Click It or Ticket Enforcement Increasing

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, Manchester Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” Now through June 2, participating agencies across the state will increase seatbelt enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) nationwide …

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Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations changing in Felony Child Sex Abuse Cases

There will no longer be a statute of limitations in felony child sex abuse cases if the crime took place when the victim was less than 13 years of age. The new bill on the statute will go into effect this coming July (2019). As for the bill that passed, Representative Michael Curcio of Dickson, …

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Gas Prices Fall Slightly before Memorial Day Weekend

Tennessee’s state average gas price is $2.53 per gallon for regular unleaded, making it the sixth lowest state average in the nation. The average is four cents less than the average a week ago and seven cents less than a one month ago and 14 cents less than a year ago. The national gas price …

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TDOT will Suspend All Construction-Related Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes

Motorists will not be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12 noon on Friday through 6am on Tuesday, May 28th. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to …

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Bonnaroo Burns Archway

The arch that has welcomed many visitors into Centeroo at Bonnaroo for years is no more. Bonnaroo officials decided to burn down the aging arch and replace it. Many people saw fire and smoke coming from the Bonnaroo grounds on Monday evening. The festival tweeted a photo collage of the arch with the message, “Goodbye, …

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How to Qualify for TennCare’s CHOICES Program

Written By: Eamon Smith and Allison Jones, Legal Aid Society The CHOICES program offered through TennCare is designed both for people in need of nursing home care and people who can’t afford the cost of an assisted living facility or nursing home but need help remaining in their own homes. Most of the people served …

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Beware of Crowdfunding Scams

Crowdfunding is one way to support a project you believe in and get rewards for that support. But the project you’re backing is only as good as the people behind it. Some dishonest people can take your money but produce nothing – no product, no project, and no reward. Here’s how crowdfunding works: People called …

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It’s Home Fire Sprinkler Week

With fires burning hotter and faster than ever before, every second counts when escaping a home fire. To commemorate the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Home Fire Sprinkler Week (May 19-25), the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is raising awareness of the life-saving capabilities of residential fire sprinkler systems. Home fire sprinklers can provide …

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Keep Grass Clippings Off Roadways, It’s the Law

Motorcycle riders in Coffee County are warning people about the consequences of grass clippings left on roadways. Those patches of loose grass clippings can cause riders to lose their traction on the road. The clippings are often blown or left in the road and can lead to serious injuries or even death for those that …

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Coffee County Government Meetings WEEK OF MAY 20, 2019

MEETINGS THE WEEK OF MAY 20, 2019 Monday, May 20 5:00 p.m. – Rural Roads & Bridges Wednesday, May 22 4:30 p.m. – Personnel & Compensation

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