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Athens City Council to consider Mt. Verd funding

The Athens City Council is set to consider action to provide the final piece of the funding puzzle for development of a clearing and grading plan at the Mt. Verd Industrial Park.

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Wisconsin man denied bond in missing girl saga

A Wisconsin man charged in connection with the disappearance of Madisonville girl will remain in jail while awaiting trial, at least for now. In a story posted on madison.com, U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Oppeneer said he was “making no judgment about whatever motives Bryan Rogers, 31, may have had w

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McMinn Co. Sheriff: Student to be charged after threatening 8th grader on social media

MCMINN COUNTY, Tenn. — The McMinn County Sheriff's Office says a local elementary school student will be charged in juvenile court after an 8th grader was threatened over social media.

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CODE RED: Additional Middle Tennessee counties added to Winter Weather Advisory

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended to include locations around Clarksville, Dover, and Erin Tennessee. A wintry mix will be possible for those areas as well as Robertson and Sumner counties as early as 8 p.m. Friday. Light ice accumulation is possible but could create slic

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Athens Police looking for shooter in Forest Street neighborhood

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) – A reported shooting in Athens on Thursday lead to a lockdown at an elementary school. A woman called in saying she had been shot around 1:15 PM while sitting in her car.

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Reported shooting in Athens under investigation

A reported shooting in Athens has led to police searching for a suspect. At around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, officers with the Athens Police Department were dispatched to Forrest Avenue in reference to a woman who reportedly believed she had been shot while sitting in her car.

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Shots reportedly fired in Athens

Police are investigating a possible shooting on Forrest Avenue in Athens. According to the Athens Police Department, officers were dispatched to Forrest Avenue in reference to a woman who reportedly believed she had been shot while sitting in her car.

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Second fatal case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease reported in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - For the second time in less than a month, a Tennessee family is mourning a loved one who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, something doctors say is a one-in-a-million diagnosis.

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Cleveland-Athens Cotillion holds Holly Ball

The Cleveland-Athens Cotillion held its 56th annual Holly Ball on Dec. 29, 2018 at the Cleveland Country Club. The social occasion was celebrated with Dr. James Patterson Stone serving as master of ceremonies. He is the husband of Ms. Barbara Brittian Stone of 41 years and the father of Miss Jessica

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McMinn's Boggess to second day at state

FRANKLIN - McMinn County's Gage Boggess has advanced to the second day of the TSSAA State Wrestling Championships. Boggess, wrestling at 132 pounds, started the tournament with a pin in 33 seconds of Sevier County's Ian McGrane, but then lost a major decision 13-5 to Lawrence County's Dominic Willia

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Athens may seek historic preservation funding

The Athens City Council will consider a resolution at its Feb. 19 meeting that would help highlight the city’s historic residential district. The district is comprised of the area around Ingleside Avenue near the Downtown Athens business district.

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Arts Beat: Community support makes dreams a reality

I’ve written before about how in March 2017, Jedi Gabel and Alex Lauterbach brought me a proposal to develop a student-directed play program that would enable young thespians not only to perform children’s theatre, but also to manage all aspects of executing a theatrical production.

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Tennessee man, wanted for trying to kill officer, arrested in Thomasville after multiple-state manhunt

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Officers arrested a man, wanted for attempted murder of a police officer, in Thomasville on Friday, according to police. Billy Alexander Stratton, 26, of Kingsport, Tennessee, was arrested and faces charges relating to the chase, a recovered stolen vehicle, a firearm and narcotic

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Obtaining a carry permit in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - After Wednesday, where a man shot his wife at a dentist office, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy is calling one man a hero. Larry Seagroves, who was a patient in the office and a handgun carry permit owner, shot the suspect and held him until law enforcement arrived.

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DA: 'Fate' intervened in Constant murder case

By his own admission, it was not a murder at the top of his cold case list, but then fate intervened and 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Crump’s team was able to make an arrest for something that happened in March 1973.

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Tennessee Sen. Briggs pushing for new law to lock pill bottles

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville lawmaker is pushing for a new law to prevent opioid theft and abuse. Drug addiction specialists, medical professionals, and parents who lost a child due to drugs, all part of a statewide coalition called “STOP – Secure Tennessee’s Opioid Prescriptions,” joined Senator

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Tennessee becomes first southern state with hate crime protections for transgender people

Tennessee is the first state in the South to allow judges to apply hate crime enhancements when sentencing cases that target transgender people. State Attorney General Herbert Slatery (R) last week issued an opinion stating that transgender identity would be covered under the state’s hate crime law

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Ailing witness revived 46-year-old murder case

By his own admission, it was not a murder at the top of his cold case list, but then fate intervened and 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Crump’s team was able to make an arrest for something that happened in March 1973.

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Tennessee senator proposes paying back student loans from paychecks

(WIAT) -- A U.S. senator is proposing a plan that would have college graduates pay back student loans from their paychecks. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander suggests loan payments should be automatically taken out of income, like taxes.

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SAMPSON ARRESTED AFTER HOURS-LONG STANDOFF ON OAK GROVE ROAD IN LOUDON

An hours-long standoff that began Tuesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of one man Wednesday. Roane and Loudon county deputies responded to a residence on Oak Grove Road in Loudon for an unwelcome person behaving in a threatening manner. Deputies knew 38-year-old Justin Wade Sampson was wanted on

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