Man arrested after SWAT standoff near Griffith Creek

A Marion County man who barricaded himself in a garage on Tuesday night was early Wednesday following SWAT negotiations. Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 10:00 pm regarding a person threatening suicide at a home on Whitwell Mountain near the Griffith Creek community. When deputies arrived at the scene …

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South Pittsburg resident wins over $2 million with Tennessee Lottery

A lucky South Pittsburg lottery player has won $2,060,750 playing the Tennessee Lottery’s ‘Tennessee Cash’ game in a drawing held on Friday night. It’s been confirmed that the winning ticket was sold at the Lotto Mart on East 12th Street in South Pittsburg. To win the top prize, the ticket had to contain all five …

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Marion County Democratic Party hosting free community fish fry on June 2nd

The Marion County Democratic Party is inviting everyone to come out and get to know your neighbors, while have fun in the sun and enjoying the scenery and one of our local parks as they host a FREE community fish fry on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018. The event will take place from 12:00 Noon until …

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TVA Celebrates 85 Years: Interview with 107 year old former TVA employee

Sitting in her recliner Halie Forstner, 107, of Chattanooga, Tenn., can tell you history’s great stories of both triumph and tragedy—World War I, World War II, the moon landing and much, much more—because she lived them. Forstner recalls that in 1933, when TVA was created, the nation was gripped in the Great Depression and the …

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Chattanooga Shooting Suspect Named to TBI’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list, Dominique Lebron Collins. Collins (DOB 1-18-88) is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the TBI to face charges including Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon …

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Tennessee Children Could Lose if SNAP Work Requirement Passed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, more commonly referred to as the Farm Bill. While the name might imply it will influence only the country’s agriculture industry, the impact extends far beyond that. At stake in this year’s legislation are …

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Marion County Primary 2018: Election Results

Here are the uncertified Marion County Primary Results from May 1, 2018:   DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY: County Mayor: David Jackson (uncontested) – 1,221 votes   County Clerk: > Dwight Minter – 1,152 Kimberli “Joetta” Ramsey 151   County Trustee: Diane Massengale (uncontested) – 1,217 votes   Register of Deeds: Debbie Pittman (uncontested) – 1,210 votes   …

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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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Fire crews respond to early morning fire at Lodge Manufacturing

Firefighters with the South Pittsburg Fire Department responded to a fire early Sunday morning at the Lodge Manufacturing’s cast iron factory in South Pittsburg. The call came in to the department just after 4:00 AM CDT, and was contained a short while later. The cause of the fire was still under investigation and no word …

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Mobile food pantry with Chattanooga Area Food Bank visits South Pittsburg Armory May 5th

The Mobile Food Pantry of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be open at the South Pittsburg Armory on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM CDT. Officials say quantities are limited for this event and they ask those planning to visit the pantry to refrain from showing up more than 30 …

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Walmart announces upcoming remodel to Kimball store

Walmart recently announced it expects to spend an estimated $31 million over the next year in Tennessee through the remodeling of nine stores as well as the rollout of several in-store and online innovations designed to help busy customers save time and money. This will include remodeling and upgrades to the Walmart Super Center #1089 …

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