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Category: Georgia

Massive I-24/75 Split Project is on Hold

Part of the massive project to modify the troubled area where Interstate 24 and Interstate 75 intersect in Chattanooga has been put on hold. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) says that two concrete beams on the S Moore Road bridge and three concrete beams on the McBrien Road bridge over I-24 did not meet …

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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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Strong Storms Powered their way through the area Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning

Six high-voltage TVA transmission lines were damaged, and multiple structures were destroyed by tornados and strong storms in Tennessee and north Alabama on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Power has been rerouted to most of the affected local power companies, and crews are working on repairs. Local power companies are working hard to assess and …

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Urgent Need for Blood Donors after Tornadoes Hit Parts of Tennessee and Alabama

Blood Assurance urgently needs donors following the severe storms that swept through parts of Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The non-profit saw a number of appointments and blood drives canceled over the last 24 hours because of the weather. To replenish the supply, Blood Assurance is requesting donations from all …

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Ringgold Georgia Man Convicted and Sentenced for Molestation of Family Members

36-year-old Christopher Bean from Ringgold, GA, will spend 55 years in prison for molesting 2 young girls. One of the victims was his own developmentally disabled daughter. Court records show the molestation began when she was 5 years old. The other girl was Bean’s cousin. Her molestation occurred between the ages of 7-13. Bean admitted …

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Dolly Days in Ringgold, GA

Dolly Parton fans have an excuse to put on their best blonde wigs and cowgirl boots on May 11 to celebrate the Queen of Tennessee. The third annual festival to celebrate Dolly will be held in Ringgold, GA, where the star tied the knot almost 58 years ago with Carl Dean. The packed Sunday will …

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Two Die in Tragic Hiking Accident on Signal Mountain Trail

A tragic accident occurred on Signal Mountain Sunday night. Two hikers died while trying to cross a creek on Rainbow Lake Trail. Signal Mountain Police said the two victims were close friends and are believed to be from Georgia. Somewhere around a waterfall at the creek is where law enforcement believes the woman fell in, …

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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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RV Destroyed in Fire

On Friday at 1:09 PM, the Haletown Volunteer Fire Department responded to Chesadu Circle for an RV Fire. Haletown and New Home, GA Fire Departments battled the flames. The fire was contained from reaching other nearby structures, but the RV was a total loss. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters.

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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