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

Everything Voters need to know before heading to the Polls on Aug. 2nd

Tennesseans will head to the polls across the state today to vote in the August 2nd primary. 626,894 Tennesseans voted in person or absentee during the two-week early voting period which ended last Saturday, July 28, 2018. You can take a look at the sample ballot for Marion County here…or by visiting the Marion County …

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UPDATED: Three die in fatal crash on Highway 108 in Marion County on Monday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has named the victims in a fatal crash that happened Monday morning on Highway 108 in Marion County near the Marion/Grundy County line near Kelly Creek Rd. THP officials say the victims are 30-year-old Lauren R. Garner of Chattanooga, 2-year-old Willow Frisbee, and 1-year-old Chrimson Frisbee. According to the crash report …

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Tracy City pair charged for running meth lab in Grundy Co.

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says deputies are charging a man and a woman from Tracy City with running a meth lab. According to a post on the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, officers arreted 38-year-old P.J. Thomas and 31-year-old Jonah Elaine Morris on Saturday night after deputies say they made contact with them …

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4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations for 2018

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 Wednesday for 2018, some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area …

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Hands-free driving law now in effect in Georgia

Heads-up to our local commuters who travel Interstate 24 each day and to all of those headed to-and-from Chattanooga via I-24 through Dade County in North Georgia. Drivers in Georgia and those who cross the state line have a new law to follow. The law, which went into effect on Sunday, requires drivers to be …

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Sequatchie Co. teen dies in ATV accident over weekend

A teenager has died in an ATV accident that happened on Saturday morning in Sequatchie County. Officials say the 15-year-old Dunlap boy died on Harvey Cemetery Road after he lost control, over-corrected the ATV and fell on concrete. The THP said he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He was …

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TDOT And THP Prepare For 2018 Bonnaroo Festival

The annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will soon take place in the city of Manchester, Tn.  Since its beginning in 2002, the four-day, multi-stage event continues to be one of the most popular live music festivals in the country, attracting thousands of attendees. To fully enjoy the varied lineup of performers and musical styles …

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Accused killer of TN deputy Steven Wiggins captured in Hickman County

Steven Wiggins, accused of killing Dickson County Deputy Daniel Baker, was captured Friday morning in Hickman County. Trooper Kevin Burch of the Tennessee Highway Patrol Lawrenceburg District arrested Wiggins. Trooper Burch has been with THP since 2017. Trooper Burch was out on patrol and noticed Wiggins standing in a wood line. When he approached Wiggins, …

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Preparing for Election Day at the Polls on Tuesday

Voters across the state will head to the polls on Tuesday for this year’s county primary elections. According to the Marion County Election Commission, the county had 15,245 registered voters as of December 2017, and with only a portion of those having taken advantage of early voting, the remaining voters can participate by casting their ballot …

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Search continues for missing Dunlap man

Officials with the Dunlap Police Department say to be on the lookout for a missing person. 29-year-old Matthew Tyler Henry was last seen by law enforcement on April 15, 2018 and hasn’t been seen since. Henry is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot 9-inches tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes weighing about 170 …

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Marion Co. Sheriff’s Department arrest 28 people in drug investigation

The Narcotics Unit with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department along with the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force recently conducted a joint drug investigation in the county. During the investigation from April 11th to April 17th, 2018, law enforcement officers conducted surveillance at several residences and business in Marion County where suspected drug activity was …

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Stewart announces candidacy for State Representative

Sloan Stewart has announced his candidacy for State Representative in Tennessee’s 39th District, including Marion, part of Franklin, and Moore Counties. Stewart has served as Mayor of Metro Moore County for the last 9 years and feels that in his time as Mayor and the 7 years prior as a council member through good economic …

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