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 2021-03-25 18:12 

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New Georgia school math standards roll out for comment...

New Georgia math standards billed as a removal of the multistate Common Core standards and a return to teacher freedom are making their debut for public comment. The state's 1. 7 million public school students will likely see the results in classrooms...

 2021-03-25 16:44 

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Turn around, don't drown! Chattanooga firefighters rescue driver who drove past barricades...

Chattanooga Firefighters had to rescue a van driver Thursday morning who made a bad decision. They chose to drive past a barricade and into a flooded street near Curtis and Ruby Streets. The driver didn't make it across. Firefighters carried the disab...

 2021-03-25 16:12 

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'Evelyn Boswell's Law' passes House, headed to governor's desk...

The Tennessee House has unanimously passed Evelyn Boswell's Law 91-0. It is now headed to the desk of Governor Bill Lee. The legislations passed the state Senate earlier this week. The proposed law would require parents to report their children missin...

 2021-03-25 16:01 

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Georgia Health Centers to receive over $143M in American Rescue Plan funding...

Thirty-five community health centers in Georgia will receive $143,295,250 in American Rescue Plan funding to support COVID-19 vaccination and services for vulnerable populations, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Thursday. ...

 2021-03-25 15:39 

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Set before the storm: Prepare before Thursday's severe weather...

With severe weather that could possibly lead to tornadoes expected Thursday evening and overnight, you should start preparing early to keep you and your family safe. As our Storm Track 9 team always advises, keep your phone charged throughout the day, hav...

 2021-03-25 15:09 

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Safe spaces: Here's a list of available storm shelters in our viewing area for March 25th...

STAY WEATHER ALERT. With potentially severe weather forecast for Thursday night across our viewing area, here's our current alphabetical list of storm shelters available for our viewers. We will update this story as we learn of more. MEIGS COUNTY: ...

 2021-03-25 14:05 

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Tennessee legislation would prevent foreign ownership of agricultural land in the state...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Legislation being considered in the Tennessee General Assembly looks to limit foreign ownership of farmland in the state. SB1070/HB1451 is sponsored by Senator Frank S. Niceley (R--Strawberry Plains) and Rep. Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Statio...

 2021-03-25 13:43 

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Schools dismiss students early Thursday in anticipation of severe weather...

The threat of severe weather on Thursday evening has caused many local schools to dismiss classes early. Get the latest list of early dismissals here. Get the latest forecast here. Depend on us to keep you posted....

 2021-03-25 12:59 

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Small fire at cement plant on Suck Creek Road put out by Chattanooga firefighters Thursday...

Chattanooga firefighters put out a small fire at a cement plant on Suck Creek Road Thursday morning. No one was hurt. The fire broke out a little after 6:30 a. m. the Chattanooga Fire Department (CFD) says staff members at Buzzi Unicem USA's Signal Mo...

 2021-03-25 11:30 

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Soldier returns home to surprise daughter at Alabama middle school...

DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — Not even the rain could keep the smiles away at one middle school in Baldwin County, Alabama where a special reunion took place between a student and her mother. For the past seven months, Zoom calls and text messages from thou...

 2021-03-25 11:28 

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Nashville woman sold keys to car to 13-year-old who hit, killed man, police say...

A woman has been charged with vehicular homicide and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after a child was the driver in a crash that left one man dead. Katrina Russell admitted to police that she exchanged the keys to her Dodge Dart for $80 with a...

 2021-03-25 10:43 

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Police: Armed man arrested inside Atlanta Publix Wednesday...

Authorities say police have arrested a man who walked into an Atlanta grocery store with five guns and body armor, just days after the mass shooting at a Colorado supermarket. An Atlanta Police Department spokesman said officers were called shortly after ...

 2021-03-25 10:38 

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Trump endorses Shafer for reelection to Georgia GOP chair...

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed David Shafer for another term as the chair of the Georgia state Republican Party, after Shafer helped stoke false claims that fraud played a role in Trump's election loss. Shafer was elected party ch...

 2021-03-25 10:34 

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Penny dreadful: Georgia man receives final paycheck in coins...

A Georgia man said his former employer owed him a pretty penny, $915 to be exact, after leaving his job in November. But Andreas Flaten said he was shocked to see his final payment: 90,000 oil or grease covered pennies, at the end of his driveway earlier ...

 2021-03-25 10:32 

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Growing number of Southern Baptist women question roles...

Emily Snook is the daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor. She met her husband, also a pastor, while they attended a Southern Baptist university. Yet the 39-year-old Oklahoma woman now finds herself wondering if it's time to leave the nation's larg...

 2021-03-25 10:19 

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Tennessee bill would allow students to opt out of LGBT curriculum...

A Tennessee Senate panel on Wednesday advanced legislation requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity, allowing them to opt their student out of such instruction. Supporters of the bill argued i...

 2021-03-25 03:42 

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Southeast rural TN county residents, leaders excited people age 16+ now vaccine-eligible...

For millions of people looking to get vaccinated against COVID-19, it's no longer a question of when - but how? On Wednesday, the Tennessee Department of Health announced that effective immediately, all 10 rural Tennessee counties around Hamilton are ...

