Archives: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Mocs Tie Record For Largest Ever Comeback in Beating Mercer 83-80

(gomocs.com) CHATTANOOGA—For 18 minutes, it looked like a long night in the Roundhouse for the Chattanooga Mocs. Stefan Kenić scored a career-high 27 points to lead his squad to an 83-80 triumph over Mercer after trailing the Bears by 19 with 2:25 left in the first half. That ties the largest comeback in school history. “I feel like if nothing…

Dalton schools hit new highs for Covid-19 cases

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Dalton City Public Schools reported the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 81, after students and staff return from winter break. Currently around 20 percent of students are enrolled online. The school system expects another 4 to 6 weeks before educators are able to receive the covid-19 vaccine. Chief of Human Resources Mendy Woods says she…

Election Commission elevates Scott Allen to Administrator

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Election Commission voted today to make Scott Allen to new administrator of elections. The former assistant took over after administrator Kerry Steelman was fired last fall. Allen ran the November elections. “Mr. Allen was in charge of the November 2020 election in Hamilton County, which saw both unique challenges during the pandemic and the…

Locals Voice Frustrations With Delayed Vaccine Rollout

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Hamilton County residents are not too thrilled with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution from the county’s health department. After those hoping to receive the vaccine were greeted with long lines off of Amnicola Highway, the Health Department has announced that they will begin shifting to an appointment-only vaccine distribution model. Locals gave their take on the distribution…

Mayor Jim Coppinger extends Mask Mandate

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn (WDEF) – Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger held a news conference this morning to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the county’s stance on vaccines.  “What i am going to ask of the health officials is to extend the mask mandate with an expiration on it of March 31st of 2021,” says Mayor Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County.  Health…

UTC dorm rape lawsuit

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A female student files a federal lawsuit against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The lawsuit accuses the University of not acting properly after she reported a dorm room rape one year ago. She says two male students raped the victim in her dorm room. According to the suit, she reported the incident to UTC officials that…

Police arrest second man in killing of nurse in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee have arrested a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a nurse on Interstate 440 last month. James Edward Cowan, 28, was apprehended Tuesday night at an apartment complex, news outlets reported, citing a statement from Metro Nashville Police. An arrest warrant was issued last week charging Cowan with criminal homicide in the…

Wall Street drifts, as even Treasury yields slow their rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting Wednesday as Wall Street continues a pause from its big recent rally, and even Treasury yields are stalling following their rapid rise. The S&P 500 was 0.1% higher after flipping between small gains and losses in early trading. It remains close to its record high set at the end of last week….