Category Archive: Nearby County News

News from Grundy, Sequatchie, Coffee, Bledsoe, Cumberland, Bradley, Hamilton, and North Georgia Counties

Dunlap man arrested for aggravated rape found with meth, narcotics, and stolen handgun

Sequatchie County, Tenn. — Police in Dunlap went on a ’round-up’ for people indicted in court last week. Officials with the police department say most of the indictments and arrests were drug related; however, one man who was arrested in the round-ups is charged with aggravated rape. According to officers, Zachary Higgins, who was arrested on …

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Police chase that began in Marion ends with trooper firing shots in Chattanooga

On Friday afternoon, a man led Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers on a chase into Hamilton County that ended in one of the troopers firing shots at the suspect. It began in Marion County, where the suspect took off on a stolen motorcycle at around 4:00 PM. The suspect then led troopers on a chase along …

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Dunlap authorities warn residents of counterfeit money being passed around city

Dunlap, Tenn. — Police in Dunlap are sending a warning out to their community regarding fake money that’s being passed off at local stores. The police department says they’ve received at least four reports of these counterfeit notes being used locally. They say that most of the bills reported have been 20s, with a fake 10-dollar bill being …

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Bridge over I-24 at Wildwood, GA to be replaced this weekend; Expect Delays

If you’re planing to drive on Interstate 24 this weekend to or from Chattanooga and Marion County, you may experience a few delays. Following up on a story we brought you last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation is replacing the Georgia State Route 299 bridge over the interstate at Wildwood, using their Accelerated Bridge …

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I-24 Eastbound re-opened after 18-wheeler overturns Monday morning

The Eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 were closed early Monday morning near the junction with I-59 after a semi carrying food overturned blocking the roadway causing delays for early morning commuters for several hours. The accident happened near mile marker 166, which is near the split with I-59 in Dade County, Georgia — just over …

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Traffic stop on I-24 in Dade Co. on Wednesday leads to two arrests on drug charges

DADE COUNTY, Ga. — On Wednesday evening at approximately 8:35 pm EDT, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle due to no headlights on after sunset. The vehicle was stopped on I-24 westbound near the Wildwood exit 169. After observing several indicators and discrepancies in the driver’s and passenger’s stories, a K9-free air scan …

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Puckett EMS joins Priority Ambulance’s national ambulance company network

Priority Ambulance announced today that Puckett EMS is joining its national family of ambulance companies. Puckett EMS, a private ambulance service based in Austell, Ga., provides emergency and nonemergency ambulance service in 12 Georgia and Southeast Tennessee counties. “Puckett EMS is pleased to have a partner in Priority Ambulance that shares our mission and vision …

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Grundy officer injured after being dragged by shotgun-wielding ATV rider

Grundy County authorities are on the lookout for a shotgun-wielding ATV rider who dragged an officer down the road in Altamont early Monday morning. According to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department’s post on Facebook, the incident happened about 5:45 AM Monday morning on Woodland Avenue in Altamont while Deputy Paul Sweeton was patrolling the area and …

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Grundy Sheriff warns of phone scam

Officials with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is warning the community about a phone scam that’s making it’s way around the community. They say residents have reported several calls from a ‘217’ area code phone number that where the caller says they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. They say the scammer says “The …

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Maddux announces candidacy for US Congress 4th District of Tennessee

Cleveland, Tenn. — Navy Veteran, former police officer and local business manager, Jack Maddux, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the United States Congress District 4 of Tennessee. The announcement took place on Tuesday evening, April 4th, 2017 at at the Mountain View Inn, 2400 Executive Park NW, Cleveland, Tennessee. Maddux is …

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TN legislature approves rural broadband bill

The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill that could make it easier for residents in rural areas to gain access to broadband internet amid concerns that it doesn’t do enough to guarantee high-speed access statewide. During the debate in the House Monday evening, lawmakers said they hoped the bill would be a start to getting …

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SVEC warns members of ongoing scam targeting locals

Officials with the Sequachee Valley Electrical Cooperative want to warn their members that scammers are back at it again targeting utility customers in our area. They say several small businesses in the area recently reported receiving phone calls where the scammer warns that the SVEC will disconnect the member’s electrical service if they fail to …

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