Category Archive: Nearby County News

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

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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TN gas prices are up as travel season approaches; Current gas prices in Sequatchie Valley

Gas prices in Tennessee hit a four-year high during the first week of April, and although the Chattanooga area is one of the cities seeing least expensive costs, drivers will likely see more increases as the summer approaches. The least expensive gas price averages in Tennessee are in Memphis, $2.40; Knoxville, $2.43; and Chattanooga, $2.44, …

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Congressmen DesJarlais and Fleischmann tour Chickamauga Lock

Congressmen Scott DesJarlais and Chuck Fleischmann visited the Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga on Monday to view construction of a replacement for the aging structure on the Tennessee River. Rep. DesJarlais stated, “TVA operates dozens of dams and locks, enabling water commerce and recreation throughout Tennessee and neighboring states. The Chickamauga Lock serves more boaters and …

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University Of The South (Sewanee) student arrested for arson at fraternity house

A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Fire Investigation Services, the Sewanee Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has resulted in the arrest of a University of the South student in connection to an arson at a fraternity house earlier this year. The fire on Feb. 24, was …

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National Weather Service finds at least 9 tornado tracks in Alabama after Monday’s storms

The National Weather Service says there’s evidence of multiple tornadoes striking Alabama during Monday’s storms, and they’re still counting, officials say. The weather service says survey teams initially found tracks showing at least 9 tornado touchdowns in the northern part of the state during the storms; however, that number quickly grew to 11 by the …

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One person killed and another injured in head-on crash in South Pittsburg

An accident on Wednesday morning in South Pittsburg has claimed the life of a Jasper man and injured another, officials say. Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) say the head-on crash occurred around 10:00 AM CDT on Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 72 between Kimball and South Pittsburg, when a pickup truck headed eastbound …

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Gov. Haslam proposes $30 million for school safety, among other improvements in budget amendment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today proposed $30 million to improve school safety across the state in the amendment to the fiscal year 2018-19 budget proposal to be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks. The funding includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants. Earlier …

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