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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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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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