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Meigs County looking for man who jumped out of courthouse window

DECATUR, Tennessee (WDEF) - Meigs County officials are searching for a man who apparently didn't like a judge's decision about him. Rashad Hawkins was in...

Boater dies after boat sinks on Chickamaugua Lake

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF)- TWRA officials are investigating a fatal boat incident that happened today. 55-year-old Michael Thomas of Decatur, Tennessee and a second boater were...

New Tennessee Unemployment Claims Back Above 10,000

New unemployment claims in Tennessee took a turn for the worse with numbers going above 10,000 last week.

Tennessee Had 7,598 New Unemployment Claims Last Week

New unemployment claims in Tennessee stayed below 8,000 for the fourth straight time with 7,598 last week.

Covid Vaccines for Anyone 16 Years Old and Older

10 Counties in southeast Tennessee (Bledsoe, Bradley, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie) are eligible to give Covid vaccines to anyone 16 and older.

Tennessee expanding vaccines to 1-C category

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - Tennessee health officials are expanding the pool of vaccines as they expect increased shipments. Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey announced the state...

New Tennessee Unemployment Claims Fall to 11,497

New unemployment claims in Tennessee fell to 11,097 last week.

Tuesday school closings and delays

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - No new snow or ice in the forecast for Tuesday, but some schools are still closing/delaying because of wintery weather on...

NTSB issues Preliminary Report on Meigs Bus Crash

WASHINGTON D.C. (WDEF) - The National Transportation Safety Board has issued their preliminary findings in the deadly Meigs County school bus crash. It does NOT...

Golden Apple Award: Kaley Carpenter, Meigs South Elementary

DECATUR, TN (WDEF) - When tragedy struck Meigs South Elementary school, children were left with some very grown up questions. Ms. Kaley Carpenter helped...

Over 1 Million New Unemployment Claims in Tennessee Since March 15

NASHVILLE, TN (WDEF) - The number of new unemployment claims in Tennessee since March 15, the start of the pandemic, topped the one million...

Senior Employment Opportunities

Seniors in the Tennessee Valley can look no further if they are searching for a steady income.


Weather Update: Tuesday Morning’s Forecast – May 18th, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Going From Warm To Hot This Week! This Morning:Mostly cloudy skies will continue through the morning. It'll be milder as well, with...

Red Bank Wins Region Softball Semifinal Against Sweetwater 4-3

Red Bank, TN-(WDEF) The Red Bank softball team won their region semifinal matchup against Sweetwater 4-3 on Monday at Red Bank high school. The...

Braves Manage Only 3 Hits in Losing 3-1 to the Mets

ATLANTA (AP) - Pinch-hitter James McCann drove in the game’s first run with a double, Tomás Nido had three hits and the New York...

Treasurer of school booster club indicted

JACKSON, Tennessee (WDEF) - Another volunteer treasurer has been arrested for stealing from schools after a Tennessee Comptroller's Office investigation. This time, a former treasurer...