Category Archive: Nearby County News

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

“Flu Shot Friday” Event Provides Free Flu Vaccines Across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Get a flu shot! The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza remains widespread across the state. Tennessee county health departments are providing flu vaccine at no charge to patients …

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Marshall pleads guilty to theft from Sequatchie County Fair

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Karen Marshall, one of the two women accused of taking funds from the Sequatchie County Fair Association early last year, entered a guilty plea and was sentenced on January 26, 2018, by Circuit Court Judge Justin C. Angel in Sequatchie County. Marshall had served as the fair board’s president prior to the …

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Does somebody owe YOU money? Millions turned over annually to TN Department of Treasury

Have you ever cancelled a utility service? Have you closed a bank account or left a job? While it doesn’t apply to everyone, often times that utility company will owe you a refund…or your bank account accrued some interest that wasn’t paid-out upon closing. Or maybe the job you left forgot to pay you for …

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Tax Man Cometh: Free Help Available to All Tennesseeans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s a good weekend to start collecting what you need to settle up with Uncle Sam. Tax forms are arriving in mailboxes daily across Tennessee and that means it’s tax time. For people overwhelmed by the task, there is free help available for people of all ages and all income levels. The …

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High Electric Bills? TVA Rates Questioned by TN Groups

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Your high electric bill this winter may have to do with more than just cold temperatures. A study of Tennessee Valley Authority rates for residential and industrial customers, released Tuesday, raises questions about TVA’s rates for each of those groups. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy commissioned the study by Synapse Energy …

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) Presses Colleagues For Stronger Military With Consistent Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a House Armed Services Committee hearing today, Secretary of Defense James Mattis discussed combat readiness and long-term military strategy with members of Congress. In his opening remarks, the Secretary focused on budget problems, particularly a series of short-term bills to fund the federal government. “We expect the men and women of …

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Search for Dewayne Halfacre now enters its third day in Whitwell as police hope for peaceful surrender

UPDATE — 9:27 AM CST 1/25/18: It’s now been four days in the search for Rutherford County robbery suspect Dewayne Halfacre, who we know for sure was last seen in the Whitwell area on Tuesday. Marion County deputies, Whitwell Police and multiple other agencies searched the wooded areas near TN-28 and Hwy. 283 and in …

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Grundy County school board defers coach discussion and other topics to a later meeting

Tuesday night in Grundy County, the local Board of Education went through another meeting without making any major final decisions on their football coach and other decisions many expected to be made. Last year, five students were charged with attempted aggravated rape when they allegedly assaulted another student with a dust mop handle in the …

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Escaped suspect in Whitwell still on the loose after stealing patrol car and gun; Search continues

UPDATE — 7:01 AM CST 1/24/18: Local authorities say they are ready to resume the search for Dewayne Halfacre this morning in Whitwell. More agencies will be on hand to assist again today and the U.S. Marshals will also be assisting and ready to use deadly force if needed. Officials say Halfacre is still armed. Halfacre …

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Suspect on the loose near Whitwell after car chase Monday morning; Schools locked-down as a result

UPDATE — 1/22/18 @ 1:31 PM CDT: According to Whitwell’s Police Chief, the suspects involved in Monday morning’s incident were also involved in what he describes as a “criminal act” in South Pittsburg early Monday morning before a car chase and subsequent crash led to the suspects taking off on foot — one who has …

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Sex offender arrested in Dunlap after being found on school property

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Police in Dunlap arrested a sex offender after he was found on school property with three children inside his van in Sequatchie County. According to a release from the Dunlap Poloce Department via their Facebook page, a detective pulled over 37-year-old Jonathon Eric Kelly near the intersection of Elm Street and Buddy …

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Area Road Conditions

Here’s the latest road conditions around the area as reported by local sheriff’s departments, police departments and other agencies such as the THP, TDOT, Georgia State Patrol, etc…  

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