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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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TDOT And THP Prepare For 2018 Bonnaroo Festival

The annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will soon take place in the city of Manchester, Tn.  Since its beginning in 2002, the four-day, multi-stage event continues to be one of the most popular live music festivals in the country, attracting thousands of attendees. To fully enjoy the varied lineup of performers and musical styles …

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Dollar General reviewing plans for possible New Hope location

Dollar General has been adding new locations across the state lately, with one of those being the store which opened in the past 12 months on US Highway 41 in the Cedar Grove community between Jasper and Haletown. Now the rumors around the county suggesting another is on the way can be put to rest …

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Whitwell City Manager on administrative leave after Monday night meeting

Whitwell City Hall was crowded in near standing room only status on Monday night as the residents came wanting answers to why the city’s police chief, Kenneth Seagraves, allegedly quit late last week. Some came to show their lack of support for city manager, Todd Mistrot, wearing shirts and holding signs showing their frustration and …

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Whitwell Police Chief Seagraves quits; County deputies assisting with patrol

The City of Whitwell is now without a leader of the police department after Chief of Police, Kenneth Seagraves, reportedly walked off the job on Friday. Whitwell City Manager Todd Mistrot has asked Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnette for assistance covering the city’s police patrol in the wake of the recent developments. Burnette says …

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Accused killer of TN deputy Steven Wiggins captured in Hickman County

Steven Wiggins, accused of killing Dickson County Deputy Daniel Baker, was captured Friday morning in Hickman County. Trooper Kevin Burch of the Tennessee Highway Patrol Lawrenceburg District arrested Wiggins. Trooper Burch has been with THP since 2017. Trooper Burch was out on patrol and noticed Wiggins standing in a wood line. When he approached Wiggins, …

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Investigation underway following fire at Regional Skills Center in Kimball on Thursday

An investigation is now underway into what caused an early morning fire on Thursday at the former Chattanooga State building which housed the Regional Skills Center in Kimball. The 50-year-old building located on Battle Creek Road is believed to have caught fire sometime in the early morning hours and burned for several hours before someone …

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Man arrested after SWAT standoff near Griffith Creek

A Marion County man who barricaded himself in a garage on Tuesday night was early Wednesday following SWAT negotiations. Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 10:00 pm regarding a person threatening suicide at a home on Whitwell Mountain near the Griffith Creek community. When deputies arrived at the scene …

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South Pittsburg resident wins over $2 million with Tennessee Lottery

A lucky South Pittsburg lottery player has won $2,060,750 playing the Tennessee Lottery’s ‘Tennessee Cash’ game in a drawing held on Friday night. It’s been confirmed that the winning ticket was sold at the Lotto Mart on East 12th Street in South Pittsburg. To win the top prize, the ticket had to contain all five …

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Chattanooga Shooting Suspect Named to TBI’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list, Dominique Lebron Collins. Collins (DOB 1-18-88) is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the TBI to face charges including Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon …

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Tennessee Children Could Lose if SNAP Work Requirement Passed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, more commonly referred to as the Farm Bill. While the name might imply it will influence only the country’s agriculture industry, the impact extends far beyond that. At stake in this year’s legislation are …

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