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Two Local Schools to Become State’s First Trauma Informed Schools

North Coffee Elementary and Coffee County Middle School are slated to become two of Tennessee’s first Building Strong Brains — Trauma Informed Schools designated by the Tennessee Department of Education. “North Coffee Elementary and Coffee County Middle School were selected because they have clearly demonstrated that they are not only ready to begin the work, …

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Rutherford County Police Pursuit Ends in Coffee County

Early Wednesday morning a Murfreesboro Police officer arrived on the scene of an incident on South Church Street. The officer attempted to talk with the occupants of a car, who were later identified as Justin Arwood and Sarah Dalton. The officer approached the car on foot and tried to talk to the couple, but, police …

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Federal Judge Orders State to Stop Suspending Driver’s Licenses of People Unable to Pay Fines

A federal judge in Nashville has ordered the state to stop suspending the driver’s licenses of people who are unable to pay traffic fines and court costs. In an order Tuesday, a U.S. District judge also instructed the state to allow indigent drivers to get suspended licenses back without fees. The lawsuit is the second …

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Mega Millions Now Over $900 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot is now up to over $900 million. Lottery officials raised the estimated prize Wednesday, less than a day after another drawing without a winner increased the prize to $868 million. Officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the Mega Millions prize Tuesday night. The next drawing is Friday …

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Red Raider Football Game Moved from Friday to Thursday

The Coffee County Red Raider football game scheduled for Friday night at Siegel has been moved up until Thursday night.  The threat of rain for Friday triggered the decision to change the date on Wednesday afternoon.  Athletic directors in Rutherford County have moved all the games for Friday night until Thursday night hoping for better …

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Early Voting Has Begun

Early voting for the November midterm elections has begun in Tennessee. Voters can cast their ballots through November 1 or on Election Day November 6. You will see on the ballot, 28 people running for the office of Governor. 8 candidates are on the ballot for U.S. Senate and 4 individuals are running for 6th …

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Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Searching for Wanted Man

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department has sent out a request on their Facebook page for information on a wanted suspect. Terry Justin Vaughn is wanted in connection with a theft case and has active arrest warrants here in Coffee County. Any contact or information on Vaughn please contact Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Investigator James Sherrill …

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Rutherford County Deputy Suspended after Inmates Escape

A Rutherford County Adult Detention Center employee who enabled two inmates to escape last Wednesday was suspended for two weeks without pay from October 19-30, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh. Deputy Beth Miles was also placed on probation one year. Miles was serving as the Central Control operator when inmates Dewayne Halfacre and Jonathan Baxter were …

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Tennessee Regulators Reject MTSU Plan for Law School

Tennessee regulators have rejected a plan to move Valparaiso University’s struggling law school to Middle Tennessee State University. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted 8-5 Monday to deny the law school’s transfer to the MTSU campus. The vote came after the two schools’ governing boards endorsed the transfer agreement earlier this month. Middle Tennessee State …

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