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Grundy County, Tenn. — A single-vehicle crash in Grundy County, Tenn., caused the first road fatality of the Labor Day weekend for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

A top United Auto Workers official said Friday that he's confident Volkswagen will recognize Chattanooga Local 42 by bargaining with it as a members' union.

Whistle-blower files lawsuit against Graysville

Recorder says she was improperly fired, seeks damages

A former Graysville, Tenn., employee says city officials fired her for tattling on their chief, who allegedly broke the law.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — River Sosebee, 17, worked at the Bi-Lo supermarket here, was happy to have Alexis Pinson, 18, as his girlfriend, and was partial to posting photos of big pickup trucks on his Facebook page.

NASHVILLE — A federal judge plans to rule next week in a lawsuit seeking class-action status for would-be TennCare enrollees who charge Tennessee officials delayed processing their Medicaid applications for months despite requirements of the federal health care law.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — More than 100 Tennessee Army National Guard soldiers from the 252nd Military Police Company said farewell to family and friends Friday morning before leaving for a year­long mission to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

A quarantine already in effect in Hamilton County for the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to include Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, and Polk counties.

The elections are over, along with the campaign hijinks and hurly-burly politics.

Dade County, Ga., commissioners approved a 1.7-mil property tax increase Thursday night, County Commission Chairman and County Executive Ted Rumley said.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Lt. Steve Tyson, a 27-year Cleveland Police Department veteran who was recently fired for violations of alcohol and drug policies, has been rehired.

The funeral service for Helen McDonald Exum, longtime vice president of the Chattanooga News-Free Press, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyeterian Church in Chattanooga.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — An effort to increase the annual salary of the Cleveland mayor from $12,000 to $40,000 ended with a compromise at $24,000 in the Cleveland City Council on Friday.

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