Friday’s School Patrol

Coffee County Schools are closed.
ESP open.

Manchester City Schools are closed.
ESP open at College Street until 3pm.

Bedford County Schools are closed Friday, February 22.

Cannon County Schools are closed.

Franklin County Schools are closed.

Grundy County Schools are closed.

Moore County Schools are closed.

Rutherford County Schools are closed.

Warren County Schools are closed.

All Motlow campuses will be closed on Friday, February 22.
All day and and evening classes are cancelled.

[School Patrol brought to you by Spring Street Market]

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Scam Alert!!

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department has received information that a scam is going around the area. The Caller ID advises that the number is a local number showing up as Coffee County Government. During the conversation, the scammers begin asking for personal information and credit card information. Officials with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department say …

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More Money Proposed for School Safety

Gov. Bill Lee says his upcoming budget proposal will include $40 million to improve school safety. Lee’s team announced on Thursday that $10 million was already budgeted for school safety from former Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Lee will add $30 million to that amount, with $20 million slotted for one-time …

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Fayetteville Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Serapio Granados pleading guilty to eight counts of tax fraud. Granados, 49, pleaded guilty to charges related to sales tax evasion on Tuesday. Judge Forest Durard, Jr. accepted Granados’ guilty plea and placed him on 16 years of probation. …

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TN Cancer Patients, Survivors Rally for Tougher Smoking Laws

More than 37,000 Tennesseans are likely to find out they have cancer this year, and the American Cancer Society and its advocates gathered Wednesday at the State Capitol to ask legislators to zero in on smoking as the largest cause of the disease. Last year, smoking-related health issues cost the state almost $3 billion. However, …

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Survey says Tennessee is Very Sinful

A new study has determined the Volunteer State is the 5th most sinful state in America. The study conducted by WalletHub compared the states using seven dimensions: anger and hatred; jealousy; excesses and vices; greed; lust; vanity; and laziness. Those dimensions were measured using 43 metrics; with “data set ranges from violent crimes per capita …

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Flooding in certain areas of Coffee County is causing some issues with travel. With more rain falling, some roads may become impassable. Manchester and Tullahoma street departments, the county highway department, area law enforcement and Coffee County Emergency Management are all working together to keep roads open and clearing debris. On the state level the …

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12 Years Later, Grundy Co. Man Hopes New Evidence will Free Him from Prison

Attorneys for Adam Braseel, a Grundy County man, who has been in prison for more than 10 years are hoping that new evidence will free their client. Braseel was convicted in 2007 for the 2006 slaying of Malcolm Burrows, in Grundy County. His conviction included; first degree premeditated murder, first degree felony murder, especially aggravated …

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Democratic Lawmakers want to Ban Shackling Pregnant Women in Detention

Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee say the General Assembly should ban shackling pregnant women in detention, especially during childbirth. The bill would not only prohibit the state’s inconsistent use of shackling, but also provide prenatal and postpartum medical care. The bill would also ban solitary confinement for pregnant women before and after giving birth. The legislation …

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Tennessee Health Officials say 85% of All Maternity Deaths in 2017 Could Have Been Prevented

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health say 85 percent of all maternity deaths in 2017 could have been prevented, with substance abuse being determined as the leading contribution in those deaths. The agency issued the report on Tuesday after the Tennessee General Assembly in 2016 passed the Maternal Mortality Review and Prevention Act. The …

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