Manchester School Board Drops Lawsuit Against County

The Manchester Board of Education met on Monday night at Westwood Elementary and approved a motion to drop the $1.56 million lawsuit against Coffee County. The vote dropping the lawsuit was unanimous. In other board business, Director of Instructing and Student Testing Sandra Morris was appointed interim director while Director of Schools Dr. Keith Brewer …

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Sheriff Graves Announces Scam Alert

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves says scammers are back at work in the area. A number of individuals across the county are getting calls from an individual who claims to be from the sheriff’s department and that he has a warrant for their arrest for various things. He then tells his intended victim that they …

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Weekly Gas Price Update

Gas prices continue to plunge and they are directly connected to declining global crude oil prices. In Tennessee the average price fell 2-cents to $1.88 this week. Crude oil has fallen more than $62 since the summer of 2014. On Friday, the price of WTI settled at $45.59 a barrel on the NYMEX, $3.10 cheaper …

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Wanted Man Is Armed and Dangerous

Trevakias Vondez Rankins is wanted by the Shelbyville Police Department for Aggravated Burglary and Possession of a Weapon during the commission of a violent felony. Two men have been charged in a Carter Street home invasion Saturday night, and Shelbyville police are now looking for Rankins. Shelbyville Police say Rankins is a black male and …

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New Study on Sodium and Health Called Problematic

Concerns are being raised by a number of health organizations and physicians over new research that downplays the link between high sodium consumption and health problems. The study found no association between salt intake and risk of heart failure or mortality among the elderly over a 10-year span. But Dr. Rose Marie Robertson, chief science …

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Police Investigating Credit Card Fraud In Manchester

The Manchester Police Department is investigating a credit card fraud case that occurred at Wal-Mart in Manchester on January 2, 2015. Investigators are searching for two females they would like to question. Both women are Caucasian and their pictures were taken by surveillance video. If you recognize either of these women please contact Manchester Police …

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Authorities Continue To Search For The Man Who Shot Into a Franklin Co. Home

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a Franklin County man. Authorities in Winchester say a $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can lead them to the whereabouts of Marc Castle. Castle has been at large since a shooting incident on Tuesday, Jan 20. The bullets passed through …

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Morrison Will No Longer Serve As Tullahoma City Attorney

Over the last six years Randall Morrison has served as the city attorney for Tullahoma. On Jan. 31 Morrison will no longer serve in that capacity. Morrison recently added a new partner to The Morrison Law Firm, William Lockhart. Within the next 30 days, the firm’s name will officially change to Morrison & Lockhart. Morrison …

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Voting Starts On TDOT’s Message Sign Contest

Voting to choose the winners from TDOT’s first ever Dynamic Message Sign Contest began Monday. Over the past two weeks, TDOT has received more than 3,400 entries for possible safety messages for the overhead signs located across Tennessee. The entries were narrowed down to 15 messages that cover safety issues such as distracted driving, seatbelt …

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School Merger Meeting Is Thursday— 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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