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Trenton Man Convicted of Child Sex Crimes

James Clay Mayo, a 25-year-old Trenton man, has been convicted of having a sexual relationship with a minor. The incident took place in late 2021, according to the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney. At the time, Mayo was 23 and was having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old, the DA’s office said. They added …

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Solar Eclipse has Come and Gone; Next Up 2044

The solar eclipse took place Monday afternoon. The moon covered the sun at around 91% in our area, and many gathered outside to witness the phenomenon. The partial eclipse began around 12:45 PM CT and ended just after 3 PM. We also had a solar eclipse in 2017, but the next event will not occur …

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National Cornbread Pageant Winners

The National Cornbread Pageant was held on Saturday. Various age competitions were held for Girls ages 2 to 18 years old. Young ladies were welcomed to compete live in Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie, Hamilton, Franklin, Dade Co., GA, and Jackson County, AL. Winners: Baby Miss-Clarabelle Bailey Tiny Miss-Shelby Lowe Little Miss-Madelyn Dotson Junior Miss-Mackenzie Brooks Teen …

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Family Dollar Closing 1,000 Stores Nationwide

Family Dollar plans to close about 1,000 stores nationwide as inflation takes a bite out of consumers’ wallets and low-cost-retailers’ profits. Family Dollar will close 600 locations in the first half of this year and 370 stores over the next several years as store leases expire. Also, Dollar Tree, which owns Family Dollar, reports it …

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Dade County Georgia High-Speed Pursuit Ends in Marion County; Ringgold, GA Man Arrested

On February 26, at approximately 11:00 PM, a Dade County Deputy observed a vehicle speeding on Interstate 24, traveling toward Marion County. After activating the lights and siren on his patrol unit, the vehicle increased its speed to approximately 120-125 MPH. The vehicle continued West on Interstate 24 and attempted to leave the interstate at …

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AT&T Apologizes and is giving $5 Credit

AT&T has apologized for last Thursday’s network outage. They say they recognize the frustration this outage has caused and know they let many customers down. AT&T said it will provide a $5 credit to customers who were “potentially impacted” by Thursday’s widespread network outage. Individuals and some small businesses impacted by the outage qualify for the …

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TVA Stations New Pumper Truck at Fire Training Center in Jasper

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has a new Pierce Saber Pumper fire truck. This new pumper will help protect this public utility that provides electricity, water, and natural gas to the Tennessee Valley region, including TN, and portions of AL, MS, KY, GA, NC, and VA. This truck will be stationed at their fire training …

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Turner Construction Company Hosting Open House in Manchester for Small and Minority Businesses

Turner Construction Company, along with partners Jesse Stutts, Inc. and Jake Marshall Service, Inc., are hosting an informational open house for local small and minority-owned trade businesses on Feb. 29. Turner and its partners are currently working on facility restoration and modernization projects supporting the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) near Tullahoma, Tenn. The event …

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National “Wear Red Day is Friday

National “Wear Red Day” is Friday, Feb. 2, and it aims to raise awareness of the leading cause of death in women, which is cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. From clothing to buildings, you’ll certainly be seeing a lot of red. Women account for more than 57% of total stroke deaths. It’s …

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Get Signed Up for the Lodge National Cornbread Cook-Off

Entries are open for the 2024 Lodge National Cornbread Cook-Off! The Cook-Off champion will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a 30-inch stainless steel gas range from FiveStar Professional Cooking Equipment, and special gifts from Lodge Cast Iron. All finalists receive up to $500 travel reimbursement and a gift basket courtesy of Lodge Cast Iron. …

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