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

Two people arrested in North Carolina in connection with death of Grundy Co. man

TRACY CITY, Tenn. — two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Grundy County man from earlier this year. According to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, 40-year-old Jamie Nunley of Tracy City and 24-year-old Dakota Donovan Hargis of Gruetli-Laager were taken into custody early Thursday morning in Burnsville, North Carolina. Nunley …

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Christmas Parades and Holiday Events for the Marion County Area 2017

-9 It’s that time of the year when we start feeling the holiday spirit and try to find ways to enjoy the Christmas Season with our friends, neighbors, family and loved ones. Here’s a list of some upcoming Christmas Parades and other events around the area for you to enjoy this 2017 season… Friday, November …

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Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Deputy indicted after being accused of telling suspect about impending arrest

Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a deputy of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, who is accused of misusing information in a criminal investigation. After receiving information from Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller, 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor requested TBI open an investigation into Timothy Martin Tyler, 47, …

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9-1-1 issues cause misdirection of calls around the state

The Tennessee 9-1-1 Network Operations Center advises that the previous problems with 9-1-1 have been identified and corrected. Test calls indicate that 9-1-1 calls made in Hamilton County are ringing appropriately in that area with others reporting the same. Officials encourage all citizens to take this time to program the local non-emergency numbers in their …

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Body of man who ran from deputies following car chase found in River

Following up on a story we brought you first… The body of Michael Shane Huffman, 28, of Dunlap, was found on Friday, in the Tennessee River near the area where he was last seen off River Canyon (Mullins Cove) Road in Marion County. Members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and …

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Police chase ends in the TN River at Mullins Cove on Tuesday; One suspect still missing

UPDATE — 10/28/17: The body of Michael Shane Huffman, 28, of Dunlap, was found on Friday, in the Tennessee River near the area where he was last seen off River Canyon (Mullins Cove) Road in Marion County. Members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Hamilton County Tactics and Rescue Services …

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Historic Dunlap home near Courthouse Square damaged by weekend fire

A historic house in Dunlap was severely damaged by fire over the weekend.  The historic old “Mansfield House,” which stood at the corner of Spring Street and Cherry Street in Dunlap was severely damaged in the Saturday afternoon blaze.The house was unoccupied at the time. According to Dunlap Fire Chief Norman Hatfield, an estimated 25 …

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Bridgeport Depot Museum Celebrates Depot’s 100th Anniversary

A celebration of this 100th year anniversary will happen from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 28th at the Bridgeport Depot Museum in Bridgeport, Alabama. This event, endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, will introduce many to the Bridgeport Depot Museum and local places of interest. A brief opening ceremony followed by a …

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Fatal stabbing under investigation in Sequatchie County

Updated — 10/18/17 @ 5:31pm CDT: A Sequatchie County woman is behind bars following the fatal stabbing of her husband on Tuesday evening near Dunlap. Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock says the incident happened happened at 6:15 pm CDT on Tuesday evening at a home located at 399 Branch Road in Dunlap when 44-year-old Jerri Lynn Sanders allegedly stabbed her …

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Jack Maddux Travels Tennessee Campaigning For 4th Congressional District Run

Jack Maddux, a candidate for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District, has personally traveled more than 7,300 miles in his personal truck since the commencement of his campaign in April. “I’ve met many wonderful people while visiting the sixteen counties of the 4th District in the last six months,” he said. “From Cleveland, Tn., to Mt. Pleasant, …

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Congressman DesJarlais announces campaign for re-election to Tennessee’s 4th Congressional Seat

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, a Republican from South Pittsburg and member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced his candidacy on Tuesday to again represent Tennessee’s Fourth District next term. “This country has a military readiness crisis. Threats are mounting. I’ve been working hard to address troop strength, training, equipment, and strategy, and want to continue …

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Grundy Co. students charged with aggravated rape appear in court

Update — 10/16/17 @ 1:03pm CDT: The five Grundy County students charged with attempted aggravated rape appeared in court on Monday for arraignment after being placed on house arrest last week following an incident that happened on Wednesday, October 11th at Grundy County High School. Sheriff Clint Shrum has confirmed that the students will remain …

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