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76-cent per gallon gas to first 100 attendees of 76 station opening Friday

Gas is only 76 cents per gallon for the first 100 attendees of the grand opening celebration of the newly designed 76 gas station in Athens on Friday, March 23. The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. and the grand opening celebration will occur from 10 a.m.

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2018-03-22 15:30:00

Someone in Knoxville won $100,000 on a Powerball ticket

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Did you buy a Powerball ticket for Wednesday night's drawing? If so, you should check your numbers! The Tennessee Lottery says a Powerball player in Knoxville matched four of the white ball numbers plus the Powerball -- worth a cool $100,000. The base prize for that prize

WATE - 2018-03-22 15:25:53

Burris: Athens City Schools closure just 'rumors'

Concerns about the future of Athens City Schools led to a statement from Athens Mayor Chuck Burris on Tuesday night. Members of the Athens City Council and City Manager C. Seth Sumner have received multiple inquiries in recent weeks regarding the possibility of a potential closure of the entire Athe


Suspects arrested in connection to nearly 20 business burglaries

The Chattanooga Police Department announced in a news release the arrests of two suspects in connection with nearly twenty business burglaries in Chattanooga and East Ridge, as the suspects were taken into custody earlier this week. The string of burglaries were committed from early January through

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-22 19:51:56

New festival launches in Cleveland, Tenn.

A new festival is launching in Cleveland, Tenn., this weekend that combines three key ingredients of a successful event: barbecue, blues and bluegrass. The first BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival will be held Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Greenway Park and Pavilion, 755 Raider Drive, i

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 23:59:59

AUB, VEC, EUB power rates to drop next month

Customers across McMinn and Meigs counties are likely to see a utilities rate decrease over the next month. Athens Utilities, Etowah Utilities, and Volunteer Energy Cooperative have all announced that a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) fuel cost adjustment and expected drop in power usage will lower

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2018-03-23 15:30:00

State grants $879K for North Etowah access road

McMinn County received state financial assistance on Wednesday to develop a new access road to the North Etowah Industrial Park. Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe made the announcement that McMinn County is among 25 communities that will receive a portion

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2018-03-22 15:30:00

Lenoir City man arrested on rape charge

A Lenoir City man was arrested Tuesday on allegations that he had committed assault and rape on a Maryville woman Monday evening, according to Blount County Sheriff's Office reports. Micah Benjamin Dils, 30, was charged with rape, aggravated domestic assault and violating an order of protection in t

DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-22 04:00:00

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The following information was gathered solely from police and jail records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction, and guilt or innocence is determined through the court system. * Ricky Williams, 53, of 233 Old Highway 44, Sweetwater, was arrested on March 10 by the McMinn County Sheriff's Departme

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2018-03-22 12:56:32

Monroe man charged with stealing two cars

Allegedly taking other people's cars got a Monroe County man arrested twice over the weekend. Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Billy Littleton said he went to a one-car wreck on McClellan Road around 2:24 a.m. Friday and saw what appeared to be car that had failed to negotiate a curve and ended up on


Alcoa Police need help identifying men pictured

ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Alcoa Police Department asked for the public's help identifying the two men pictured. The department did not say why they are trying to identify the individuals. Anyone who recognizes the men seen in the pictures was urged to call the Alcoa Police Department at 865-981-4


Two fires in Athens, one claims family's home

Two fires hit the Athens area late last week, one resulting in a total loss and the other causing significantly less damage. According to Athens Fire Chief Jim Dyer, firefighters were called out to a residence on Hamby Street Thursday night to a fire in progress at a trailer. No injuries were report


Body Found off Sheeler Street in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) - Cleveland Police say they are investigating a body found off Sheeler Street in Cleveland. It is very earlier in the investigation so the identify of the person is unknown at this time. CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) - Cleveland Police say they are investigating a body found off Sh


Man found dead in downtown Cleveland Saturday morning

Cleveland police spokesperson Sergeant Evie West confirms an investigation is underway Saturday after a body was found in a ditch off Sheeler Street. The cause of death is unknown at this time. This is a developing news story. Depend on us for updates as we get them. Cleveland police spokesperson Se


UPDATE: Cleveland PD identify body found in ditch Saturday

UPDATE: Cleveland Police have identified the man who was found dead by a ditch. Police have identified the man as Jeffery Donovan. Dispatch received a call around 10:30 am that a man had been discovered near 6th Street SE and Sheeler Street SE. One woman who called police described to Channel 3 what


KPD: Man shoots out tires after jumping on hood in attempt to stop car

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two people are under arrest after police say a driver took off from a crash scene with the other driver on the hood of her PT Cruiser, and once they came to a stop he allegedly shot out her tires. KPD said a woman in a PT Cruiser was leaving a Shell gas station on Heiskell


Blount County deputies arrest two on drug charges

Blount County deputies arrested two people on drug charges outside a Maryville business Friday afternoon, including a Lenoir City man charged with intent to sell methamphetamine. Heath Allen Gainey, 46, Lenoir City, is charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (crystal methamphet


I-24 WB shut down near Jasper - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

There are at least 3 crashes between milemarkers 157 and 155, between Highway 28 and Highway 27. You will see backup near the Nickajack exit. This is expected to be clear by 9:30 central time. Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 161. THP says there are only minor injuries reported at this time.


Cleveland chief endorses Watson opponent in Bradley sheriff race

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The challenger in the Bradley County sheriff's race has won the endorsement of Cleveland Police Chief Mark Gibson. At a rally Saturday night, Gibson said he normally stays out of politics, but "this time is different, and I think it's time we stand up." Gibson said he had worked w


What the kale is up with this 'super food?'

Author's note: Do not fear. This is not an attempt at stealing Gayle Fisher's gardening thunder. You all should know that my gardening thumb could be described as yellow at best. However, the garden will be referenced in today's article. If you have gardening queries, I highly suggest reaching out t