Manchester Board of Education wants Vaughn as their next Director of Schools

The Manchester Board of Education voted to offer Dr. Joey Vaughn the job of Manchester city schools director on Monday evening. Vaughn is the former principal at Coffee County High School and is now the current Deputy Director of Coffee County Schools. He was also a District Supervisor for Manchester City Schools for 6 years. …

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Scam Alert from DREMC

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) members should be on guard for an electric payment scam that has hit DREMC members over the weekend, taking advantage of a Bedford County business that fell victim to the scammers. The people behind this fraud sound professional as they instruct DREMC members to pay a specific amount due …

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Bomb Threat at North Middle School in Decherd

At approximately 10:00am Tuesday morning authorities received a call of a bomb threat at North Middle School in Decherd. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Decherd Police Dept., Decherd Fire Dept. and AEDC K-9 unit all responded. The gym was cleared, and students were evacuated to the gym while the rest of the building was cleared …

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Bowling Named Deputy Speaker

16th District State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) has been reappointed as Deputy Speaker, a key leadership role in the Tennessee Senate. The appointment was made by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally on Saturday. The Deputy Speaker is appointed to a two-year term and serves at the pleasure of the Speaker of the Senate. Principle duties of …

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Tennessee Leaders want certain Adults to Work to Keep TennCare

Tennessee is seeking federal approval to require about 56,000 low-income adults to work, volunteer, or take classes – or risk losing their government-funded Medicaid health coverage, known as TennCare. Tennessee is following the call of President Donald Trump, who wants to require able-bodied adults on Medicaid to work. The state has asked Trump’s administration to …

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Medical Cannabis Bill being Introduced in Tennessee

State Senator Janice Bowling of Tullahoma and Rep. Ron Travis say they will introduce comprehensive legislation to regulate access to medical cannabis. The proposal would allow qualified patients to obtain medical cards if they are diagnosed with specific medical conditions and purchase products from companies that are licensed by Tennessee and owned by Tennesseans to …

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Deadly Shooting in McMinnville

43 year-old Terrence Lamont Malone of McMinnville has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a deadly burglary. Malone was charged with one count of felony murder and one count of especially aggravated burglary. According to officials, 33 year-old Darius Michael Bishop was shot and killed Friday on Lind Street in McMinnville. Police …

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Gas Prices Going Up

Gas prices are back on the rise, now that the oil market is regaining strength. Gas prices in Tennessee increased 3 cents in the past four days. Sunday’s state average of $1.99 was just fractions of a cent from returning above $2 per gallon. Pump prices in Tennessee are now rising for the first time …

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Man Arrested after Allegedly Shooting at Police with an Arrow from Compound Bow

39-year-old James Michael Ferguson, of Old Tullahoma Hwy, Winchester, has been charged with domestic assault, felony evading, reckless endangerment, failing to obey police officers, aggravated assault and felony evading or resisting arrest. He was arrested after allegedly shooting an arrow from a compound bow at a deputy. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies initiated a vehicle …

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Special Called County Meeting

SPECIAL CALLED BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COFFEE COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE PLAZA JANUARY 22, 2019 @ 6:00 P.M. A G E N D A • Sheriff Proclaims Commission Open for Business • Invocation • Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag • Roll Call • Revisions to the Coffee County Personnel Manual regarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) pay.

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