Body found at Marion County Park on Wednesday

UPDATE — 10/18/17 @ 5:03PM CDT: The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a body was found at the Marion County Park on Wednesday morning at Nickajack Lake near Haletown. While the investigation is ongoing, authorities do not believe any foul play was involved. The identity of the person has not yet been released …

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South Pittsburg City Commission votes to reject plan to use U.S. Army Corps for flood prevention

At South Pittsburg’s City Commission meeting for October, which was held on Tuesday, Oct. 10th, Mayor Virgil Holder addressed the Commission and those in attendance regarding the proposal received from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal to help prevent flooding in the city. South Pittsburg has suffered two damaging floods since 2013. The first …

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TN National Guard Soldiers returned home Saturday from year-long deployment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than 120 soldiers with the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 230 Signal Company returned home to Tennessee after a year-long deployment overseas. The soldiers provided information technology (IT) support, fiber-optic connections, and network support for U.S. troops throughout the Middle East including Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In an interview with Fox 13 …

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Fatal stabbing under investigation in Sequatchie County

Updated — 10/18/17 @ 5:31pm CDT: A Sequatchie County woman is behind bars following the fatal stabbing of her husband on Tuesday evening near Dunlap. Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock says the incident happened happened at 6:15 pm CDT on Tuesday evening at a home located at 399 Branch Road in Dunlap when 44-year-old Jerri Lynn Sanders allegedly stabbed her …

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Jack Maddux Travels Tennessee Campaigning For 4th Congressional District Run

Jack Maddux, a candidate for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District, has personally traveled more than 7,300 miles in his personal truck since the commencement of his campaign in April. “I’ve met many wonderful people while visiting the sixteen counties of the 4th District in the last six months,” he said. “From Cleveland, Tn., to Mt. Pleasant, …

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Congressman DesJarlais announces campaign for re-election to Tennessee’s 4th Congressional Seat

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, a Republican from South Pittsburg and member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced his candidacy on Tuesday to again represent Tennessee’s Fourth District next term. “This country has a military readiness crisis. Threats are mounting. I’ve been working hard to address troop strength, training, equipment, and strategy, and want to continue …

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Locals say goodbye to longtime broadcaster Don Welch with public gathering, who passed at age 75

Chattanooga and the surrounding area is saying a tearful goodbye to another legendary local broadcaster this week. Don Welch, longtime morning and noon anchor for WTVC-TV News Channel 9 passed away Sunday morning surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia. Don Welch, the longtime and most recently morning …

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Grundy Co. students charged with aggravated rape appear in court

Update — 10/16/17 @ 1:03pm CDT: The five Grundy County students charged with attempted aggravated rape appeared in court on Monday for arraignment after being placed on house arrest last week following an incident that happened on Wednesday, October 11th at Grundy County High School. Sheriff Clint Shrum has confirmed that the students will remain …

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Jasper man seeking sex with a minor via social media arrested in Bledsoe County

BLEDSOE COUNTY, Tenn. — A Jasper, Tenn. man has been arrested in Bledsoe County after Sheriff’s Department officials say he tried to setup a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old girl through a social media website. In a release from the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department on Facebook, officials say 52-year-old Anthony Pippin had made arrangements via …

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Officials say thousands of TN Assessment tests were scored incorrectly

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tennessee education officials believe nearly 10,000 assessment tests across the state were scored incorrectly. The Commercial Appeal in Memphis reports that about 9,400 of the approximately 600,000 TNReady tests that were taken in the last school year were incorrectly scored. Once the errors were corrected, officials say about 1,700 of those 9,400 incorrectly …

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Shop-Rite in Jasper is officially closed for business

Updated — 10/13/17 @ 12:21pm CDT JASPER, Tenn. — Many have wondered recently the fate of the Shop-Rite grocery store on US-41 in Jasper near the Cedar Grove community. Regular customers of the store have noticed that store shelves have been slow to be re-stocked over the last year and rumors of the store closing …

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South Pittsburg leaders vote to demote Police Chief

Coming just months after being promoted to Chief of Police in South Pittsburg, city leaders voted Tuesday night to demote Chief Ryan Meeks to the rank of sergeant after reccomendation by the City Administrator on Tuesday night. The sergeant position has been listed as vacant on the city’s website. The demotion comes, presumably following a …

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