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

Grundy Co. deputy off the job after being charged with domestic assault

A Grundy County Sheriff’s deputy is now off the job after authorities arrested and charged him with domestic assault earlier this week in an incident at his home in Grundy County. Reports say the incident happened on Wednesday evening, July 12th, when the victim went to former Deputy Alan LaLonde’s house to speak to him …

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Child rape case stalled in Sequatchie County Courts since 2013 now scheduled for trial early next year

A trial that’s been stalled in the court system for nearly half a decade will finally go to court before a jury early next year to decide whether there’s any truth to the charge where a first grader complained that a Sequatchie County constable had sexually assaulted her at his home on Signal Mountain in …

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Tennessee and Alabama Sales Tax Holidays coming later this month; None scheduled for Georgia

Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 AM local time on Friday, July 28th, 2017 and ends on Sunday, July 30 at 11:59 PM local time. During the event, residents and especially parents of school children can purchase clothes, school supplies, and computer equipment without paying Tennessee state sales tax, which is usually around …

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Tractor trailer accident closes I-24 East and causes delays locally

Two tractor-trailers were involved in an accident on I-24 eastbound near the I-59 junction in Dade County on Friday morning just after 6:00 AM CDT. The accident forced closure the Interstate’s Eastbound lanes, but as of 7:30 AM one lane was re-opened to motorists. Traffic was re-routed from the Interstate to U.S. Highway 41 through …

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Area 4th of July Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

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 Tuesday some have shifted to weekend dates or other dates to accomodate those still keeping a work schedule. Most of the shows in our area start after …

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July 1st brings many changes and new laws in Tennessee

Tennessee has a total of 133 new laws or amendments to existing laws in the state that will take effect on July 1st, 2017. While some of these laws might not directly affect you — many of them will! Here’s a rundown of some of them so you’ll know what to expect after July 1st… …

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Dunlap Police say kayaks are popular item for theft

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Authorities in Dunlap say there’s been a number of kayak thefts in their area lately. Officials with the Dunlap Police Department advise that kayak owners keep their kayaks in a secured building if at all possible. They also say that if your kayak has a serial number on it, that it’s a …

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UPDATE: Man wanted for kidnapping in Marion County in custody after chase

UPDATE: A kidnapping suspect wanted in Marion County is now in custody. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office confirms the suspect, Jimmy Morton, was taken into custody after a chase. The pursuit started at around 10 pm Thursday night after Marion County deputies spotted the vehicle on I-24. It continued onto I-59 south into Dade County. …

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Woman charged in Marion County for TennCare fraud must repay the State

A local woman who the Tennessee’s Office of Inspector General brought TennCare fraud charges against late last year has been sentenced in a Marion County Criminal Court. 39-year-old Shirley C. Calcote was arrested charged last November with two counts of theft of services. The indictment states that Calcote obtained TennCare benefits by intentionally misrepresenting that …

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Paving and construction on I-24 begins this weekend in Marion County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Georiga Department of Transportation have announced several Interstate construction projects that could have an impact on your travel through the area in the coming weeks, some of which will begin this weekend. TDOT says it will begin paving on I-24 this weekend in Marion County. This will be …

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Grundy Sheriff receives grants to help prepare inmates for life outside of jail

ALTAMONT, Tenn. – The State of Tennessee has awarded a grant to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office to study what you can teach prison inmates. The Office of Criminal Justice is offering a grant in the amount of $195,000, as part of a three year project that focuses on pre-release case management for inmates.. The …

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Four people indicted in Marion County on various charges

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of four individuals, after they were indicted this week. At the request of 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor, on April 28, 2016, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office …

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