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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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The Sequatchie Valley prepares for impacts from Hurricane Nate’s remnants

Nate Update — Sunday 1:40pm: Good news regarding Nate. The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Nate from a Tropical Storm to only a depression. Locally, all Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are cancelled. A Wind Advisory and for some a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect. Changes to timing and overall impact: Nate continues to …

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Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27th

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT / 1:20 pm CDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level test message, as …

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Alabama teenager faces multiple charges following police chase that ended in Dade Co., GA

DADE COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia State Patrol says an Alabama teenager faces several charges after leading police on a chase that ended Sunday afternoon in Dade County. According to reports, it all started around 1 pm on Sunday when police in Henagar, Alabama tried to stop the suspect for driving on the wrong side …

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WEATHER: What to expect in Marion County from Irma

The remnants of Hurricane Irma will be impacting the Marion County and Chattanooga areas today and into Tuesday with periods of heavy rain and very gusty winds. Here’s what you can expect as we move through the next 24 to 48 hours and into the rest of the week. Rain will be a noticeable factor …

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Tennessee and other Southeastern states prepare for Irma’s impact

Authorities across the southeast have been making plans over the weekend in anticipation of the possible effects from Hurricane Irma, that will likely be felt not only in coastal states and those adjacent to Florida but forecasters also expect the storm’s impact to be felt statewide in Tennessee as it moves North. Forecasters have watched …

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Wildwood, GA man killed in one vehicle accident Tuesday morning

A 45-year-old Wildwood man was killed in a one car accident in Dade County on Tuesday morning. Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross says the call came in around 7:15amEDT of a vehicle that had left the roadway on Interstate 24 West in the I-59 split. When authorities found the vehicle, it was discovered that Donald …

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It’s back-to-school time in the Sequatchie Valley and region

It’s that time of year again when the parents are eager to see their children back to school, and hopefully the kids are equally as eager to learn after a summer break! Schools are back in session or about to begin across the region. Richard Hardy Memorial School’s first full day of class was Friday, …

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“World’s Longest Yard Sale” Celebrates 30th Anniversary this year starting August 3rd

Love it or hate it, it’s time again foro ne of the most popular events in the south to take place – the 127 Yard Sale! The annual event which has been given the unofficial title of “The World’s Longest Yard Sale” will take place starting  Thursday, August 3rd and running through Sunday, August 6th …

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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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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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