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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Lewis Scholarship to be awarded Tuesday at Chattanooga State Kimball

The Marion County Democratic Party will be awarding the $500 Lewis Scholarship Award this Tuesday in Kimball. The event will take place at 5:30 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Chattanooga State’s Kimball campus. The Political Science class was open to all Marion Students graduating 2019-2021, taught by Dr. Liz Norell. Jim Lewis …

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Tennessee American Water Plant in Whitwell Earns Award of Excellence for Water Treatment Plant Operation

WHITWELL, Tenn. — Tennessee American Water’s Whitwell plant has earned the Award of Excellence for Water Treatment Operation (Small Plant Category) from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The plant received the award from the KY/TN AWWA after a review process, which included onsite interviews and sharing operating data. “The Tennessee American Water plant in …

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ETSU names Diversity Scholarship recipients, including a recent MCHS grad

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University has named the 2018 recipients of the Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes the academic achievement of in-state students from underrepresented groups.  Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 based upon grade point average.  The scholarship is renewable for students who maintain full-time student status and a minimum 2.5 cumulative …

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Marion County Democratic Party announces Executive Committee Meeting for August

Katie Tilman, President of the Marion County Democratic Party, has announced the next meeting of the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party. The meeting will take place on Saturday, August 4th 2018 at Marion County Democratic Headquarters at 33 Courthouse Square in Jasper (on the corner of Betsy Pack Dr. and Main St). The time …

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Randy Smith inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

Longtime TV sportscaster and sports columnist Randy Smith has been chosen for induction into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame. The sixth class of the Hall of Fame also includes East Tennessee cartoonist Charlie Daniel; veteran Middle Tennessee journalist and journalism advocate Frank Gibson; photographer of the stars Les Leverett, 10-time Emmy Award-winning Nashville reporter …

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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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Fatal accident on Saturday morning closes Suck Creek Road

A crash on Suck Creek Road over the weekend has claimed the life of a Marion County man. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department says 53-year-old John A. Redman of Marion County was killed in the two-car collision Saturday on Suck Creek Road. The accident happened at about 8:45 AM EDT in the 2100block of Suck …

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TVA: Partnering with You for a Cleaner Tennessee Valley

You wouldn’t believe the things you can find at the bottom of a lake, but Lenny Peterson could tell you a tale or two. He’s fetched up vacuum cleaners (yes, multiples), a garbage disposal and even a picnic table from the depths of Boone Lake. Peterson is passionate about keeping the lake clean and volunteers …

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Man drowns while kayaking near Ketner’s Mill

A 38-year-old Florida man died on Sunday near Ketner’s Mill after water from the dam overturned his kayak and river’s strong current pulled him under the water causing the man to drown. Officials say Daniel Atkinson was paddling in the Sequatchie River below the dam at Ketner’s Mill on Sunday afternoon with his wife and …

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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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