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Police chase in Marion County ends in Red Bank with assistance from other agencies

Two people are now in custody after a police chase that began earlier this morning ended in the Red Bank area in Hamilton County. Officials say authorities in Marion County began chasing the suspect’s car earlier this morning, which led deputies across county lines into Hamilton County. The suspect crashed their car in the 6000 …

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Governor Haslam highlights cut in grocery tax across state provided by IMPROVE Act

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam highlighted the 20 percent reduction to the grocery tax included in the newly implemented IMPROVE Act last Thursday by visiting local grocery stores in Elizabethton and Mount Juliet. Effective July 1, the IMPROVE Act, “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy,” creates the largest tax …

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CSX freight train fire in Marion County

CSX Transportation has confirmed that a freight train has caught on fire in Marion County on Friday afternoon. Officials with the railroad operator say the train originated in North Carolina and consisted of 120 freight cars, 85 of which were carrying a load. Engineers first noticed the fire near the Tennessee-Georgia state line as the …

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I-24 re-opened and victim identified after deadly morning crash involving jack-knifed tractor trailer

UPDATE — 5:35 PM CDT: This morning’s crash on I-24 in Marion County involving a tractor trailer has now claimed one life, according to officials with the THP. According to a preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the chain reaction causing the accident began when 31-year-old Robert Kellerman of South Pittsburg lost control of …

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TDOT enters “Phase 2” of US-27 expansion in Chattanooga affecting local commuters

If you commute daily to Chattanooga or plan any travel this weekend along US-27 in Downtown Chattanooga, you should expect some changes coming as TDOT enters the second phase of the expansion project on the busy corridor this weekend. Beginning Friday night, July 7th, 2017 at 7:00 PM EDT through Saturday, July 8th at noon, …

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Tennessee and Alabama Sales Tax Holidays coming later this month; None scheduled for Georgia

Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 AM local time on Friday, July 28th, 2017 and ends on Sunday, July 30 at 11:59 PM local time. During the event, residents and especially parents of school children can purchase clothes, school supplies, and computer equipment without paying Tennessee state sales tax, which is usually around …

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Area 4th of July Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

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 Tuesday some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area start after …

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July 1st brings many changes and new laws in Tennessee

Tennessee has a total of 133 new laws or amendments to existing laws in the state that will take effect on July 1st, 2017. While some of these laws might not directly affect you — many of them will! Here’s a rundown of some of them so you’ll know what to expect after July 1st… …

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UPDATE: Man wanted for kidnapping in Marion County in custody after chase

UPDATE: A kidnapping suspect wanted in Marion County is now in custody. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office confirms the suspect, Jimmy Morton, was taken into custody after a chase. The pursuit started at around 10 pm Thursday night after Marion County deputies spotted the vehicle on I-24. It continued onto I-59 south into Dade County. …

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TVA lowers lake levels ahead of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Cindy remnants

TVA officials, noting that heavy rains are forecast for much of the Tennessee Valley from tropical storm Cindy which began impacting our area early this morning, said they have taken steps designed to help minimize flooding across the Tennessee and Sequatchie Valleys. TVA will be began lowering some lake levels to create additional water storage …

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Paving and construction on I-24 begins this weekend in Marion County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Georiga Department of Transportation have announced several Interstate construction projects that could have an impact on your travel through the area in the coming weeks, some of which will begin this weekend. TDOT says it will begin paving on I-24 this weekend in Marion County. This will be …

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Emergency crews work serious head-on crash on Suck Creek in Marion County late Friday morning

Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) are investigating after a head-on collision which seriously injured one driver late Friday morning. They say the driver of a gray late model Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the center line hitting a black 4-door passenger car head-on. EMS crews and the Marion County Rescue Squad worked for over …

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