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Police investigating homicide in Athens

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is being called in to assist in the investigation. Count on Channel 3 for updates. Athens Police are investigating a homicide at home on Lime Street. Police were called to the home Saturday evening around 5 o'clock.

Five for '15: Tennessee's most important games of upcoming season

In 2013, the Vols took Georgia to overtime before falling after Pig Howard's memorable fumble, and a couple of second-half fumbles doomed Tennessee in a 35-32 loss in Athens last season. Until someone else wins the division, the road to the SEC East crown ...

Abused Athens puppy gets new home

A couple weeks later, Rolo looked like a different puppy. The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley celebrated a “Happy Gotcha Day” for Rolo. His new dad adopted the happy and healthy pup after injuries from the harness had healed. Staff at the ...

A look at UT's SEC opponents

Running back Nick Chubb played second fiddle to Todd Gurley last season in the Georgia backfield, finishing with 32 yards to Gurley’s 208 against Tennessee in Athens. Chubb, of course, is one of the nation’s top Heisman Trophy candidates, and even ...

Deadly Crash on I-75 Near Athens

ATHENS (WATE) – Tennessee Department of Transportation said northbound lanes of I-75 are closed near the Athens exit after a fatal crash. The crash was reported at 1:20 p.m. near mile marker 48 and is estimated to be cleared by 3:20 p.m. Southbound ...

1 Person Killed In I-75 Wreck Near Athens, Tn.

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BOLES, BLAKE LAMAR 418 SOUTH SEMINOLE DRIVE CHATTANOOGA, 37411 Age at Arrest: 21 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga SIMPLE POSS OF MARIJUANA --- CARTER, NATASHA LESHAY 723 N HOLLY STREET ...

Athens attorney running for Limestone district judge

Athens attorney Eddie Alley believes his experience as a prosecutor ...
"My dad lost his job and started his own business harvesting mussel shells from the Tennessee River,” Alley said. “I was just a young boy at that time, but my dad taught me ...

Body of Athens man found in Tennessee River

An Athens man was pulled from the Tennessee River Sunday morning near the Browns Ferry nuclear plant and police are investigating how he died. Dickey Keith Nave, 54, had vanished overnight, with a boater finding his empty boat on the water Saturday night ...

Missing Athens boater found Sunday morning in Tennessee River

A death investigation is underway in Limestone County after an Athens man was found in the Tennessee River. The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said the body of Dickey Nave, 54, was found by his son and friends around 8:30 a.m. near Browns Ferry Nuclear ...

Solar farm that powers schools proposed for Athens County

Lindner is an advocate for solar energy, and has solar panels on the roof of his business on East State Street in Athens. Hecate Energy, a Tennessee-based alternative-energy company that has planned and built alternative-energy projects in the U.S. and ...

Greece creditors due in Athens 'in coming days'

Greece will “fully normalize working methods with the Institutions, including the necessary work on the ground in Athens, to improve program ...

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Register now and request your ballots for the year in ATHENS TENNESSEE

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



The importance of local education funding in ATHENS TENNESSEE

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 


Protect Your Business in ATHENS TENNESSEE from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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