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CHATTANOOGA — U.S. District Court Judge Harry S. Mattice Jr. on Monday sentenced a Grundy County, Tenn., man to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm in a shootout with police.

Randy Durham, who heads a real estate sales team for Keller Williams Realty in Chattanooga, has won the 2013 George Kangles Community Citizenship Award from the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors.

Inmates in one of the buildings at the new Bledsoe County Correctional Complex west of Pikeville, Tenn., had a chilly day as temperatures dipped inside after the heat went out.

NASHVILLE — Preliminary figures from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security show the state had 988 traffic fatalities in 2013. That’s only the fourth time in 50 years the number has dipped under 1,000.

Mississippi Silicon will locate a new silicon metal production facility in Burnsville in Tishomingo County.

BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — The victim of Monday morning's crash on Georgetown Road has been identified as Randall Lewis Geren, 67, of Decatur, Tenn., according to the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.

Boeing Co. told political leaders in the Puget Sound on Monday that this week's vote by Machinists will determine the fate of some jobs on the new 777X airplane.

BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Bradley County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is investigating a fatal single-car crash that occurred Monday morning on Georgetown Road (State Highway 60) just west of White Oak Valley Road, a news release states.

A North Georgia trucking company is giving away more than $360,000 in bonuses to its employees this holiday season.

GADSDEN, Ala. — A judge will consider dismissing charges against an Alabama woman accused of making her 9-year-old granddaughter run until she collapsed and died.

About a half-dozen business people from the Chattanooga area will join their peers from across Tennessee at a forum at the White House today, according to the group Business Forward.

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. — An East Tennessee official who refuses to enforce a county drug-testing policy says he'll implement his own.

The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $636 million for Tuesday night's drawing, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

TROY, Ala. — Authorities say a former Troy University football player from LaFayette, Ga., is facing a murder charge in connection with a shooting in Troy.

U.S. factories increased output in November for the fourth straight month, led by a surge in auto production.

Forty-two presidents of private colleges were paid more than $1 million in 2011, up from 36 for the previous two years, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual analysis of their latest available tax forms.

ATLANTA — Georgia revenues totaled $1.39 billion in November, an increase of 3.6 percent over the same month a year ago.

General Electric Co.’s credit card division will refund $34.1 million to consumers who government regulators say were misled about the potential costs of relying on a deferred-interest plan to pay their medical bills.

A planned new 10,000-square-foot retail store took its first steps toward reality Monday by earning initial approval from the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning commission for rezoning.

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Law officers in a North Georgia town are investigating after a man was gunned down in his home.

As fast food workers across the nation prepare a new wave of strikes to raise their wages, Chattanooga service industry workers, along with Occupy Chattanooga, Chattanooga for Workers and Move to Amend Chattanooga, will join in the National Day Against Low Pay Demonstration at the Brainerd McDonald’s restaurant on Thursday.

KNOXVILLE — The son and brother, respectively, of Knoxville natives Tina Wesson and Katie Collins, the mother and daughter duo competing on the current season of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water," has died in a car accident in Chattanooga.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The co-founder of a science fiction convention has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of child molestation.

The Tennessee Valley Authority will start inspecting another four of its 49 dams this month.

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police say a man has been charged in the armed robberies of six Lane College students in Jackson.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. increased its quarterly cash dividend by 6.5 percent for the company’s common stock to 24.5 cents per share for the quarter ending Dec. 31.

MARIETTA, Ga. — A coalition of Cobb County citizens’ groups are asking that a decision to build a new $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves be postponed.

An arbitrator has concluded that Starbucks must pay $2.76 billion to settle a dispute with Kraft over coffee distribution.

ATLANTA — A special election to fill the Georgia House of Representatives District 2 seat being vacated by Rep. Jay Neal, R-LaFayette, has been set for Jan. 7, 2014, a news release states.

WHITE PINE, Tenn. — An 18-year-old Hamblen County, Tenn., woman was killed Sunday when a deer struck by another car was flung through the windshield of her vehicle on U.S. Highway 25E.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A vacationing Etowah, Tenn., woman and her 16-year-old daughter were about to take a final dip in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday before heading home to Tennessee when they spotted a purse and other items that had been washed in by the tide.

The Tennessee Valley Authority has five operating nuclear reactors under heightened regulatory oversight — the most of any U.S. utility, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported this week in its latest action matrix summary.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A man charged in the deaths of two brothers killed in a boating crash on Lake Lanier is set to stand trial.

Police investigating a deadly chain-reaction crash say they've found a recreational vehicle they believe was involved the crash on Interstate 75 outside Atlanta.

Georgia has appointed lawyers to handle a legal dispute with Florida over regional water rights that is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, authorities said Monday.

Dalton-based carpet maker Engineered Floors, LLC, has received the regional award for the deal of the year by the Georgia Economic Developers Association for the company's $450 million plans to expand in Northwest Georgia.

SMITHVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities have found the body of a Middle Tennessee man reported missing three years ago in a lake.

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — Police are investigating after human remains were found in a Tennessee state park.

The seat manufacturer known as 9to5 Seating announced Monday it will build a $39.5 million plant in Union City, Tenn., and create 510 new jobs over the next five years in Obion County.

The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent enforcement in an industry now operating mostly beyond its original 40-year licenses, according to a congressional study awaiting release.

STEVENSON, Ala. — A Northeast Alabama man says he’ll take the fight to keep his wife buried in his front yard to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary.

The Tennessee Valley Authority has begun a scheduled refueling of its Unit 1 reactor at the Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant after completing 509 consecutive days of operation.

A south-central Tennessee man discovered some unexpected guests on a piece of property -- a graveyard full of people.

Job fairs are scheduled Thursday at 13 sites across Tennessee to help veterans find jobs with major employers in the state.

NASHVILLE — Wendy Askins, former executive director of the Upper Cumberland Development District, was indicted Tuesday by a Putnam County grand jury for taking money from the district to use toward the “Living the Dream” home for seniors.

Alcatel-Lucent announced Tuesday details of a major restructuring plan that includes 10,000 job cuts worldwide over the next two years.

The River City Co.'s City Center Charrette tonight is an opportunity to help shape the future.

MACON, Ga. — Federal authorities and a trade association for the firearms industry say they're offering $10,000 in reward money in hopes of solving the theft of 17 rifles from Bass Pro Shops in Macon.

Chick-Fil-A opens new tent outlet

DOUBLE SPRINGS, ALA. — Sheriff’s officials say two of four people who were found dead in a vehicle on a secluded road in northern Alabama were facing child pornography and molestation charges in Tennessee.

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