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 2021-02-18 18:13 

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Hamilton Co. deputies help transport students on Signal Mountain after bus stuck on ice...

Hamilton County sheriff's deputies helped transport students from a bus stuck in ice on Signal Mountain Thursday morning. Hamilton County Schools decided not to delay school Thursday morning, despite some parts of the district experiencing icy conditi...

 2021-02-18 17:33 

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That's a wrap: Mojo Burrito in St. Elmo announces it's closing for good...

Mojo Burrito announced in a Facebook post on Thursday morning that it is closing its St. Elmo location for good. The brief post says,"Goodbyes are hard. We thank each and every one of you for the 19 YEARS of memories in St. Elmo. We will be announcing...

 2021-02-18 17:33 

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Georgia Senate committee OKs photo ID for absentee voting...

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state Senate committee has approved a Republican-backed bill that would add a photo ID requirement for absentee voting, after a surge in absentee ballots helped Democrats win the state's presidential election and two U. ...

 2021-02-18 17:21 

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Hamilton Co. school bus driver fired Thursday after Facebook comment on lack of delay...

A Hamilton County school bus driver for a Signal Mountain route believes he was fired for questioning the district's decision to not delay school Thursday morning. James McKenney commented on Hamilton County School's Facebook post just before 5:30...

 2021-02-18 16:34 

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Crews work to rescue horses trapped in Williamson County barn collapse...

Rescue efforts are underway to get to horses trapped by a barn collapse amid snowfall in Williamson County Thursday morning. Four horses were trapped after the roof of the barn gave way on South Berry's Chapel Road just before 7 a. m. Two animals have...

 2021-02-18 16:26 

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Dolly Parton asks Tenn. leaders to pull bill pushing for statue of her on Capitol grounds...

Dolly Parton has asked state leaders to pull legislation aiming to add a statue of her on the Tennessee State Capitol grounds. The Tennessee treasure says she is "honored and humbled" by the intention of lawmakers, but believes the move is not app...

 2021-02-18 15:26 

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Fulton County elections director remains in job for now...

ATLANTA (AP) — The elections director in Georgia's most populous county remains in his job for now after county leaders failed Wednesday to take action on the county election board's recommendation a day earlier to fire him. Fulton County Co...

 2021-02-18 15:07 

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Melting in Monteagle begins after 3 days of winter weather...

The higher elevations of our viewing area that were hit the hardest with the wintry vortex this week appeared to get some relief as Monteagle started melting Thursday morning. Above-freezing temperatures and rain overnight turned snow and ice into slush. ...

 2021-02-18 13:07 

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Interview: Chattanooga Prep hosting virtual Black History events...
 2021-02-18 13:01 

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Interview: Chattanooga Police hosting Citizens Police Academy...
 2021-02-18 11:29 

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Nashville sees 2.8" of snowfall, some areas in Middle Tennessee see up to 5"...

Middle Tennessee is waking up to a blanket of fresh snow Thursday morning. Several inches of snow fell overnight, creating a winter wonderland. As of snow totals Thursday morning, Nashville officially say 2. 8" of snow. Check out the snow falling on L...

 2021-02-18 11:13 

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Bill to let Georgia home-schoolers to play in public school sports advances...

The group that oversees high school athletics and activities in Georgia is endorsing a plan allowing home-schooled athletes play on their local public school team. "It's time for us to move in this direction," Georgia High School Association E...

 2021-02-18 03:53 

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GALLERY: Snow, sleet, and rain - oh my! Wintry mix returns to the Tennessee Valley...

It's been a week of strong winter conditions, both in our area and in a large portion of the country. RELATED:Weather Alert through Thursday morning. On Wednesday night, many in the Tennessee Valley saw a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain. The Tenne...

 2021-02-18 02:26 

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Samaritan's Purse volunteers rebuild Ooltewah family's home after Easter 2020 tornado...

It has been nearly a year since the Easter Sunday tornadoes hit homes all over the Chattanooga area. Some families are still picking up the pieces. On Wednesday, an Ooltewah family got their home back after a tornado destroyed it. The past few months, Sam...

 2021-02-18 00:25 

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Educators discuss race, identity, and black history with Chattanooga's youngest learners...

In a year fraught with continued racial injustice, many say education is key to moving forward. With Black History Month currently underway, conversations about race and identity are happening all over the country, and it's not just in middle and high...

 2021-02-17 23:49 

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Teachers eligible in county, but fate of HCDE's plan to bring vaccine to schools' unknown...

Beginning Monday, Feb. 22nd, teachers in Hamilton County will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines at county vaccination sites. This comes as the county is following the state's lead and moving to Phase 1b. The Hamilton County Schools district has...

 2021-02-17 23:47 

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Final vote to remove KKK leader bust from state capitol postponed until March...

The Historical Commission's final hearing for a petition to remove a KKK leader bust from the Tennessee State Capitol building has been postponed until next month. The commission was set to virtually vote on whether or not to remove the controversial ...

