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Flint River rises due to heavy rain

MADISON CO., Ala. - Near the intersection of Winchester and Riverton Roads, what's normally a much shallower, quiet creek is now a bustling river. After several days of heavy rain, the Flint River is climbing up the banks of folks's yards who live along it.


1 dead, another injured in Tennessee mudslide

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A mudslide in Tennessee has left one driver dead and another injured and closed a highway. Hawkins County Emergency Management Director Gary Murrell told The Kingsport Times News that the body was recovered from a vehicle around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The injured motorist w


Flooding prompts school closures in Franklin County

The National Weather Service Huntsville, Alabama has issued a flood watch in Franklin County through Friday at 6 p.m. A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. As of Tuesday night, several roads in Franklin County were already flooded in Decherd and Cowan and


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform at 'Old South' fraternity parties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was 17 when he joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Auburn University, which every spring held an "Old South" party where he and other members dressed in Confederate uniforms.


Report: 7 rural hospitals at 'high financial risk' in Tennessee

(WVLT) -- Across the United States, rural hospitals are at risk. According to a new report from Navigant, 95 rural hospitals across 26 states have closed since 2010. Talk of hospital closures hits home for those in East Tennessee. Tennova closed the old St. Mary's Hospital and Lakeway Regional Hospi


Franklin County arrest reports in Feb. 19 edition

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information on arrests made by state and local authorities is taken from Franklin County Jail intake reports.) Lindberg Dewayne Bailey, 49, 305 Hawkins Cove Road, Cowan, arrested on Feb. 5, disorderly conduct, released $1,500 bond, court date March 7.


Workers detained in massive Tennessee raid sue ICE officers

April 5 of last year began like any other day for Martha Pulido. But after arriving at her job in a meatpacking plant near Morristown in East Tennessee, she suddenly heard officers yelling at workers to put up their hands, she said.


Religious Happenings in Feb. 15th edition

The Franklin County Chapter of Wings of Hope Widows Ministry is sponsoring a free Widow’s support group Sundays in the parlor at Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 200 Second Avenue NW in Winchester. The sessions begin at 2 p.m. each Sunday for six weeks. The group offers practical advice fo


West Tennessee traffic stop leads to discovery of 68 pounds of cocaine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A traffic stop in West Tennessee last week led state troopers to the discovery of 68 pounds of cocaine. The stop happened on Feb. 13 along Interstate 40 in Henderson County.


Man killed in East Tennessee mudslide after truck rolls down 200 foot embankment

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn (WCYB) — UPDATE: (3:15 p.m.) A man has died in Hawkins County after part of Tennessee State Route 70 washed away due to heavy rains and his vehicle rolled down a 200 foot embankment.


Tour This 144-Year-Old Distillery In Tennessee For An Unforgettable Experience

Tennessee is known for its affinity for Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, but it’s the history of the Lynchburg-located facility that really provides insight into the whole rigamarole. You can visit for yourself at 133 Lynchburg Highway and learn all about the history of your favorite whiskey, how it’s affecte


Franklin County's Team Shooting Stars takes first place in First Lego League State Tournament

Franklin County's Team Shooting Stars won first place at the Lego League State Tournament on Saturday at Tennessee Tech University. There were 48 other teams in competition. Team Shooting Stars is the only team from Franklin County that competed at this high level this year.


Police investigating disappearance of 24-year-old Tennessee woman

DYERSBURG, TN (WTHR) - A Tennessee woman has been missing for nearly a week. The search for 24-year-old Shelby Hubbard started Friday, February 15 when her mother called police, WMC reported. Hubbard, who is from Dyersburg, Tennessee had gone missing, but her purse and keys were still at home.


Counterfeit money going around Tennessee

Counterfeit money is making its way around East Nashville and tricking restaurant employees. We've all seen that pen restaurants, banks, and stores use to make sure your cash is real.


PHOTOS: Actors from Tennessee

Did you know Samuel L. Jackson was from Chattanooga? Or that a former TV president is from Paris, Tennessee? Check out the gallery below for some familiar faces from the silver screen.


Tennessee 5th most sinful state, according to study

(WJHL) - A new study has determined the Volunteer State is the 5th most sinful state in America. The study conducted by WalletHub compared the states using seven dimensions: anger and hatred; jealousy; excesses and vices; greed; lust; vanity; and laziness. Those dimensions were measured using 43 met


Tennessee Police Officer Shares Emotional Final Call with Dispatcher Daughter Before Retirement

A Tennessee police officer left his lieutenant post after 25 years recently, and shared an emotional final call with his daughter, a dispatcher. Chattanooga Police Lt. Austin Garrett retired from the department earlier this month before joining the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, WTVC reported


One person hospitalized after Tennessee mudslide

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. -- A mudslide in East Tennessee has injured one person and closed a highway. Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson told news outlets that the mudslide occurred Thursday morning on State Route 70 and involved two cars. He said one person was transported from the scene by ambulanc


Tennessee officials concerned after 183 deer test positive for ‘zombie’ disease

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A wildlife epidemic has been sweeping across the country this winter, and some officials in Tennessee said this “huge problem” is going to persist for a lengthy amount of time.


Tornadoes, Flash Flooding threatens Middle Tennessee this weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Coming off a heavy rain event with flash flooding Wednesday, more dangerous weather is expected in Middle Tennessee this weekend. Additional flooding is possible Friday with severe thunderstorms Saturday.