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Winning Powerball Jackpot ticket sold in Massachusetts; Five $200,000 tickets sold in TN

Multiple sources are now reporting that a single winning ticket has been sold for the massive Powerball $758.7 million jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing. Lottery officials say the winning ticket was sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Hitting the jackpot is all about having those right lucky numbers, and the numbers from Wednesday night’s drawing are 6, …

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NAFTA Talks Expected to Impact TN Jobs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Trump administration reopens talks Wednesday on the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA supporters say it has boosted American farm exports and trade in general between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. But critics say it has hurt people in all three countries by rewarding low pay and diminished environmental standards. Juliette …

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New TN Law bans handheld cell phone use in school zones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee lawmakers have made it clear that drivers need fewer distractions behind the wheel, especially when placed in positions where their attention is needed most for the safety of others…in school zones. Tennessee has already banned texting while driving on roadways in the state and officers have also been known to stop …

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It’s back-to-school time in the Sequatchie Valley and region

It’s that time of year again when the parents are eager to see their children back to school, and hopefully the kids are equally as eager to learn after a summer break! Schools are back in session or about to begin across the region. Richard Hardy Memorial School’s first full day of class was Friday, …

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Tennessee’s back-to-school shoppers prepare for “Sales Tax Holiday” this weekend

Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 AM local time this Friday, July 28th, 2017 and will end 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 …

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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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