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More action Wednesday in debate over wearing face masks

Knox county joins local governments in requiring masks, but Tennessee & Georgia Governors refuse.

Georgia election officials extend use of ballot drop boxes

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s state election board has voted to extend a rule allowing counties to utilize absentee ballot drop boxes through elections in...

Tennessee reports biggest daily jump in positive virus tests

Comparing numbers with Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Hamilton County.

3 men indicted on murder charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor has announced that three men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of a Black man in...

Georgia measure would stop officials mailing ballot requests

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans controlling a Georgia House committee have approved a bill to prevent election officials from proactively sending mail ballot request forms...

Georgia lawmakers pass hate crimes, more police protections

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s legislature on Tuesday passed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders, sending the measure to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk. The...

Police in, then out, as Georgia hate crimes bill moves ahead

Despite early signals, Tennessee lawmakers pass nothing on racial issues.

Portraits of former Confederate leaders removed from Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Portraits honoring four former House speakers who served in the Confederacy are gone from the U.S. Capitol. The paintings were removed Thursday...

Officer who shot Rayshard Brooks charged with felony murder

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his...

The City of Dalton Debates Over the Joseph E. Johnston Statue

The city of Dalton is facing controversy over whether the Joseph E. Johnston statue should be removed.

‘When does it stop?’ Slain man’s family makes tearful plea

Family devastated, mayor says police dept. moral plummeting after protests over Friday's police shooting

Two northwest Georgia nursing homes suffer Covid-19 deaths

Another death in Rossville, first fatalities at Fort Oglethorpe facility.


Wolff leads pack after second-straight 64

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a three-shot lead in the Rocket Mortgage...

Two Hixson businesses intentionally set on fire Saturday afternoon

HIXSON, Tenn. (WDEF)- The Chattanooga Fire Department says that debris on fire behind two Hixson businesses Saturday afternoon is not a coincidence. Investigators are now...

Weather Update: Sunday’s Forecast – July 5th, 2020

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Hot & Humid for Sunday with More Rain in the Forecast! Waking up Sunday morning in most areas between 67 & 73,...

Braves star Freeman, 3 others test positive for virus

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus. Manager Brian...