Statewide Helpline set up for Patients affected by Arrests of Doctors and Nurses

Tennessee is activating substance abuse resources and statewide call lines to help patients affected by the arrests of doctors and nurses in a crackdown on prescription opioid abuse. Indictments were unsealed last week charging more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of painkillers. A federal grand jury indicted Dr. …

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State Road Improvement Plan Includes Coffee County Highway

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is planning several major road improvements throughout the state. On Thursday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright released TDOT’s annual three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $2.1 billion in infrastructure investments for 139 individual project phases. The program provides support for Gov. Lee’s first …

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State Unemployment Holds Steady in March

Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for March 2019 remains at the historic low of 3.2 percent according to the latest statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. March is the second consecutive month the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate sits at the all-time low. When compared to March 2018, unemployment in Tennessee …

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Big Payback’s Sixth Annual, 24-hour Online Giving Day is May 2

A record number of area nonprofits are busy preparing in a big way for The Big Payback’s sixth annual, 24-hour online giving day. A total of 964 Middle Tennessee nonprofits — including schools and religious institutions — from 35 counties will be participating in The Big Payback, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle …

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Coffee County Government Meetings WEEK OF APRIL 22, 2019

MEETINGS THE WEEK OF APRIL 22, 2019 Tuesday, April 23 5:00 p.m. – Health, Welfare & Recreation Committee

County-Wide Drug Takeback Day April 27

On Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition (CCADC), in cooperation with the semiannual Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) national DRUG TAKEBACK campaign, will be partnering with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Tullahoma Police Department to once again give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse …

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Possible Murder-Suicide in Grundy County

On Wednesday afternoon Grundy County deputies responded to a home on Flat Branch Road, in Tracy City, Tennessee where two people were reportedly dead inside the house. Sheriff Clint Shrum said that 62-year-old Renee Oliver and 64-year-old Richard Oliver were found deceased. At this time the sheriff said it appears to be a murder-suicide, Shrum …

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2020 Census Jobs Available

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. With more than a thousand positions available in the Middle Tennessee area. Recruiters for the Census Bureau will be onsite in Bedford County today (April 19) at a multi-vendor Job fair. The job fair will …

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TN Bill Adds New Challenges to Voter Registration Drives

The Tennessee House has passed a bill that aims to clamp down on voter-registration drives. House Bill 1079, sponsored by Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, would fine civic groups organizing voter-registration drives upwards of $10,000 for submitting large numbers of inaccurate or insufficient voter registration forms. Advocacy groups and even individuals could be faced with criminal …

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Opioid Strike Force Takedown Includes Charges Against Manchester Doctor and Tullahoma Nurse Practitioner

Attorney General William P. Barr and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, together with multiple law enforcement partners, on Wednesday announced enforcement actions involving 60 charged defendants across 11 federal districts, including 31 doctors, 7 pharmacists, 8 nurse practitioners, and 7 other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation …

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