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Fatal Work Accident at Morrison Bridgestone Plant

A work-related fatal accident occurred on Monday at the Morrison Bridgestone plant in Warren County. Beau Christopher Lowe, 33, of Warren County was killed when a steel mold fell on him. The steel weighed between 1,200-1,400 pounds. Reports indicate that a bolt broke causing the heavy steel to land on Lowe. An investigation is being …

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Multiple Overdoses Lead to One Death in Monteagle

Thursday night the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Monteagle Police Department with three overdose investigations. One of those overdoses was fatal, marking the fourth drug-related death since April from possible drugs laced with fentanyl. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum confirmed investigators were called around 6:00 pm to the hospital in Sewanee after a 26-year-old …

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Man Drowns after Police Pursuit in Franklin County

24-year-old Johnny Baldwin of Warrenville, Illinois, drowned in Tims Ford’s Boiling Fork Creek early Thursday morning. Apparently before the drowning Baldwin was attempting to evade police in a vehicle chase that began in Decherd and ended on foot in Winchester’s Ross Lane area. The man went into the water where he later drowned. His family …

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Drowning Victim Identified

 A 15-year-old girl from Manchester drowned while kayaking with her parents on the Duck River in Bedford County Sunday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The TWRA reported the Manchester family began the day by kayaking a section of the river below Normandy Dam. At Cortner Mill, an old low head dam, the …

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Woman Dies in ATV Accident in Grundy County

Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum has confirmed that there was a recreational ATV fatality off North Campbell Road in Altamont on Saturday. The victim was Connie Sue Kassner, 56, from Brasstown, North Carolina. According to GCSO, Kassner and another family member were riding separate ATVs in the Bluemont area. Witnesses stated that she was not …

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Boat Destroyed by Fire in Franklin County

The Franklin County EMA & Rescue was dispatched to “Devil Step” boat dock Saturday for a boat on fire.  The fire was put out by the teamwork from the Broadview Fire Department and Winchester Fire Department. No one was injured. Authorities advise to check your boat for malfunctions before launching and always be sure to have …

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Fatal Crash Tuesday Afternoon on Lynchburg Highway

45 year Thomas (Matthew) Sullenger was killed in a two-vehicle crash late Tuesday afternoon in the Mulberry community.   Sullenger grew up in Moore County, but was living and working in Lincoln County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Sullenger was driving east on the Lynchburg Highway in Mulberry around 5:30 p.m. when for …

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Death at Tracy City Water Plant in Grundy County

A work-related accident occurred at the Tracy City Public Utility’s (TCPU) water plant on Friday, May 22 has left one person dead. According to Tracy City Mayor Nadene Moore the accident took place during the delivery of normal chemicals used for processing water.  Unfortunately, the accident resulted in injuries to an employee at the plant and …

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