Local Murder Suspect Wants Bond Lowered

It’s been over 2 years since we reported the murder of Thomas Colucci, at his residence on Maple Springs Road near Manchester on Nov. 13, 2012. Connie King and Troy Lynn King are accused of killing the man. Their trial is set to begin in May, 2015. Connie King was arrested in July of 2013 …

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Tullahoma Police Asking For The Public’s Help

On Monday Jan 26, 2015 a female was at Walmart in Tullahoma. The woman left without paying for items. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this person is asked to contact the Tullahoma Police Department. On Jan, 19, 2015 two unknown black males entered two liquor stores in Tullahoma and cashed counterfeit checks. The …

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Franklin County Detective’s Gun and Bulletproof Vest Missing

Authorities are investigating after a Franklin County detective reported his gun and bulletproof vest missing. According to a police report, Detective Nick Watson said the items were in his car at the Ashwood Cove Apartments on North Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesboro. Upon returning to his car he noticed the items were missing. Watson said there …

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EMPOWER Program In Need Of Adult Mentors Who Want To Make A Difference

At the beginning of a new year, we often feel compelled to look forward at the year ahead and think, “What could I do differently this year?” or “How could I improve myself as a person?” Our resolutions may lead to us to get in better physical shape, to volunteer more, to spend more quality …

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Tullahoma Love Your City Clean Up Day

The Think Green Tullahoma Committee is sponsoring a city clean-up day Saturday, February 14, 2015. The Love Your City Cleanup Day runs from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  Volunteers are needed to spend as little or as much time as they can to make Tullahoma more attractive. Four times a year the Tullahoma Public Works Department …

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School Merger Meeting Is Thursday— Unscientific Survey Says People Are In Favor

A joint meeting of the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the city school board will take place Thursday, Jan 29 beginning at 5:30pm at city hall. This meeting is to discuss possible cuts in the school system budget and merging with the county school system. Last week WMSR started an online survey concerning …

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2015 Citizens’ Trooper Academy Starts In March

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for the 2015 Citizens’ Trooper Academy in March. The academy consists of about 30 hours of training. It’s designed to develop a better understanding of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, as well as its parent agency, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Topics covered include investigations, special operations, …

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Consumer Group Asks McDonald’s To Hold The Antibiotics

A new campaign has been launched urging the largest restaurant chain in the nation to stop purchasing meat that’s been raised with antibiotics. Pamela Clough, campaign coordinator with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)’s Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics initiative, says there’s a growing public health threat with what she calls the overuse of …

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New Area Code Coming To Portions Of Middle Tennessee

There’s no denying the current 615 area code is quickly running out of numbers, so the Tennessee Regulatory Authority has announced a new area code in portions of middle Tennessee. The TRA had been gauging public opinion on how best to handle the area code problem, and it decided to go with the overlay option …

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Insure Program Would Cover 280,000 Tennesseans

Projections for enrollment in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to cover low-income Tennesseans have been revised upward to 280,000 people in the first year. Haslam’s chief of staff, Mark Cate, said Wednesday that new number reflects an actual study and comparisons with Medicaid programs in other states. The original estimates for the Insure Tennessee plan …

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