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Obama nominates 2 Tennesseans for TVA board


President Barack Obama has nominated two Tennesseans for the TVA Board: Virginia Lodge and Ronald Walter. More>>

Spiders a creeping problem in Tennessee Video included


Several species of spiders consider Tennessee home including two poisonous ones. More>>

Tennessee drivers to get access to vehicle recall information


Drivers in Tennessee will now have access to vehicle recall information under a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule.

Web-based seminars to focus on saving for college

The Tennessee Treasury Department is planning a series of web-based seminars on saving for college. More>>

Carjacking suspect wanted in Hamilton County


 Officers in Hamilton and Bradley County are looking for 20-year-old Richard David Dillard.  He is wanted by Hamilton County for his alleged involvement in a carjacking on Highway 58. More>>

More than 100 Tennessee National Guard Soldiers Set to Deploy Friday Video included


In the city of Cleveland more than 100 Tennessee National Guard soldiers from the 252nd Military Police company are preparing to leave Friday.  More>>

UPDATE: Third arrest made in Cleveland church burglaries


Three suspect have been arrested in connection with several Cleveland church burglaries.  More>>

Wine in supermarkets left up to local voters Video included


Voters are even closer to being able to put their wine in the buggy with their milk.  But is that the best combination?



Cleveland council says officer fired for violating drug policy should get his job back Video included


A Cleveland police officer will soon be back on the force. He was fired in July for violating the department's drug policy. More>>

Study: Value of Tennessee's dollar goes far

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A study released last week shows the cost of goods and services in the Volunteer State goes farther than other states in the U.S. More>>

East TN National Guard soldiers prepare for deployment


More than 100 Tennessee Army National Guard soldiers are preparing for deployment to the Middle East. More>>

Lee University to begin renovations at First Baptist Church downtown


Lee University will be removing the steeple from the First Baptist Church building.  More>>

Tennessee Highway Patrol to enforce "No Refusal" law during Labor Day Holiday


During the labor Day holiday which begins at midnight Friday, August 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday September 1, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will enforce the "No Refusal" law. More>>

Tennessee agencies have $121M in military surplus


Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least 121 million dollars, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.  More>>

Kentucky, Tennessee receive training funds

Kentucky and Tennessee are receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration's health and safety training grants. More>>

Haslam unveils report from Task Force on Aging

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In recognition of National Senior Citizens Day,  there is a report out from Tennessee Governor's Task Force on Aging.  This task force focuses on serving the state's senior citizens more efficiently and effectively. More>>

Tree crashes on top of Bradley County home Video included


Storms caused problems in Bradley County Wednesday. Downed power lines and trees had crews working in the thick of the storms.  More>>

Police looking for man accused of Cleveland church thefts Video included


Cleveland Police are looking for a man who's accused of breaking into several churches around the city, taking food, money and electronics.  They say he's hit at least three churches so far. More>>

Suspect photo released in string of Bradley County church burglaries


Three Bradley County churches were burglarized, and police have a new photo of a potential suspect.

TBI launches human trafficking initiative

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has launched a new initiative to raise awareness of human trafficking. More>>

"IT Has to Stop" :TBI launches new initiative to combat human trafficking


Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has launched a new outreach to raise awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee.

Tenn. AG: Parents can't give kids new last names

Tennessee's attorney general says married parents can't invent new last names for their children. More>>

Investigation of Cleveland Police Lieutenant Steve Tyson recommends dismissal


An internal affairs investigation of Cleveland Police Department Lt. Steve Tyson has concluded, and the findings show that he violated several laws and department policies. More>>

Burglars steal guns during break in


Sheriff's deputies in Bradley County are investigating a home burglary. More>>

5 Tennessee sites added to national register

Five Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. More>>

DesJarlais holds election lead in TN District 4 count

Scandal-battered U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is holding onto his narrow lead as election officials wrap up the count of provisional ballots from last week's Republican primary. More>>

TN to crack down on drunken driving

The Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office is kicking off its campaign to crack down on drunken driving. More>>

DesJarlais spokesman says Tracy victory unlikely

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais says he believes it's statistically impossible for the incumbent's opponent to pull an upset in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District's Republican primary. More>>

Suspect in custody from hit-and-run in Cleveland


Police have a suspect in custody, Brandon Lamar Lawson. The suspect's vehicle was found and detained by the Cleveland Police Department after the accident. More>>

UT welcomes largest freshman class in 40 years


UT has increased its six-year graduation rate from 60% to 67.5%, and in five years has moved its four-year graduation rate from 28% to about 43%. More>>

Tennessee's Corker: Presidential bid not ruled out

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016. More>>

TN sets execution date for death row inmate in Hamilton County murder


Hall was convicted of throwing gasoline on his ex-girlfriend as she sat in her car, and then setting her on fire in 1991.