 2021-03-25 01:41 

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Bald eagle killed in Northwest Tennessee, officials seek culprit...

State and federal officials are looking for the person(s) responsible for killing a bald eagle in Northwest Tennessee. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) say the mature bald eagle was shot on Club Hou...

 2021-03-24 23:58 

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The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center's mission of education...

The Charles H Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Downtown Chattanooga is a place to go and learn about heroes who have stood on the ground where we walk every day and displayed incredible acts of courage. On the Price of Freedom why that learning ...

 2021-03-24 23:58 

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The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center's mission of education...

The Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Downtown Chattanooga is a place to go and learn about heroes who have stood on the ground where we walk every day and displayed incredible acts of courage. On the Price of Freedom why that learning...

 2021-03-24 23:21 

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Working moms, Chattanooga advocates say Equal Pay Day is a step forward...

People around the U. S. are recognizing Equal Pay Day on Wednesday, March 24th. It's been nearly 60 years since PresidentJohn F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. Today, lawmakers are recognizing Equal Pay Day to shine light on the economic i...

 2021-03-24 23:19 

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NW Georgia addresses vaccine hesitancy, as CDC says state ranks last for 1st dose delivery...

Georgia and Tennessee are making big moves in COVID-19 vaccinations, announcing plans to open up eligibility to millions of more residents. On Wednesday, the Tennessee Health Department announced all 10 southeast counties around Hamilton County are immedi...

 2021-03-24 22:57 

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Fight to the Finish: Former mayor, advocates talk voter fatigue & who's casting ballots...

The push to the finish line for this election season is on, as early voting is officially open for the city's runoff races. As we come off the heels of a presidential and municipal election, trips to the polls are becoming routine, to some. Caption: E...

 2021-03-24 22:57 

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Fight to the finish: Former mayor, advocates talk voter fatigue & who's casting ballots...

The push to the finish line for Chattanooga's election season is on, as early voting is officially open for the city's runoff races. As we come off the heels of a presidential and municipal election, trips to the polls are becoming routine to some...

 2021-03-24 22:27 

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Weather Alert for Thursday afternoon and night; threat of strong to severe storms...

WEATHER ALERT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. We are very concerned about the threat of severe storms Thursday and Thursday night. Now is the time to make sure you and your family are prepared. Have multiple ways of receiving storm alerts - some examples ar...

 2021-03-24 21:47 

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MISSING: Chattanooga Police search for 3 teens last seen March 23...

Chattanooga Police are asking for the community's help as they search for three teenagers who went missing Tuesday night. 17-year-old Adison Keeton, 16-year-old John Laws, and 13-year-old Fiona Warren are considered runaways. Police say they were last...

 2021-03-24 20:22 

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Juvenile charges for Georgia 17-year-olds may begin in 2023...

Georgia may raise the age for filing adult criminal charges against most people from 17 to 18, but it's likely to happen a year later than some had hoped. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 5-3 to pass House Bill 272, sending it to the ...

 2021-03-24 18:27 

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Taylor Swift, mom donate $50,000 to Tennessee family who lost dad to COVID-19: Report...

Superstar Taylor Swift and her mother, Andrea, donated $50,000 to a Tennessee family who said they lost their father due to COVID-19, E-Online reports. According to the GoFundMe, "Taylor and Andrea Swift" donated the money to a Memphis mother of f...

 2021-03-24 18:05 

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Look inside Kelly Clarkson's $6.95 million Nashville-area lakeside mansion for sale...

Superstar Kelly Clarkson is selling her $6. 95 million Nashville-area mansion and fans can get a glimpse inside the lavish lakeside property. Built in 2007, the "exclusive" four+ acre gated waterfront estate sits right off Old Hickory Lake in Hend...

 2021-03-24 15:30 

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Hixson mom of transgender son says state bill won't even playing field for athletes...

Tennessee lawmakers just passed a bill requiring middle and high school transgender students to play sports based on the gender on their birth certificate. Those who support Senate Bill 228 say it protects the integrity of middle and high school female sp...

 2021-03-24 15:22 

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North Carolina family grief-stricken over the killing of horse...

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N. C. (WLOS) —A horse that pulled three generations of one family through a hard time was shot and killed, leaving a North Carolina family devastated. Caption: WLOS. The Hill family said their quarter horse, Blackjack, was special...

 2021-03-24 14:40 

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Tennessee bill to increase raising minimum wage to $12 an hour dies in committee...

A Tennessee bill to increase the minimum wage to $12 an hour is dead for the year. The Tennessee Senate Commerce and Labor Committee considered a bill that would've raised the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour over the next four years. It would&...

 2021-03-24 14:14 

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Interview: Marking Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month...
 2021-03-24 14:00 

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Two drivers flown to hospital after head-on crash in Cleveland Wednesday morning...

Lifeforce helicopters flew two seriously injured drivers in Cleveland Wednesday morning after a head-on collision, according to a post on the Facebook page of the Cleveland Fire Department (CFD). CFD says the crash happened Wednesday morning on Paul Huff ...

