Update–Grundy County Investigator Injured after Incident in Coffee County

Grundy County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Larry Sims was dragged by a vehicle while trying to detain a man Tuesday night in Coffee County. Sheriff Clint Shrum said the suspect is still on the run. The incident happened when Sims stopped to check on what appeared to be a minor crash or stranded motorists in Coffee …

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On Mission for Osama Bin Laden, Murfresboro Man Arrested at AEDC

According to arrest warrants issued to Sgt. Harmon Campbell with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday, December 8, Katsana Maxkenzie Chanthoumphone age 26 of Murfreesboro was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated criminal trespass. The warrant states that Campbell responded to Arnold Air Force base at the guard shack for a person driving through …

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Earthquakes Hit Tennessee on Wednesday

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake that struck eastern Tennessee could be felt as far away as Atlanta. The light earthquake occurred about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday and was centered about 7 miles northeast of Decatur. According to the USGS, the Eastern Tennessee seismic zone is one of the most active earthquake areas in the …

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Toy Time in Coffee County

Former Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves and the Coffee County Rescue Squad have teamed up to make Christmas a whole lot merrier for families around the area. The program began several years ago through Graves’ charity program at the sheriff’s department. This year, with the help of many volunteers, members of the rescue squad and …

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BBB Warns of Scams, Scams and More Scams

For scammers, the season of holiday giving is the season of taking, and Tennesseans’ hard-earned money again tops scammers’ wish lists. Unfortunately, Tennessee consumers are falling for scammers’ ploys when it comes to gift card swindles in increasing numbers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Consumer Sentinel Network reports Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million – over …

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For Some, the Holidays are Anything but Jolly

The holiday season is ramping up, and while most people look forward to festivities with friends and family, for others this time of year can worsen stress, sadness and depression. Some people have increased anxiety due to travel obligations, or the expenses of gift-giving. Others neglect self-care trying to make the holidays special for family …

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State Group says Tennessee should still keep Paper Trail of Voters

A state government group says Tennessee should still keep a paper trail of voters’ ballots roughly 10 years after coming out with a similar recommendation that resulted in little change. According to the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, just 14 of the state’s 95 counties produce some sort of a paper record for independent …

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State Parks Host Free Hikes to Bring in the New Year

Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at 55 state parks as part of the annual First Day Hike program across the state. The hikes are designed for all ages and abilities. Some hikes are over rugged terrain while others are nice strolls. Each hike is led by an experienced park ranger. The hikes …

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Manchester Police Warning about IRS Scam

Manchester Police Chief Investigator Jackie Matheny has issued a warning about a scam making its way around Manchester and Coffee County. IRS imposters are threatening arrests, lawsuits, and property seizures unless the victim pays up. Law enforcement says they’re investigating alongside several other agencies across the United States. The scammers are spoofing phone numbers that …

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Armed Robbery in Winchester

On Sunday December 9, 2018 around 9:51 p.m. officers of the Winchester Police Department responded to a call of an armed robbery that had taken place at 1018 South College Street also known as Loui’s Bar and Grill. Upon arrival, officers spoke with an employee of Loui’s. The employee stated that an unknown individual came …

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