 2021-02-17 23:43 

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North Carolina man shocked to hear of his own death, declared 'dead' by Social Security...

Michael Willis was shocked Friday to find out there was an untimely death in his immediate family. Even more shocking: that death was his own. The Grantsboro resident said he was trying to deposit money into his bank account at the Wells Fargo Bank in New...

 2021-02-17 22:56 

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Vaccine delay due to winter weather leaves Northern Georgia residents concerned...

This week's winter weather has slowed down Georgia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The state's health department says the snow and ice delayed a shipment that was supposed to arrive earlier this week. What does this mean for the vaccine distributi...

 2021-02-17 22:52 

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'Use good judgement and arrive alive': THP urging drivers to watch for ice...

FOX 17 News is in a Code Red Traffic Alert as icy conditions continue, making for slick streets. While some roads have been cleared, authorities are urging people to take it slow if they must travel while Round 2 of wintry weather hits the midstate. The T...

 2021-02-17 22:38 

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Weather Alert through Thursday morning...

STAY WEATHER ALERT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING. - Temps, elevation and location will make for different types of precip overnight tonight. - Rain/Freezing Rain and sleet could move in around or just after sunset. Mix, then gradually rain in the v...

 2021-02-17 22:37 

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Chattanooga PD: 2 people shot near East Brainerd Road...

Chattanooga Police confirm two people were shot near East Brainerd Road Wednesday evening. Officers say the call came in before 5 p. m. on the 1100 block of Mackey Avenue. A CPD spokesperson told us one of the victims is expected to survive, but the condi...

 2021-02-17 20:52 

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Questions over vaccine timeline for TN college professors, as K-12 begins eligibility...

K-12 teachers in our Tennessee counties will be eligible to get vaccinated starting Monday, Feb. 22nd, but where does that leave college professors? As of now, the Tennessee Department of Health's phases don't mention anything about higher educati...

 2021-02-17 20:46 

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Hamilton County School Board to review proposed school calendar for 2021-2022...

The Hamilton County School Board will review the proposed school calendar for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 school year at Thursday night's meeting. Here are the highlights: A week-long fall break. A short week for Thanksgiving. A spring break that is...

 2021-02-17 20:41 

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Chattanooga Mayoral candidate cited for fraternity party at event space she operates...

Chattanooga Mayoral candidate Elenora Woods is set to appear before the Chattanooga Beer Board on Thursday to answer for an alleged violation at an event space she operates. According to the incident report we received through a public records request, po...

 2021-02-17 18:47 

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State of Emergency remains in Tennessee as state braces for another round of winter storms...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) reports four Tennesseans have died and 12,000 are without power as the state braces for yet another round of winter storms. A State of Emergency remains in effect as more winter weather i...

 2021-02-17 18:08 

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Tennessee Army veteran sues city, police for excessive force after found sleeping in car...

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee army veteran who was found sleeping in his vehicle last year is now suing the City of Cookeville and two police officers for allegations of excessive force. The lawsuit was filed in the Middle Tennessee District Court by Dy...

 2021-02-17 17:28 

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9-year-old dies in Brentwood sledding accident while being pulled by ATV...

Tragedy has struck the city of Brentwood after officials said a young child has died following a sledding accident in which he was being pulled on a tube by an ATV driven by his dad. The 9-year-old suffered critical injuries in the accident along Seward R...

 2021-02-17 17:03 

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Fire heavily damages housing authority office in Athens Tuesday night...

Fire investigators in Athens are working to learn what caused a fire at the city's housing authority office Tuesday night. Photo courtesy viewer Amanda Taylor. Athens Fire Chief Brandon Ainsworth tells us one firefighter sustained minor injuries, but ...

 2021-02-17 16:29 

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Tennessee COVID-19 rates continue moving in the right direction but work remains...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee continues to see declines in COVID-19 data points but still is above the national average in some key areas according to the latest White House COVID State Profile Report. Compared to the previous week, Tennessee continues to ...

 2021-02-17 15:27 

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Truck strikes apartment building on Mountain Creek Road Wednesday, knocking out power...

One person was rushed to the hospital and several customers were without power Wednesday morning after the Chattanooga Fire Department says a truck ran off the road and struck a building. The accident happened at about 10 a. m. Wednesday at a building on ...

 2021-02-17 15:22 

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Georgia couple jailed; doctors say baby has 27 broken bones...

BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman and her boyfriend have been jailed on child abuse charges after her two-month-old daughter was hospitalized and found to have 27 broken bones, authorities said. Jessica Miranda Coffey, 30, and her boyfriend 28...

 2021-02-17 14:58 

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Walker County adding new public transit stops for Roper plant employees...

Walker County says it's helping out employees at the Roper Corporation plant, one of the county's largest employers. It says Walker Transit recently expanded its services with the creation of a new route that provides Roper's workforce with di...

