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Post Season High School Baseball and Softball Update

The Whitwell Lady Tigers defeated the South Pittsburg Lady Pirates on Wednesday for the Region Championship. Whitwell host Jo Byrns on Friday in the sectional round. The Lady Pirates travel to Gordonsville, also on Friday in Class 1A. The winners earn a berth into next week’s TSSAA State Tournament (Spring Fling) in Murfreesboro. In the …

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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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All but One Area Tennessee County Unemployment Rate Rises in March

Newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) documented that unemployment rates have decreased in 12 counties across the state. Ten counties recorded rates that did not change from month to month, while 73 counties did see a slight uptick in their unemployment levels. Williamson and Moore counties both had rates …

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Three Area Schools Receive STEM Grants

The Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative is thrilled to spotlight the incredible achievements of our community’s educators. SVEC is excited to announce that a few outstanding educators in our service area have been selected as recipients of STEM Classroom Grants through TVA ( Tennessee Valley Authority) in collaboration with SVEC. This year’s application process was very …

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The New 729 Area Code is Coming to the Tennessee 423 Area Code Region

To ensure new telephone numbers are available, the Tennessee Public Utility Commission has approved the addition of the new 729 area code to the geographic region served by the 423 area code. This process is known as an area code overlay.  What is an area code overlay? An overlay is the addition of another area …

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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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Pikeville Weather Siren Testing

The City of Pikeville will test the Weather Siren on the 15th of each month at 5 p.m., Central Standard Time. The siren will be activated for approximately 15 seconds. If the area is under inclement weather at the scheduled testing time, the testing will not take place until the following month. Remember: Pikeville’s outdoor …

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Rhea County Woman Charged in 2022 Drug-Related Death of Pikeville Female

An investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with investigators with the Pikeville Police Department and the Office of the 12th Judicial District Attorney General, has resulted in the indictment of a Rhea County woman, charged in the drug-related death of a Pikeville woman. In August 2022, …

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Unemployment Drops in All 95 Counties

More Tennesseans started the second month of 2024 on the job as employment improved across the state in February. According to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, every county recorded lower unemployment rates for the month. All 95 counties showed an improved unemployment situation compared to their revised January numbers. …

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Best in the Sequatchie Valley Nominations CLOSE at Noon Friday

To keep a long-standing tradition in the area alive that started with the former Jasper Journal and South Pittsburg Hustler newspapers and continued most recently with the Marion County News before it ceased publication earlier last year, SValleyNow.com (Sequatchie Valley Now), along with parent company Tennessee Valley Broadcasting and WEPG and WSDQ radio is proud to announce …

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