TVA: Partnering with You for a Cleaner Tennessee Valley

You wouldn’t believe the things you can find at the bottom of a lake, but Lenny Peterson could tell you a tale or two. He’s fetched up vacuum cleaners (yes, multiples), a garbage disposal and even a picnic table from the depths of Boone Lake. Peterson is passionate about keeping the lake clean and volunteers …

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Man drowns while kayaking near Ketner’s Mill

A 38-year-old Florida man died on Sunday near Ketner’s Mill after water from the dam overturned his kayak and river’s strong current pulled him under the water causing the man to drown. Officials say Daniel Atkinson was paddling in the Sequatchie River below the dam at Ketner’s Mill on Sunday afternoon with his wife and …

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4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations for 2018

There’s no shortage of fireworks displays and celebrations to see around the Tennessee and Sequatchie Valleys over the next few days, and with the 4th being on a Wednesday for 2018, some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area …

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Missing Whitwell girl found Sunday after TBI issued Endangered Child Alert

An arrest has been made following a 2-year-old who went missing from Whitwell on Friday. Marion County authorities confirm that Brooklyn Galusha was found safe on Sunday. The TBI issued an Endangered Child Alert for on Saturday after the young girl went missing. The child’s non-custodial grandmother, 43-year-old Crystal Yvonne Witt, was taken into custody …

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Hands-free driving law now in effect in Georgia

Heads-up to our local commuters who travel Interstate 24 each day and to all of those headed to-and-from Chattanooga via I-24 through Dade County in North Georgia. Drivers in Georgia and those who cross the state line have a new law to follow. The law, which went into effect on Sunday, requires drivers to be …

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New TV mini-series highlights stories behind TN brands, including local Lodge Mfg.

A new TV miniseries begins on later this month that will highlight the personal stories and history behind several iconic Tennessee brands, including one that’s very dear to the heart of many in Marion County…Lodge Manufacturing. The Tennessee Department of Economic Development, which produced the miniseries “Remastered”, says the series will showcase the stories behind …

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Fire at former McReynolds School in South Pittsburg

On Friday, fire crews in South Pittsburg worked to save what was left of the former McReynolds High School building on North Holly Avenue in South Pittsburg. McReynolds was an all-black school during the time of segregation. The school’s gymnasium is all that’s left of the building after a fire consumed the main part of …

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9-year old girl dies at Foster Falls Campground after part of tree falls on tent

A nine-year old girl from Tracy City died when part of a tree fell on her family’s tent at the South Cumberland State Park Foster Falls Campground early Sunday morning. Officials said it happened around 1:30 AM. The girl’s father suffered a minor injury in the incident.

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Sequatchie Co. teen dies in ATV accident over weekend

A teenager has died in an ATV accident that happened on Saturday morning in Sequatchie County. Officials say the 15-year-old Dunlap boy died on Harvey Cemetery Road after he lost control, over-corrected the ATV and fell on concrete. The THP said he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He was …

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SETHRA Commodities distribution date is Tuesday, June 26th for Marion County

SETHRA Commodities Distribution for Marion County will take place on Tuesday June 26th from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT at Cornerstone Ministries located at 300 Cornerstone Drive in Jasper — just past Jasper Memorial Funeral Home, Service Now, and Barnes Tire — just off Highway 28. The deadline to sign-up for this date was …

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Mobile food pantry with Chattanooga Area Food Bank returns to South Pittsburg Armory July 21st

The Mobile Food Pantry of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be open at the South Pittsburg Armory on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM CDT. Officials say quantities are limited for this event and they ask those planning to visit the pantry to refrain from showing up more than 30 …

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Chattanooga teen charged in 2016 murder of Marion County toddler

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Chattanooga teenager, who is charged with the abuse and murder of a South Pittsburg toddler. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, on September 19, 2016, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the …

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