DesJarlais' lead widens slightly over Tracy in District 4 race

Although it is unclear exactly how many Republican provisional ballots remain uncounted in the 4th Congressional District's primary, the ballots counted so far make an upset look increasingly unlikely. More>>

‘Humble' TN woman's $6 million estate shared with charities


For at least 20 years the very organized Mrs. Dempster listed charitable donations on alphabetized index cards in two small plastic boxes, the kind often used for recipes. More>>

Court considers if executioners can be named

A Tennessee appeals court is considering whether 10 death row inmates have the right to know about the drugs that will be used in their executions and whether their lawyers can get the names of the people who will kill them. More>>

Deadline for voters on Monday in DesJarlais race

Voters who cast provisional ballots in the election involving scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais have until the close of business Monday to present proper identification so their votes count.... More>>

Citizens' Trooper Academy taking applications

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking applications for the fall class of its Citizens' Trooper Academy for classes to be held in Nashville and Jackson. More>>

Quilt show set in Cleveland in March

The Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, Tennessee, has announced dates for its 2015 quilt show. More>>

Quilt show set in Cleveland, Tennessee, for March

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The Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, Tennessee, has announced dates for its 2015 quilt show. More>>

Haslam awards $1.2 million in Recreational Trails Program grants


Bradley County,  along with several other Tennessee counties, is the recipient of the Recreational Trails Program grant.   

Best friend steps up to help friend fight rare blood disorder Video included


Illness brought two Bradley County girls even closer.  What started out as a gesture to help her best friend get better has now turned into an effort to help others who also suffer from this rare blood disorder.  


Tennessee voters get ready to head to the polls


The primary election features a multitude of races on the ballot, including seats for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the governor and state Supreme Court justices.

5 Things to know in the TN primaries today


Tennessee straddles two times zones, giving some counties flexibility on when to open voting. But polls close at the same time: 8 p.m. EDT and 7 p.m. CDT. More>>

TN to co-sponsor genealogy events next month

The Tennessee State Library and Archives and are collaborating on genealogy events in Nashville next month. More>>

UPDATE: Son remembers father killed in Bradley County shooting Video included


A Bradley County man is dead from a gunshot wound.

Bradley Co. to re-evaluate agreement with no-kill animal shelter




Charleston Elem. teachers get school year surprise Video included


Summer is a good time for a makeover, and teachers at Charleston Elementary in Bradley County got a good one. Thanks to some local businesses and volunteers, teachers now have a clean, comfortable space to catch a quick break.

Cleveland kids, officers celebrate National Night Out Video included


Law enforcement agencies in Cleveland and across the country invited people to get out of the house and enjoy a summer evening with neighbors as part of the National Night Out crime-fighting initiative.  More>>

TN Supreme Court races see spending spike

An influx of campaign spending on three Tennessee Supreme Court seats has transformed what is traditionally a sleepy affair into a hard-fought campaign that has raised questions about the role of partisan politics in the... More>>

Same-sex marriage arguments headed to federal courts

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will consider six cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee on Wednesday. More>>

Long delays force Cleveland pool to open at end of summer Video included


As many students are heading back to school, one community pool is opening its doors for the first time. After a summer-long wait, Mosby Pool in Cleveland is finally open. More>>

Lane Kiffin fully aware Alabama plays Tennessee on Oct. 25


In case you were wondering, yes, Lane Kiffin is fully aware Alabama plays at Tennessee on Oct. 25.  More>>

TN early voting numbers set record

A record number of voters have cast ballots during early voting for the Tennessee primary election. More>>

Sales Tax Holiday this weekend for TN, GA, AL Video included


States allow purchases (with limitations) without collecting sales tax, easing the financial burden of parents. More>>

Tax free weekend is August 1st-3rd


If you need to do some back-to-school shopping this is the weekend to do it.It's tax-free weekend for both Tennessee and Georgia. More>>

Lee University ranked most affordable Christian college Video included


Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, has been ranked the most affordable Christian college in the nation. More>>

Cleveland widow loses everything to fire Video included


Friends of a Cleveland woman are trying to rally support after her home burned down. The recent widow didn't have insurance and everything she owns is gone. More>>

Working Together For You

SPCA board votes to reset rescue networking attempts for Bradley County no-­kill shelter


The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County wants to reset rescue networking attempts for its no-­kill shelter and heal divisions within the organization.

UPDATE: EF-3 tornado touched down in north TN

Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries. More>>

Cleveland couple celebrates 71 years of marriage Video included


James and Ruth Meeks said " I do" in Murray County in 1943 when they were both young teenagers.  More>>

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion


Family Dollar has struggled and has attempted to reinvigorate sales by lowering prices on almost 1,000 basic items. More>>

Cleveland animal shelter needs more funding Video included


No animals are being accepted at the Bradley County Animal Shelter after lack of funds and help has forced the group to turn some away. More>>

Working Together For You

United Way launches program for Bradley County, Polk County


People who need help with their utilities, have questions about after-school programs or are seeking information from a wide variety of service providers have found the United Way of Greater Chattanooga's 211 number to be a helpful resource. More>>

TN has 760 of the children crossing into US

Tennessee has received about 2.5 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States. More>>


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