in Bridgeport, Alabama will trim 375 jobs by the end of March. The layoffs are a result of a partial closure of the Jackson County facility, the company announced on Tuesday, as the flooring manufacturer says the closure is part of its “long-term strategic plans.” This …

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Colonial Pipeline leak near Suck Creek Mountain

Area first responders from several local agencies were dispatched on Saturday afternoon to a reported pipeline leak off Suck Creek Road at the boat ramp in Chattanooga. In a news release, officials with the Haz-Mat Team of the Chattanooga Fire Department say the pipeline in question belongs to Colonial Pipeline, and described it as a …

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School Closings & Delays for Monday 1/9/17…

Due to winter weather over the weekend and continued sub-freezing weather for tomorrow morning, some area school systems have chosen to close or delay due to conditions that are still affecting their areas. Here’s the complete list that we have at this time for Monday, January 9th, 2017… As new information or any additional closings …

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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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Winter weather and snow chance update

Updated 1/6/17 @ 12:01pm CST: We’ve watched this winter weather event from the start and it’s definitely been a complicated system to forecast. The most recent models we’ve seen show the snow stay more to our East having less effect on Marion County. While we’re not ruling out a trace amount of accumulation or a …

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TVA prepping for first cold spell of 2017

TVA employees are getting ready for the expected cold temperatures and possible snow and ice this weekend to ensure that they’re able to meet the demand for electricity across their service areas. Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority say they’re projecting a load of over 26,000 megawatts this weekend. The last time they saw a …

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New Year’s Eve events around the Chattanooga area

It’s that time again to ring in another new year, and while many of us will choose to ring-in 2017 at home — possibly watching Dick Clarks New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (now hosted by Ryan Seacrest) with performances by Mariah Carey, the multi-platinum selling band DNCE, international superstar Gloria Estefan, and country star Thomas Rhett…other …

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