Alabama teenager faces multiple charges following police chase that ended in Dade Co., GA

DADE COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia State Patrol says an Alabama teenager faces several charges after leading police on a chase that ended Sunday afternoon in Dade County. According to reports, it all started around 1 pm on Sunday when police in Henagar, Alabama tried to stop the suspect for driving on the wrong side …

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Haslam announces return of SNAP program (food stamps) work requirement for for most of Tennessee including Marion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gov. Bill Haslam is reinstating food stamp work requirements for most Tennessee counties, including Marion, Sequatchie, and Hamilton counties starting February 1, 2018. Haslam and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes announced the plans on Monday to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the …

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TN High School Graduation Rates Reach Highest Rate On Record

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent is the highest on record for Tennessee. The statewide graduation rate is up more than half a percentage point since last year, and overall it has increased 3.6 percent since the 2010-11 school year. …

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Child Passenger Safety Week: Are your TN Kids Safe?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The majority of forward-facing car seats aren’t being used properly, despite the strong emphasis on education on the topic, and a desire by parents and caregivers to keep children safe. Safe Kids Worldwide has launched a campaign called “Take Time to Tether” to encourage everyone to use the strap on the back …

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One person has died in a Dunlap wreck this week

DUNLAP, Tenn. — The Dunlap Fire Department has confirmed that a crash around 11:15 AM on Tuesday morning has taken the life of a 20-year-old Graysville woman and injured a passenger. The THP identified the driver who died as 20-year-old Angelica N. Stelling of Graysville, and the passenger as 19-year-old Samuel J. Davis of Sale …

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Marion County turns out to give helping hand to Florida evacuees

There’s no doubt that when a person is in a time of need, it’s nice to have people there to help and a community to support you. But what if your home community isn’t available to back you up? What if you’ve had to evacuate your community due to the threat of a natural disaster? …

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South Pittsburg City Meeting for September 2017 Recap

Here’s the recap of the South Pittsburg City Meeting for September 2017. Don’t forget to watch KWN-TV on Charter 195 on Saturday mornings for replays of local city and county meetings. After Call to Order, Prayer, Pledge to the Flag, roll call, and Approval of the August 8th meeting minutes and Approval of the Special …

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Jasper City Meeting Recap for September 2017

  Here’s a recap of the Jasper City Meeting held for September 2017… You can watch the replay of this meeting and several other area city and county meetings Saturday mornings on KWN-TV on Charter channel 195 in Marion County… Meeting called to order… Called to Order… after prayer, pledge to the flag, roll call …

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Marion residents and other Tennesseans can now register to vote online

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has officially launched the state’s new online voter registration system offering a convenient way for voters to easily register or change their address if they have moved. Counties across Tennessee including Marion County can now securely receive voter registration information faster than using traditional paper registrations. “This system meets …

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Marion County spared major damage as Irma’s remnants wash out over area

As many of us have watched on the news and weather outlets for days, Hurricane Irma eventually did make landfall in Florida on Sunday. First battering the Florida Keys where efforts are currently underway to assess the damage there before moving further inland. Search and rescue workers in the Keys and other areas continue to …

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WEATHER: What to expect in Marion County from Irma

The remnants of Hurricane Irma will be impacting the Marion County and Chattanooga areas today and into Tuesday with periods of heavy rain and very gusty winds. Here’s what you can expect as we move through the next 24 to 48 hours and into the rest of the week. Rain will be a noticeable factor …

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Tennessee and other Southeastern states prepare for Irma’s impact

Authorities across the southeast have been making plans over the weekend in anticipation of the possible effects from Hurricane Irma, that will likely be felt not only in coastal states and those adjacent to Florida but forecasters also expect the storm’s impact to be felt statewide in Tennessee as it moves North. Forecasters have watched …

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