 2021-02-17 14:48 

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Chattanooga Business Elite presents virtual 2nd annual Black Excellence Chattanooga Awards...
 2021-02-17 14:26 

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Interview: Youth Villages is looking for foster families...
 2021-02-17 13:44 

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Tennessee's monthly revenues up once again amid pandemic...

Tennessee officials are reporting that the state exceeded their tax revenue estimates in January by nearly $380 million. On Friday, Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley said January's state tax revenues totaled $1. 67 billi...

 2021-02-17 13:39 

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Crews battle Harrison house fire in freezing temps Wednesday morning...

The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department battled an early morning house fire Wednesday, while also dealing with freezing temperatures. It happened just before 4:00 a. m. on Ramsey Road in Harrison. Photos provided by: Captain Nick Wilson, HCOEM. According...

 2021-02-17 11:36 

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Tennessee-based company agrees not to place guards at Minnesota voting sites...

A Tennessee company that had been advertising for security guards to monitor the 2020 election in Minnesota and then backed away from the idea must follow certain provisions in the future as part of a settlement agreement approved Tuesday in federal court...

 2021-02-17 02:52 

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Chattanooga Salad Company shutters; pandemic putting pressure on businesses & landlords...

It's no secret the pandemic has meant it's been a tough time for businesses as well as their landlords. Chattanooga Salad Company owner Mark Ankar says he's had to make a difficult decision. Unable to reach an agreement with the new owners of ...

 2021-02-17 00:47 

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Nearing anniversary of Arbery death, Kemp unveils bill to overhaul 'citizen's arrest' law...

Georgia's governor is calling for change to a statute that was cited in a murder investigation that sparked national outrage. It's been nearly one year since the death of Ahmaud Arbery. The 25-year-old man was shot and killed while jogging in Brun...

 2021-02-16 23:05 

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Weather Alert for Wednesday night & Thursday...

VERY COLD AGAIN OVERNIGHT. Flurries gradually ending this evening along mountain tops and the Plateau. A partly cloudy and cold night with overnight lows from the upper 10s to lower 20s. WEATHER ALERT WEDNESDAY NIGHT & THURSDAY MORNING. Wednesday should h...

 2021-02-16 22:46 

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Chattanooga PD charges 2nd suspect in deadly Lightfoot Mill Road shooting...

Chattanooga Police have charged a second suspect, two months after a man was shot and killed on Lightfoot Mill Road. Police announced on Tuesday that Marcus McMillan has now been charged with criminal homicide and especially aggravated robbery. He is at S...

 2021-02-16 20:59 

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Tennessee opening COVID vaccination to school staff, pregnant women added to next phase...

Hamilton County and the state of Tennessee are expanding access to COVID-19 vaccination. On Tuesday, Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey announced that the state will enter Phase 1b of its plan on Feb. 22nd, meaning people ages 65 and older as ...

 2021-02-16 19:24 

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Seniors look for helping hand in vaccine sign-ups, Hamilton Co. community provides it...

As vaccine eligibility & access expands for the senior community, we're learning many are needing assistance to sign up for appointments. In Hamilton County and the rest of our viewing area, many seniors rely on their health department hotlines to cal...

 2021-02-16 19:09 

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Biden administration puts Georgia Medicaid overhaul on hold...

Gov. Brian Kemp faces a renewed political battle over his plan to revamp Medicaid in Georgia after President Joe Biden's administration put the proposal on hold a few months after it had won approval under Donald Trump. Georgia officials got word from...

 2021-02-16 18:18 

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Georgia bill aims to block 'defunding' of police...

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican-backed bill advancing in the Georgia House would block "defund the police" movements in cities and counties, after Atlanta and Athens debated plans to cut or redirect spending following racial injustice protests l...

 2021-02-16 18:13 

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HCSO: 2 car theft suspects in custody after chase on Highway 58 Tuesday morning...

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) says two car theft suspects are in custody after a chase of both cars on Highway 58 Tuesday morning on Highway 58. HCSO spokesman Matt Lea says a little after 8:30 a. m. the Red Bank Police Department advise...

 2021-02-16 17:13 

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Georgia Dept. of Public Health unveils COVID-19 vaccine dashboard...

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has launched a new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard on its website. Public health officials said the dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia. As part of the transi...

 2021-02-16 16:47 

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Ash Wednesday during a pandemic: Catholic priests to avoid direct contact this year...

Ash Wednesday, the Christian holiday that officially marks the beginning of the weeks-long Lenten season, will be a little different this year for Catholics in the Chattanooga area, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Wogan, director of communications fo...

 2021-02-16 16:03 

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Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff charged with violating no contact order, now on leave...

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) says a deputy sheriff faces charges after he violated a no contact order. HCSO spokesman Matt Lea says officers recently arrested Deputy Sheriff Jorge Araiza and charged him with one county of simple domesti...

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