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TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — Authorities say four adults and seven children were injured when their van blew a tire on Interstate 24 in Coffee County.

Chattanooga-based Derryberry Public Relations, a full-service public and government relations firm, is opening a Nashville office.

The Dixie Group Inc. lost $605,000, or 4 cents per share, from continuing operations in the second quarter.

OZARK, Ala. — Authorities say a man wanted on charges of sexually assaulting a woman and an 8-year-old girl in Southeast Alabama likely has slipped out of the region.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A group of seaplane pilots is asking federal authorities to allow them to land on Lake Lanier.

Dollar General will celebrate the grand opening of its relocated store in Flintstone, Ga., at 8 a.m. on Saturday with special deals and free pizzas at the grand opening event.

DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — A body discovered late Friday in Weiss Lake in Cherokee County has been identified as that of a missing woman from Valley Head, Ala., a news release states.

Sola Salon Studios will enter the Chattanooga market this fall with a new studio in the Hamilton Corner shopping center near Hamilton Place Mall.

DALTON, Ga. — A drunken man is accused of beating his drunken friend with a pool cue over the weekend, according to Dalton police.

AgGeorgia Farm Credit, a lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers, recently mailed out $7.5 million to its members, including $435,163 to members of the Chatsworth and Lafayette branches in Northwest Georgia, based upon the coop’s surplus earnings during in previous years.

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor will hold a job expo in Summerville on Friday to help Roper Corp. fill about 90 manufacturing jobs at its LaFayette plant.

Online retailing giant Amazon wants permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test speedy delivery drones outside in the Seattle area.

No one has stepped forward as a leader of city police officers and firefighters who have called in sick to protest changes to their health insurance benefits, complicating efforts by Memphis officials to respond to the mass sickout.

Kevin & J Co., an Atlanta-based retailer, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission related to its Chattanooga store, the agency said Wednesday.

ANNISTON, Ala. — Police say a body found inside a crashed car has been identified by medical examiners as that of a missing Anniston woman.

The Volkswagen brand sold more than 3 million vehicles worldwide in the first six months — a record for the German automaker — even though North American sales fell in the period.

Volkswagen will invest $2.7 billion to construct two more vehicle assembly plants in China, the carmaker said in a statement Tuesday.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Two DeKalb County, Ala., men have been charged with kidnapping and robbery, according to Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Memorial Health Care System opened its first urgent care clinic in Cleveland, Tenn., Tuesday.

ROCKY FACE, Ga. — Police say Tyler Duncan Holmes got two texts from his mother Saturday night. The first read, “Call 911.” The second read, “Now!!!!”

Georgia was rated as the best state in the country for doing business by CNBC on Tuesday.

Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday his administration is having “very productive conversations” with Volkswagen about adding a new sport utility vehicle line in Chattanooga, but he said “it would be very premature to say we have a deal.”

Delta Air Lines Inc. is apologizing for a tweet meant to congratulate the U.S. soccer team for its win over Ghana but which critics say was ignorant or offensive.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. will expand its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn., and add 162 jobs over the next five years.

DALTON, Ga. — A man has died after crashing his car into a tree in Whitfield County, Ga.

Republican members of the U.S. Senate, including Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby of Alabama on Tuesday objected to proposed new regulations on carbon dioxide from U.S. power plants.

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order preventing a hike in state taxes on gasoline.

It will soon get a lot harder to use overseas accounts to hide income and assets from the U.S. tax collectors.

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — School officials in Blount County have voted to sue two cities over unpaid liquor taxes.

A scientists' group says Hyundai-Kia has unseated Honda as the greenest automaker in the U.S.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Democrats say the $500,000 netted from its Jackson Day fundraiser set a new record for the beleaguered party.

ATLANTA — Voters head to Georgia's polling places today to cast ballots in the earliest primary election in state history.

The Georgia Ports Authority will spend $86.5 million to add 24 cranes for moving cargo containers at the Port of Savannah.

GADSDEN, Ala. — The Alabama woman charged with capital murder in her granddaughter's running death is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is blaming vegetation growth along a 161,000-volt line on Williams Island for at least two power interruptions to EPB on Tuesday afternoon.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say a woman has been charged with boating under the influence in a collision that left four people injured on Lake Lanier.

ROME, Ga. — Federal prosecutors say a Northwest Georgia man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in an armed carjacking.

Verizon Wireless is adding 400 jobs in Alabama, mostly in the Huntsville area. Company officials joined the governor in Montgomery on Tuesday to announce that more than 300 customer service positions will be created in Verizon's state headquarters in Huntsville.

ROSSVILLE — A 71-year-old woman was carjacked Monday afternoon at about 2:50 p.m. from the Grocery Shoppe on Wilson Road in Rossville, according to Walker County, Ga., Sheriff Steve Wilson.

Alstom has agreed not to seek out alternatives to the binding, cash offer for its energy operations submitted by General Electric Co., the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night.

Covenant Transportation Group narrowed its first quarter loss and beat analysts’ expectations in the first three months of the year.

A Harriman woman allegedly swerved off a roadway to intentionally hit and kill a neighbor's Chihuahua, according to a Roane County Sheriff's Office report.

Toyota is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas to get closer to its Midwest assembly plants and improve communication between units now spread over several states.

After mass shootings in recent years, some states have pursued stronger limits on guns while others, like Georgia, have taken the opposite path, with advocates arguing that people should be allowed to carry weapons as an issue of public safety.

Home sales slipped in March as would-be buyers continue to grapple with tough credit standards and too few houses on the market.

GADSDEN, Ala. — Sheriff's officials in western Alabama say a man who was shot during a hunting trip has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

A three-story self-storage building with 582 units is now open at 1380 Broad Street.

Four beers made by brands owned by the Chattanooga-based CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries earned medals during the recent World Beer Cup in Denver.

KNOXVILLE — Police say they have identified the body that a Knoxville woman found under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her 3-year-old son.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Lee University will host a high school math competition from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, according to a news release.

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