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Deputies searching for missing woman in DeKalb County

DEKALB CO., Ala. (WAFF) - Deputies are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman in DeKalb County. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Toni Ann was last seen on Monday, Sept. 13 in the Henagar area. Anyone with information on Toni Ann’s whereabouts is asked to contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 256-845-3801.
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Man charged in Chattanooga with aggravated rape of a child

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A 43-year-old man faces charges in Chattanooga that he raped a child. Hamilton County deputies arrested Rodrigo Javier Zuniga on Thursday. An affidavit we obtained says a child discovered Rodrigo on the couch with the victim. The affidavit says the victim told authorities that Rodrigo went into...
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Rainsville Approves New Alcohol License

RAINSVILLE, Ala.-- (FULL VIDEO ON SOUTHERN TORCH FACEBOOK) Rainsville City held its regular meeting on Thursday, September 9 due to the Labor Day Holiday. The Council held a public hearing regarding an alcohol license for Mayo’s Hilltop Inc. located at 1916 McCurdy Avenue N in Rainsville. With no objections, the license was approved pending a background check.
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Restaurant inspections for Catoosa and Walker counties for Aug. 16 to Sept. 15, 2021

During Aug. 16 to Sept. 15, 2021, the health department conducted inspections at 49 food services (including 16 school cafeterias) in Catoosa and Walker counties. 27 of those inspected earned a perfect score of 100; 19 earned a score in the 90s (A); and three earned a score in the 80s (B). (This includes 16 school cafeterias, 15 of which earned a perfect score of 100, while one earned a score of 87. The school cafeterias with perfect scores are listed at the end of this article.)

Suspects crash stolen car into two buildings in Chickamauga following chase Thursday

A high-speed chase ended with a stolen car crashing through two buildings in Chickamauga early Thursday morning, authorities said. The Chickamauga Police Department posted on their Twitter about the incident along with pictures and said “There are many reasons why it’s never a good idea to steal a car, running it through a building is just one of them.”

Scottsboro to host Hemp Fest 2021 Saturday and Sunday

Thursday, the Alabama Cannabis Coalition announce that Hemp Fest is being held in Scottsboro, Alabama at the Scottsboro Silos on Saturday September 18th, at 11am, CST until Sunday September 19th at 6pm, CST. “We are also very excited to announce that H. Marty Schelper, the Founder and President of the...
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Utility Gives up Construction Permit for Nuclear Plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Valley Authority is giving up its construction permit for an unfinished nuclear plant in northeastAlabama nearly 50 years after work began on the facility. The TVA notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it would not renew its regulatory permit at the Bellefonte...
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Watch Kentucky vs. Chattanooga: TV channel, live stream info, start time

The Kentucky Wildcats' homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Chattanooga Mocs at noon ET Sept. 18 at Kroger Field. UK beat the Missouri Tigers 35-28 last week. RB Chris Rodriguez Jr. went supernova for the Wildcats as he rushed for three TDs and 205 yards on 27 carries in addition to snatching one receiving TD.

Timeline for 'The Bend' project continues to move forward

The recent growth of Chattanooga during the pandemic could mean that a billion-dollar project is completed sooner than expected. “More restaurants, more bars on the waterfront, hotels, things like that. Maybe a boardwalk," said The Bend developer Jimmy Whitte. Whitte is helping recreate the former Alstom Plant in Chattanooga and...

Fort Payne medical supply company experiencing shortages

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WAFF) - Hospital workers have been busy caring for patients. And there’s also a strain on companies that provide medical supplies to homebound patients. “She could be at home with us for her 70th birthday, and we hadn’t seen her in over 30 days,” said Michelle Whited.

Cleveland, Etowah, Dayton and Chattanooga land historical project grants

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – Four communities in our area have landed Tennessee Historic Development Grants. The program was approved by the state legislature this year, providing $4 million to projects that renovate and preserve historic buildings. The idea is to turn idle buildings into something useful again. Here are the...
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Volkswagen’s electric ID.4 was already good—does AWD change that?

CHATTANOOGA, TENN.—Volkswagen in 2021 seems like a rather different company than Volkswagen circa 2015. The company has transformed itself in the wake of dieselgate, and it's found forgiveness in the arms of American consumers as evidenced by skyrocketing SUV sales. VW has also thrown itself wholeheartedly into electrification, applying the approach of a highly modular platform that can be used to build a range of battery electric vehicles including hatchbacks considered too small for the US and that electric bus everyone loves so much.

2021 Fall Fairs, Festivals, & Special Events

A Complete Guide to the Area’s Autumn Festivities. What / This festival, held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., offers sustainably grown vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower starts for a fall garden, as well as seeds for fall vegetables best sown directly. Music, arts and crafts vendors, food, and children’s activities round out the event. A plant sale guide is listed on the Crabtree Farms website.