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InFive: Missing woman’s car found, Tennessee earthquake felt in Northern Virginia, and local dentist competing on ‘Jeopardy!’
Top news and notes from across Northern Virginia. Police searching for a missing Maryland woman found her car at Great Falls Park. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered in Tennessee rattled several southeastern states early Tuesday, with people in Woodbridge and Arlington reporting they felt it, accor
Athens man fatally struck by tractor-trailer
A man was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer Monday morning in Athens. Athens police say that the victim, identified as Timothy D. Oden, 36, of Athens, was standing in the center two-way turn lane of South White Street (Highway 30) in front of the McMinn County Justice Center.
2 earthquakes hit Tennessee, shake Southeast states
Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A pair of earthquakes rattled Tennessee early Wednesday morning and could be felt as far away as Atlanta. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.4 quake occurred at 4:15 a.m. EST about 14 miles southeast of Athens, Tenn. It occurred at a depth of about 5 miles.
Wanted man arrested on robbery, burglary charges
A man wanted for charges including aggravated robbery was arrested recently after reporting another alleged crime. On Saturday, Athens Police Department Officer Nick Purkey was dispatched to the Jiffy off Clearwater Road on the report of a theft.
Life Care Centers makes best nursing homes list
U.S. News & World Report recently included Life Care Centers on its Best Nursing Homes list for 2018-2019. Life Care Center of Athens, a short-term rehabilitation/short-stay rehabilitation center, is part of a family within Life Care Centers that includes Life Care Center of Blount County in Louisvi
2nd strongest east Tennessee earthquake this morning (12-12-18)
A 4.4 earthquake hit about 50 miles southwest of Knoxville early Wednesday morning. Viewers in the Tri-Cities region report feeling it. A second quake of 3.3 hit shortly after in the same area.
Tennessee Church Youth Leader Arrested for Having Sex With a Teenage Boy
A Tennessee youth leader was arrested last week after a 16-year-old boy told police that they had had sex at least 10 times. The youth leader is being charged with of aggravated statutory rape and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.
No damage reported from Wednesday quake
What may be the largest earthquake in this area in decades shook Meigs, McMinn, and surrounding counties early Wednesday morning. The quake was a 4.4 magnitude and it struck at around 4:14 a.m., originating near Decatur and about 14 miles northwest of Athens.
Earthquake, magnitude 4.4, rattles Tennessee, Georgia
A 4.4-magnitude earthquake was reported in Tennessee early Wednesday, officials said. The quake hit about six miles north of Decatur at around 4:15 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The shaking was felt by residents as far as Atlanta -- about 149 miles south of the epicenter.
Man hit by 18 wheeler in front of McMinn Justice Center
ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) – A pedestrian was killed early Monday morning in front of the McMinn County Justice Center on Highway 30. Athens police say the man was in the middle of a turn lane and stepped in front of an 18 wheeler just before 7 AM.
Loudon woman charged with rape
The arrest last week of a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Loudon for aggravated statutory rape and solicitation sexual exploitation of a minor has left the congregation in shock.
Earthquake felt across north Georgia
ATLANTA — If you felt the ground shaking early Wednesday morning, you're not alone. People across north Georgia were awakened by a confirmed earthquake. The United States Geological Survey reported a 4.4 magnitude earthquake centered around Decatur, Tennessee Wednesday at 4:14 a.m.
APD Patrol Captain Rob Davis to retire Dec. 31
A 44-year career in law enforcement will come to a close in less than three weeks. Athens Police Department Patrol Captain Rob Davis has announced his retirement from the APD effective on Dec. 31.
East Tennessee earthquake felt as far as Nashville, Atlanta
Two earthquakes hit East Tennessee minutes apart Wednesday morning and they were felt as far as away as Nashville and Atlanta, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck was registered about 7 miles northeast of Decatur, Tenn. around 3:14 a.m. CT, and could be felt as
East Tennessee Quake Second-Strongest On Record
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake at 4:14 a.m. Wednesday with an epicenter near Decatur, Tennessee, rattled windows and awakened some Greene County residents. Decatur is in Meigs County, about 135 miles from Greeneville.
Athens P.D. Captain Rob Davis to retire after 43 years on the force
ATHENS, Tenn. — The Athens Police Department says Captain Rob Davis recently gave notice that he will retire from the force after 43 years of service to the citizens of Athens.
Early morning earthquakes rattle Tennessee, Georgia
ATLANTA - People in Georgia and Tennessee were woken up by an earthquake early Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake happened about 4:15 a.m. near Decatur, Tennessee. It had a magnitude of 4.4.
Tennessee Earthquake: 4.4 Magnitude Tremor 'Was Felt 160 Miles Away'
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded today in Tennessee, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The rumble could reportedly be felt in Atlanta. Statistics released on the quake said it hit 11 km (7 miles) northeast of Decatur, Tennessee. It was at a depth of 9 km, the agency said in an advisory posted
16 area seniors to play for Tennessee against Georgia in FCA Border War
Sixteen area football seniors will take to the field one more time with state pride on the line. Five players from McMinn County, three from McMinn Central and eight from Meigs County are on the Tennessee All-Stars roster for the first-ever Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Border War.
New Athens technology manager introduced
The City of Athens announced Friday that Steven Croft will be the first ever technology manager for the town. This is a newly created, permanent position in the City of Athens’ government. The position was approved by the Athens City Council during the budget process for the current fiscal year beca