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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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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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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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Advisory lifted for Bradley County residents after Wacker Chemie plant incident

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office says it’s safe for residents around the Wacker Chemie plant to go outside today following an explosion at the plant. A release from Wacker says a mechanical incident resulted in a hydrogen chemical release on Thursday afternoon. Initially, all residents within a 1.5 mile radius south of the plant …

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Program to award $10 Million in Broadband Grants across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Officials in Tennessee are now accepting applications for $10 million worth of broadband grants expected to help increase broadband Internet accessibility across the state. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said in a news release Thursday it will accept applications for the Broadband Accessibility Grant until Nov. 17th, 2017. A …

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Childhood Obesity: Heavy Issue for Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Many Tennessee children are overweight, with approximately one out of every five classified as obese, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The foundation’s State of Obesity report ranks Tennessee fifth in the nation compared to other states for its number of overweight children. The cause, according to experts such as Kindall …

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Suspect on the loose after car chase in Hamilton and Sequatchie Counties on Wednesday

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY, Tenn. — The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) are searching for a man who escaped on foot after a car chase on Highway 111 in Sequatchie County Wednesday afternoon. Officials with the HCSO says it took place around 1:17pm EDT Wednesday when one of their K-9 deputies initiated the …

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Wildwood, GA man killed in one vehicle accident Tuesday morning

A 45-year-old Wildwood man was killed in a one car accident in Dade County on Tuesday morning. Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross says the call came in around 7:15amEDT of a vehicle that had left the roadway on Interstate 24 West in the I-59 split. When authorities found the vehicle, it was discovered that Donald …

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TVA Board approves 2018 budget trimming expenses and boosting rates

The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $10.37 billion budget that will keep TVA on track to achieving its long-range goals of improving financial and operational performance and reducing debt. The FY 2018 budget keeps operating and maintenance spending flat, maintains low energy costs and invests in TVA’s generation and transmission …

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