 2021-03-24 13:38 

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Georgia reports first case of COVID-19 variant found in Brazil...

ATLANTA (WTGS) — Georgia has reported the first case of aCOVID-19 variant found in Brazil, according to the state Department of Public Health. This comes after Gov. Brian Kemp expanded vaccine eligibility Tuesday to all Georgians over 16-years-old s...

 2021-03-24 12:53 

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With new system, inmates at Silverdale can now file grievances electronically...

Current inmates at the SIlverdale Detention Center in Hamilton County now have a new way to file a grievance. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) on Wednesday announced the installation of new VendEngine kiosks throughout the detention center....

 2021-03-24 11:19 

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Tennessee overdoses increased by 'alarming levels' in 2020, officials say...

2020 was a tough year for everyone in some way. Now we're learning the opioid epidemic likely only grew last year -- according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Health. A new report released by health leaders shows more than 2,000 Tennessea...

 2021-03-24 10:56 

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Spa killings prompt new proposals from Georgia Democrats...

Democratic lawmakers in Georgia have introduced a slate of legislation in response to the recent shootings at massage businesses in metro Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent — though it's unlikely the bills ...

 2021-03-24 10:18 

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Unexpected guest: Bear soaking in hot tub caught on video in Gatlinburg, Tennessee...

Sometimes you just need to sit and soak and let the cares of the day wash away. That apparently applies to bears, too. A Georgia tourist staying at a cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee recently had a surprise guest. Todd Trebony, who owns a spa in Camilla, Ge...

 2021-03-24 01:34 

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Chattanooga mom advocates for TN infertility bill that could expand insurance coverage...

Starting a family can be an exciting time for some and a struggle for others. According to the National Infertility Association, in the United States about one in eight couples have trouble getting pregnant. Drugs and doctors that help people struggling w...

 2021-03-24 01:34 

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Chattanooga mom advocates for TN infertility bill that could expand insurance coverage...

Starting a family can be an exciting time for some and a struggle for others. According to the National Infertility Association, in the United States about one in eight couples have trouble getting pregnant. Drugs and doctors that help people struggling w...

 2021-03-23 23:36 

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Tennessee and Georgia to open vaccines to all adults, but are health departments ready?...

Health departments across our area have long been planning for a spike in people eligible for vaccinations. With Georgia opening vaccines to all adults on Thursday, and Tennessee doing the same startingon April 5th they are about to get a lot busier. Once...

 2021-03-23 23:14 

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Assistive technology empowers visually impaired Chattanoogans during pandemic...

Just over a year ago, the world started to fear surfaces, wear masks, and stay distanced from others. So how has a community reliant on touch and sound orientation maneuvered through these unprecedented challenges? On Tuesday, we went to the Signal Center...

 2021-03-23 22:51 

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Woman murdered man in front of children, Birmingham police say...

A woman murdered a man in front of children on Saturday, according to police. Chelsie Jones, 27, is accused of shooting and killing Montrell Holloway, 22, on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 1635 Alameda Avenue. SEE ALSO: Blount County man arrested for alleged i...

 2021-03-23 22:29 

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Tennessee sending third wave of food assistance to hungry students...

For thousands of Tennessee students, it's rare to be learning in the classroom this year. Also rare for some? Having access to food. Metro School Board member John Little says nourishment is an essential to learning. "Without food, a kid is not go...

 2021-03-23 22:03 

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Warmer Wednesday & Weather Alert for Thursday and Thursday night...

Showers this evening, then cloudy with only isolated showers overnight. Temperatures remaining in the lower 50s along with some patchy fog. MORNING SHOWERS & AFTERNOON SUN WEDNESDAY. A few isolated showers or patchy light rain early Wednesday, then some s...

 2021-03-23 21:42 

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District: Only 58 percent of Hamilton Co. teachers have gotten at least 1st vaccine dose...

The Hamilton County Schools district is sharing information on how many staff members in the district have been vaccinated against COVID-19. It's been a month now since Tennesseeopened vaccine eligibility to teachers. According to the district's w...

 2021-03-23 19:24 

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East Tennessee fisherman drowns in lake after falling from dock...

A fisherman drowned in an east Tennessee lake after he fell into the water as he tried to dock a boat in windy conditions, authorities said. Robert Brown, 49, died Sunday after falling into Tellico Lake, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a n...

 2021-03-23 19:21 

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Chattanooga wants to rent 100 hotel rooms to keep homeless safe but distanced in pandemic...

Following social distancing guidelines isn't always easy. But for those who are homeless in Chattanooga, when finding shelter and your next meal is your top priority, social distancing can fall by the wayside. Chattanooga's City Council will vote ...

 2021-03-23 17:45 

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NC COVID-19 update: Gov. Cooper to ease more occupancy, gathering limits...

UPDATE: Gov. Roy Cooper will sign an Executive Order that further eases occupancy, curfew, and gathering limits in North Carolina. Gov. Cooper on Tuesday: "Here are the main changes: Some places will be able to increase capacity up to 100% indoors and...

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